Having Kids, Raising Kids
Join Pastor Greg and his wife Pang Foua in February and March for RiverLife’s annual relationships series. If you have kids or are even thinking about having them, you won't want to miss this seven-week series that explores what God's Word has to say about all things parenting and pre-parenting.
Whether they're bawling, crawling, walking, talking, driving you crazy, or asking to drive your car, kids are a gift from God. And He provides some very clear guidance and insight on how to raise them to be full of faith and focused on Him, rather than leaving you frustrated, frazzled and fatigued.
What happens when family planning doesn’t go as planned? You waited a few years to have kids, and now when you’re ready nothing’s happening. Or the unimaginable happens: you lose a much hoped-for pregnancy or newborn. Join Pang Foua Yang Rhodes to discover the hope God has for those couples who are dealing with infertility or have experienced loss.
There are a lot of reasons for having kids. Some good, others not so good. But did you know that your reason for having children significantly affects how you raise them (for better or for worse). Join Pastor Greg as he sheds some biblical light into our hearts to ensure that we aren’t messing up our kids without even knowing it.
If you could boil parenting down to one top priority, what do you think it would be? Raise good kids. Have them eventually move out? Survive without going nuts? Did you know that the Bible clearly describes a parent’s main priority? This week, Pastor Greg shares on the foundational passage in the whole Bible on parenting.
If you have kids, they’ve probably done it before—after receiving a “no” from one parent, they go to the other hoping for a “yes”. Where do they learn this? It’s from parents not being on the same page together. This can result in anything from humorous disagreements to catastrophic consequences. Learn the Bible’s secret to unity in parenting and keeping families together.
This was a special online service recorded at Pastor Greg’s house and live-streamed on Facebook.
Making good choices about technology in our families is about more than just filters and screen time. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, entertainment, and instant gratification.
During our special Family Service, Pang Moua, our Children’s Director, shared with all the children in service about all the different kinds of emotions you can experience and the important fact that God is with you in all of them. This was part of their current series on emotions based off the the movie “Inside Out.”
More and more couples are coming together with kids already in tow, creating complex family structures, relationships, and emotions. But there is hope. Pang Foua Yang Rhodes brings decades of experience as a family therapist along with deep spirituality to show that there is hope for blended families—hope in God’s power to heal, restore, and rebuild.