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We were slow. It took us until about Day 5 before we fully realized what was happening. Then, we started trying to catch them in the act. Twelve full days passed and we never once caught any of them. They … Continue reading
Lots of days I’ve felt lost as a parent. You’ve probably felt the same. Even on days when we feel confident that the guidance we’ve given our child is the kind that leads to healthy heart-change, we can still toss … Continue reading
In the corner of the world where I live this week begins a new school year for most children. Kids are nervous and excited. Parents are nervous and excited. And kids (and therefore parents) are about to find themselves inundated … Continue reading
“If you allow yourself to forget the daily mercies you receive from your Father’s hands, mercies you could never earn, it will become easier for you not to parent your children with mercy. Mercy is tenderness and compassion toward someone … Continue reading
How do I help my children choose a career? As they move toward finishing high school, how do I guide them toward a college major, a career, or an employer? How do I counsel wisely at such critical moments? And how, … Continue reading
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 The teaching of kindness can happen as much by what a woman doesn’t say as by what she does. For a woman who … Continue reading
“Why don’t they have toes, mommy?” “Because they’re mannequins, honey. They aren’t real.” “They look real. Do they hide their funny feet under their shoes?” “Yes, honey, something like that.” “Or masks. They could use masks. Lots of people hide … Continue reading
I’m steeling myself for the fast-approaching day when our second child will pack her last box and drive away. A different address will become hers. A different life, one not under our roof, will become hers. When our first daughter … Continue reading
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 But how do I train up a child in the way he should go? What of moments … Continue reading
Comparison: 1. to look at (two or more things) closely in order to see what is similar or different about them or in order to decide which one is better. 2. to seem better or worse, good or bad, when measured against something … Continue reading
O dear friend, if you love your children, I charge you, do not let the early impression of a habit of prayer slip by. If you train your children to do anything, train them, at least, to have a habit … Continue reading