Delighting in Your Children, Part 2

March 23, 2017
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Delighting in Your Children, Part 3

March 24, 2017

We have spent quite a bit of time focusing on the demanding and difficult challenges of rearing children: acknowledging depravity, confronting defiance, addressing disobedience, and dealing with rebellion. According to the psalmist, God gives us each child as “a gift,”—not as a challenge. In fact, “the fruit of the womb is a reward”—not a problem (Psalm 127:3). While parents need to stand firm on issues that call for a strong hand, disciplining children must never eclipse delighting in them! Woven throughout the fabric of Scripture are numerous words and statements underscoring the importance of not only expressing but also demonstrating affirmation, encouragement, gentleness, fun, tenderness, and affection. Let’s turn our attention to those all-important attitudes and actions that bring joy and build esteem as we cultivate an atmosphere of harmony and pleasure in the home.

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Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God's Word. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck's listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. As a leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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