Biblical and Practical Thoughts on Parenting: Introducing a New Series

One of the great blessings of life for most of us is that of being a parent– a dad or a mom. Some of us even have the joyful experience of being grandparents! We all know that being good, godly parents is a challenge. It is hard work. But, it is rewarding work.

Over the years, I have collected and put together some materials that I found helpful, and so I thought I would pass them on through a new series here at Between the Times. Some will be simply outlines. Others will be playful articles, and still others some helpful guidelines and principles that I hope you may find useful.

On many occasions, I have been asked about my “parental philosophy.” I am basically a very simply person, so you should not be surprised that my thoughts on parenting are the same. It boils down to two propositions: 1. Teach your children about Jesus, and 2. Have fun with them.

You say, “That’s it?” Yep, that’s it. Growing out of that, I did tell our four sons that if they would grow up to love and serve Jesus, I did not care what they did. So, in the days ahead, let’s think together and have some fun together. I am no expert! Just a fellow pilgrim flying by the seat of my pants asking for a lot of God’s grace, doing the best I know how.

This series will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We’ll start next Tuesday with what it looks like when Christ is Lord of the home. I look forward to sharing and interacting in the days ahead.

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  1. Nate Oliver   •  

    Thanks Dr. Akin, I’m really looking forward to this series!

    After meeting one of your sons this past year, and hearing about the other three, they are a testimony to the grace of Christ in your raising of them.

  2. Anne Harris   •  

    Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

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