Helping your teen identify their feelings

Helping your teen identify their feelings

Cotton Candy is what I call her. She is full of sweetness, marvel, and loves big crowds. Her role, she feels, is to bring joy to all who are in her…


Talking to your high schooler about sex

Talking to your high schooler about sex

Purity is not an accomplishment. It is primarily a relationship with the one who is Pure: Jesus. The pursuit of purity is marked by prayer,…


Talking to your middle schooler about sex

Talking to your middle schooler about sex

At its root, “conversation” means to “turn with” or “dwell with.”  It’s not about crafting the perfect moment to have a one-time, high-pressure sex…


How Iron Man can teach kids to guard their hearts

How Iron Man can teach kids to guard their hearts

One critical biblical life lesson that every parent should want their child to learn involves the popular sentiment that you should “follow your…


Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before

Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before?

Originally published on Denison Forum Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before? Is this just an illusion of our sensitive…


Can we talk about Prom?

Can we talk about Prom?

Prom. So much hype. So much stress. For boys, girls, and their parents.  Guys these days are expected to create elaborate signs and come up with…


How we can biblically equip the next generation

I’m the mom of three daughters—a 16-year-old, a 14-year-old, and a 10-year-old. My girls are growing up in a vastly different world than the one I…


5 ways to help your teen develop good Bible study habits

Building habits takes time. Sometimes, these habits are easy to establish, like brushing our teeth. We understand the importance of it—keeping our…


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…