Parenting

Prayers at Bedtime … Anytime

I’d like to know what happened to those sweet little night-night times … those precious times of reading books, singing songs and saying prayers. Now it’s more like wailing and…

30 Ways to Help Your Kids Honor Dad

Editor’s Note: Do you have your Father’s Day game plan ready to go? Help your kiddos show Dad how they feel about him this Father’s Day. You don’t have to…

Teaching Our Children to Honor Their Father

Father’s Day was approaching, and we had gathered with several families we know well to celebrate the fathers together. We’ve had a longstanding tradition to take a few minutes and go…

Courage: the Backbone of Character

If we were to write a classified ad for a parent, one of the parts of the job description would be character building. It is a non-negotiable for any conscientious…

Six Tips for Raising Kids Who Will Still Go to Church as Adults

The stats are scary. Seventy to 90 percent of kids who attended an evangelical church will stop attending church by age 18 (here’s an excellent article summarizing a wide range…

Fear Came to Live at My House Today

Fear came to live at my house this week. Not irrational fear, but reasonable, understandable fear. My son, like so many children, has a form of asthma. Normally it is…

The Joy of Spring

Today is the first 75-degree day of the year. I’m typing this post from our picnic table, my kids are playing in the yard, and my husband is working on…

Mother’s Day Idea: Communicate Your Desires

I hope Mother’s Day holds joys and home made treasures for you this Sunday, but if there is a chance you will be disappointed if the celebration isn’t all that…

COVID-19 Finding Hope in the Midst of the Coronavirus Chaos

As I write this post the world is in turmoil. The COVID-19 virus has reached almost the entire earth. By the time this menacing virus is finished making it’s rounds,…

Don’t Freak Out: How to Respond Wisely to Your Teen and Young Adult’s Choices and Opinions

Dear Dr. Degler, What is up with my 18-year-old child? She’s a good kid overall but she is making choices that upset me, like saying she isn’t sure if the…

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