For dad only:
Love Like Adam
While weeping in prayer one day, I asked the Lord how He could have ever loved His disciples. I was burned out, at the bottom, and totally frustrated with people. I did not feel I could love anyone at that moment—even my own children. I saw everyone’s flaws. I could remember every hurt and frustration, see all they had done wrong, and wanted to level the world instead of loving it.
Love like the second Adam
The Lord spoke to me as I grieved before Him. He impressed something like … → Read More: Wisdom (1 of 3): Draw It Out
Here’s a great resource for understanding the philosophy of “women and children first” from the Titanic. Also consider attending Vision Forum’s Titanic 100 years remembrance this April.
For dad only, a devotional about the Titanic:
Blood on Your Hands
If you were on board the Titanic, would you have jumped overboard and swam for safety, leaving your family behind? Well, of course you would not think of that. However, sometimes we men do ditch our families in other ways which are just as damaging.
Paul was riding on a ship through tempest-tossed waves. … → Read More: Overcoming Family Struggles
For dad only:
Paul was preaching his heart out to the church in Troas when a young man named Eutychus fell out of the window. Of course the parents of the boy were all upset and ran frantically to him, calling his name and trying to get him to wake up. Sometimes I think I am that parent: my child goes down and I do not handle the situation very well at all.
How not to respond when your child is down
I want to talk to him. I want to yell at him, “Why did you … → Read More: Overcome Foolish Talking