Monthly Archives: May 2012

Do You Have a Plan for Parenting?

“I had to learn the hard way,” explained one of the effective parents, “that unless I sat down, thought through where we were going as parent and child, how I was going to get there, and then developed some steps or milestones along the way that would show me whether or not I was making progress, my efforts quickly deteriorated into satisfaction with getting through the day without doing anyone bodily harm. Having a plan and some benchmarks was really important for me.”

Every parent knows that even the best-developed plans are hard to execute. Inevitably, life’s unknown and unexpected […]

By |May 25th, 2012|News & Views|0 Comments

A Family Without Prayer

Why is it that Christian families think nothing of a lifestyle that demands hours per week traipsing across town, blood, sweat, and tears from our children, and thousands of dollars each year from our bank accounts, but the idea of a twenty-minute daily commitment to family worship immediately strikes them as too much to ask? I fear that we have lost our way. Christianity has become so marginal in our culture that even those who claim allegiance to Christ have very little to show for it in terms of time and commitment.

It all comes down to a simple question: […]

By |May 21st, 2012|News & Views|0 Comments

Childrearing as a Communal Affair?

American culture does not support the notion of parenting being a full-time job. In fact, many in our society look down upon those individuals, most often women, who devote the largest share of their “business hours” energy to being stay-at-home parents. Such commitment is generally thought of as a luxury reserved for the affluent. The rest of the nation has to fit its parenting duties around the more pressing matters of earning a living (and maintaining a desirable lifestyle).

The dominant parenting philosophy of America is clear and widely accepted: Parents must do the best they can raising their kids […]

By |May 20th, 2012|News & Views|3 Comments

Varying Opinions of God’s role in Creation

Surprisingly, the body of Christ is quite divided on the subject of creation. Below is a common list of their viewpoints. All these views have one thing in common: they try to accommodate what the secularists believe about origins while trying to explain God’s role in it. What do you believe about the origin of the earth and mankind?

* There’s a gap of millions of years between the first verses of Genesis.
* We don’t know what the 7 days of Genesis mean.
* The flood was a local event. Fossils are probably millions of years old.
* God used evolution to […]

By |May 18th, 2012|News & Views|0 Comments