"We allow marriage to point beyond itself when we accept two central missions: becoming the people God created us to be, and doing the work God has given us to do. If we embrace—not just accept, but actively embrace—these two missions, we will have a full life, a rich life, a meaningful life, and a successful life. The irony is, we will probably also have a happy marriage, but that will come as a blessed by-product of putting everything else in order."
Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015 rev., p. 243)
WHAT RESPONSIBILITIES DOES THE BIBLE PLACE ON PARENTS?
Parenting can be one of the greatest joys in life, but it certainly comes with significant responsibilities, which can be overwhelming to many. The Bible provides excellent support to parents and is keenly relevant today. In this helpful article, ministry director David Shaffer shares insights on the biblical mandate to parents found in Deuteronomy 6.