Why Kids Are a Blessing From the Lord

Why Kids Are a Blessing From the Lord

When it comes to kids, the Bible makes it plain that they’re one of God’s best gifts to us as parents:   Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. (Psalm 127:3) And while we know it’s true, it feels true in the sweetest ways when a precious...
As the Nest Empties: Resources for You

As the Nest Empties: Resources for You

Every season of parenting has its challenges, right? We remember the sleep deprivation with our newborns. The toddler tantrums and potty training. The after-school math homework and tween-girl drama. Driver’s tests, broken hearts, and the “what now?” questions before...
How to Help Your Child Open Up and Talk to You

How to Help Your Child Open Up and Talk to You

I had to eat a slice of humble pie recently when I was talking with my daughter. She shared some ideas for her future that left me surprised and confused. Rather than simply listening to understand, I reacted. Feelings took over and our conversation crashed and...
The Gifts Our Kids Really Want for Christmas

The Gifts Our Kids Really Want for Christmas

An evergreen stands tall and brightly decorated in the corner. Twinkle lights add sparkle to the windows, stockings hang from the fireplace mantel, and carols play in the background throughout the day. The scent of cinnamon, fudge, and cookies lures us to the kitchen....