Five Activity Stations for Family Peace

I remember a phrase that used to come to mind whenever I felt my day was out of control (or should I say… my kids were out of control. Lol). I would think, “Here we go! It’s the tail that wagged the dog!!”  I knew I...

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The Blessing Hunt
Have you taken your kids on a Blessing Hunt?

In our busy, let’s face it… chaotic lives, we too often forget to redeem the moments and help our children to focus on what is good.  We speed through life too quickly, grabbing our...

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Confusing Commands:
When Obedience Doesn't Make Sense

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...

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Only One Commitment?

If you could make only one parenting commitment, 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......

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Whose Child is This? 

“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...

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Glorifying God through Discipline

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...

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Bedtime Chaos Resolved!

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...

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Parenting Choices:

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

Abandon What’s Easy and Promote What’s Right

Parenting is not for the light hearted. Right?  It is difficult, often times...

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Helping Kids Gain Victory Over Venting
 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....

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Longing for the Quiet Home

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...

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Backward Obedience

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...

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Solving Mealtime Madness
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...
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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!

How do I manage?

Discovering Related Consequences

Understanding why and how to consistently apply correction

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