Six Conversations to Have with Your Teen about Sexuality

Six conversations to have with your teen about sexuality

Is there a more difficult hot-button topic for Christian teens today than issues of sexuality? Secular culture has their own version of “good news”:…


Learning to be present for my children

Learning to be present for my children

When my late wife Chastidy was battling terminal cancer, and the animation studio I helped start was falling apart, I went on my first personal…


Four tips for helping kids navigate friendship drama

Four tips for helping kids navigate friendship drama

“Mama, I had a problem with my friends at school today.” My daughter’s eyes flooded with tears. I pulled her onto the couch beside me, and she…


How do I talk to my kids about my past?

How do I talk to my kids about my past?

The first time I ever spoke into a microphone was at a ladies tea at my church, and I felt like a contestant on American Idol. This was what I was…


The motherhood myth of Mary Poppins

The motherhood myth of Mary Poppins

My boys were five, three, and a baby when I walked into my mother-in-law’s kitchen. There was Anna, up early, making a big breakfast, chatting with…


Two ways anxiety affects parents

Finding rhythms of rest during busy seasons of life

I recently experienced an overwhelmingly busy season. One morning, as I sipped my green tea and looked over our calendar, my chest tightened. My…


Trusting God with our children by stepping back in full faith

Trusting God with our children by stepping back in full faith

As parents ingrained with the need to protect our children at all costs, it can feel impossible to take a step back and allow them to struggle…


Better questions than, “How was your day at school?”

Better questions than, “How was your day at school?”

Has this scenario played out for you before? Parent: “How was your day?” Kid: “Good . . .” (silence) Not the back and forth banter you were looking…


Faith inspired tips for raising highly sensitive children

Faith inspired tips for raising highly sensitive children

Parenting is an adventure filled with unexpected joys and challenges that shape us as caregivers. If you’re blessed to be raising a highly sensitive…