Faith + Family

The Gospel for the Weak Mom

"I thought parenting was going to portray my strengths, never realizing God had ordained it to reveal my weaknesses." —Dave Harvey 106 degrees. I stood leaning against the port-​​​​a-​​​​potty dutifully eating a Lunchables, trying not to taste the smell that only an […]

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Teaching Your Kids to Ask Important Questions

As parents, we want our kids to make good choices. When they are very young, we make the majority of the decisions for them. As they grow up, mom and dad relinquish more and more of that responsibility. Whether it […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Deal with Peer Pressure

“Don’t respond to the stupidity of a fool;
you’ll only look foolish yourself.” —Proverbs 26:4 (MSG)  Peer pressure is nothing new but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested it is something teenagers need in order “to become adults.” 1. Make sure they […]

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It Really is Finished

As a mom, there is never a night that I go to bed with my work done. I have yet to lay my head down on my pillow at the end of the day and say “My work here is finished.” I may have a quitting time […]

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Wind is Fleeting, Family is Forever

Family, as we all know, can ring blessings and havoc simultaneously. Family can be wild while loving, beautiful while dreadful — this is a known truth. Yet, family is one of the dearest gifts God gave us; to be able to share in […]

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Good Parenting

“Good parenting in – good kids out” is the paradigm we are most comfortable with. It is ironic though because, truth be told, none of us are the good parents we long to be. We are often impatient, inconsistent, unloving, and angry. […]

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