Confident, Selfless, Grounded: Helping Tween and Teen Daughters Navigate Friendships

By Jessie Minassian Photo by Hannah Nelson from Pexels A girl grounded in her identity will still feel discouraged when she doesn’t have the relational connections she craves, but a lack of friends won’t define her. And it won’t destroy her. And if she’s practicing confidence and selflessness, the lonely seasons won’t last forever. Did … Continue reading Confident, Selfless, Grounded: Helping Tween and Teen Daughters Navigate Friendships

Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

Written by Lisa Tyson Photo by Joshua Mcknight from Pexels I have never hated—I mean really hated—a word before. A word is simply a word, it has no real power. But this word, I hate it.  While I had heard this word before, and probably even used it, I had never really given it extra … Continue reading Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

How to avoid over drafting your teenager’s emotional bank account

Written by Judy McCarver Photo by NEOSiAM 2020 from Pexels I have three young adult daughters, ages twenty, twenty-one, and twenty-three.  By all appearances, they seem to be on a productive and functional path to adulthood. Perhaps this is due to a lot of hard parenting work, but even more, it is by the grace … Continue reading How to avoid over drafting your teenager’s emotional bank account

3 truths for the child (and mama) who need to know the plan

Written by Somer Colbert It does not matter what we are doing, my five-year-old daughter wants to know the plan.  Where are we going? What are we going to do? Why? Who’s going to be there?  Even in our recent transition to homeschooling, she has been relentless. How many more assignments? What are we having … Continue reading 3 truths for the child (and mama) who need to know the plan

Raise your children to be independent: It’s OK if its hard

Written by Lisa Tyson The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our nation’s hard fought victory over Great Britain, ultimately allowing us the freedoms we enjoy today. The Revolutionary War lasted for seven long years. It’s end result, after victories and defeats on both sides, was complete independence for the colonists. A personal … Continue reading Raise your children to be independent: It’s OK if its hard

5 quick truths about raising Christian kids in a non-Christian world

Written by Miriam Conner “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” —Romans 12:2 How do we teach our kids to be “salt and light”(Matthew 5:13–14) while not … Continue reading 5 quick truths about raising Christian kids in a non-Christian world

Take the Faith Model Challenge:

My son’s response, when asked about his grandparent’s influence on his faith journey, was this: “The biggest thing they did for my faith journey or really just what impacted me the most is how they lived and not what they said.” Let that sink in: how they lived and not what they said. That is … Continue reading Take the Faith Model Challenge: