John Piper Responds to Dad’s Question Regarding His Child’s Extreme Anxiety about Hell

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At John Piper’s Desiring God website, they feature Ask John series in which listeners send their questions to John Piper for response. The following question came from a dad named Michael who asked John Piper the following:

A question from Michael:

“Pastor John, how can I talk to my 6-year-old son about hell? When any loved one has died who has also been a Christian, I have told him they have gone to heaven. But if somebody dies who is not a Christian I do not want to lie and say they have gone to heaven, but I do not know how to teach him about hell. He has extreme anxiety about death and I am afraid talking about hell may make him more anxious. He also gets very upset when he makes any kind of mistake or when I have to correct him. I do not want him to worry that if he disobeys that he will be sent to hell. How in the world can I teach him this?” Continue reading

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Biblical Parental Authority: Is Mom Equal with Dad on the Hierarchy Ladder or is Dad on the Highest Rung?

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Christian Parental Response to Teenagers or Adult Children in Rebellion

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What is the appropriate response for Christian parents when our teenagers or adult children rebel?  Do we intervene? Let them go? Do we shun?

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After the Doug Phillips Vision Forum Scandal: What Should We as Homeschoolers Parents Do Now?

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The Doug Phillips Vision Forum scandal has left homeschooling families reeling and questioning:   what now, where do we go from here?  What about Patriarchy, Full-Quiver, Courtship, Parenting? A Concerned Dad asks some great questions.

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Over the weekend, I got an excellent e-mail from A Concerned Dad who probably echoes the thoughts of many homeschool parents as we try to make sense of the Doug Phillips scandal. He gave me permission to share it here.

Many of us were sold a bill of goods under his teachings and now the rug has been pulled out from beneath us.  What now?

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John Piper and Voddie Baucham: Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

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Last week, Tim Fall of Tim’s Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another, and I connected about the possibility of a guest post and when he shared the content, there was a resounding “YES, please!!” from me.  There’s a lot of parenting advice out there, some of which can be harmful to our children.  Tim’s article exemplifies a healthy dose of love and grace.  Enjoy!  ~ja  (Thanks, Tim!)

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John Piper and Voddie Baucham:  Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

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Be discerning. Just because it’s from a source people tend to rely on doesn’t mean it’s true or wise: Continue reading