Articles tagged: father
Praying with Middle Eastern Fathers
Christian fathers in the Middle East are beset on all sides. Persecution, social and cultural pressures, fragile economies, and conflict or post-conflict societies are making Christlike parenting intensely difficult. Despite this, SAT-7 continues to receive inspiring messages from faithful fathers who are doing all they can to help raise their children in a godly way.
Arab men see their value in God’s eyes
In the Middle East Father’s Day tends to go by mostly unnoticed, in sharp contrast to Mother’s Day. The culture tends to see emotional expression as feminine, leaving most men without space or permission to explore their feelings and develop emotional maturity. This affects men’s ability to serve as fathers with a healthy understanding of masculinity and manhood.
REMEMBERING REV. MEHDI DIBAJ, AN IRANIAN PASTOR KILLED FOR HIS FAITH
The 1990s were one of the most difficult decades for Iran’s small but growing church, as several leaders were martyred for the sake of their faith and their desire to share God’s message of salvation, hope, and love. In a powerful interview on SAT-7 PARS program Insiders, Issa Dibaj spoke of the life and example of his father, the Rev. Mehdi Dibaj, as he followed in the footsteps of Christ.