All Kids will Face a Goliath or Two

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It’s our “parental instinct” to jump in between angry giants and our kids. After all, isn’t it our job to protect them from danger? That answer is yes, but only until they should begin learning to protect themselves. Most school teachers will tell you those lessons should come much sooner than you think. It is…

A Time Such as This

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I’ve been praying the last few days about what the Lord would have me write this week. How he would want me to write words that have meaning, not just words for the sake of words. There’s no shortage of articles published each day. I’ve prayed that our words at Christian Parenting will be useful…

Raising a Jason Witten

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If you live in Dallas or even slightly follow the Cowboys, you know that Jason Witten recently retired. He’s a Hall of Fame tight-end with more records and stats than I can possibly list (and, let’s be honest, I couldn’t list them if I wanted to because I’m hardly a football aficionado). But it’s not…

Worry-Free Days Ahead

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There’s a lot we need to teach our kids to be careful about, but, if we aren’t careful what we say, we might be teaching our kids to worry. And according to Matthew 6, if we teach our kids to worry, we are teaching them to disobey a command. When Jesus said “do not worry,”…

A Time To Rest (Said No Parent Ever)

“The Lord has placed each of us in a specific place or sphere of influence, and our job is to be absolutely faithful in that arena and let the Lord work from there.”2
I’ve never really been a fan of January. Something about the letdown after Christmas, my clothes not fitting, our bank account gasping, pine needles lingering—oh, and then there are the kids. Lord, bless them, but every single year they pull out all the stops after Christmas, and I’m left wondering where my husband has gone…

After a Miscarriage: From Incredible Pain to Extraordinary Faith

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In the months following the second miscarriage, I felt so broken; I felt as if the pieces of my heart had been scrambled on the floor and I did not know where to start in piecing them together again. I could barely see through the tears to begin the process of restoration. Then I realized…

Raising Kind Kids

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Are babies born “kind” or is kindness a learned behavior? After looking at several studies the best answer I could find to that question is “yes.” Human beings are born with a natural sense of compassion for others. But that natural compassion can be impacted by the way a child is raised. Kindness is something…

Your Child in 2017—Are You Ready?

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If your child is under the age of one, think of them like the weather in Texas: If you don’t like something, just wait a week and you will see things change. If your child is toddling around the house: think of 2017 like your box of Christmas ornaments: some moments are fragile, sometimes things…