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Why Children Matter - Doug Wilson

Video from Canon Press

"In this talk, given to an education conference in Brazil, Pastor Doug Wilson addresses the topic of why children matter. Enjoying this video? Check out Doug's book, "Why Children Matter" today!

0:00 Start

0:29 What is a Family?

2:09 What if I didn't have good parents?

3:18 Two Texts

4:11 How to Treat Your Kids Like God Treats You

9:24 Make Sacrifices With Joy

11:13 A Garden of Grace

14:53 Discipline: Structured Delight

17:54 Legalism, License, and Liberty

22:02 So, Why Do Children Matter?" from video introduction.

"Seven Things to Pray for Your Children

Some years back a good friend shared with me seven Scripture texts that he and his wife prayed for their two daughters from the time they were infants. The girls are now grown. And it’s beautiful to see how God has answered and still is answering the faithful, specific prayers of faith-filled parents in the lives of these young, godly women.

I have frequently used these prayers when praying for my own children. And I commend them to you.

But, of course, prayers are not magic spells. It’s not a matter of just saying the right things and our children will be blessed with success.

Some parents earnestly pray and their children become gifted leaders or scholars or musicians or athletes. Others earnestly pray and their children develop a serious disability or disease or wander through a prodigal wilderness or just struggle more than others socially or academically or athletically. And the truth is, God is answering all these parents’ prayers, but for very different purposes..." from the article: Seven Things to Pray for Your Children

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