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Your Kids Are More Important Than Those Kids

Your household is a place your children should feel special. It is their home and no one else’s. You are their father, and no one else’s. They have a special claim on your time and resources. You have a hierarchy of obligation to follow. The wise man knows how to navigate it. Your children are […]

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Family Secrets are Poison

There is not much that can disrupt the health of a family more than a secret. Even seemingly innocuous ones. Men who are afraid of their wives end up keeping secrets and even worse, enlisting their children in the conspiracy. They take their kids to places unapproved by their mother and tell them to keep […]

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You can Say “Because I Said So”

It is trendy to be against saying “Because I said so” to your children. You don’t want to come across as wielding arbitrary authority. You don’t want them to blindly accept authority. You don’t want to raise peons. But authority is built into the world. It’s how God made it, starting from Him and flowing […]

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The One Way to Lift Up Other Fathers

Modern society hates fathers. It tears us down at every chance it gets. Fathers are always the butt of jokes and they are always being emasculated in modern media. The idea of honoring one’s father is laughable. Even though we have a day to do so, Father’s Day, it simply doesn’t have the gravitas or […]

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5 Ways to Forge Sibling Bonds

Your children are on the same team. Teach them to act like good teammates. And more, teach them to be teammates who actually like each other. Their relationships with each other will outlast you. The bonds they forge now will be one of the key ways your legacy is transmitted. Long after you are gone, […]

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Discipline Leadership

How Your Children Are Some of Your Best Teachers

For the second time that day, I had told my daughter to stop correcting her brothers. One would mispronounce a small word and she was quick to tell him the proper way to say it. It got to the point where half of the conversation at the table was my daughter interrupting the conversation to […]

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Keep Your Playfulness

Your household should be full of joy and laughter. That means you should be able to laugh at yourself. If you don’t take yourself too seriously, everyone else will follow suit. A sense of playfulness should be part of the atmosphere of your home. According to Edwin Friedman, …the relationship between anxiety and seriousness is […]

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You are the Head

In Ephesians 5:23, it says For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. It does not say the husband should try to be the head of the wife. It says the husband is the head of the wife. […]