Family Category

On Authority and Spheres of Governance

What does the Bible say about authority in general, and what does it say about government authority in particular? These are the questions this post aims to address. Scripture is not silent on these issues, and they are important ones we should grapple with so as to obey God’s Word in all areas of life. […]

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5 Simple Ways to Disciple Your Children

The highest calling for every Christian parent is to raise their children to love and serve the Lord. Yet many Christian parents struggle to know how to actually accomplish this task. Unfortunately, this has led some to essentially leave it in the hands of the church to do for them. We bring our kids to […]

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Back to the Garden: He Created Them Male and Female

We are living in strange times. With COVID-19, political unrest, racial tensions, big tech overreach, and mass globalization, there is always something in the news to garner our attention. Here I want to turn away from some of those things for a moment and focus on an issue that was at the forefront of our […]

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The Average Canadian Is Broke and Miserable, So Be Different

First, the facts. Studies show that in Canada: 4 out of 10 first marriages will end in divorce (source) 3 out of 10 children are born out of wedlock, a figure that is rising quickly (source) The average monthly car payment is $570 for at least 48 months (source) The average student graduates with $25,000 […]

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What Bella Thinks Makes a Good Dad

This past week I was working on a sermon for Father’s Day when my daughter Bella walked into the room and asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was writing a sermon about being a great dad. Then I asked her if she could help me by telling me what she […]

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Should Christians Date Non-Christians?

Few things in life can bring more joy—and, conversely, more pain—than a romantic relationship. Since it is such a central and important aspect of our lives, we ought to consider how God has designed for relationships to work best. They were, after all, his idea. Wouldn’t he know what is good for us? If you […]

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8 Ways to Protect Your Children From Sexual Abuse

It is the God-given responsibility of parents to protect their children as best as they can from danger. Many children suffer the horror of sexual abuse and often experience life-long trauma as a result. One of the best ways we can love them is to take practical steps to help ensure their safety. Here are some suggestions […]

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Canadian Teens: “I’m not the same person on Instagram that I am in real life”

It’s a changing world out there. The National Post came out with a new study focusing on the online lives of teen guys in Canada. The study set out to discover what the digital world is like for today’s young men. When I read the article (which is composed 90% of quotes from teenagers), I was […]

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When Your Family Doesn’t Support Your Faith

You’re a brand new Christian. You’ve made the decision to follow Christ, to call on him as your Saviour and Lord, and start a new life built on your faith in Jesus. This journey will bring all sorts of experiences: some of them wonderful, some of them confusing, some of them exciting, and some of […]

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