Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ten things for a Christian dad

1. Make the glory of God the chief end of family life.
2. Pray for your children.
3. Read the Bible to them and help them understand it.
4. Point your children to Christ.
5. Love your children and be patient with them.
6. Be firm when necessary.
7. Be fair always.
8. Be fun quite frequently.
9. Make time to talk and play.
10. By God's grace, try to be a good example as a Christian, husband & father.

Also, see here for some helpful hints on how to raise a Pharisee.

6 comments:

John said...

'Now' things for a Christian mum?

Gary Brady said...

It's certainly not 'zen' things John. Given up Pharisaism Guy?

Exiled Preacher said...

John,

These little lists are as much a reminder to me of what I should be as much as anything else. I may have to pass on a "mum" list, unless I can get the Mrs to to a guest post.

Gary,

Yes. I was getting strange looks in the street, dressed up like the example in your post.

Anonymous said...

. Make the glory of God the chief end of family life.
2. Pray for your children.
3. Read the Bible to them and help them understand it.
4. Point your children to Christ.
5. Love your children and be patient with them.
6. Be firm when necessary.
7. Be fair always.
8. Be fun quite frequently.
9. Make time to talk and play.
10. By God's grace, try to be a good example as a Christian, wife and mother.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous should have said: Ten things for a Christian Mum:

. Make the glory of God the chief end of family life.
2. Pray for your children.
3. Read the Bible to them and help them understand it.
4. Point your children to Christ.
5. Love your children and be patient with them.
6. Be firm when necessary.
7. Be fair always.
8. Be fun quite frequently.
9. Make time to talk and play.
10. By God's grace, try to be a good example as a Christian, husband & father.

Sorry to be anonymous but I can't remember my sign in!

Exiled Preacher said...

Anon,

Your lists seem strangely familiar.