Author: Daniel

Giveaway Winner and Faith-Nurturing Gifts

Yesterday we drew a random winner for our end-of-study giveaway. Our gift certificate goes to Valerie, who said: “We wrap all our our favorite Christmas books and DVD’s – one for each day of December and number them #1, #2, etc. through #24. Then each day the children open up the correct package and we read the loved book or watch the movie together. We cherish our time and reminiscence through the […]

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Continue in What You Have Learned…

My phone alarm wakes me up each morning. After I turn off the alarm, I usually read something to help me wake up. For some reason, it’s way easier to check Instagram or Facebook or my email than it is to start reading the Bible :-/. But I can’t handle what’s going on in the world (or in my own life, for that matter) without the perspective that God’s Word offers. My […]

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Parenting in 3-D

We go to movie theaters once or twice a year, for the special experience of watching a new movie with friends and family. My wife and I wanted to see the new Star Trek movie, so one night after the kids were all asleep my parents took up the watch and we snuck out the door. The local theater was only showing 3-D at $13 a ticket, so we made […]

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We’re Still Alive (an update from Forster/Doorposts land)

Families need stability. Even when our adult lives are full of challenges, we fight for the stability our children need. We want them to grow up with familiar routines, a comfortable home, and parents who are there for them. But life is unpredictable. Often we don’t know what will happen tomorrow or next week. What do you do when “normal”, whatever that used to be, is shot to bits? I’m […]

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Child Training Boot Camp is Finished!

Taking a break from arranging wedding flowers to check out the new book! The books are finished! Today we are excited to offer Child Training Boot Camp, the fifth book in the Bible Study for Busy Mamas series. In this thirty-day Bible study guide, you’ll learn to use topical Bible study methods to discover what God says about some of the typical challenges we face day after day with our children, including disobedience, bickering, […]

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Our Wonderful Life…

The last twelve months have been some of the craziest in Forster family history. Last spring, we decided to bite the bullet and sell the seven-acre “home place” where we all grew up (and where we’ve operated Doorposts for the last twenty years) and move closer to our church, friends, and family. Eight months later, after eight moving van trips, hundreds of boxes of books, one epic garage sale, many […]

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Giveaway Winner, Just in Time for Our Christmas Sale!

We have a winner! Thank you to everyone who shared your comments on the Bible study. They are a help and encouragement to us! Today we drew from those comments at random to find out who won the $50 Doorposts gift certificate… Our winner is Michelle in OK, who said: “Thanksgiving week really derailed me and I am still behind but even on the days I didn’t have time to […]

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Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 4: Consequences

Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 4: Consequences

As we seek to provide godly discipline for our children, there are times where it’s appropriate for us to devise consequences or allow them to experience the natural consequences of their sin. Why are consequences part of godly discipline? 1. Consequences prove that we love our children. “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.” (Proverbs 13:24) 2. Consequences drive out folly. […]

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Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 3: Confession

  If we give our children effective, Bible-based instruction, they will come to see how they have sinned. The next step is to encourage them to admit or confess their sin to us and to God. Even 3-year-old can say “I was wrong for disobeying”. Here’s why it’s important for our children to learn to confess their sin: 1. Our goal isn’t to merely change our children’s behavior. We’re teaching […]

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Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 2: Instruction

Ingredients of Godly Discipline, Part 2: Instruction

  Why do we discipline? What is the point of our child-training efforts? It’s not ultimately about good behavior. It’s not about the convenience of having well-behaved children. It’s certainly not about giving out just deserts when children make mistakes. Our first goal as parents should be shepherding our children into their own personal, growing, relationship with God. As God’s representatives to our children during their early years, we’re part […]

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