What’s Your Legacy?

Judges 8:30-31 – Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring, for he had many wives. And his concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he called his name Abimelech. As we learn about Gideon’s character development from fearful to faith-filled, we have to wonder – does this spiritual growth transfer … Read more

Did Your Parents Play Favorites?

Genesis 37:3-4 – Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully … Read more

Have You Overparented Your Kids?

 2 Timothy 1:7 – for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Overparenting is “too much involvement by parents in the lives of their children, so that they try to help with or control everything that happens to the child.” (1) Overparenting is the common overreaction to … Read more

Do Kids Have a Sin Nature?

Ephesians 6:1 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. The Bible is clear that young children are supposed to listen to and obey both their mother and father. This is necessary because the world is a dangerous place, children lack wisdom, and God has assigned the parents to protect, train, … Read more

This Parenting Tip May Save Your Children

1 Thessalonians 1:2 – We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers. When I held our first child, a beautiful little brunette girl, it dawned on me that I really had no idea what I was doing. Sure, I’d read books on parenting, done Bible studies on … Read more

Are kids the priority in marriage? 

In this Q&A from the Real Romance series, Pastor Mark and his wife, Grace, answer audience-submitted questions about marriage, sex, love, and relationships. To get more unfiltered, uncensored, and unapologetic Bible teaching from Pastor Mark Driscoll, visit or text “RealFaith” to 99383.

The Jezebel and Ahab Spirits in Parenting

Ephesians 6:12 – For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Every 10 years, the CDC releases a Youth Risk Behavior Survey that examines the mental and emotional health of high school students (1). The … Read more

What Should We Tell Kids about Santa?

As the father of five kids who are now in their teens and twenties, I can still remember the complicated conversations my wife Grace and I had about Santa when they were little. Santa is such a towering figure in our culture that you cannot ignore him, as your kids will have questions about him.  … Read more