Category: motherhood/family/parenting

Best Christian Parenting Books

Recommended Christian Parenting Books for Every Stage These are some of the best Christian parenting books, in my opinion, and a must-read for every parent. If you are looking to grow in your relationship with the Lord and become a better equipped Christian parent, make these books a part of your library! Parenting "In the midst of folding ...

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Homemaking: Building a Home Builds the Kingdom

Building a home, building people, building the Kingdom--this is the profound task we've been called to--commanded and privileged to do! Rebekah Merckle is fantastic at revealing the enormous scope of what it means to be a woman who glorifies the Lord in her calling, making everything better, and using all the gifts and opportunities he's given ...

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6 Ways to Nurture Relationships With Your Teens

We all know that keeping lines of communication open is key to helping your teens grow to maturity and wisdom. But knowing how to do that isn’t always easy. We also know it can be quite a challenge precisely because they are in a stage of gaining their independence, weaning away from us in a sense.

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Mom Hack: Spaghetti Sauce PACKED with Veggies (They Don’t Know!)

Mom Hack: Spaghetti Sauce PACKED with Veggies

A few months ago, our family began a different way of eating. Most of you have probably heard of the Mediterranean Diet (again, not really a diet, but way of eating.) It's doctor recommended for heart health, losing weight and overall health benefits. So far we are enjoying this way of eating. To be fair, we ...

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The Power of Children in Worship at Church

The Power of Children in Worship at Church

Why Children Need to Be in Grown-Up Worship "They're distracting." "Moms need a break." "They can't understand." Why Excluding Children from Worship is a Disservice Sounds reasonable, but I believe with all my heart, children need to be smack dab in the middle of grown up worship, and we do them a great disservice to put them elsewhere. Children ...

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Feminine Glory is Fruitful: Documentary Inspiring Women to Build Fruitful Homes & Lives

As Christian women look across a cultural landscape fraught with anger, confusion and evil, we can become really discouraged; we can also feel at a loss when it comes to fortifying our children against the ideologies that wage war with Scripture. A new documentary "Eve in Exile" powerfully and simply addresses how Christian women can live ...

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Becoming a Military Family (Our Son is a Marine!) & Advice for Military Moms

Last December, my son told us he had decided to enlist in the Marine Corps. I was really shocked because years ago, when I mentioned the military for him, he was adamantly opposed. However, various experiences brought him to a place where he desired greater discipline and more challenges for himself, and once we ...

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Dear Young Mom: Why Leaving Your Baby With a Stranger is Not Normal & the Sacrifice is Worth it

Why Didnā€™t Someone TellĀ Me? Youā€™re probably not going to like this, but please stay with me. I would give anything if some woman, when I was a new mom, would have been courageous enough to risk losing my affection for her in order to speak truth and life to me. I Left MyĀ Son When I was a young ...

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Serving Family: The Obvious, Missed Opportunity

In the third (and possibly last) of the series on serving, I can't fail to talk about the most obvious--our home and family. And because it's the most obvious, it's the most overlooked. If Jesus said that serving was the most important human act and will receive a great reward, how can service to our family--the ...

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How to be Important

It's not a new thing to want recognition, to feel important. Two of Jesus's disciples asked him to make them great. Just straight out asked. And His reply can not be underestimated. "...whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all." Serving. We are ...

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