Wednesday, 26 February 2014


Here's another outside link with great perspective.  It's an article on respect, specifically how wives need to show our husbands respect.  It covers the concept well, but has little practical advice.  So here's my quick list of practical ways to show respect to your husband:
1. Don't nag. 
2. Don't nag. (Some things need to be said twice.)
3. Your husband is not a dog, so please don't talk to him like one. 
4. He's also not a child.  Same point as above.
5. Honor him when you're with your friends.  Stand up for your husband's strengths and guard his weaknesses.  Your friends do not need to know the ways you've felt let down.  Your mom likely doesn't either.
6. Honor him in front of your children.  Telling your kids, even jokingly, that, "Daddy doesn't help clean," or, "Daddy doesn't have to work as hard as Mommy," is damaging to your husband's authority, his reputation, and his relationship with his kids.  Build him up in front of your children and help them to respect him, too.
7. Honor him in public.  Why is it that women get much more condescending with their husbands when there's an audience??  Embarrassing stories should be sanctioned by him, or likely not brought up at all.  Discussing issues you have as a couple, even if you pass it off as a joke, still can be painful to him.  Just - don't. 
8. Honor him when it's just the two of you.  Allow him to be the head of the household, respond to him with modesty and submission, particularly in times where you disagree.
9. Honor him in your heart.  Respect is not merely an outward showing.  Ask God to make a change in your heart that you may truly respect your man, not just act like it.

Now, read this:

To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

How to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home

I came across this link on Facebook, and wanted to share it.  I want to share it with every Christian parent/Sunday School teacher/Youth Leader out there, actually. 
It's a plague in Evangelical churches currently that moralism is the end goal of Children's Ministry. Our goal needs to be so much more than to raise well-behaved children.  Our goal should be to teach our kids that they need God, that He alone can save, and that He should be the center of all they do.

Check out what Restore Ministries has to say on this:

To God be the glory, forever and ever, Amen!