Articles posted at the Center for Marriage and Relationships
The Biola University Center for Marriage & Relationships has invited Paul Friesen to write a number of guest posts on their blog:
September 27, 2016: “Before You Save the Date: 21 questions to help you marry with confidence”
February 27, 2018: “Life for Your Marriage After an Affair (Part I)”
March 13, 2018: “Life for Your Marriage After an Affair (Part II)”
January 29, 2019: “4 Things Men Need from Other Men (that they can’t get from women)”
April 16, 2019: “Our Friends Want to Divorce: How Can We Help?”
Podcasts at the Center for Marriage and Relationships
Paul and Virginia Friesen were guests on the Biola University Center for Marriage & Relationships’s “The Art of Relationships” podcast:
Worth It resources page
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A collection of videos of talks by Paul and Virginia Friesen,
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Short video clips on the subject of parenting, by Paul and Virginia Friesen
Parenting By Design: Confident parenting through adherence to God’s Word
Though the simplest of items comes complete with a booklet of instructions, new parents are ushered out of the hospital with a package of Pampers and best wishes. How good that our Heavenly Father has given us His Word with His instructions for raising children to have a heart for Him!
Parenting By Design: Creating an environment helpful to our children choosing Christ
Though we are not determinative in our children’s faith, we are called to create an atmosphere most conducive to their wanting to follow Christ.
Parenting By Design: Being intentional in developing values in our children
We are often more intentional about our children’s educational choices than strategically planning what would give them the best development spiritually.
Parenting By Design: Loving unconditionally without enabling sinful behavior
It is important to express unconditional love to our children while disciplining them for disobedience.
Parenting By Design: Teaching our children respect for authority
While showing our children unconditional love, we must also teach them respect for the authority God has established for us as parents, for those over us, and ultimately for the Lord.
Parenting By Design: Modeling a commitment to obeying God’s Word
We must not only teach our children to obey God’s Word, but show them our willingness to obey God’s Word even when it costs us personally.
Parenting By Design: Focusing on inward convictions over outward compliance
It is tempting for us as parents to be more concerned how our children behave on the outside than to build internal integrity and convictions on the inside.
Parenting By Design: Developing character to withstand life’s challenges
While our children are home, we can use “parental control” to a great extent. Our job is to help them have internal convictions that will stand when the storms of peer pressure or temptation are raging.
Parenting By Design: Teaching financial responsibility
We as parents are to teach absolute biblical truths to our children, but we are also to model for them the values that we have as a family and wish them to emulate.