Tag Archives: Christian Parenting

The Bedtime Battle

The Bedtime Battle

  If you’re raising small children or have raised small children, then you know the bedtime battle is real. I have the opposite problem now with teenagers in my house who nearly sleep more hours than they’re awake, but I do remember the days. I’ll never forget when my son disregarded that the consequence for

Helping Our Teens Awaken Their Dreams and Live in Hope

  Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us… — Ephesians 3:20 Everywhere we go it seems people ask my daughter the same questions. “Where do you want to go to college?” “What do you want to

Church of the Small Things: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Became a Mom

The Bible says, “Point your kids in the right direction — when they’re old they won’t be lost” (Proverbs 22:6 MSG), which means it’s our job to give them what is basically a road map for life. It takes work and perseverance and dedication to raise our kids. It takes sacrifice and commitment and dying

Helping Our Kids Know That God Is Real

  Last night in Kids’ Church we discussed the topic of being a hero.  The program used the acronym H.E.R.O (helping others, evangelizing, relying on God, and obeying God).  The kids shared different ways and places they can tell others about God.  We came to the conclusion that anyone (age doesn’t matter) can share about

Young Athletes: Persevere and Overcome Fear with Faith

  My son walked off the wrestling mat with tears in his eyes and said, “I don’t want to do this anymore.” It was his first yer on the varsity team. He was so excited when the season started; however, it didn’t take long for him to become discouraged. The practices were great, his teammates

How to Encourage Our Kids’ Spirtual Gifts and Passions

If you spend a few minutes with children, one thing you’ll learn quickly is that they are passionate. Passionate with their emotions. Passionate with their desires. Passionate about causes. Passionate about things. One second they want to be a professional ballerina, the next a firefighter. They want to play football one season, only to become

How to Spiritually Prepare Your Family for The New Year

How does your family prepare for the transition from one year to the next? One of my favorite traditions is to gather our family and recall how God has shaped our lives during the past 12 months. During this hallowed time, we discuss where we’ve been, share our hopes and dreams, and prayerfully consider where

It’s Never Too Soon To Share Jesus With Our Kids

6 Over the course of our lives we may hold different jobs and fulfill many different roles, but the Bible makes one thing clear: the moment we become parents, raising children who know and love the Lord becomes our most important mission in life. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when

Why You Should Bring Your Uniqueness Center Stage

Growing up I felt like I didn’t fit in. I was athletic enough to be on the team but not good enough to play in the games. I was friends at school with the popular kids but never invited to hang out with them after school was out. I wanted to play sports with the

Treat ‘Em Like Grandkids

Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter. — Deuteronomy 5:13–14 A grandfather in Yona Zeldis McDonough’s novel The Four Temperaments reflects on having grandchildren: People

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