How to Decide What’s Best

“My baby won’t sleep through the night. What should I do?” “My one-year-old is trying to eliminate one of her naps. Is she ready for that?” “My kids watch too much TV. What should I do about it?” "My toddler is becoming a little terror. But she's so cute, I just can't bear to discipline her. I can't stand to see her cry!" “I know I should teach my kids to do chores, but I … [Read more...]

Homemade Catechism: 11 Scriptures for Real Life Parenting Situations

Catechism isn't as widely used as it once was, which I think is a real shame. It's a way of teaching doctrine and Scripture to children in a brief question and answer format. The child memorizes the answers and repeats them back to the teacher or parent when asked. Perhaps you've heard this question and answer before: What is the chief end of man? Man's chief end is to … [Read more...]

1 Corinthians 13 for Parents

Head down, I barreled up the church sidewalk, each foot planted a bit more firmly than normal. I had had all the meltdowns I could take for a Sunday morning, so I passed the screaming three year old to my husband and stormed off. The other two in tow, I marched through the doors with a plastered on smile where we were greeted pleasantly by everyone we saw. Comments of … [Read more...]

A Generation of Entitled Perfectionists + Grace & Truth {Week 16}

Have you ever noticed how demanding kids can be? I suspect it hasn't always been this way. Have you ever wondered what's causing this trend toward entitlement? And perhaps more importantly, do you ever wonder how to steer your kids away from this kind of attitude? Today's featured post from Faith Along the Way shares valuable insights about these very issues. Stop by her … [Read more...]

12 Techniques for Raising Bible-Saturated Kids

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Phew. That's a pretty tall order, isn't it? God may have said this through Moses to Old Testament Israel, but His words … [Read more...]