Controlling your mouth can be a challenging feat when it has run free for most of your life. I have been struggling for several years to tame the tongue. Thankfully, God is gracious to us and forgives us when we mess up. And, boy have I messed up, especially with my son: “If you don’t […]
Helping kids learn about money was a topic that came up often when I was a budget coach. Once families were able to stabilize their finances they often began how to help their kids learn about money so they could avoid the mistakes made by their parents. Hare are five ways you help your kids […]
I speak and write a great deal about purity yet I cannot stand with Purity Culture movement that’s still happening in churches today. Eggs Vs. Cake Abstaining from sex before marriage is part of being remaining pure. But it is only one part. It would be like putting a raw egg on a plate and […]
Spring is a time of renewal, growth and new life. Nature awakens from a long winter slumber and for most people, there’s an air of expectation and excitement. Consistently warmer weather means more outdoor activities and much-needed sunshine. Nature’s renewal reminds me of the areas of our lives we often neglect but should be renewing […]
Sex ed class are standard in public schools but do you know what your children are really learning? Learn the difference between Sexual Risk Reduction education and Sexual Risk Avoidance education and then find out what is being taught at your children’s school.
Scary Halloween events like haunted houses are easy to say not to, but is there room for pumpkin carving in the Christian home? Find out by clicking to read more.
A quick glance around the world and it’s obvious that Truth and absolutes are frowned upon. True tolerance, and love are being replaced with false ideas of acceptance and “truth” seems as ever-changing as the tide. The pendulum is changing directions in America. The world our children are growing into is going to look vastly […]
Getting kids to do what they’re told (and in a timely manner) can be one of the biggest headaches in parenting. You know the routine: Ask little Johnny to do something, he ignores you, messes around or throws a fit. You get mad, get loud, threaten, demand and finally there’s compliance. Last night we visited friends who […]
At first, speaking loudly to our son got his attention and stopped unwanted behavior. Then, we had to get louder….and louder. Finally, yelling seemed to be the only thing that worked. I hate yelling. I don’t want to be “that mom.” I don’t want to have a home of strive and yelling. My girlfriend, struggling […]
Peaceful parenting sounded like a dream. More than anything I want peace in our home. After all, the home is the most important place on Earth and a home that isn’t peaceful isn’t one that can be a safe haven. While peaceful parenting alluded me like a mouse from a hawk…wait, is the analogy of […]