When a Pastor’s Child StraysBy David Gough | 01.17.2022
I write not as a mere observer or sympathized, but as a father and a pastor who prays for his own wayward children. How desperately I long for them to embrace the faith they were taught.
Parenting Advice for PastorsBy Ed Moore | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.29.2020
Listen to these points with a discerning ear and apply them by grace as they relate to you.
A Published Homage to My Unpublished DadBy Caleb Batchelor | 06.19.2020
I love my dad and I’m writing to honor him. But I also want to commend his example to other pastors.
What We Can Teach Our Kids about ComplementarianismBy Bobby Scott | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019
What can we teach our kids about complementarianism?
Joy for Joyless Pastors’ WivesBy Keri Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019
So if you’re bogged down and unable to see the importance of your ministry, get up to the crest of the hill and survey your husband’s work. The fruit he bears is the fruit of your ministry too.
The Accidental Reformation: How Luther and Calvin Reformed the FamilyBy Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019
Martin Luther and John Calvin represent two theologians of the Reformation, that Bible-driven movement so long ago, who promoted God’s vision for the family and led many to do the same.
Mailbag #83: Protecting the Sunday Gathering by Limiting Reasons to Be Out of Room . . . Caring for Over-Worked Children’s Ministry WorkersBy D. Russell, J. Leeman | 05.13.2019
— To what extent should the church protect the Sunday morning gathering by limiting reasons for members to be “at church” but out of the room? — What do you do to care for the spiritual health of your children’s ministry leaders?
Youth and Church Membership—Or, Stop Baptizing Children into the EtherBy Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Church Membership: Following the Lord Together | 05.07.2019
A church should not baptize young people apart from church membership. To do so is unbiblical, unhelpful, and unloving.
We Need to Help New Converts from Non-Christian Backgrounds Honor Their FamiliesBy Ajith Fernando | 03.28.2019
It’s vital for older Christians to talk often with new Christians, making sure that in following Christ, they haven’t unduly harmed their relationship with their family.
Book Review: The Storm-Tossed Family, by Russell MooreReview by Robin Weekes | 12.12.2018
The range of what Moore covers is bold: upbringing, marriage, children, perseverance in marriage, divorce, growing old, and caring for those who are aging. He explores these topics with an exegete’s skill and a pastor’s heart.
How to Counsel Couples Through Past Sexual SinBy Scott Croft | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018
Practically, let’s talk about when and how pastors can guide dating or engaged couples through difficult conversations about past sexual sin.
When Your Pastor-Husband Looks at PornBy Carrie Kell | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018
The sting of pornography has struck many marriages. The way forward can feel confusing and demoralizing. But there’s hope.
Is Pornography Use Ever Grounds for Divorce?By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.29.2018
In Matthew 5:32 and 19:9, Jesus gives grounds for divorce based on sexual immorality (porneia). Does pornography use qualify?
Are Catechisms a Baptist Thing?By Jeff Robinson | 10.01.2018
To the thinking of many, “Baptist” and “catechism” aren’t allies. But historically speaking, nothing could be further from the truth.
A Strategy for Delaying the Baptism of Young ChildrenBy Scott Daniel | 08.24.2018
What should you say to the family of a young child who wants to be baptized?