Tweens & Teens

Having “The Talk” With Your Daughter

There may be nothing a parent dreads more than having “the talk” with her child. You know the one – the talk where we explain the so-called birds and bees,…

Father’s Day Funnies

Here’s a little idea you might find appealing! In general, most men are fond of humor and enjoy a little fun and silliness, so this Father’s Day maybe we should…

Praying Scripture Over Your Children

I was just dropping my then-12-year-old Lexi off at pottery class, but found myself faced with an unexpected and unsettling dilemma. Each month, the pottery studio featured an art display…

Leftovers, Again?

When I was a kid I used to get so disappointed when my mom told me we were having leftovers for dinner. I don’t know why, but for some reason…

Praying For Your Children

Maybe I started the day she ran away. I’d placed Lexi in her room for a “time out” and five minutes later the doorbell rang. A woman I’d never seen…

Summer’s Coming: “Yikes” or “Yay”?

My friend Sarah is in a panic. Pre-school isn’t even out yet and she’s already anxious about how she’s going to get through each day during the summer with three…

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…

Prom Dress Survival Skills

One down. One to go. Both of my girls need prom dresses this year. (Can you say double-trouble?) Now, let me be clear. I like a good girl-day of shopping…

There is No Fear in Love

I’ve always been passionate. Passion for me spills over into just about everything I do. I cook with passion, trying to improve each recipe. I write with passion, about the…

Questions To Ask And 24 Specific Guidelines For Your Daughter’s Boyfriend

When your kids are little, it’s hard to imagine them dating someday. I used to tell my daughter that she could start dating after she got married. 😉 But despite…

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