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How to Help Your Kids Crush Comparison

How to Help Your Kids Crush Comparison

How to Help Your Kids Crush Comparison My daughter was in second grade when she decided that she hated her hair. Anyone can see that her hair is beautiful; in fact, strangers have often stopped us on the street to tell us so. She has gorgeous light brown ringlets with blonde highlights that frame her

What Should We Teach Our Kids About Friendship?

  People who know me say that I’m friendly and hospitable. Often, I’m asked to reach out to others because I have a knack for making people feel safe, cared about and loved. Extending hospitality and compassion to others is always a blessing, but may I let you in on a little secret? The reason

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

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