Parenting Category

What Bella Thinks Makes a Good Dad

This past week I was working on a sermon for Father’s Day when my daughter Bella walked into the room and asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was writing a sermon about being a great dad. Then I asked her if she could help me by telling me what she […]

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8 Ways to Protect Your Children From Sexual Abuse

It is the God-given responsibility of parents to protect their children as best as they can from danger. Many children suffer the horror of sexual abuse and often experience life-long trauma as a result. One of the best ways we can love them is to take practical steps to help ensure their safety. Here are some suggestions […]

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Canadian Teens: “I’m not the same person on Instagram that I am in real life”

It’s a changing world out there. The National Post came out with a new study focusing on the online lives of teen guys in Canada. The study set out to discover what the digital world is like for today’s young men. When I read the article (which is composed 90% of quotes from teenagers), I was […]

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5 Simple Ways Dads Can Lead Their Families

Fatherhood is a high calling. Scripture places the responsibility to lead a family on the shoulders of the husband and father of a household, and therefore all men who desire to see their family flourish and grow in faith must take their assignment seriously. It can be a daunting task, but in reality, being a […]

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Don’t Just Ask “What Did You Learn at Church Today?”

Probably every Christian parent has done it. After church or after youth group, we load the family up into the car and about 10 seconds into the ride home mom or dad turns to their kids in the back and asks, “So, what did you learn in church today?” I know that you mean well. […]

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Work Boots (A Poem in Honour of My Father)

On October 3rd 2015, my father, Kenneth Martin Edgar, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 64. This is a poem I wrote a few days later in honour of him.   Work boots Dusty, rusty, well-worn There, sitting on the porch Silent, but only after a hard day’s work Every […]

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Do Infants Who Die Go to Heaven?

There are few things in life that hurt more than the loss of a young child. As someone who has experienced this personally, I’ve had to wrestle with the tough questions that come with that kind of experience. One of the questions that come up, especially for Bible-believing Christians, is what happens to babies who die? […]

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The Main Goal Every Parent Should Have For Their Kids

Upfront disclaimer: By no means am I claiming to be an expert parent. I’m only about four and a half years into this parenting thing, and one thing I can say is that it is simultaneously the hardest thing I have ever done and the most rewarding thing I have ever done…and I still have […]

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How Can “Ordinary” People Live to the Glory of God?

God’s ultimate goal is his own glory. Everything that he does is done to this end: the praise of his own name. This includes both showing mercy to undeserving sinners and disciplining his wandering people. One passage that makes this abundantly clear is Isaiah 48:9-11… [9] “For my name’s sake I defer my anger, for the […]

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How Should Christian Parents Talk to Their Kids About Sex Before Marriage?

It’s a question that every Jesus-loving parent must grapple with: How should I talk to my kids about sex before marriage? It’s a tough question not only because of the sensitivity of the issue, but because of the evolving complexities of today’s changing society. Many parents feel unequipped to handle this task, and understandably so. […]

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