Theology of Parenting
What ranks as the most significant parental influence in raising children? The influence that had the greatest impact was their parent’s style of parenting. (45%) The second greatest influence was close friends and relatives. (35%) The third most significant influence...
Loving Your Children Extravangantly
Loving Your Children Extravangantly Bud Welch was indirectly one of the victims of the bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City in April, 1995. His 23-year-old daughter died in the explosion and Bud struggled for years to overcome his...
Communication Tips for Parents
Communication Tips for Parents The average couple watches 46 hours of television every week but spends only 28 minutes communicating with each other. That’s only four minutes a day! Healthy communication between parents fosters not only a good relationship between the...
GROWING SPIRITUALLY (maybe emotionally as well)
GROWING SPIRITUALLY maybe emotionally as well When I turned 50, for some odd reason I never warmed to the idea. Finding myself caught in a nostalgic fit, before I knew it, I was recalling my 20’s. Smashing my diminishing brain cells together, I found myself unable to...
How Can Parents Keep Kids Off Drugs and Alcohol
Explain to your child the consequences of drugs and alcohol and apply these to their daily life. How would being high affect extra-curricular activities or academic performance? Will drug and alcohol use stop the pursuit of personal goals?
4 Lessons About Pain
Amid the uncertainties of life, parents can teach their children how to maintain healthy relationships, live by faith, choose wisely and to accept the consequences of their choices. Read about four spiritually healthy responses to pain caused by people, events and circumstances.
Is Christianity Outdated?
The church is almost as old as humanity itself. Since our birth as a species we have had an insatiable desire to learn, seek, and find answers about our existence. Although many believe the church is an age-old tradition, rooted in practices developed long before our lives ever started, the truth is the church changes with the rest of the world. It’s a common misconception among non-Christians that Christianity is outdated and old news. But today’s churches are adapting again — even using modern technology.
Unplug your child from you; plug into God
From the first day on earth every child is plugged into mom and dad to meet all their needs. There is a network of invisible wires connecting us to our children. Our task as a spiritual parent is to carefully unplug this network of invisible wires connecting them with us and then reconnect them to the Lord.
The spiritual & human cost of piety
It becomes so easy for us to rest in our piety… assuming that we are right. We may flail about with our our voices shrieking like nails on a chalkboard, but it won’t make a difference in the end if we are right. For not only are our voices silently echoing back at us, but more often than not, others (the people of this world) are quietly ignoring us (the people of the Church). The question for us as Christian parents is this: How, then, should we live?
A lesson in forgiveness from the parable of the prodigal son
When the Prodigal Son came to his senses and decided to return home, his father saw him approaching from a distance. The father then did something that was, at that time, culturally surprising. He extended unconditional forgiveness.