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 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…


7 reasons to read Bible stories with your child

7 reasons to read Bible stories with your child

Okay, first, take a deep breath. Seriously. Have you even done that today? I get it. Life is crazy busy. It is nonstop. And if there are kids…


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…


Seeing ourselves through the eyes of the Father

“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace” (John 1:18 NIV).  As I sat with a blank document in front of me, having not written in…


The next right thing

“Just do the next right thing. Take a step, step again. It is all that I can do. The next right thing. I won't look too far ahead. It's too much for…


How to thrive as the parent of a sensitive teenager

My son has been quiet all afternoon.  Not in his usual introverted way—today he’s brooding. Slumpy.  I plop down beside him on the couch. “Okay,…


Freedom in Christ—a more enjoyable way to live

We've been preparing for our longest RV trip yet, which means making far too many pink and orange highlighted lists and checking them a gazillion…


How to avoid power struggles with your children

“I don’t want to take a nap! I am not tired! You are so unfair!”  “I am the only teen in the world who does not have social media! You are so…