Bought by the Blood

August 6, 2010

What is Biblical Male Headship

“Male headship is not about lording it over those whom we lead. Male headship is about being so Christ like that it is evident to everyone around us that we are the head of our home. Male headship is about being the spiritual priest, the spiritual prophet, the physical provider and the physical and spiritual protector of our households. That is what male headship is. Male headship is laying down your life for your wife. That is what male headship is. If she is afraid of you, you are not operating under biblical male headship. And if you are not mentoring and discipling your wife, you are not operating under biblical male headship. It is your responsibility according to Ephesians chapter five to wash her with the water of the Word.” – Voddie Baucham Jr.

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November 12, 2009

Savoring Time With Our Kids

The following is an excerpt from Voddie Baucham Jr.’s book “Family Driven Faith.”

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When Joe Gibbs retired from coaching (he later returned to the profession), a reporter asked him why he was calling it quits when he seemed to be on top of his game.  Gibb’s response is legendary.  He said he went home one evening after one of his legendary twelve-or fourteen hour days and decided to go kiss his boys good night.  He went into their rooms only to discover they had become men, and he had missed it!

Joe Gibbs learned a lesson that far too many parents learn way too late.  Time is precious, and you only get one chance to raise your children.  They are only young once, and they are only in your home for a short while.  Once they are born the clock starts ticking, and there nothing you can do to stop it or slow it down.  Your only hope is to make the most of the time you have.  I’m sure Joe Gibbs would tell you that none of the trophies, money, or accolades he earned as an NFL head coach was worth the price he, and especially his children, paid.

I look at my daughter sometimes, and I just want to weep.  As I write this, she is fifteen years old.  She has gone from a precious little bundle of joy to a beautiful young woman right before my eyes.  In a few short years she will  be gone.  My old son is only a few years behind her.  I constantly pray that God will give me ways to cheat the clock and multiply out our time together.  I want to savor every moment.  That mean I have to make the effort.

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