Disciplines of a Godly Family

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Crossway, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Disciplines of a Godly Family presents a consistent, creative, loving approach to rearing children. Parents of four and grandparents of eighteen (so far), Kent and Barbara Hughes have plenty of experience using simple, practical ideas to raise a godly family and have fun in the process. They draw deeply from the Bible and their own years of raising children in this warm and intimate book.

Peppered with examples from their loving (but not perfect) family, the Hugheses show that raising children who honor God and others is a task well worth any parent's effort. Chapter topics include establishing a solid family heritage, promoting affection between family members, encouraging godliness in children, using appropriate discipline, and helping children cultivate enriching lifelong habits. The Hugheses also offer tips for fun and affordable family vacations, creating family traditions, and starting a prayer notebook. They even give us a suggested list of books and videos that should be in every family's library.

For those struggling to parent their own children or to equip other parents for this task, a more practical, honest, and common-sense guide will be hard to find.

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User Review  - Ben Umnus - Christianbook.com

Family is a word and concept talked about a lot in our society, but the idea of Family isn't something people necessarily put enough practice or importance into as often as they should. Now I am ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

This is an excellent Biblical book on parenting, especially if you are looking for practical ideas. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Kent Hughes was in pastoral ministry for 41 years, the last 27 as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton. He earned his BA from Whittier College (history), an MDiv from Talbot Seminary and a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children and 21 grandchildren. He retired from his pulpit ministry at College Church and was given the title Senior Pastor Emeritus in December 2006. He continues to be involved in training pastors biblical exposition and preaching.

Barbara Hughes has many years of experience as a pastor's wife. Married to Kent Hughes, pastor of College Church in Wheaten, Illinois, she is the author of Disciplines of a Godly Woman and co-author with her husband of Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome and Common Sense Parenting. She is the mother of four children.

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