Parenting

7 Reassuring Prayers to Free Yourself of Mom Guilt

Moms can often entertain thoughts like these: “Did I make the right decision? How will this experience affect her? Will she forgive me for messing up? Will he be scarred for life?” When we allow those thoughts to linger, Mom Guilt results. Here are 7 prayers to help free you.

12 Meaningful Ways to Pray with Your Grandchildren

I wish we’d prayed with our children more than we did. I admit it was hard to find the time—and the energy—but when we did, it was so worth the effort. Maybe you’ve experienced the joy of praying with your kids or grandkids, too. While we made plenty of mistakes, I’ve learned a lot over the years about how to pray (and not to pray) with children. I hope to keep these things in mind as I look forward to praying with my grandchildren someday.

5 Things Your Child Might Be Learning at Church That Aren't in the Bible

A Christian heritage is a beautiful thing. Raising our children in church plants seeds that later will yield a bountiful harvest. “Train up a child in the way he should go;even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 ESV) However, as important as it is for your child to be in church, it’s just as essential to understand what your child is being taught in church.

7 Things to Do If Your Teen Hates Church

As parents, we’re eager for our children to experience the priceless gift of church for themselves. We feel grief and frustration when our teens resist attending services as a family. Here are seven ways to help teens break down their barriers to the church.

Who Are You When Your Nest Is Empty?

I’m a mother who, after 20 years of hands-on mothering, only kind of has an outlet for mothering. I’m pretty much done and yet also not really quite yet.

8 Verses to Help Keep Your Teen out of the Comparison Trap

As a parent, it can be hard to know what to say to counter some of those messages that your teenager gets from the world, especially when Scripture doesn’t directly deal with selfies or Instagram or texting. How do you apply ancient words to modern times?

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