At church we are going through a series on families. Two weeks ago for Mother’s Day we heard about encouraging moms. Last week was on disciplining parents. This week it was on raising respectful kids.

As always, the sermons were very scriptural and spot on. (I encourage you to go check any of them out online — they can be streamed or podcasted at Today’s sermon had a few quotes that resonated with me and I am sharing the gist of them here. Unfortunately, I did not write them down so I am going off my memory.

“If you have a daughter, you had better show her Christ’s pure love and appropriate touch, for if she doesn’t get it from you, she will begin to seek it elsewhere.” — James Dobson

“If you don’t want your family to turn out like every other family, then you will need to raise your children differently than everyone else.” — Craig Goeschel

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

Post NOTE: I went back and listened to the online sermon and corrected the quotes above so they are accurate and attributable to who spoke them. What you are seeing is the corrected edits.


  1. Bob says:

    Great message that I think many families should listen to and apply in their lives. Seems like family values have gone downhill. Fathers need to lead and mothers need to encourage and support!

  2. Bob says:

    Family values have gone downhill! Fathers need to lead and mothers need to encourage and support.

  3. Mrs. Aslowerpace says:

    Thank you for leading our family. Thank you for loving our daughters so they don’t seek it elsewhere. Thank you for helping me raise these children together. Thank you for being a dad because anyone can be a father. Thank you for teaching our children about faith and for constant prayer over them. I love you!