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Confusing Commands: When obedience doesn't make sense biblical encouragement encouragement for mom

I’m certain you’ve noticed in our confusing culture that we all are having a harder time than ever choosing obedience.  And so… how do we teach our children obedience?  As the culture has grown more evil, and the phrase, “trust and respect your...

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Only One New Year's Parenting Resolution parenting tips

If you could make only one  New Year’s parenting resolution, what would be most effective for the life of your child?

Biblical Respect!

This would transform how your child sees God, others and self.  Consider the following targets of respect...

1.  Respect for Parents:

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Whose Child is This?  parenting tips

“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.  So now I give him to the Lord.  For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord." 1 Samuel 1:27-28.

Can you imagine how much strength it took for Hannah to come to the realization that her son was...

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Glorifying God Through Discipline and Instruction

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 

Dads, as we talk about our roles as stewards of our children let me examine with you some of the definitions of the key words in this passage ie., provoke,...

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Bedtime Chaos Resolved! parenting tips

Bedtime often becomes the parent’s most trying time of the day. Why?

Parents are tired! Face it! It’s been a long day! I can say that no matter what day you’re reading this, and I’m probably right on target!  Almost every day of parenting is a long day.  But we...

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Parenting Choices: Abandon What’s Easy and Promote What’s Right parenting tips

(Formerly titled Manipulating Environments, and re-edited for easier understanding and application. )

Parenting is not for the light hearted. Right?  It is difficult, often times confusing, and rarely lets up.  So as we intend to train our kids with biblical standards there are times in...

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Helping Kids Gain Victory Over Venting parenting tips

 3 Steps to Calm, Cool, and Composed Hearts

Have you been in the grocery store shopping in an aisle when a little bomb (also known as an uncontrollable child) went off?  Chances are you have, and perhaps it was even your child.  I remember being in Costco with my two boys,...

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Longing for the Quiet Home encouragement for mom

Up at 6:00 a.m., attempting to jump in the shower before the little ones open their eyes.  You wonder if they can hear the sound of your eyelids opening, because so often they begin their fussing as soon as you peek at the new day.  So often your day begins before you are spiritually,...

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Backward Obedience biblical encouragement

If you love me you will keep my commandments.  John 14:15

Many times this verse is read and understood in reverse.  We are so conditioned in this world to think that we must do in order to get. As a result, we misunderstand this verse in this way:

If you keep my commandments, then...

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Solving Mealtime Madness parenting tips

Bringing Family fun and relationship back to the dinner table

We are often asked about mealtime and how to get kids to eat. We love to help, so here are our recommendations to establish peaceful and healthy family mealtimes.

1.  To begin, be careful not to overwhelm your child with a...

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Training Hearts Articles

download and indulge in an article designed to encourage you biblically and practically as a parent.  

Where's the Joy?

5 Steps to Restore Your Joy

Encourage me!

Fathering By the Book

A Biblical Approach to the Father's Role

Calling all dads!

Love for Extended Family with Problems

If you worry about bringing your kids into family gatherings, download and read!

Just in Time!