Parenting

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…

Holding My Faith Firmly Instead of My Children

In the past 24 hours I’ve had the opportunity to talk to two of my children – my high school sophomore and my 6th-grader – about their faith. It was…

Tired & Weary Mom

I pick up the phone and the words, “I want to quit my job” ring out! “Which one?” “The one that has little pay, where everyone seems ungrateful and there’s…

Discovering a Meaningful Easter

Easter is such a powerful and holy season that is quickly being overshadowed by an overgrown rabbit, and the real meaning is lost on over-sugared children. Many adults are even…

Family Love to Quarantine Helpers

The coronavirus leaves us all considering the unknown and “what if’s” and that kind of thinking can spin a “mom-mind” into places you don’t want it to go.  Little eyes…

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