Proverbial Family: Answering the Whys

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?…

Proverbial Family: Foolish Feminism, Part 2

In Foolish Feminism, Part 1, I expressed how feminism started in a good place, yet today we're seeing a shift in focus to the extreme with the claim that men and women are inheritly the same. Since they obviously aren't, this is confusing our society and hurting families all around. The solution to this foolishness…

Proverbial Family: Special Series

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.

She Got It

She was the one. The only one that understood the magnitude of my struggles. The depth of pain it caused to the extent of hope it drew out. She was my sweet sister, mother in the faith, and inspiring friend — Deb. Deb related to me on a level that no one else had. Being…

Poem: Weddings Are Convicting

A couple deep in love, With stars in their eyes, A future so hopeful; Do I still have these ties? The godly minister, Gives the covenant roles, Guidance from their Creator; Am I upholding our souls? Promises are pronounced, Vows to always stay true, Even through great hardships; Have I seen mine through? Weddings are…

Graceful Woman, You Inspire Me

I've observed her tangled heart for years,  Living a downtroddened life, She wasn't expecting.  Her husband commanding and demanding from her, No love in the way she desires, Nor the security needed.  His impulses and anger getting the best of him,  Her cleaning up the messes, Hoping things will change.  Him provoking her to her…

Entrusted to Me by God

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:…

Be Considerate of Your Teen’s Viewpoint

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…