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The Two Most Important Lessons For Dads

Yesterday I posted a video to Facebook for Father's Day, talking about the two most important lessons a dad can teach his children. My dad taught me a lot of great life skills, but a father's most important task is to prepare his sons and daughters for life by introducing them to a relationship with God and warning them about relationships with other people. My dad never did that. That's why I would love for you to watch this video or read the entire transcript below. I'd... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, June 19, 2017
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Mom, Do You Feel Appreciated?

I love Mother's Day. I have such high esteem for the position of motherhood. What could possibly be more important than to be God's tool of the forming of a human soul? Moms have been through it all. Changing diapers, comforting nightmares, caring for the sick, meeting with the principal, sitting through painful recitals, baking birthday cakes, washing clothes. Not only that, you've been God's primary instrument to shape a biblical worldview and morality inside your son or... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Getting To The Heart Of Your Words

Watch, listen, download, or read the transcript of Paul Tripp speaking on the topic of communication in his plenary session at the 2008 DesiringGod National Conference. Video DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO Audio DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO Transcript I don't know very many of you, but there are three things that I know about you. 1. You Talk First, I know you talk. Oh, my goodness, do you talk. Some of us more than others — some of us have trouble... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, March 31, 2017
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7 Trademarks Of An Unhealthy Friendship

Earlier this month I opened the Bible to Ephesians 4:1-7 and wrote about three trademarks of a healthy, growing friendship. Here's a quick recap: Working Hard: Are you eagerly working hard to develop your friendship? Or are you expecting it to grow itself? Removing Expectations: Where are you expecting to be served by your friend? How do you “punish” your friend when they don’t meet your expectations? Celebrating Diversity: How often do we see diversity... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Biblical Marriage Advice For Valentine's Day

A bouquet of roses. A box of assorted chocolates. A bottle of champagne. A handwritten card. A necklace, a bracelet, a pair of earrings. A dinner by candlelight. I love all of these romantic acts! What I don't love, though, is how easily we buy into the delusion that acts of romance can form the foundation for a good marriage. Romance results from a healthy relationship, but a healthy relationship does not grow in the soil of romance. Rather, the Bible teaches that a marriage of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, February 13, 2017
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3 Trademarks of a Growing, Healthy Friendship

When was the last time you felt let down by a good friend? When was the last time you felt misunderstood, or entirely unheard? When was the last time you struggled to resolve a conflict, and simply agreed to disagree? When was the last time you felt betrayed, or even used? When was the last time you questioned if that friendship was even worth pursuing anymore? Chance are you can answer any of those above questions with “Last week” or “Yesterday” or maybe... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, January 30, 2017
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5 Biblical Principles For Becoming A Better Friend

How many friends do you have? I guess your answer to that question will vary depending on how you define a friend. We have best friends, good friends, old friends, family friends, Facebook friends, and everything in between! Friends are a wonderful thing. They make us laugh and lift our spirit with their presence. Our most memorable moments happen in their company. During difficult days, they surround us with love and support. But no matter how many friends you have and how many... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, January 23, 2017
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Look At Your Christmas Tree Differently

Download This Video Feel free to download this video and show it in your home, small group, or church service. Christmas is all about a tree. But it's not the tree that you decorate. There's another tree that Christmas is all about. Even before the foundations of the earth, there was a tree in Jesus' future, and from the first breath that Jesus took, every step he took was marching toward this tree. This was not a tree of happiness; this was not a tree of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Should Parents Lay Down The Law Or Give Grace?

Below is a summary transcript I have parents who talk to me all the time about their struggle with the question, "When should I enforce law and when should I give grace?" The problem with the question is that it treats God’s law and God’s grace as two opposing forces. Think of biblical history, when the law was given: God had redeemed his children out of captivity, but they didn’t know how to be the children of God. They didn’t know how to walk... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Difficulty of Parenting in a Digital Age

Below is a summary transcript Every culture and generation could say, "Parenting is particularly hard because . . ." But I think there is one thing that is particularly unique about the culture in which we live. It is the availability of things—powerful, attractive things—that distract us. We are so constantly distracted! It is hard to have quiet. It is hard to have reflection. It is hard to have moments of meditation. It is hard to have long conversations... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, December 2, 2016
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