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Category - Connect
These articles will help you connect to your children, deepen your relationship, broach sensitive topics, and just have fun together.
Three Elements of Positive Parenting
Have you found yourself stuck in a pattern of parenting lately where everything you say is negative? Get positive by applying these three basic elements of positive parenting.
Helping Your Kids Make Good Decisions
The ability to make good decisions is a skill that all children need to learn. As our children age, we can help them acquire this skill by teaching them how to objectively view the circumstances surrounding a decision. This simple model will help both you and your kids make sound, well-infomed, God...
Reaching the “Unreachable” Teenager – What Christian Parents Can Do
Do you feel that there is a great divide between you and your teenager? You can close the gap by applying God's model for reaching the "unreachable." These five steps will start you on the road toward restoration and reconciliation.
The Importance of Affirming Children
Affirmation is much different than empty praise. Here we will learn what affirmation is all about and ways you can affirm both your child's character and her spiritual growth.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Family Style!
Valentine's Day is not just for couples! Try out this idea for a family Valentine's celebration this year. You will have fun, but more importantly, you will learn valuable information about each and every member of your family.
How to Improve Your Parent-Child Relationship
If you are feeling disconnected from your kids, this article will help you learn the key elements of a healthy parent-child relationship and ways to improve it.
Talking to Kids About Tragedy: Do’s and Don’ts for Christian Parents
It seems that tragedy is everywhere lately. Many parents struggle with how, when and even if they should address it with their own children. Here's a list of do's and don'ts for the Christian parent.
Thank Your Kids This Thanksgiving
Take time this Thanksgiving to express a heartfelt thanks to your kids. Our original printable will help you do just that.
Show or Tell? The Importance of Role Modeling
When it comes to parenting, what are you better at? Showing or telling? Most of us have the telling part down pat. But being "doer's" of our own words - well . . . that's another story. Let's explore the importance of modeling and the great grace of God when we fall short.
Stranger Danger: Teaching Kids About Strangers
Most children know that they should not talk to strangers. But do our kids know who qualifies as a stranger? Here we will get back to basics and explore what you can say to make sure your children know how to be safe.
An Easter Egg Hunt for Christian Families
If you want to get away from the "give me" attitude of typical egg hunts, try an Easter egg hunt for Christian families: A Hunt and Give!
Warm Up With a Good Book! Perfect Soup by Lisa Moser
There's nothing better than snuggling under a blanket and reading a good book with your kids. Perfect Soup will warm your soul and provide you with an opportunity to illustrate the biblical principle of grace.
Feeling Let-Down After Christmas?
The day after Christmas is often met with disappointment and longing. You can use those feelings to seek the Lord and turn your family's focus toward Him.
God-focusing Activities for Christian Families
This is the second article in a series of three about the back-to-basics of Christian parenting. Here we explore the different activities that families can engage in that will keep them connected to and centered on Christ.
Creating a Memory Book with a Terminally Ill Loved One
A memory book from a terminally ill loved one can be a wonderful keepsake for your child. Here we'll show you how to create this cherished and meaningful legacy.
Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse thrives on secrecy. We need to cut off its lifeline by educating ourselves and proactively taking measures to protect our children. Here are 6 things you can do to help protect your child from sexual abuse.
How the Bible Says We Should Talk to Our Kids
What are your conversations with your kids like? Are they "full of grace and seasoned with salt"? Here we will explore Colossians 4:6 and how it relates to our interactions with our kids.