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 […]
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 […]
A college professor at a Christian university posted this slide in an Old Testament class. It went viral on Facebook.
I have a friend who is always talking about her “happy/sad” moments. I don’t know about you, but that phrase conjures up a lot of emotional images for me. I find it awesome that she is noticing them as she goes through the parenting process. There are SO many of these moments to recall as our kids […]
As a parent I have been known to take detours that lead me down a path that is in desperate need of repair. You know the ones I’m talking about. Maybe there is a rule in your home where you’ve outlined a consequence, and just once you forgot to enforce it. What happens? The whining […]
If you have tweens and teens, at one time or another you’ve probably seen that warlike seething that sometimes seems to explode even when asked to do what you think is a simple request. Or maybe you see it in your spouse and don’t quite understand it. How do you respond when you ask someone to […]