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Welcome to Gospel Parenting

Welcome to Gospel Parenting, the child-training ministry of Robert Andrews, designed to help parents bring up their children in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord," including those involved in the job of independent education. On the following pages you will find products to help you in that task: books on relevant parenting topics by Robert and other authors, along with parenting seminars on DVD on DVD. Robert's blog also provides an opportunity for interaction about the weekly newsletter on the crucial topic of biblical parenting.

The Latest From Robert's Blog

  • Failure and Sin--the Only Path to True Ministry

    2015-07-03

    The reaction by many to the pastor referenced in last week's newsletter, who stepped down from leadership in his church due to an affair, has been to banish him to Siberia. "His effective ministry is over due to this terrible screw-up. He has disqualified himself," they probably are reasoning. "Let's move on to the next gifted communicator." This response is most likely to be found among those who may not agree with this pastor's emphasis on the unconditional grace of God that covers, forgives and does away with all sin, including adultery. In actuality, this pastor's ministry may now be taking a powerful, quantum leap forward! How so? The Bible is very clear about two important truths:1) Genuine righteousness only comes by faith in the cross and what happened there, not by obedience to the...

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  • Finding Hope in the Midst of Serious Family Trouble

    2015-06-25

    Years ago, as a high school basketball coach, I met with the father of a very talented sophomore who had a bright future as a player--if he could work his way free from the trap of drugs and alcohol into which he had fallen. I was amazed at the nonchalant attitude with which this father discussed the situation. It was as if he was a disinterested bystander, analyzing a situation in which he had no personal interest at all. I realized that by disconnecting himself personally from the situation, in his own mind he was able to absolve himself of any responsibility for his son's problems. I recognize this desire in my own life--to evade responsibility for failure if at all possible. I am constantly looking for back doors through which I can make my exit when blame is apportioned. "It's not...

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  • Am I a "Successful" Parent?

    2015-06-10

    How can I know if I am a successful parent? By what standard can I measure "success" in this difficult task God has given me to do? Forty-six years ago Jill and I brought Adam, our first-born, home from the hospital. As I looked at his tiny face as he slept in his crib, I remember being overcome with joy but also the immense gravity of my situation. He had no one but us, Jill and me. We were totally responsible for him--his physical well-being, his provision, his training, his education, everything! His life was in our hands. It was an experience I had never had before and remains vividly imprinted on my mind to this day. I believe all parents are faced with some rendition of this same experience, and the natural response that we have, just as I had, is, "Can I cut it? Can I do what is...

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  • Discovering a Hidden Idol

    2015-05-21

    You may not have noticed, but it has been two months since I last put out a Gospel Parenting newsletter, which I have sent on a weekly basis for several years. My wife Jill and I have gone through a rather emotional series of circumstances that has caused us both considerable anxiety we were not expecting, thus placing the newsletter on the backburner. First, I had major surgery to remove a malignant prostate. The recovery time at my age was a full two months. This was substantially longer than I had expected and I found the inability to function normally very discouraging. Second, the maintenance of our 60-acre country home, located next to my son Adam and his family, had become more than we were able to continue to maintain. We loved our home, our church we helped plant 17 years ago,...

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  • "I want to be like Daddy"

    2015-04-09

    In the years immediately following World War II, my family lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then called "The Oil Capital of the World." My father worked in the oil industry with Seismograph Service Corporation, an oil exploration firm, directing all domestic drilling crews, some 40 in number.I was in early elementary school at the time, an only child who idolized his daddy. One day he took me to work, I am sure in response to my incessant questioning—"What do you do at work, Daddy?" I can still remember, some 70 years later, watching him sitting in his office answer a few scattered phone calls with long periods of what seemed like doing nothing in between--just talking to me with his feet up on his desk. I finally said to him, "Daddy, you aren't doing anything. What real work do you do?" and I...

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