Visionary Parenting - Visionary Family Ministries

Visionary Parenting

Helping Parents Help Their Kids Follow God

God has entrusted you with children for a reason! The biblical purpose of parenting is to do all in our power to impress the hearts of our children with a love for God. The souls of our children are our most important Great Commission calling. We have created Visionary Parenting, along with a wide variety of other family resources, to encourage and equip you for this mission.

Helping Families Through COVID-19 & Beyond

Helping Families Through COVID-19 & Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has put extraordinary pressures on marriages and families. I was speaking to a family attorney yesterday who told me that he has received more calls to initiate divorce proceedings in the last three weeks than in the past two years. While we do...

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What’s the Purpose of a Father?

What’s the Purpose of a Father?

  So this morning, title "Visionary Fatherhood" for these 90 minutes. Now, visionary is a central word for us in our ministry. In fact, that's what our, Amy's and my, ministry is called, Visionary Family Ministries and the conferences that we do in churches...

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Healing Through Repentance

Healing Through Repentance

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? Romans 2:4 Family conflicts start very early in life. Ray (9) and Milly (11) were working on cleaning the kitchen...

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3 Phases of Forgiveness

3 Phases of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and reconciliation is a three-phase process, and I will summarize it here. I don’t want you to be overwhelmed. What can be written in just a few pages may take years for the Lord to accomplish. In the chapters ahead, we will consider the small steps God...

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Healing Family Relationships, Part 3

Healing Family Relationships, Part 3

  My journey on this principle with my father, parents divorced when I'm 15. My youth pastor starts to walk me through some biblical patterns and biblical principles for forgiveness. I make a choice to forgive my dad, but I still had all this anger and bitterness...

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Healing Family Relationships, Part 2

Healing Family Relationships, Part 2

  Let me talk to you about another principle for healing family relationships and this is healing through boundaries, healing through boundaries. This is a very deep and complicated subject and I'm only doing 10 minutes on it today, but Romans 12:18 says this,...

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Healing Family Relationships, Part 1

Healing Family Relationships, Part 1

  Maybe your home is different, but we've got problems and sin in our family everyday. Raise your hand if you've got problems everyday. Yep, we do too. Anybody got sibling problems in the family? Sibling conflicts? Are there you and your siblings? Any sibling...

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Pray for Your Own Heart

Pray for Your Own Heart

When I am in the middle of a blowout conflict with one of my sons, I am squarely focused on his disobedience, his bad attitude, his irresponsibility. Obviously, the entire reason why we are in this situation is that he dropped the ball or was disrespectful. Rarely is...

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How Many Times Do I Need to Forgive?

How Many Times Do I Need to Forgive?

When a family member does something that hurts our feelings a couple of times, it may not feel like a big deal to forgive them. What if they do it ten times? Fifty times? Now it is a different story. You may remember that Jesus’ disciples asked Him about this. “Then...

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