Holmes: 5 Ways We Fight for Children

| July 20, 2015

Less than a week ago, a video was released that provided damning evidence thatPlanned Parenthood was selling the body parts of infant corpses. Christians immediately took to social media calling Planned Parenthood actions “inhumane” and “barbaric.” Many demanded that the government defund the organization and others insisted that they be shut down. Christians should continue […]

Thomas: One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

| July 20, 2015

Children are one of God’s many gifts to parents. As parents, we have the responsibility and the privilege to guide them into a practical experience of knowing and loving God (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) . Though our children are born with a limited God-awareness (Romans 1:20), we can still cooperate with the LORD (Ephesians 5:1) in the process […]

Teens, First Smartphone? Here’s Something to Think About.

| June 9, 2015

You just got your first smartphone! This is a major milestone in your life. That phone you are about to take out of the box is one of the most amazing devices ever created, and it is going to be your constant companion for the next couple of years. It is an incredible piece of […]

Will God Save Your Kids?

| January 30, 2015

There are few things I pray for with greater frequency or intensity than the salvation of my children. I long for them to be saved, and long to be able to be able to call them not only my son and daughters, but my brother and sisters. I long for them to profess faith, and […]

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

| September 12, 2014

Some food for though… When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. I was on the receiving end of a few of those calls. But nothing shocked me more than something Mr. […]

Loyalty

| August 30, 2014

From Femina One of the most important and long term fruits that our family is working towards is loyalty. We want our children to be loyal to Christ, loyal to us, loyal to one another, and loyal to their broader family – the people of God. Loyalty is not something that will spring out of nowhere […]

Five Things Your Children Need to Know About Abortion

| July 31, 2014

All around the world today there are reports of war and violence – Iraq, Israel… It is tragic. But, these are not the most dangerous places in the world today. Where is the most dangerous place in the world today? A mothers womb! What was meant for protection and reverence has become a slaughterhouse. We are obligated in times such […]

Out of the cave: Leading our Children Away from Celebrity Culture

| July 2, 2014

We are surrounded by images and messages that do not tell the truth about the good life. This week, Forbes released its annual top celebrities list, The Celebrity 100. Quite simply, the list measures, as Forbes shamelessly puts it, “money and fame”.  Calculating the in-crowd includes looking at earnings over the past year, as well as […]

The Day I Stopped Saying ‘Hurry Up’

| March 31, 2014

When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and multi-task, […]

Don’t Teach Conclusions

| March 8, 2014

By Andrea Schwartz at www.wordsfromandrea.com “It needs more than ever to be stressed that the best and truest educators are parents under God. The greatest school is the family. In learning, no act of teaching in any school or university compares to the routine task of mothers in teaching a babe who speaks no language […]

Teaching Our Children to Lament

| March 4, 2014

When does a child change from crying baby to cry-baby? Sometime after the single candle is blown out on that first cake, after walking has been mastered and talking has begun, many parents start thinking of their child differently. I know I did. Over the space of months, as our helpless infant reveals personality and […]

Sturdy Womanhood- The Story of a Mother

| February 26, 2014

When I was growing up, my Mom worked a lot. She was a hair dresser during the day and waited tables at night. Sometimes, she had three jobs. That was life. She was divorced, buried her oldest son and she worked. My Mom never walked around saying being a Mom was hard. Life was hard, but she didn’t walk […]

Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child’s Brain

| February 26, 2014

How much does the spiritual affect the physical? Psalm 31:10 tells us that strength fails and bones are consumed because of iniquity. It seems science is showing us that the love of Christ that parents give their children both through love and lawful and appropriate chastisement, benefits their souls and their bodies. Note how the […]

Sculpture

| February 1, 2014

I took a piece of plastic clay And idly fashioned it one day, And as my fingers pressed it, still It moved and yielded to my will. I came again when days went past: The bit of clay was hard at last. The form I gave it still it bore. But I could change that […]

It Doesn’t Come Naturally~9 Ways to Teach Our Children Contentment

| January 31, 2014

From The Good Life Shakespeare said, “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” It’s true. If there’s one sin in my own children’s lives that tempts me to sin, it is ingratitude. “Look at all that God has done for you!” “How can you be so ungrateful, murmuring about […]