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Sibling Love (3 of 3): Rescue

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When the Apostle Paul left town, his children were turned against him. Some self-promoting leaders came into the assembly and bullied the people into following them. They managed to persuade the church that Paul was really not that great of a leader. They pointed out Paul’s weaknesses, criticized his flaws, and ridiculed his moral teachings.

I have seen the same thing happen with children and their dads. I remember when I was a kid, one church boy said to me, “Man, what is up with your dad? He like…” and blah-blah-blah this, and blah-blah-blah … → Read More: Sibling Love (3 of 3): Rescue

Sibling Love (2 of 3): Survival

Devotional teaching brothers and sisters to love each other

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Write to Them

The Apostle Paul was a “father” who wrote his “children.” He encouraged them in the right ways and corrected them about their mistakes. He spoke in love but he was firm. Some of the best teaching material in the New Testament comes from his writing to correct someone’s sinfulness.

Why don’t you become an apostle to your children? Sit down and write them a letter. Do not focus on negatives. But do not make it all warm fuzzies. Give them some meat to chew … → Read More: Sibling Love (2 of 3): Survival

Sibling Love (1 of 3): Lost

Sometimes curing sibling rivalry might be easier than you think. Use this devotional on brothers and sisters getting along to help your kids get their thinking straight. Stories are powerful tools in the heart of a loving dad.

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Disciple like Jesus

Sitting on the creek bank the other day, my three-year-old girl climbed into my lap. She and I were watching her brothers and sisters fish. She had been fishing with her cane pole but lost interest interest in the sport after whipping it around for a while, hooking another child’s line, and … → Read More: Sibling Love (1 of 3): Lost