Do you ever feel reluctant to discipline your kids? If so, you are not alone - the "man after God's own heart" did the same. This article will explore four different reasons why parents may avoid discipline and what you can do about it.
Category - Support
These articles offer biblical encouragement to help you keep at the hard work of parenting as well as gentle nudges to take a closer look at yourself and your patterns.
Let go and let God. Easier said than done - especially with our kids. Let's take a look at a great example of trusting God with our children from Exodus 2.
Jesus criticized the Pharisees for focusing on how they looked on the outside and neglecting the heart. Christian parents can fall into the same trap.
It's so hard when we look around and see all the pain and suffering in this world. The solution? We need eyes like Jesus.
Have your kids become the sole focus of your life? Check out these 10 signs that you may have developed an unbalanced relationship.
What is the most important parenting tool for Christian parents? It's effective and accessible no matter who you are. Read on to find out what it is.
What's the emotional climate like in your home right now? For good or bad, Mom's moods can have a big impact on the overall emotional environment in the home.
Training wheels are great for helping a child move from a tricycle to a two-wheeler. But as I learned this past weekend, training wheels can hold a child back if used too long. Are there other areas of life in which we inadvertently hold our kids back? Join me as we seek to find the balance between...
Pain. Hardship. Struggles. These are all things that we try to avoid. But if you find yourself in the midst of a trial, there may be more good in it than you thought.
Parenting is not an easy job - it is hard work. It is also *heart* work. Keeping the right focus can help us parent the part of our kids that has eternal value: the heart.
Parenting is a high stakes job. Our emotions, hopes and fears get all wrapped up in it. This level of intensity can have some negative side effects - like losing your temper. If you have ever struggled with anger outbursts, read on to find out what you can do in the aftermath as well as some ideas...
We know we are supposed to be consistent as parents, but what does that really mean? Is there a "right" or "wrong" way to implement consistency? Read on to find out.
Kids ask so many questions. Let's learn some reasons why and how you can use your answers to build trust in God.
Are you going through a tough time? Do you want to shout, like the disciples did in their wave-torn boat, "Don't you care about me at all God?" If so, read on for comfort and encouragement. You will find He has been with you all along.
This is our last in a series of three articles on the basics of Christian parenting. Here we will explore the different traps that well-meaning Christian parents can fall into.
Our first in a series of three articles on the basics of Christian parenting. Here we address the main goals and objectives of a Christian parent.
Of course you love your child, but maybe circumstances are such that you don't like him much right now. Find out what you can do to rekindle your feelings of connection and compassion towards your child.
Do you find yourself comparing your personality or parenting skills to others? How can you accept who God has made you to be? Here are some simple truths that will hopefully encourage you as a parent and child of God.