children

  1. Von

    The love of pocket money is the root of all evil?

    We are considering the whole pocket money issue. I know there will obviously be differences in opinion with regards to the amount and the age to start at, etc. I'm more concerned with the following: 1) Do you think it is a good/biblical idea? (please give a reason) 2) If so, then how do you...
  2. T

    Celebrating Reformation Day with the Kids

    Hi, guys, First post on this board! Besides Reformation Day being a great historical event to observe in its own right, I think it is also a great Halloween alternative. What do you do in order to make it a meaningful celebration with your family? How do you make it a holiday in its own...
  3. R

    Updated thread on Children's DVDs/Videos/Streaming shows

    Anyone have any good suggestions for dvds/videos/streaming shows for kids? It seems it has been a while since this was last bantered on this site. I'm familiar with the Answers in Genesis videos. Most of their offerings are better suited for older kids. Anyone care to chime in on the...
  4. zsmcd

    Young guy, PCA background, baptist church?

    I’m a young guy (23), newly married (three months), and expecting our first child October 30th. I just recently moved and have had trouble settling down into a church. Surprisingly, the problem isn’t that there aren’t any good churches. There are actually an abundance of good churches which...
  5. R

    More Second Commandment questions

    My youngest child will be two years old in November. She was born premature and had other complications which resulted in about 8 months of hospital stay and two nights when my wife and I didn't think she would live. By the grace of God, she is healthy and happy. I also have an apple tv...
  6. Carl Copsey

    Children Praying at Mealtime....

    I'm curious to anyone's thought on this: What is your take and standing on asking or having your child pray at dinner or lunch-time when adults are present, such as Mother and Father? ....and at that, if the father is there, what about the mother praying instead of dad? Really curious on...
  7. J

    Stories/Books for Young Kids

    I would like to start reading short books/stories to my kids that do not have pictures (or limited pictures). In a media saturated, consumer culture, I'd like to help my kids learn to be creative (in the literal sense of the word), processing and imagining things in their mind instead of merely...
  8. J

    Quiet Toddlers in Family Worship

    We are pretty consistently doing family worship now (Praise the Lord). One difficulty we have had is outbursts from our 14-month old. He has a very hard time sitting quietly on my wife's lap and starts crying very loud. Obviously, that is pretty distracting and makes it difficult to have a...
  9. P

    Baptism of Children

    Discussion has come up recently at my church about the appropriate time to baptize a child who has made a profession of faith. The parents seem keen on a Mark Dever-ish view, which requires waiting until the child has a chance to prove his or her sincerity in the real world. See here: Capitol...
  10. J

    Conception an active work of God?

    Is the conception of a child an active work of God? It seems to me that there are three ways to look at the event: 1. God passively creates a child by upholding the ability of a man and woman to procreate through the natural means. 2. God actively chooses to create a child when a man and...
  11. J

    No C-section = child abuse

    Here is an article about a New Jersey woman who refused to sign consent papers for a c-section (unless the procedure were necessary for her child's safety). The baby was born vaginally without incident. But the hospital authorities accused her of child abuse and her parental rights were...
  12. J

    Are Children Always a Blessing?

    Regardless of how many children you have, if you have another, should that be considered a blessing from God? If so, then why would we prevent it? Disclaimer: 1. I would answer yes to the first question. 2. I am unsure about what I would say about the second one. This is a more...
  13. J

    When to start homeschooling?

    When do you think it is appropriate to start homeschooling a young child? Why? When they're five years old because that is the common age or earlier? When they seem ready? How do you know when they're ready? We have a son who's about 2.5 years and he loves to learn. He knows most of...
  14. J

    How many children do you have?

    There seems to be some debate about whether Christians are having less children than they used to. Of course, this sample is very unscientific, but how many children do you have? Only answer if a. You are finished having children, or b. You think you are finished having children. So...
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