I grew up in rural Mississippi—a beautiful blend of cattle pastures, meandering brooks, and forests. For some, this sounds dreadful, but for me, it was a delight. Climbing trees, playing on hay bales, and conquering hordes of imaginary enemies lurking in the woods were the daily adventures of my childhood, and they are memories that … Continue reading Sorting Out Your Family’s Priorities
If you were to turn on the cable news, you would likely see the news anchor with a person on her right and left. These two individuals would be discussing today's hot-button issue, but they wouldn't really be discussing. It's more like talking at one another, a game scored on smug insults and sizzling one-liners. … Continue reading Are You Hearing or Understanding?
A vital part of parenting is teaching children important skills and lessons like how to cook, how to manage money, and how to drive a car. The fundamental task of Christian parenting is to raise children in the fear and instruction of the Lord (Prov. 1:7; Eph. 6:4). In other words, the call to parenting … Continue reading Parents, Confess Your Sin to Your Children
Life is getting more and more exciting around the Cunningham household as my wife enters into the third trimester of her pregnancy. In a little under three months we should be meeting our first son, and we are pumped. When people find out that Margaret and I were married in March and have a baby … Continue reading The Blessing of Children
Last night, I had the opportunity to preach at Heucks Retreat. I'm reluctantly putting this information out there because I feel like I'm a stronger writer than preacher, though that isn't saying much. Anyway, here is the sermon audio. It's titled "Family Discipleship."