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Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character April 22, 2024

Helping Your Teens Prepare Spiritually for College

Recently my good friend Lindsay shared with me about her experience sending her first child off to college this year.  I was so amazed and encouraged to learn about the intentional ways she has prepared her daughter to be spiritually grounded to leave home.  I was also impressed with the process she went through to help her daughter determine which school was the best fit for her.  Because our conversation was so insightful, I asked her to share with us about her experience sending her daughter off to college for the first time, and how she prepared her daughter spiritually to do so.

Reflecting His Character March 15, 2024

Teaching Kids About Sexuality and Purity:
Seven Godly Moms Who Got It Right

As a mom dedicated to raising my kids to know God, follow Him, and stay away from the temptations of the world, I have been wondering how and when to teach my kids about sexuality and purity.  This topic has begun to come up among circles of mom friends, as our oldest children are now mid elementary age, and it can be an intimidating subject to approach.  I started to research the topic more and invested in some books to find a methodical approach I could use, and I have been overwhelmed by the many different and contradicting Christian thoughts and approaches on how and when to talk to kids about sex and puberty. 

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love February 22, 2024

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: Speaking Words of Life

In our Mama Heart Like Jesus series we are studying how Jesus discipled His followers as a model for discipling our own children.  This month we are looking at how Jesus built close relationships with his disciples, and we discussed ways to spend quality time with our kids. Now let’s look at three ways Jesus spoke words of life to His followers.

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character February 20, 2024

3 Reasons to Get Your Kids Memorizing Scripture

One day when we were taking a neighbor boy home from school, my kids and I were talking about verses they were memorizing for homework.  The preteen boy riding with us couldn’t understand why he needed to memorize Bible verses at school; after all he could just look them up on the Bible app on his phone, right?  I knew this boy was a thinker, so I tried to explain to him why memorizing scripture is so important, and I hope it made him think.  Many youth and adults feel the same way today.

Reflecting His Character, Relationship with Kids, Sharing His Love February 17, 2024

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower:  How Do We Provide Good Soil for Our Kids?

“A farmer went out to sow his seed….Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.”  Matthew 13:3, 5-6 (NIV) This month we are looking at the seed that fell on the rocky places and how that seed sprang up quickly because it had little soil.  When the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they hadn’t developed roots… So how do we provide good soil for our kids? 

Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love September 25, 2023

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World:  An Interview with Kristen Welch

One of the parenting books I have loved and recommend on my website is Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life’s Biggest Yes.  The book is written by Kristen Welch, blogger at wearethatfamily.com, and I had the privilege to interview her about her thoughts on entitlement and more about her book and ministry.
Kristen, tell us a little about yourself, your family, your blog, and your ministry.