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Fierce Trust Leads to Fierce Love

“You can take care of him because I’m taking care of you.” This statement has recently become a common reminder in our home.  My son is constantly trying to hoard his stuff away or show he is the best or the fastest. He wants to be in control— he wants to prove he’s worthy— and he doesn’t want his…


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Please Talk with Your Kids About Sex

I have three teenagers at home, and l just want to start out by saying that I can’t offer you a magic conversation or a 3-step guaranteed process for your kids to grow up with a healthy and biblical view of sexuality.  My husband and I are learning as we stumble along. I’m certain my kids don’t…


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4 Helpful Tips in Teaching Young Children to Communicate

When my youngest was two, he annoyed his older brother continually by taking his toy and running away. My oldest would chase him, screaming and angry, trying to get back what belonged to him. Can anyone relate? My younger son simply wanted to play with his big brother, but he didn’t know how to ask…


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Honoring God with Your Body and Soul

This excerpt is taken from Dr. Sean McDowell’s book Chasing Love: Sex, Love, and Relationships in a Confused Culture. We hope it blesses you and informs your conversations with your children. A friend of mine has sex with a lot of women. I asked him if the act of sex means anything to him or…


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4 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Sports Dad

You win some. You lose some. And sometimes you really lose some.  I drove almost 2 hours on my day off to go watch one of my high school sons play basketball. He played a decent game, all things considered, but his team lost 101-42.  Yes, you read that right. They lost a high school basketball game…


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Teach Your Children to Worship

Our role as parents is to steward our children— we don’t own them. They are gifts from God, entrusted to us to steward on His behalf. Our goal in stewarding our children is for them to grow as stewards of the relationships in their own life— their relationship with God, with themselves, with others…


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We Aren’t Loving Homeschooling

I’m homeschooling my oldest son this year— he’s seven— and I’d like to just confess here publicly: We aren’t loving it. We are doing the math and the reading out loud and a million baking soda volcanos and lots of hikes. And every time I check in with him to say, “Hey, it’s not so bad, is it?” he…


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How to Help Your Children Find True Happiness

We love to make our kids happy. That feeling we get when they smile and say, “Thank you, Daddy. That was the best time, ever.” There’s a special kind of a delight a parent takes in their child’s delight. When they’re happy, we’re happy. As they get older, our culture teaches them what they “need”…


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5 Things I Lost When I Became a Parent

It’s amazing how quickly life goes by and how fast we transition from newlyweds, to love birds, to the parents of three amazing little kids (with one on the way!). These years have gone by so fast, and we’re excited to see what God has planned for the future. But who could have prepared…


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