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 […]

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 […]

| December 10, 2013

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The Family Economy in Crisis

| April 17, 2013

A must-read: The family has disintegrated in the 21st century. This is the inescapable conclusion of many of today’s social indicators. With 41% of children born into homes without fathers,[1] half of marriages ending in divorce,[2] and the shack-up rate seven times what it was in 1970,[3] the nuclear family now makes up less than half of American […]

The truth about big families

| April 9, 2013

This is a fun one from Mercatornet: The Sydney Morning Heraldrecently reported that “less than 2 per cent of Australian women have six or more children.” Well, I must know so many of that two per cent. I know families of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and a few with an even dozen. Whenever there […]

After Steubenville: 25 Things Our Sons need to know about Manhood

| March 20, 2013

From the gifted Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience–the best thing I’ve read on this terrible crime: When you’re the mother of four sons, Steubenville is about us. Steubenville is about having a conversation with sons about hard things and asking you to do holy things. Because a Steubenville doesn’t begin with football and it doesn’t begin […]

Family structure: it’s an education in itself

| January 30, 2013

From Andrea Mrozak over at Mercatornet: Improving education outcomes is a goal for schools and ministries of education all over the world. And so it should be, since they are linked to a host of other advantages, especially in a knowledge-based economy. It will be interesting to note, then, whether those who desire these improvements […]

The Secret to Mothering With Patience

| August 26, 2012

My biggest discouragement as a mother is my own lack of self-control and the constant reminder in my attitude of my sinfulness. What I desire? To parent with all gentleness and grace, facing each challenge with a gospel-lesson. Reality? Not always that. But if we ask, then listen, the Lord speaks. And He says to me, as […]

Provision

| May 5, 2012

This is a subject I wanted to touch upon when I wrote my last post, but time simply did not permit, so here I am now. The skeptical question of “how can you afford so many children?” is often simply answered by, “God provides,” and this, in return, gets a lot of raised eyebrows. “Don’t you […]

“Children Are a Blessing” Documentary

| April 17, 2012

Join the Moore family in this timely documentary as they briefly expose the evil history of the birth control movement on the 50th anniversary of “the pill.”  Listen as they transparently share their testimony of how God, in His grace and mercy, opened their eyes in spite of their own sinful beginning. Be encouraged as they […]

Daycare must focus on child, not adult needs, says new report

| February 9, 2012

From Mercatornet: A new report on daycare and child wellbeing in New Zealand has had a predictably stand-offish reception from the media and professional groups so far, although parents posting their opinions online are dividedabout its claims. The report, Who Cares, published by lobby group Family First and written by British psychologist and author Aric […]

If I Could Only Be Like Her

| December 27, 2011

This is a wonderful post I just discovered this evening: We all know her. She is the woman who has it all together. She has the love of 1 Corinthians 13 down pat and she never falters. She always smiles at her husband and is his constant encouragement. She is gentle and kind and practices […]

An Open Letter to Suze Orman

| December 7, 2011

I think this post has gone viral in the last 24 hours. It’s just plain common sense, but I can’t even count how many times people have asked us how on earth we can afford to have “so many” children. If every child cost us $700-1000 a month, then, yes, we might be in trouble […]