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…


Connecting to your child’s heart

We were having a few friends over in the afternoon, and I had prepared a tray full of matching teacups, a crystal dish of sugar, and an array of…


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…


Resolved to be a godly parent: New resolves for a new year

There’s a saying that goes, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”  I like this thought and appreciate the built-in opportunity…


Why learning, forgiveness, and grace are so important in our adoption story

“I wanna take my baby and run.”  This was my thinking when I entered the world of adoption a little more than thirteen years ago. There was so much I…


Running into grace

A common misconception about my family is that since both of my grandfathers were evangelists and preachers, everyone in the family must be saints.…


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,…