Advice for Raising Godly Children

Ten pithy sayings from John Witherspoon, Scottish Presbyterian pastor, President of Princeton (1768-1794), and signer of the Declaration of Independence, on parental authority and child rearing: 1. The best exercise in the world for children is to let them romp and jump about, as soon as they are able, according to their own fancy. 2. A parent that has once obtained and knows how to preserve authority will do more by a look of displeasure, than another by the most passionate words and even blows. It holds universally in families and schools, and even the greater bodies of men, the army and navy, that those who keep the strictest discipline give the fewest strokes. 3. There is not a more disgusting sight than the impotent rage of a parent who has no authority. 4. I have heard some parents often say that they cannot correct their children unless they are angry; to whom I have usually answered, then you ought

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Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing – written by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jago   Publisher’s Description: From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible,comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet- profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone—drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more—to turn the reader’s eyes toward the God who loves them with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love. Perfect for family devotions, bedtime, story time, or even as a companion to The Jesus Storybook Bible, this accessible yet theologically rich book reveals biblical truth in word and image-all working together and designed to do one thing: to make the reader’s heart sing. Foreword by Tim Keller: “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing may be the best, first introduction for children to have their own time

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The Truth About Pain in Childbearing

By Jen Wilkin: It’s that day again—the photos are everywhere on Facebook and Twitter: scrubbed faces, neatly trimmed hair, un-scuffed shoes, and bulging backpacks all heading out the door. The faces in the photos are all smiles—it’s behind the camera where the tears usually spring up, as mothers everywhere faithfully create a steady record of that bittersweet morning when the kids return to school. Jewish rabbis taught that pregnancy is a mother’s most blessed season. During pregnancy she could know with certainty that her child was safe, warm, nourished, and near—a certainty that would vanish as soon as the child entered the outside world. With a measured inhale, a steady exhale, and a mighty push, she would irreversibly move her child from safety and provision to separation and uncertainty. The rabbis may not have been far off the mark. Birth is euphoria tinged with the ache of separation, the loss of a kindred closeness. It feels a little like a

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