The Power of Calm Correction

Confession: I have a problem with anger. I also have a problem with impatience. Also, I have a problem using the… I’ll say, “wrong” words. As Ryan often jokes, I have a salty side—one that I’m mostly not proud of. As it turns out, my children have only served to amplify these areas of my heart that…


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35+ Bible Verses for Parents

There is nothing like the Bible. Nothing. For Christians, the Bible is more than a book, it's the Word of God himself. For parents, the Bible is a guidebook, a lifeline, a comfort, and a light that shines into the dim and dark spaces of our children's hearts. While many would agree with those…


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12 Parenting Quotes by Charles H. Spurgeon

Who doesn't love a little Spurgeon once in a while? As I've grown as a man, husband, and father, I've appreciated more and more Spurgeon's boldness, doctrine, and style. Some of how he communicates can be credited to his context (Victorian England in the 1800s), but I'd contend that it simply has…


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Parenting Quotes We Love

Much can be and has been said about parenting. As parents, it’s vital that we fill our ears, heads, and hearts with ideas that are rooted in God’s Word and stir our hearts to love our kids the way He intended. As we’ve continued our journey into parenthood, we’ve found the…


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15 Christian Parenting Quotes by Paul David Tripp

Few teachers have impacted this generation of parents like Paul Tripp. His constant reminders of the gospel in the parenting context have helped me as a mother in ways I can't quite articulate. I remember the first few months with our oldest, Dela, at home. I felt inadequate in every way. I was so…


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12 Bible Verses About Kids and Parenting

Every parent holds beliefs (tightly) about parenting that drive their behavior. The question is, what is driving your beliefs? What worldview or philosophy informs your conclusions about what is right (and what isn't right) about how to be a parent? What is the goal of parenting? While much can be…


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Society’s Forge

This idea has been stuck in my head for months: the home is society’s forge. What I mean is, the very societies we occupy and the changes that form them are the result of whatever happened (or didn’t happen) in the homes of that society in prior generations. Today’s heroes and…


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Short vs. Long-View Parenting

Everything good takes time, including molding the character of the next generation. As parents, we must have a long-term view of our roles in our children’s’ lives while also trusting in the long-term fruit of instructing them in God’s way. Two views compared It can be helpful to contrast the two…


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The Power of Presence

Being present is truly a form of self-discipline… and one that is difficult to master! But every moment we’re present our children is a moment well invested. Does this mean your kids must have your complete attention every second of the day (or every second you’re home)? Does it mean that if you’re…


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The Work that Happens in the Home

Somewhere along the way, as a society we began devaluing the work that happens in the home. Sure, home is the place where we unwind, spend time with family, cook good meals, and enjoy entertainment, but what of the work that happens there? Note, we're not talking about home improvement or chores.…


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