books

Books, Books, and More Books!

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f your home is anything like mine, it is filled with books. Before my wife started staying at home with our children, she taught second grade. If you know anything about elementary school teachers, you know their passion for children may only be outdone by their passion for getting those children to read. We have bookshelves filled with books on …

sex

Sex

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or most parents, the topic they do not want to talk about with their children can often times be the one they allow society to teach their children about. For many people, that topic is sex. The Sixth Commandment Thou shalt not commit adultery. What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may lead a chaste and …

resolutions

Resolutions and the Christian Parent

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h, the always popular and never finished New Year’s resolution. We all make New Year’s resolutions—even if only subconsciously, right? The fresh start of a new year causes us to think of something we might change, fix, or begin again. From my coaching life, I would equate it to the phrase “Control what you can control.” And while many New …

families

Young Families in Worship

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t has been an exciting few months in my household. We welcomed our son into the world in October and brought him into God’s kingdom through the waters of Holy Baptism. My daughter turned four in November and has been an awesome big sister. But there is one thing that is a little nerve-racking for us: having a newborn in church …

distribution

TATDS: Distribution and Departure

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This post is part of a series of posts focused on teaching your children about the Divine Service. For an introduction to this series, please click here. For The Preparation, click here. For The Entrance Rite, click here. For The Liturgy of the Word, click here. For The Preparation of the Table, click here. For The Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper – Part 1, click here. …

Lord's Supper

TATDS: The Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper – Part 2

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This post is part of a series of posts focused on teaching your children about the Divine Service. For an introduction to this series, please click here. For The Preparation, click here. For The Entrance Rite, click here. For The Liturgy of the Word, click here. For The Preparation of the Table, click here. For The Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper – Part 1, click …

Lord's Supper

TATDS: The Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper – Part 1

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This post is part of a series of posts focused on teaching your children about the Divine Service. For an introduction to this series, please click here. For The Preparation, click here. For The Entrance Rite, click here. For The Liturgy of the Word, click here. For The Preparation of the Table, click here. We have arrived! The Divine Service has brought us to …

preparation

TATDS: Preparation of the Table

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This post is part of a series of posts focused on teaching your children about the Divine Service. For an introduction to this series, please click here. For The Preparation, click here. For The Entrance Rite, click here. For The Liturgy of the Word, click here. Create in me a clean heart, O God The Preparation of the Table is the natural break …