Family Tree Treasures

2018-09-13T21:18:41+00:00

By guest blogger, Susan G Mathis I’d just put my baby and toddler down for their naps when the phone rang. It was Mom, calling to chat. A few minutes into the conversation, she said,

Family Tree Treasures 2018-09-13T21:18:41+00:00

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

2018-09-13T21:19:03+00:00

By guest blogger, Brenda Cox My friends just lost their 23-year-old son. He died peacefully in his sleep, but his loss is no less grievous to them and to those who knew him than if

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare 2018-09-13T21:19:03+00:00

3 Ways to Hook Your Kids on Devotions

2018-09-13T21:31:44+00:00

By guest blogger JP Robinson Last week, I told my kids that I’d have to cancel our devotions that evening because a family activity had run later than expected. Their response was typical: a resounding

3 Ways to Hook Your Kids on Devotions 2018-09-13T21:31:44+00:00

Excuse Me, Your Cell is Showing

2018-07-17T15:57:32+00:00

By Linda Wood Rondeau When I recently visited a young relative’s home, three children and two adults sat in the living room with the television on and everyone using their own phones. No one talked

Excuse Me, Your Cell is Showing 2018-07-17T15:57:32+00:00

Teachable Moments

2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

By Carol Kinsey          Over the years, my husband and I have looked for teachable moments in parenting. Teachable moments give us an opportunity to drive home an important principle to our children. One memorable teachable

Teachable Moments 2018-07-17T16:07:35+00:00

Adjusting to the Arrival of a Second Child

2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

By Stephen W. Hiemstra After our firstborn arrived, my wife, Maryam, refused to leave her alone with anyone. On rare occasions, I might watch her, but almost no one else. As she drew closer to

Adjusting to the Arrival of a Second Child 2018-07-17T16:04:43+00:00

Developing Family Devotions

2017-10-19T20:37:34+00:00

By Karen Whiting My daughter Rebecca remarked, “My earliest memories all center around family devotions. They were my favorite times.” Devotions became the heart of our family life. Through the years I realized family devotions

Developing Family Devotions 2017-10-19T20:37:34+00:00

Five Minutes at a Time

2017-10-17T20:25:32+00:00

By Darlene Franklin How did I rest in God in the constant drama of raising children? Five minutes at a time. My daughter suffered from borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is characterized by pervasive instability—moods,

Five Minutes at a Time 2017-10-17T20:25:32+00:00