If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it said several hundred times. It’s difficult to raise a child these days.
- May 29, 2012 |
I have always second-guessed myself as a mother, never considering myself to be good enough.
Tuition and fees at public four-year schools have jumped by 25 percent in just the last three years. Unfortunately, the trends are even more worrisome for Christian higher education.
True conversion requires deep acknowledgment of our sins -- and the willingness to see the grace that brought us there.
Whether or not today’s kids are actually “ruder than ever,” even the media reflect the sense that something has gone wrong in the way we raise our children.
Summer camp can be a great experience for kids of all ages. Having been a part of camp ministry for almost 20 years, I know that when the weather turns warm, people start thinking about sending their kids to camp. At the very same time, it is when many parents get cold feet, unsure if their child is ready for an experience like summer camp.
While our society often celebrates “bad boys,” God’s goal for your son is to become a person who reflects His own good character.
In all the years I’ve been listening, no mom has ever told me she wished she had had fewer children, but at least a hundred have told me they wish they’d had more.
Moses recognized the importance of telling family faith adventures.
Adoption was never plan B for God. It wasn't an alternative solution. It was plan A.
Even in Christian homes, children sometimes bend the truth on purpose...
Do you dream about experiences you’d like to have with your family? Then grab a piece of paper...
Pray purposefully and passionately for the hearts of your sons.
Well intentioned parents, doing as they have always done to protect their children when they were young, often circle the wagons and marshal control when their teenager makes a mistake in judgment...
Sometimes, it's the simplest activities in your very own kitchen that impress important truths into a child's memories.
When painful circumstances arise, our first impulse is to pick our kids up or bail them out. But hurtful experiences in our children's lives are catalysts for their spiritual growth - and ours.
We hope that by putting our daughters on birth control we will protect them from getting pregnant, or getting in a position where they have to make a choice. But I submit that doing this communicates a negative message to your children.
Of the 15 million single parent families in the United States, only 33% are attending church. There are many reasons why the single parent should be connected. Encouragement, fellowship, and direction are only a few of the ways that your local church can help.
How? It's the question we would sell our most valuable possessions to answer. How do we ensure that our children will grow up to love and serve the Lord? Is there a forumla to follow?
- April 10, 2012 |