Wisdom to Build a Family

If a husband or father is to build a godly home and family and provide solid spiritual leadership, that home must be founded upon wisdom. “Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all...

God’s Instructions for Fathers

“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.” (Col. 3:21) The first thing we notice about this verse is that God does not address this directive to parents but specifically to fathers. Why is this the case? Mothers obviously play a...

Parents and Children

Whenever we see a moral and spiritual decline in society, one of the contributing factors to such apostasy is disobedience to parents. Paul lists this as one of the characteristics of the Gentile world prior to the call of Abram (Rom. 1:30). He also tells Timothy that...

Husbands — Love Your Wives

“Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter toward them.” (Col. 3:19) The husband’s primary responsibility is to love his wife. The question is: What kind of love does God have in mind? There are four different Greek words for love: eros, storge,...