Frantic with Last Minute Christmas Shopping?

Christmas with Teens - Part 2

My guess is that even with Christmas less than a week away, many of us are still frantic trying to make sure we get those last minute gifts for our tweens and teens.  If your kids are anything like mine, something seems to happen in our teens’ brains the week before Christmas.  Those synapses that didn’t seem […]

Ways to Deepen Your Teen’s Faith

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Part 6)

Keeping our teens in church consists of multiple facets.  Community, relevancy, acceptance, and resolution in times of conflict are all important in keeping them involved.  However, if you are like most parents, your true desire is to help deepen our kid’s faith.  It is one thing to hear the Word; it is quite another to see it played out. […]

How Do You Handle Your Teen’s Frustration With People in the Church?

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Part 5)

Let’s be honest.  There is no perfect church.  Any time there are people involved human nature will play out and conflicting opinions will surface.  Part of life for us as parents is to navigate those difficult waters with our kids so that it doesn’t trample their desire to be part of the church and to […]

When God is Silent

As I sit here writing, I keep wondering if the tears will ever come.  Silence darkens my life right now as I continue to wait for God to open the door.  I’m guessing my NOW has different circumstances from yours, but if you’ve had kids in their tweens, teens, or twenty-somethings, I’m sure you can relate. […]

It’s All YOUR Fault!

I wish I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard my kids say “It’s all YOUR fault!”  Whether the words are directed at me or someone else doesn’t matter.  The truth is, I’d have quite a stack of coins.

Tired of Waiting?

I’ve been asking God lately why we have to spend so much time waiting as parents.  Sometimes its as simple as waiting for our child to pull themselves away from the computer so we can eat dinner as a family.  Other times, it is waiting to see if our teens will ever mature enough to be […]