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Crisis Prevention 2008

Often new years bring new crises. Here is a plan to perhaps lower the number of crises you and your family may face in 2008.  Much of Christian writing about families addresses various crises in which folks may find themselves entangled in. In counterpoint to these materials, which are often needed, many of the titles from Shepherd Press actually help you eliminate some crises before they actually begin.   The Proverbs encourage you to a life of anticipation of evil snares which may lie ahead. This encouragement begins in the first chapter. Solomon’s wisdom is:   2 for attaining wisdom and discipline;        for understanding words of insight; 3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,      […]

Where to begin?

This blog is about you, your children, and God. Far too little is written about your children from a biblical perspective. There is much written from man’s perspective. There are anecdotes and hand-me-down intuitions too numerous to count. In 1995, Shepherding a Child’s Heart entered the discussion about raising children. What distinguished this book from others at that time is that it presented a comprehensive view of raising children from a biblical viewpoint. The truths presented in Shepherding frame the discussions about rearing children in a biblical light. This biblical light focused upon recognizing the importance of the heart. Behavior can be manipulated, contrived and deceptive. Underneath behavior lies the heart. When the heart is addressed, the frustration of dealing […]

Are You Santa’s Helper?

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. (Proverbs 1:8 & 9) Little children are dependent upon their parents for everything. This includes more than food, clothing and shelter. Children are dependent upon you, parent, for how they view the world around them. The way you live in front of them is the most powerful teaching tool that God gives you. This is teaching in the milieu. God designed families to demonstrate what it means to have a relationship with Him. If you love God, if you sincerely attempt to live your life by His Word, if you […]