Faith + Family

Bedtime Battles

Bedtime used to be very difficult for our youngest daughter. She seemed to have a lot of fears, and she had a hard time sleeping. I remember going through this as a child. It’s scary sometimes when you start to realize the world is […]

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Parenting by Prayer

“All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace” (Isa. 54:13). The most important parenting skill we can hone is prayer. Through prayer, we can reach into the lives of our children, our […]

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Engaging with Our Kids in a Distracted World

Yesterday I joined Pinterest. Oops! Not only did I discover a whole new world of ideas and fun stuff — I also discovered an additional distraction from my already‐​​overloaded daily agenda. After an hour of searching and repinning, I realized how easy it is to be […]

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Divide and Conquer

Children are willing to ask one parent and then the next to get the desired answer. Parental communication is key to combating this divisive strategy. Children determine from an early age which parent they should ask for permission in which […]

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What is Grace?

The Guilt of Sin “Shut up!” How childish that sounds coming from a mother of four. Immature, cutting words passed through my lips, taking flight as they hit the air, piercing my eight-year-old’s tender heart. Before I knew it the words were […]

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I Want to Cry Faster

Recently my six‐​​year‐​​old son Elijah had a meltdown. After recovering from a fever that caused him to miss four days of school, he just wanted to play his favorite game and relax. Unfortunately, I needed to use the computer too and, for my […]

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