Faith + Family

Your View of God vs. How You Parent

Your view of God will determine what type of parent you are. For those who view God as an angry tyrant and judge visiting wrathful vengeance on all who cross him, you will mirror that image. Your parenting will be […]

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Crossing the Line

Compliant children very seldom cross the boundaries set by parents. Stubborn children may react and cross the line — with much regret. A strong‐​​willed child will not stay behind the line simply to please you. The key for the parent of any […]

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The Myth of the Perfect Mom

Are you the perfect parent? How would you describe the perfect mom or dad? Is it the one who juggles a gazillion responsibilities — from running kid’s to their activities, to volunteering at school, to driving on all the field trips? Is it […]

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Otherness

Dear child of my heart, Today you came to me sad and I wanted to comfort you. Your friends spoke of owning things you do not own, watching movies you do not watch, going to places you do not go, and […]

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Hope for the Weary Mom Book Giveaway

There are moms who experience a weariness that goes far beyond the ordinary. After turning down an interview with Oprah Winfrey, my friend Tracey Lane graciously allowed me the honor of talking to her about “the mess” of losing her only […]

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The Art of Listening

Listening is often difficult for parents. Below you will find strategies to help you become a better listener. An obvious component to being a good listener is being available. Most meaningful conversation occurs person to person. If you’re trying to connect simply by […]

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