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? … Continue reading Proverbial Family: Answering the Whys
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.
Algebra. The dreaded subject by many highschoolers, and the very subject that gives my son and me grief every school morning. This is stupid....this doesn't make any sense.... why do I have to learn this...when will I ever use this in life.... .....are the broken record of phrases frustratingly sung by my son. As I … Continue reading Conforming is Hard
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.
Sparks of thought I can't contain, So many other things to do, But inspiration draws me in, So that I neglect you. She looks well to the ways of her household.... Proverbs 31:27a Prayer: Forgive me, Father, when I neglect the well-being of my household for less important ventures. Amen.
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: … Continue reading Entrusted to Me by God
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 … Continue reading Be Considerate of Your Teen’s Viewpoint
By maturely choosing to flourish apart from the crowd, you can maximize your youthfulness and give optimism to a society that has lost its confidence in the young.