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  • Dreaming Together in Marriage

    August 10, 2020 by

    By Erin Smalley The most powerful benefit of dreaming together in marriage is the synergy it creates. What you can do together is far greater than what you can do alone. I was at a women’s Bible study group when the leader asked a fascinating question: “What were your dreams as a young girl?” Over… Read more

  • Missed milestones in the midst of mayhem

    July 24, 2020 by

    Written by Lisa Tyson 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 thought before mid-March. At this moment,… Read more

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

    July 23, 2020 by

    Written by Judy McCarver 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 of a very good and faithful… Read more

  • Give grace, for goodness’ sake

    July 22, 2020 by

    Written by Amy Parker Enter grace One day last week, the woman in front of us at the grocery store was taking for . . . ev . . . er. After the cashier scanned a cartload of groceries, there was some glacially paced issue with processing her check.  When they determined that they couldn’t… Read more

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

    July 21, 2020 by

    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… Read more

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

    July 20, 2020 by

    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… Read more

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

    July 17, 2020 by

    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… Read more

  • 5 Things My Daughter Has Taught Me About Anger

    July 16, 2020 by

    Angry parents can be scary to kids. As a dad, sometimes my kids get the worst from me. I get upset and snap quickly and find myself feeling embarrassed and guilty for how I speak to them. I have never physically touched them in anger, but my words wound deeply. One day, I yelled at my… Read more

  • Take the Faith Model Challenge:

    July 15, 2020 by

    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… Read more

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