‘Becoming One Flesh’ = Family

In Genesis 2:23 Adam says the following about the woman that God had just made for him: This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh... (NASB). After Adam's statement, Scripture comments on it: For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife;… Continue reading ‘Becoming One Flesh’ = Family

The Family and the State (Kline)

According to Genesis, the institution of the family came before the institution of the state. Adam and Eve had a family before cities were formed and before the sword-bearing state was founded in Genesis 4:15 and 9:5-6. This is God's order: he instituted the family and then later the state. I appreciate how Meredith Kline… Continue reading The Family and the State (Kline)

Serious Limits for Kids’ Screen Time

I've mentioned this book here before: Boys Should be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons.  This is not a Christian book, but it does have some decent common grace principles in it, principles I've found helpful in raising my own four children  Below are two quotes I'd like to share again and comment on… Continue reading Serious Limits for Kids’ Screen Time

Raising Children: Covenantal or Missional?

When I was reading through Greear’s Gaining by Losing (which I reviewed here) I ran across a theme that has bothered me on and off the last week or so.  While I was critical of a few aspects of this book, one little part has been on my mind more than others: the way Greear… Continue reading Raising Children: Covenantal or Missional?

Overemphasizing the Family

Is the family more important than the church?  Certainly family is a blessing from God, emphasized in Scripture, and is part of God’s ordinary covenantal way of working his grace in the world.  Family is important for sure!  And as many of our readers know, our culture has been attacking the traditional family unit and… Continue reading Overemphasizing the Family