Q & A

Category: Parenting

Should we keep our daughter from certain books?

Should we keep our daughter from certain books? Children's entertainment has moved rapidly in the direction of electronics and computers, leaving books behind. Recently, however, reading has had a tremendous resurgence. Regardless of where your children find entertainment, though, you need to follow certain guidelines. Parents need to be diligent about the things to which kids are exposed. Somebody is going to teach your daughter - make sure that it is you. Proverbs 29:15 says, "A child... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Is it too late to try and patch things up with my children?

Is it too late to patch things up with my children? About 2.5 million people die every year in the United States. With life expectancies well over 70 years there are a lot of people with grown children who take their last breath every year. There are entirely too many of them who die with regrets over what happened in the past. Moreover, their children are left longing for the loving relationships that they never had. You seem to think that you don’t have a second chance. I’ve got good news... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

How can I not grow up to be like my parents?

How can I not grow up to be like my parents? “The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This old adage is often true. A hurricane, however, can blow a nut hundreds of miles from where it grew. The Human Genome Project has mapped the genetic code. God, however, wrote it, and knows exactly what makes you tick. He is not some arbitrary scientist that is running a cruel experiment with you. Knowing that you are not perfect, He lovingly wants to keep you from drowning in your gene pool. Be... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What kind of future will our children have?

What kind of future will our children have? Pray for them. And equip them to serve in the Lord’s army. Psalm 127:3-5 says, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of thy youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” Your role as a parent is to sharpen and aim your “arrows” your children at the... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

How can I nurture a Christian environment in my home?

How can I nurture a Christian environment in my home? Building a home is a very complicated matter, and neither your wit, wisdom nor ingenuity will help you build a happy, fruitful and prosperous Christian home. You need a divine plan and a builder to build your home. That plan is God’s Word, and the builder is Jesus Christ. Think with me about the construction of the home. Jesus is the greatest homebuilder. He built the first home, in the Garden of Eden. He is away now, building your... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Any advice on spanking your child versus not spanking?

Any advice on spanking your child versus not spanking? The first question is, “When is your child old enough to discipline?” This age is different for all children, but younger than you’d probably imagine. If your child deliberately and willfully disobeys, he is old enough to understand that there are consequences to disobedience. If you do not render some consequences for your child’s actions you are doing him a disservice (Proverbs 13:24). Too many people see this argument as “to spank, or... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015