3 Character qualities that set your kids up for success

3 Character qualities that set your kids up for success

Like most well-intentioned parents, Dave and I have high hopes for our boys.  We want our sons to grow up to be good men, productive, stable, and…


The walk that changes everything

The walk that changes everything

The Book of Parenting has so many chapters.  We start the day we find out we are going to be parents thinking of names and planning the nursery. Then…


A podcast for every parent

Did you know that Christian Parenting has a podcast network? The Christian Parenting Podcast Network curates the best parenting podcasts to help you…


Teaching Gratitude

How many moms and dads will be telling their children to lie and say “thank you” when Grandma puts her famous green bean casserole on their plates…


Thankfulness is not a feeling

I have been sitting with my computer open in my lap for over an hour. I have typed and deleted. And typed some more—and deleted it again.  Seriously,…


Helping your child with lying

Did you know that honesty and truth telling are part of living a blessed life (Psalm 34:12–13)? But we still lie. Why is that? Often it’s because we…


Five ways to actually get God’s word into your heart

Reading the Bible can be intimidating. Sometimes I feel like I’m reading words that go in one eye and out the other. And at church, the words of the…


Raise the child you have, not the child you want

I have a friend who learned her daughter had cancer after her visit to the pediatrician when she was 2-years-old. Her blood work was off, and this…


Talking with your kids about dating and relationships

My daughter, Monica, came home one day after grammar school and announced, “When I see boys I want to hug them and kiss them.” Then the question,…