How Can We Please God in Our Schedules?

Ever wish you could be in two places at once? Ever try it? We might all be guilty of texting during a conversation. Kara wisely refocuses our attention on how to spend our time on what really matters.
A Time for Everything
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29 We are a...Read more

How to Practice Thankfulness for the Regular Stuff in Life

Being parents who follow Jesus means we have a sweet responsibility to instruct our kids on how to let thankfulness be a way of life, which is so clearly laid out in Scripture. Natalie reminds us how and why to do just that.
Thankful for Rocks and Dirt
“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills...Read more

What is the Value of Empathizing with Our Kids?

Jessica reminds us when we slow down to validate kids' emotions we can deepen our relationship with them and the trust they have in us. Read on to find out how.
Dad Cares
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we...Read more

How Can We Help Kids Move Away from Negative Friendships?

Like good ol' Kenny Rogers sings, "You gotta know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away. Know when to run." Kelli gives us direction on how we can help our kids kindly, yet courageously move away from negative friendships.
Tough guys : )
Walk with the wise and become wise,for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 “That smells like rotten egg!” We’ve all smelled it and fled quickly from it. Quick...Read more

How to Navigate Friendships Changing

Sanctification. A word difficult to understand and even more difficult to live through. Simply, it means change. Braxton turns our attention to how we can guide our kids through the sanctifying process of friendship changes.
Camp Travis Friends
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136:26 Things change, people change. That’s the old saying that gets repeated and often used to...Read more

How can Kids have Healthy Conversations with the Opposite Gender?

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, a conversation (or several) with our kids regarding relationships with the opposite gender are a wise thing for us to strike up...whether they're just friends, dating or anywhere in between. Dudley gives us gentle, yet clear direction on a great way we can approach this.
Friends
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in...Read more

Is it Really Important for Kids to have Godly Friends?

Friendships during youth can make or break several paths taken for our kids. Jessica reminds us how and why we need to encourage our kids toward godly friendships.
Sweet Friends
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion...Read more

How to Embrace Differences

Only in and through Jesus can we, as the body of Christ, be unified in our differences so we might function together and ultimately bring Him glory. Natalie helps us look through discomfort to the value of accepting our differences.
Alpha/Omega
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one...Read more

How Can Kids Organize Life?

Organization is an effort to grow maturity in our kids...pointing them toward responsibility, ownership, and independence. Cole leads us in how we can grow our kids to be champions in this way.
Boys Prioritizing Bible Study
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace… 1 Corinthians 14:33 But all things should be done in a fitting and orderly way. 1 Corinthians 14:40 It...Read more

How Can We Teach our Kids to Control Their Anger?

Are you a good or bad example of handling anger? Judah tells us how we can teach our kids to handle anger in ways pleasing to the Lord...starting with our reactions.
Alpha/Omega Stare Down
Please click here to take a quick 4 question survey about Family Matters. Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than...Read more

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