The two nonnegotiables in our house

The two nonnegotiables in our house

Key Verse: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34 NIV). I’m the middle kiddo of…


Four parenting resolutions for the new year

Four parenting resolutions for the new year

The more I talk and think about New Year's resolutions, the more I see the divided camps. It seems like people either love them or want nothing to do…


Discovering Jesus as my rescuer

Discovering Jesus as my rescuer

If you had asked me ten years ago to describe who God is, my answer would’ve sounded theologically accurate. I would’ve listed names I knew were…


More than the winter blues: Faith to get help

More than the winter blues: Faith to get help

The gray Midwest winter day matched the gloom wrapping itself around my heart. Sadness loomed above me like Eeyore’s rain cloud. While saying goodbye…


Four ways to care for your teens’ mental health during the holidays

Four ways to care for your teens’ mental health during the holidays

Christmastime. It’s the most wonderful time of the year—unless it’s not. Then the holidays can be really hard. Whether it’s missing a loved one, the…


Creating a haven at home for teens in a noisy world

Creating a haven at home for teens in a noisy world

I set down four alarm clocks next to the cash register. The young cashier squinted at my purchases, as if to say, “You know nobody uses these…


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…


Responding to teen parenting challenges with courage and grace

Responding to teen parenting challenges with courage and grace

As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I often meet families behind closed doors at a point of crisis they never saw coming. No parent walks into my…


Dear moms, boundaries aren’t selfish

Dear moms, boundaries aren’t selfish

Modern mothers are eaten up with guilt over things that mothers from previous generations wouldn’t have given a second thought to. After all, as kids…