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Having Vision for Who Your Children Will Become

I unloaded the dishwasher and listened as my girls giggled and chattered in the other room. They had dumped out the pieces of a board game, much too old for…

Sense and Sensibility Between Mom and Stepmom

Recently, I read a comment from a stepmom seeking insight on a situation regarding her stepson’s mother. Based on what she shared, in my humble opinion, both women were making…

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…

Dropping Nets and Catching Blessings

I’m a picture person.  A visual learner. I understand things better if I can get a picture of it in my head. Today God gave me quite a profound picture….

Coronavirus Distancing: Help With Your Kids

Feeling overwhelmed with the coronavirus events unfolding before you? We have some important words of encouragement for you AND some fun practical ideas to help pass the hours and days…

20 Ideas for Kids Waiting on Thanksgiving Dinner

Wondering how to keep them occupied while you’re whipping up Aunt Marge’s sweet potato casserole? Set up a small table in an adjacent room, grab a few minimal-mess supplies, and…

Angry Mom: Getting to the Roots of My Outbursts

Dinner was late. In fact, dinner was still a mystery, even to me, and I was cooking. In the kitchen, I surveyed Mt. Dirty Dishes and wondered if I needed…

Winning the Cultural War in Our Homes

I recently heard a minister on the radio say that as Christians, we should live our lives like we’re on a war ship, not a cruise ship! The analogy resonated…

Strong Willed Child Despair?

Sitting at the breakfast table with my Bible and Prayers of My Heart journal open, I prayed for patience; knowing that my two year old daughter, Lauren, would wake at…

When the Stepkids Are Adults

“I’ve decided to begin some new techniques with my adult stepkids,” stepmom Nancy shared with me. “I sent an email to my step daughter-in-law sharing how I wanted to begin a…

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