How and When to Teach Kids Adulting

The phrase we hear most of our college staff use today to describe things like finding a job and paying bills is “adulting.” Jacob leads us in thinking intentionally how we can set our kids up for success today for when they start "adulting".
Thumbs up Girls
You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie...Read more

Is Physical Health a Big Deal?

God cares about what goes into our bodies and how we take care of them. Kyle lays out what God tells us in His Word regarding physical health, and he encourages us to follow these good-for-us-guidelines wholeheartedly.
Running Boys
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come...Read more

How Kids Can Work Hard...Hopefully Fighting Entitlement

Sometimes some good, hard work is just the fix for several things...at the top of the list is entitlement. Kelli wonderfully points out how we, as parents, can help our kids remain focused on others.
Hard Workers
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests,...Read more

What Are Ways We Can Respect Others?

Walt shares wise words with us regarding the whys and the hows of respecting others. It's such good stuff! Let's pick out something we can do and share with our kids today.
Respecting Each Other
“The second [greatest commandment] is this: Love your neighbor as yourself…” Mark 12:31 Great poetry has the ability to quickly take the listener or reader to an insightful place. So,...Read more

The Value of Hard Work

Why should we work hard? Isn't it enough just to "get by"? We all wrestle with this in some area or another. Judah squares us up on this question.
Hard Work Climbing
“ So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 In the Owens house, the definition of hard work...Read more

Why is Life Hard and What Can we Do About It?

“Where the heck is easy street?”...this is a sign many of us might like to hang around our necks! Following Christ is no cake walk. Jessica brings God's Word to light as to His purposes and goodness as we face difficult times in life.
Count it all joy, my brothers,when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect,...Read more

Is Southern Hospitality Biblical?

Did you know the Bible speaks into “southern hospitality”? As a new Texan, Kyle shares with us how he's been reminded of God's principles through experiencing some great hospitality since we've been here. He also reminds us why it's worth our while to pass this way of respecting others on to the next generation.
Camp Family Table
“You shall rise up before the gray headed and honor the [ j ] aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the Lord.” Lev. 19:32 I’ve been a...Read more

How to Date...Conversations With Your Teen

Dating...it's more than likely gonna happen at some point for your kids. Why not equip them with tools as to how to do it well? Mark shares great practical and biblical conversations we can have with our kids on the subject of dating.
Fun Coaches
”Greet one another with a holy kiss.” 2 Cor. 13:12 #readonformoredatingadvice : ) Let’s be honest… almost all of us have done dating poorly, and we’d all agree, none want...Read more

How Guys Treat Girls

In Genesis 2 we get God’s story of Him creating women and men with unique and complimentary natures. Guest author, John MacDonald, reminds us of the importance of teaching guys how to interact with girls since all but one of those relationships will be friendships versus marriage!
Great Friends
Likewise, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. Titus 2:6 Growing up in church us guys talked a lot about girls, most often though in the context of lust, sex...Read more

Why is Teaching Forgiveness Important?

“Will you forgive me?” …words we don’t easily speak, yet they carry so much power for reconciliation and freedom! When is the last time you’ve asked your child for forgiveness when you’ve messed up? Seth reminds us modeling this is the best method of teaching our kids to do just the same.
Love God, Love Each Other sign
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 God’s truths are seen all over. And I won’t forget...Read more

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