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Leadership Principles for Dads: Seven Ways to Maximize Influence In Our Children’s Lives

Men are given the responsibility by God to be the head of their homes. This leadership influence is quite dependent upon the quality of relationship a dad has with each of his children. This article shows 7 biblical ways Dads can build their relationship with their kids and in so doing increase their influence so they can point their children towards Christ and his pathway for their lives.

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Toxic Masculinity: Thinking Biblically About This New Term in Our Culture

Toxic Masculinity means many things in our culture. To the degree that toxic masculinity refers to the ways that Adam’s fall into sin has affected men—causing rape, physical abuse, and the selfish use of power, Christians can affirm the use of this term. But it is often used along with an ideology that views differences in male/female roles as a social construct, (a form of patriarchy) that is oppressive. This ideology often identifies Christianity and the Bible’s teaching of complementarity as patriarchal, and repressive. This article shows that at the core of the biblical call to manhood is not TOXIC masculinity but LIFE-GIVING masculinity.

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Helping Teens Think Biblically About Gender Confusion Without Becoming Anti-Gay

In every generation, Christian fathers are called to protect their children from being shaped by the ungodly parts of the culture that seek to squeeze them into its mold, while at the same time, equipping their children to show Christ and his light to the world around them. In 2016, the subject of gender identity, gender roles, and sexual orientation are on nearly every teen’s front burner—and I don’t believe most dads are giving them the guidance they need. This article provides 5 tips to help our teens think biblically about gender confusion without becoming anti-gay.

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