A guest blog post from Crosspoint’s Worship and Communications Intern, Chris Garcia… In my early high school years, my dad would intentionally remind me that I needed to make my faith my own; that there would come a time when I’m not going to have anyone waking me up for church in the morning […]Read more "Whose Faith is it Anyways?: A College Kid’s Reflection on Growing Up in a Christian Home"
As you raise your child(ren) to know and follow the Lord and His ways, here is some encouragement regarding how to navigate the subject sex. I’ll set them up as 9 things not to do, compared to 9 things to do.Read more "Do’s and Don’ts of the ‘The Talk’"
According to one website, a quick win is an improvement that is visible, has immediate benefit, and can be delivered quickly. It doesn’t have to be profound. Sometimes the hardest part in growing as a spiritual leader in your home, is starting.Read more "Quick Wins in Fathering"
To the existing and future parents of middle and high school students – Here is my encouragement as to why your children need to be actively engaged in student ministry.Read more "Why Student Ministry: A Parents’ Perspective"
What are we telling our kids when it comes to dating and marriage? A lot of things. And we’ve been talking about it long before they were teenagers. Specifically, what are we telling our son? Here are the 5 things we’re encouraging him in, as he approaches the dating and marriage years.Read more "Dear son…on the subject of dating and marriage…"
Judges 2:7-8: 7 And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work that the Lord had done for Israel. 8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of 110 years. In the time of Joshua’s leadership, […]Read more "“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance…”"
Around Crosspoint, we talk often about how parents are to make disciples of Jesus at home. I believe as parents, we are prone to often skip over our own kids thinking they will get it by simply living in our homes. The reality is that as parents though, God’s plan A is that we would […]Read more "Encouragement to Disciplemaking Parents"
Colossians 3:21: Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. Now the Greek word here for Father is also used elsewhere to refer to both parents. So moms, you can’t escape this command or challenge from God’s Word. I believe the primary challenge is given to the fathers, but ultimately this can […]Read more "Fathers, do not embitter your children"
Joshua 4 records the Israelite nation as they finish crossing the Jordan River on dry ground. Verse 1 begins with this… Joshua 4:1-8: When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, 2 “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, 3 and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of […]Read more "12 Stone Memorials"
We often heard when we were dating, ‘Oh just wait till you get married.’ As if when you get married, then all the romance is obliterated and shot to pieces. When we got engaged, we heard the same thing. Again, as if walking down the aisle was more less a walk toward the death of […]Read more "‘Oh just wait’"