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Family Friday Links 1.15.16

Pat AldridgeComment

Here’s what we’ve been reading online this week:

Jared found a post by Intoxicated On Life on the subject of when not to discipline your kids. It reads, “Yes, the Bible is clear that discipline is a requirement parents bear before God. But beware. God’s expectation that parents train their children isn’t a green light granting us free rein. I think it’s better for us to consider it a flashing yellow light, urging us to proceed with caution and care.” It goes on to list times when discipline needs to be entered into with great care and gentleness. Parents, check this one out.

Tim Challies had a post on teaching our kids to pray. He says, “By encouraging our children to pray, we are teaching them the language, the practice, and the importance of prayer." Parents, this is a practical help.

A topic that I get asked about often, especially from Dad’s is, “What does it mean to lead my family spiritually?” Luckily, Desiring God has a great post on this subject. You can either read the transcript or spend 14 minutes listening to audio.

Trevin Wax reposted a link to the Gospel Project’s chronological look at the whole Bible. It reveals how we see Jesus throughout the way God unfolds history. While it is a promotional video for their product, it’s a great reminder to look at the Bible holistically.

What have you been reading online lately? Leave a link in the comment section for us to check out.