Dear Friend,Welcome to our spring edition of
! As the weather begins to warm,children look forward to summer vacation and parents begin planning for sunny days. Andwith the kids roaming the house and neighborhood more often, we, as Christians, long to begood parents. We want to point them to the Son. Using Scripture as our solid foundation, thisissue is devoted to Christian parenting.As I wrote in my article, God uses several terms to describe children: heritage, inheritance,gift, assignment, reward—even arrows. Through His Word, God makes it clear He desires us tosee children through His eyes and that He holds us responsible for treating them with specialcare.As we began in our last issue, our Daily Devo section is directly based on my devotional,
The Daily God Book.
This quarter, we continue in 1 Kings and move all the way through the book ofJonah.Charles Swindoll, the author of over thirty books, has contributed an article from his book
Parenting: From Surviving to Thriving.
I am sure you will gain great insight from the excerpt.My beautiful wife, Lenya, (now a proud grandmother), encourages and reminds us there areno perfect parents—other than our heavenly Father. Her article is both practical and inspiring.Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaks with me in “Offthe Cuff” about the responsibilities of Christian parents in America today.Our “From the Blog” section answers a very important question, especially in today’s society.Are children with only one Christian parent at a disadvantage in maintaining their Christianwalk later in life? And our “Hot Spots” focuses on the ever controversial “spanking dilemma.”What does Scripture command regarding corporal punishment?As always, you’ll find great resources, articles, and relevant information to help you grow inyour personal walk with Jesus Christ. May God bless you!In His Strong Love,Skip Heitzig