I love and I hate all of them. The TV, the computer, the smart phone, the iPad, the PS4...any electronic.
Why? It's the question asked over and over by every child. It can become pretty exhausting trying to answer every why, yet answering why needs to become a priority and habit of every parent. Why? Because actions have consequences, and the best instructions we can give our children are those that explain the consequences. Why?…
Knowledge. Oh I thought I had knowledge when I got married. I knew just who I was going to be, who my husband was going to be, and how our children would be.
I've been wanting to write more posts in relation to the family, namely marriage and parenting. And so, I'm going to begin a special series called "Proverbial Family" that focuses on Proverbs as a resource for enhancing family instruction and relationships.
“Love each other”....WHAT?! That was Jon’s last voicemail to his best friend, Eddie, who was having an affair with his wife, before Jon committed suicide in the new ABC series A Million Little Things? A blessing to continue on in a relationship that was breaking every promise he and his wife had made in their…
We raise our kids — teaching them continually — spending hours and hours of godly instruction — hoping that they will follow God and not the world. However, in the end it is their choice.
Unfortunately, it took me having a disease to force me to slow down and breath.
Alone, Her husband dead; Now the widow is at the gate, Her only son in his burial bed.
Here we go again. Another worship service that I didn't get to participate in. All they did was squirm and fight me the whole time. I didn't get anything out of the service except frustration of trying to make them behave.
What if your parents could use another tool more often to instruct you called gentleness? Where words of encouragement and compliments are used more often than rebuke.
In high school, so much revolves around the people you associate with. You are either labeled cool or a nerd by the names of the people you can call your friends.
Dear Child, I will continue to lovingly instruct or rebuke you until you have proven your trustworthiness in the responsibilities you have been given. This is a responsibility entrusted to me by God. Love, Mom The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Proverbs 29:15 Prayer:…
With this epiphany, I knew it was time to accept that all this means leaving behind an old season of life and adjusting to a new one.
Even though you may not understand, have a different perspective, or be annoyed by something of opinion that your teen enjoys, when you continually make derogatory comments about what's important to them, you are planting seeds of strife between both of you. Listen to your teen's perspective, voice your concerns if any, set boundaries if…
With the determination of bringing honor to the name of your Lord, your daily words and deeds will joyfully represent His love as you thank God for your blessings in Christ and humbly submit yourself to speaking and performing works that are according to Jesus' character.
As a mother, it is hard not to just jump in when your child is having a problem. I felt it best in this circumstance to wait and see how everything would work out between these kids.
We as Americans place high value on academics and competitive activities. While I find it wonderful that these things can be advantageous to encourage learning and build character, there is a problem when we use these American values as most important to identify what success in life is.
A warning such as this can only be effective if I am living by these principles. I am not only advising them to beware of others, but also of myself as I could be that person that they love and trust that leads them astray.