Parenting your kids and the danger of bahaviorism

The tendency of most parents, even Christian parents is to teach behaviorism, in hopes that the behavior will bring about a change in heart. The Bible tells us that not only is this the opposite of what parents are to be doing but its impossible for someone’s behavior to produce a change of heart. Hence,…

The goal of parenting teens is…?

Paul David Tripp in his book Age of Opportunity, says that the goal of parenting teens is “to raise children who were once totally dependent on us to be independent, mature people who…are able to stand on their own two feet.” Additionally, parents should seek “to be used of him [God] to instill in our children…

I must have told you fifty times in the last five minutes…

Works righteousness is a deadly and false variation of godly obedience. Godly obedience is motivated by love for God and trust in his gracious plan and power. Works righteousness is motivated by unbelief; it is a reliance on our abilities and a desire to control outcomes. Works righteousness eventuates in penance: I’ll make it up…

Oak Park Men’s Meeting

Every other month we rally the men of our church together where we spend time talking about how to be faithful to Jesus in the areas of marriage, parenting and church-life.  We’re currently reading through D. A. Carson’s A Call to Spiritual Reformation. As someone who is always interested in seeing how people invest, train and equip…