How Does Your Family Communicate?

Dare 5

It’s easy as parents to try to communicate with all our children the same.  And typically, we tend to communicate with our kids in the way we grew up.  Some families look at communication as a way to make sure their kids are tough, resilient, and able to withstand whatever life sends their way. But should we put more […]

How Should I Handle Social Media With My Tweens?

Decisions for the things you Fear

A few weeks ago I got a text from a dear friend.  Her husband had posted a survey question on Facebook. Survey:  who has preteens on Facebook?  I’m not quick to give my son access, but I am curious as to others’ experiences. The minute it was posted, responses began coming in from parents who […]

What to Do When Dad is Out-of-Control

Creating Safety in Our Home

It has been amazing to me the number of women who have shared stories of out-of-control behavior from their spouses.  Their teen does something to upset dad and the war is on. It makes me sad. And I’m betting that if you are in that situation in your home, then your feelings are even more […]

Saying ‘No’ to Your Kids — 3 Things to Consider

Saying ‘No’ to our kids is part of parenting–for most of us, it comes with the job description on a daily basis. ‘No’, I’m not buying you a cell phone.  You are only 11! ‘No’, I’m not taking you to your friend’s house right now.  You haven’t finished your homework. ‘No’, you can’t go to […]

Teaching Teens To Recognize God in Their Day-To-Day

Gently taking the bottom off the two-liter, it was easy to explain God to my then six year old son.  With anticipation and a little sadness, we released his butterfly into our flower garden hoping it would stay close at least for a few days.  Matt had watched this creature grow and mature through each stage of metamorphosis with the expectation of […]

What Kind of Men Will Your Daughters Marry?

A college professor at a Christian university posted this slide in an Old Testament class.  It went viral on Facebook.