A Deceitful Heart

September 18, 2017
Real FamilyLife® with Dennis Rainey

Patriarchy

September 19, 2017

Okay, guys, when your kids leave home, that's NOT time for unplugging from life, kicking back, and just relaxing.  Far from it!  But even if your children are young, I want to cast a vision for how you can become a patriarch.

First, a patriarch is an influencer.  He builds relationships and leads others through those relationships.  Secondly, he's a protector.  He protects future generations using Biblical truth.  He protects them from the world's lies.  Which means you and I need to better know God's Word and stay "in it."  And third, he's a connector.  He builds relationships with succeeding generations and he connects them to the past.

One final thought.  Your family responsibilities are far from over when the last child leaves home.  Just think of it as a transition to a new and exciting role God has for you: a patriarch.

I'm Dennis Rainey, I'm trying to become a patriarch, and that's Real FamilyLife.

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Real FamilyLife® is conversational in nature and provides practical, biblical tools to address the issues affecting your family. You'll receive motivation, encouragement, and help.

About Dennis Rainey

Dennis Rainey is the president and cofounder of FamilyLife ® a subsidiary of Campus Crusade for Christ, and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. Dennis is senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series® and daily host of the nationally syndicated and award winning radio program FamilyLife Today®. He was the recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program Producer of the Year Award for 1995 and 2003. Dennis has authored numerous books including Staying Close, a winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

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