3 promises for your college bound child

3 promises for your college bound child

It’s that time of the year when parents whose kids are college bound are busy preparing them for dorm or apartment life.  It’s a never ending list of…


The tug-of-war between parents and adult children

The tug-of-war between parents and adult children

Being the parent of an adult child is like playing tug-of-war.  As a parent, part of you knows when to set your child free to live their own lives.…


A college freshman’s advice for parents

A college freshman’s advice for parents

Hi, my name is Blake Jefferson. I just finished my freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin.  I grew up in a small, Christian private…


Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

Releasing my grip on my almost adult child

My daughter is a “late bloomer” when it comes to driving. Thanks to COVID slowing things down with government agencies, she got a driver’s permit…


The traveling circus: Friendships in every stage of parenting

When my kids were younger, I felt like I was living in a circus. Constant activity. Animals everywhere—actual dogs, costumed children, stuffed— My…


Learning to drive: Trusting God’s plan for our kids

I went back and forth trying to decide if this article was about my daughter learning to drive or me learning how to be her passenger.  Looking over…


Reapproaching purity culture as a parent

When we talk about “purity culture” in the Church, it’s often followed by stories of hurt, anger, and regret.  So, what is purity culture, and why…


Learning to trust God with your adult children

Bible verses about trusting God are not in short supply.  As believers, we know the wisdom and truth behind placing our trust in God rather than…


5 ways to talk about faith with teenagers during the Olympics

Despite all odds, the 2020 Olympic Games are happening now in Tokyo.  The irony of the “2020” Games taking place in 2021 is not lost on the young…