Why have kids?

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When parents are seen having a tough time with their kids, many people without kids ask, “why would anyone want to have them?” Believe me, parents have asked the same thing, but even when you get a date night, the kids are sorely missed. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Well, here’s why I think people have kids.

First, it’s proliferation of the species. We are mammals and there’s a basic need inside of us to procreate. Something about sustaining life on earth. However, beyond being an animalistic tendency, there’s the payoff of something outliving our mortal time here. Through us, we can make the world a better place. This is why we want our kids to be better than we were.

Second, we get a glimpse of God’s unending love. Reading it in scripture is one thing but by bringing our own offspring into the world and being repeatedly asked for forgiveness, we see what it is that our heavenly father must go through. Some things just can’t be communicated. They must be experienced.

Finally, it can be a very enriching part of your marriage. While it won’t fix things that may be broken, it can certainly make a good marriage even stronger. Children begin with the most intimate part of a marriage and it grows from there.

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Join us November 9-11, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday for a FREE Parenting Seminar with Dale Sadler. Check out the schedule below.

For those attending the seminar, babysitting will be provided, please register your children.

Parenting Seminar:

"Generations to Come: Christian parenting in a modern world”

"We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done." Psalm 78:4

SCHEDULE

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Friday:

5:15 pm - 6:45 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Discover Your Parenting Style*

Saturday:

9:00 am - 9:45 am: Who’s REALLY Raising Your Kids?

10:00 am - 10:45 am: How A Two Year Old Tantrum Can Last 16 Years

11:00 am - 11:45 am: Secrets to Raising Great Kids

11:45am: Q&A

Sunday

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Worship: Who’s the Boss?

9:30 am - 10:15 am: Bible Study: How to Argue with Your Teen & Win

10:30 am - 11:30 am: Worship: Who’s the Boss?

All sessions @ Concord Road church of Christ, 8221 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027

DALE SADLER

DALE SADLER IS A FAMILY COUNSELOR PRACTICING IN WHITE HOUSE, TN. HE SPECIALIZES IN MARRIAGE, PARENTING & MEN'S ISSUES.

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