Better Parents, Better Families
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Ann Dunagan

With a passion for the Lord and the lost, Ann is an international minister alongside her husband, a homeschooling mother of seven, and the author of several books including The Mission-Minded Family.

Posted 6/17/09 at 10:06 AM | Ann Dunagan

Grandpa's Big Heart for Missions

In honor of Father's Day, I want to share a tribute to my father-in-law: WWII veteran, hard-working dairy farmer (with gnarly hands to prove it), father of nine, caring husband, loving grandfather and great-grandfather of many, fisherman, missions director for his small country church, and most definitely a man of God. Nearly everyone called him Grandpa, and his big heart for all of us was only surpassed by his bigger heart for God and for His kingdom.

Grandpa's birthday was right during Father's Day week; so at this time of the year our entire family clan gets a double-dose of missing him. Yet, as we think back and remember the consistent example he gave us . . . and look forward to eternity (as Grandpa always did) . . . we will never forget his life and his mission-minded legacy.

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Posted 4/28/09 at 3:38 PM | Ann Dunagan

Training Kids (and Teens) On-Target

In training our children, we need to aim them toward the bulls-eye of God's destiny. Instead of focusing on the "NO" side of man's legalism (emphasizing endless rules and regulations) it's much more fulfilling to challenge our kids to live on the "YES" side of God's life and love (emphasizing His eternal plans and purposes).


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Posted 3/27/09 at 5:31 PM | Ann Dunagan

What is God's Purpose for Parenting?

If we really desire to be a "better parents" with a "better families" we need to look at life from God's perspective. Yes, God deeply loves andcares about our families. However, the end goal is not to produceamazing role-model kids, so others can put us on a pedestal.

The goal is not for our families to "look good" or to impress others. The goal is far-more than just being happy. As Christian parents, our mission should be God's mission.The purpose for our life, and for our families, is to know God and to glorify Him.

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