Achieving the long-term goal of raising and launching children is one of those milestones in life that can lead to surprising emotions. One day you might feel relieved to catch your breath after such an intense marathon and then the next day you miss the busyness – especially the ever-present relationships that went with it.Continue reading “The Empty Nest”
After years of saying, “When I grow up, I’m gonna be…” there comes a point in which your children start going through the steps of actually making it happen. Dr. James Dobson calls ages 16 to 26 the “critical decade” as young people transition from childhood to an adult. We’ve all heard the phrase “failureContinue reading “Launching Young Adults”
“Enjoy ‘em now, because they’ll drive you crazy when they’re teenagers!” That’s the warning parents of pre-teens often hear. Obviously, you and your pre-teen are in for a lot of change, but turmoil isn’t inevitable. You have the opportunity – before the transition from childhood to adulthood begins – to intentionally navigate your son orContinue reading “Preparing Your Child for Adolescence”
Parents are the gatekeepers and ultimate decision makers for their children. As you evaluate the many schooling options available to your family, reflect on the following questions and apply prayer and Biblical wisdom to your educational choices.
If you are blessed with the gift of children, God has given you the most incredible opportunity and responsibility to help your child know, love and follow Jesus. Every believing parent hopes their child will embrace the faith and grow deep spiritual roots. Studies tell us that over half of those growing up in ChristianContinue reading “Intentional Parenting”
Bedtime Blessing Best Use:As a bedtime prayer activity with young children Nutritional Value:A fun way to share a story and a prayer with your child.
One of life’s greatest blessings and sources of joy is being called somebody’s parent. But if you find yourself raising children alone, you know better than anyone else that parenting is a job meant for two. That’s why Dr. James Dobson calls single parenting “the toughest job in the universe.” Few understand the loneliness andContinue reading “Single Parent”
Discussion guide to help your whole household look back over the past few months Best Use:To guide as a dinner discussion starter with everyone in your home. Nutritional Value:Helps you reflect on the ups and downs of the past year and all the changes the pandemic has brought to our lives.
Best Use: A “cheat sheet” for a parent trying to open up meaningful communication with a teenager. Nutritional Value: Helps parents push past the sometimes awkward process of talking to a teenager by sincerely listening to what matters to them.
Best Use: To guide a dessert date with your younger child(ren) in which you will select ways to share faith discussions together. Nutritional Value: Helps you launch frequent faith discussions in order to fulfill the commandment to “impress them on your children” found in Deuteronomy 6:6-9