Being a Stepfather Is a Big Job

Stepfather Joseph with Jesus

Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, is one of my heroes. Being a stepparent is never easy. It doesn’t help that literature and media portray them in a negative way. What made Joseph such an exceptional stepfather? A Good Stepfather Supports the Natural Father A good stepfather acknowledges and affirms…  Read More

3 Issues Related to Changing Behavior

There are three aspects to consider when we want to change the behavior of a rebellious child. Each is equally important and will be addressed separately. 3 Issues Related to Behavior Change Something is causing the child to rebel. There is a definite remedy related to the cause. There must…  Read More

Fathers Teach Trust and Obedience

Father and child laughing as child rides piggy back

A child’s understanding of Father God is shaped by his relationship with his earthly father. If a single mom or relatives are raising a child, this fact may seem discouraging. In my own circumstance, a caring grandfather stepped in to provide a father figure for my children. They still had…  Read More

3 Ways to Make Divorce Less Painful for Children

Girl standing between angry, divorcing parents

God’s Word says, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12). If we are divorced, we can’t just ignore that commandment because we don’t like the father or mother of our children. There are three things we can do to…  Read More