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Parenting with an Eternal Perspective

Every person, good and evil, believer and apathetic, was once a cute, laughing, helpless baby. I looked into my son’s eyes and asked God, “Please help us raise him to love You!”

Fighting Against Uncertainty

Insecurity is a dirty word. So, let's talk about uncertainties. We all have them, don't we? Are we pretty enough? Do our significant others love us well? Are we smart?
Get livin'. Get certain. Happy readin'!

10 Cultural Habits that Distance You from Your Children

There are many cultural habits—some obvious and some subtle—that distract us from what matters most. Worst of all, these habits can easily distance us from our children without us even realizing it.

Here are 10 cultural habits that distance us from our children...

The Power of a Praying Mom

Moms, whether you are dreaming, standing before God in scary vulnerability, or just trying to listen and get it right, we have a powerful tool at our disposal: prayer.

Allowances, Chores and Teaching Stewardship

Should you give your child an allowance? Should it be connected to chores? Financial and parenting expert Shane Barkley addresses the differing approaches to teaching kids money management skills.

3 Online Trends Parents Need to Warn Their Kids About

These days, the information superhighway resembles a virtual Wild West more than it does a highway. Problem is, the local sheriff is usually several steps behind the bad guys.

So how can you warn kids about dangerous online trends if you don’t know what they’re doing? Here are three trends you need to discuss with your children...

New (SCHOOL) Year, New You

Forget Jan. 1. Parents know the real new year begins when school starts!   Even if you don’t have kids in school, the end of summer and the beginning of fall is a great time to reassess, realign, hit the restart button and make resolutions that will help carry your family through the school year.

7 Surprising Joys of Getting Older

I have wandered around in the wilderness most of my life. As I turned 40, I felt like some giants were about to be conquered.

Ladies, let’s embrace this thing called age. There are so many joys of getting older, here are just a few of my favorites....

5 Simple Tips for Reclaiming Family Time

I assumed that once the diapers came off the busyness of life with kids would begin to settle down.  Boy was I wrong!

It’s actually more like: we immediately filled the water bottles, put on the cleats and leotards, and headed to the gym or the field!

If this describes you, here are 5 handy tips to help us refocus and reclaim our time!

Convos With My 2-Year-Old - "The Cookie"

These are a scream!  This is a series of videos that are actual conversations with the producer's 2 year old daughter, as re-enacted by himself and another full-grown man.

If you have a toddler or pre-schooler, you've probably had these very conversations - now hear them in a whole new light!

9 Ways to Parent Well in an Age of Technology

Like it or not, we are in the zenith of the technological age, and it seems that parenting has to morph just as rapidly as the technologies that are created.

Are you keeping up with your kids' technology?

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