A college freshman’s advice for parents

A college freshman’s advice for parents

Hi, my name is Blake Jefferson. I just finished my freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin.  I grew up in a small, Christian private…


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…


Widening your family circle through foster care: Five things you need to know

Widening your family circle through foster care: Five things you need to know

“Hey, I hear you’re a foster parent. I’d like to do that one day,” she says eagerly, almost whimsically.  She looks about twenty-six, the same age I…


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…


Family Camp: a Christian comedy for the whole family

Originally published on Denison Forum The joy of watching a comedy comes from its unexpected nature. We laugh when we're surprised by a well-timed…


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…


Practical ways to teach your children to pray

Practical ways to teach your children to pray

When one thinks about the great men and women of faith they can visualize their strength of character, their personal holiness, and their exercise of…


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…