The Truth About Our Roles As Parents

“The goal of parenting isn’t to create perfect kids. It is to point our kids to the perfect God.” I read that quote from Lindsey Bell and sighed a breath of relief. I had just been facing another tough day as a mom—feeling dejected, tired, and inadequate. This sweet reminder…


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3 Ways the Gospel Transforms How We Parent

Author Jackie Bledsoe once said, “Your marriage is the gospel you are preaching to your kids.” As the gospel transforms your marriage it will inevitably transform the hearts of your children. How you love, serve, and reconcile to each other is a glimpse—a foreshadowing—of how Jesus…


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Don’t Fix Yourself, Fix Your Eyes

Experiencing the truth and power of God has the uncanny effect of conforming us to His character. I’d even venture to say that the shortcomings we feel as parents and any area where we know we need to grow, can be traced to a place where we must experience God more fully and more often. For…


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A Quick Reminder on Work, Life, Eternity, and the Home

I’m writing this quick post for all (including me) who need to remember: you don’t live in order to work, you work in order to live. Our society prizes accomplishment and material wealth above all. As a believer, you are called (and freed!) to live for a set of different priorities. You…


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Coastlines Don’t Shift in a Day

The other day I had to once again sit down and teach our two oldest daughters about listening. They had flown off the rails and blown through every boundary we’ve set for them. Like a frog in a boiling vat of water, Selena suddenly realized just how bad things had gotten in a short time. So…


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Foregoing the Flesh, Walking in the Spirit

One of my ongoing struggles as a mom is to connect emotionally with my daughters. It's one thing to keep your kids fed and safe (both great things!), but it's another to be a joyful and patient parent. It's much easier to parent with low-grade irritation and angst, especially when you're tired from…


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Important, Eternal, Soul-Forming Work

This thought challenged me recently: How quick can we be to dismiss or take too lightly the joy and importance of being parents? Life is hectic. Work seems important. Your body feels tired. It’s so easy to lose perspective. If that’s you, keep reading for a timely reminder! The Molder…


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3 Ways to Trust God as Parents

We can so easily underestimate our ability to teach our kids the deep things of God. Or, we think it's our pastor's job (to an extent it is), or that they'll have to learn on their own. This is the very special reality that is the home: we are placed in our kids' lives for a short period of time to…


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Your Greatest Contribution

The Bible calls children “arrows in the hand of a warrior.” (Ps 127:4) If you are the warrior (you are) and your kids are arrows, then what could that mean for today? Every day is an opportunity to fashion/mold them, sharpen them, prepare them, AIM them, and release them in some way.…


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7 Facts About Technology Parents Need to Know

Tech is everywhere and increasing. As parents discipling our children, we need constant reminders and calibration to find health how we use technology. So we asked our good friend (a tech-talk pro) for help! Nathan Sutherland is the President the non-profit, Flint & Iron, where he’s spent…


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