Author Archives: Tricia Goyer

4 Tips to Help Our Kids Relate to Bible Stories

4 Tips to Help Our Kids Relate to Bible Stories

One of my favorite things to do is read Bible stories with my kids. I grew up going to church, but Bible reading didn’t really happen at home. I loved the flannel-graph stories that my Sunday school teacher told, but these stories were usually theme-based and told out of order. As an adult, when I

God’s Awesome, Unique Design of All People: Teaching Our Kids About Diversity

We attend an inner-city church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Little Rock is known to be a place of desegregation struggles — past and present. Up until 1957 schools here were segregated, and even now the residential areas of our city are highly segregated. Whites live on one part of town and blacks in the other.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.: Teaching Our Kids About Friendship and Faith

As a mom of ten kids I’ve discovered that often the best things we can teach our kids aren’t about things they can see, but they’re about the unseen things. Things like justice, equality, friendship and faith. In our world they often see prejudices and injustice. Usually kids know this isn’t right, but they don’t

5 Scriptures That Address Key Issues Teens Are Dealing with Today

I have three teen daughters and one more who is right on their tail. I’ve also raised teen sons into adulthood. (Quite a feat!) During the teen years, there are so many concerns heavy on a teen’s heart: interactions with other guys and girls, school pressures, school or relationship drama, feelings of insecurity, and worries

A Letter to Teen Moms: You Are Important

You Are Important Importance means having meaning. There are many things that people feel are important for young people: school, good grades, sports, and accomplishments. Ask yourself, What things were important to you one or two years ago? What things are important now? Your child, no doubt, is most important. And your child thinks you are most important. Without your succeeding

Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish

Ora Jay August 27, 1982 Children’s laughter met our ears as I pulled up and parked our buggy in front of my cousin Floyd’s house. Floyd and Ruth lived quite a spell from us, but it was worth the trip because we had two girls who’d be meeting their cousins for the first time. My bones were weary

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