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
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
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 … Continue reading Give grace, for goodness’ sake
https://vimeo.com/339379034 https://www.empoweredhomes.org/resource/addressing-stress/ Studies show that kids are more stressed than ever before. In this Power Parenting video, Bobby Cooley explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress. He also provides some ideas that parents can implement to help their kids manage their stress.
Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels Fathers play a significant role in fostering emotional, cognitive, language, and motor development in the lives of their young children. Research shows that fathers strengthen the development of their kids when they take an active role early and often in their lives. Simply put, dads are great teachers! But … Continue reading Dads, Teach Your Kids
By Don Morgan Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock It's not hard to see how race-based discrimination is a direct assault on the sanctity and dignity of human life. For Christians, the foundation of a pro-life ethic is the image of God. We believe that humanity – in all of its expressions and dimensions – is sacred because all … Continue reading Race and the Image of God
https://vimeo.com/359359086 In this video, Dr. John Trent challenges us to work on how we communicate with our spouse. He shares four things God’s word teaches us about communication. 1. History doesn’t have to be destiny. Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife.” 2. Explore … Continue reading Four Things God’s Word Teaches Us About Communication
Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels As a single parent, when I poll or survey other single parents with the simple question of, “How did you get here?” I am always blown away that each of our stories are so unique and different. However, one thing that we all nod in agreement to (emphatically), is … Continue reading Gaps and Voids: Single Parenting Together
https://vimeo.com/323780179 When your kid comes to you on his or her worst day, the first ten seconds are vitally important for communicating to him or her that you are a safe place. In this Power Parenting video, Joe Landi explains how to implement the ten-second principle to build trust with your kid.
Photo by Daniel Jurin from Pexels As parents, most of us are seeking to love our children well. This is a challenging task, but not nearly as challenging as trying to teach our children how to love each other well, especially when it comes to their siblings! If you have more than one child in … Continue reading Helping Our Children Love Each Other Well by Nell Bush