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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R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He has authored numerous books for Crossway, including Disciplines of a Godly Man, and is the series editor and a contributor to the popular Preaching the Word series. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He now lives on the West Coast with his wife, Barbara, and is the father of four and grandfather of an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.
Barbara Hughes has supported her husband Kent’s pastoral ministry for over 40 years while also raising four children. She is the author of Disciplines of a Godly Woman and is a popular teacher of women’s groups. Together with Kent, she has also authored Disciplines of a Godly Family (formerly known as Common-Sense Parenting) and Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome. Barbara and Kent live on the West Coast, have an ever-increasing number of grandchildren, and are still actively involved in ministry.
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