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3 Things my children will never do


I’m the youngest son of two very loving and generous parents, brother to six beautiful ladies and four handsome guys. I’m the youngest man in this soccer team of 11, but I have two younger sisters. My mother made all the boys in the family take turns, with the girls, preparing dinner for the entire family during the week. Where I’m from, it is considered a thing only women do. But not in my mother’s house. Everything the girls did we did: we cooked, we wash dishes, we did laundry. Growing up, it was important to talk to my parents and older siblings in a way that was polite and respectful. So, Mama and Papa was acceptable, nothing else. I called Marcus – “Boy Marcus” – Florence – “Sister Florence” anything else was not necessarily disrespectful, but a little impolite. Older people, outside our home were politely called – Mr. or Mrs – uncle or aunt – sir or madam, never by their first name. Now, you may argue – “different strokes for different folks” and I’m totally cool with that, but in my home there are three things …

Spare the Rod Spoil the Child: What the Bible really says about Discipline


Three days ago police in Fayetteville County, GA arrested the senior pastor of World Changers Internation Church on simple battery charges. Video In a Sunday morning speech to his congregation, Pastor Dollar said that the accusations about him choking punching and kicking his 15 year old¬†daughter are completely false, and anything else is “exaggeration and sensationalization.”¬†The pastor than went on to talk about the challenges of parenting. So today I would like for us to explore with Chip Ingrram what the bible says about this challenge. What the Bible Says About Discipline Parents can learn how to best discipline their children by taking note of how the Bible says God disciplines us. by Chip Ingram Next Article in Series: Previous Article Next Article Overview What the Bible Says About Discipline Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline Discipline Is Worth the Effort Punishment Versus Discipline Discipline With Action and Words The Biblical Approach to Spanking Next Steps / Related Information The second case study I want us to look at doesn’t come from sociological research but from …