How to Keep Your Kids Connected at Church

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Part 3)

One of the things our family struggled with over the years was trying to keep our kids connected with other kids at church.  Since we didn’t live in the community surrounding our church, our kids didn’t have the opportunity to see other kids who attended unless there was a 30 minute drive involved. We had tried churches […]

Do Your Teens Have Adult Community?

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Part 1)

Did you know that teenagers who seem to have the best success moving into healthy adulthood have a “community” of adults walking beside them? The first place to look for that community is obviously at home.  Are both you and your spouse invested in your children in a positive way—daily? If not, find ways to […]

The Respect Dare – Dare One

Expectations! I can tell you emphatically that I have them for my kids. I can’t tell you my entire list of all my expectations for my tweens and teens because there wouldn’t be enough space to list them! You know the drill…Keep your room clean, don’t talk back to me, don’t fight with your siblings, […]

Expectations – Looking back or side-to-side?

Sitting at a local coffee shop with a woman whose son I had recently met, Lana poured out her heart as we sipped cappuccino. I wasn’t sure why she wanted to speak to me; but as she began to fill in the details, I realized that I was an anomaly in her world. “Your family […]