Recently, I heard a leadership podcast that suggested there are several essential stages of parenting. That message got my mind thinking about one of my personal passions—showing people what God is like through our actions.
This passion and that podcast combined to create the following—3 essential stages of parenting.
Stage 1—Show God’s Loving Authority
This stage, which stretches to the first years of school, is about one simple message: You, child, are not God. You are not running this world.... Read More
Can I be honest? All the memes in the world about cherishing each day with your kids are a little annoying. The most recent one that rankled me was this: “There are only 940 Saturdays between your child’s birth and them leaving for college.”
Gah! I know the intent is that we shouldn’t squander the time we’ve been given with our children while they are at home. I know these well-intentioned reminders encourage us to get off of our phones... Read More
As if parents don’t have enough fears for their children . . . Have you seen the most recent viral video where Coby Persin, a 21-year-old who is famous for his YouTube stunts, gets serious? He created a Facebook account where he posed as a 15-year-old boy and “with the parents’ permission I friend requested three girls, ages 14, 13, and 12 years old,” he explains in the video.
The comments on his Facebook page are full of people encouraging... Read More
I’m fairly certain I have given my children the impression that they are supposed to behave so they don’t embarrass our family or bring us grief. That’s not what I intended.
These past six months as we have been settling into a new community, new school, new church, new jobs, new everything, I have talked (probably endlessly) to my children about making good first impressions. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. As King Solomon said, “To have a fool... Read More
It's Marriage Month and our bloggers are tackling relationship issues--from the male perspective (He said) and the female perspective (She said). Click here to read what Linda Buxa has to say about parenting this week.
Marriage is both harder than single people think it will be and also way better than single people think it will be (if you do it right). Raising kids (if you do it right) is way harder than people without children think, but it is also way, way... Read More