Sermon illustrations: Parenting

Stay Away from the Edge

The story is told about a stage coach company was hiring teamsters to drive its stage coaches...

The Boy with the “Drug” Problem

An elderly lady was amazed at how nice the young man was next door. Everyday he would help her...

God’s Love for His Children

Things are precious, often because of their relationship. The most precious thing a mother has is...

Myths of Motherhood

Somebody said that a child is carried in its mother’s womb for nine months. Somebody does not know...

Bad Behavior Cancels Easter Egg Hunt

This year’s annual Easter egg hunt in Colorado Springs, Colorado was canceled because of...

Investing Time

Charles Francis Adams, son of President John Quincy Adams and grandson of President John Adams,...

An Ungrateful Son

In 1978, Thomas Hansen of Boulder Colorado, sued his parents for $350,000 on grounds of “...

The Mistake of Not Disciplining Your Children

Benjamin Spock led the way among child rearing professionals in instructing parents not to...

Children Must Be Taught While They Are Young

The English poet Samuel Coleridge talked with a man who did not believe that children should be...

People Are Watching and Copying You

A little boy said to his mother, “Can I go outside and help Daddy put snow chains on the car? I...

Why We Host Children’s Parties

Someone said that the main purpose of holding children’s parties is to remind yourself that there...

Putting Away Childish Things

A dad with five children was picking up toys in the back yard.  He said to his wife, “You...

General MacArthur’s Priority

“By profession, I am a soldier, and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder, infinitely prouder,...

Father’s Day Card

Executives of a greeting-card company decided to do something special for Mother’s Day. They set up...

Train Children When They Are Young

The English poet, Alexander Pope, wrote, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” When new trees...

Bringing Your Family to Church

Some parents say, “I don’t believe in making kids go to church. They will resent it later.” Do you...

What Every Boy Wants

“It may be hard on some fathers not to have a son, but it is so much harder on a boy not to have a...

Work Reflects Your Character

Your work is an expression of the image of God in you, and it's worth thinking about how your work...

Overtime and Family

A New York Times article on people who are sick of too many hours at work tells the story of Diane...