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

Healthy Conflict Resolution

As parents, we wear a lot of hats … chauffeur, chef, teacher, nurse, and my least favorite … referee. Kelli walks us through scripture teaching us how to handle conflict resolution in our own lives so we can then teach our kids to do the same.
Alpha v Omega
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the...Read more

God’s Design For 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 Value Honesty-Even in the Small Things

When we're convinced God is FOR us and not trying to rip us off from fun in this life it is easier to do what's right-even when no one is looking. Jess shares truth on why there is such great worth in honesty!
Giddy Up
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. Proverbs 10:9 Recalling illustrations for this post was way too easy, unfortunately. I’m humbled to...Read more

What's the Difference Between Purpose and Passion?

"Why are we in this life? What can I do to have meaning?" Both of these are questions most of us ask ourselves at some point. Kara brings clarity to these ponderings through scripture, so we can remind our kids of this truth as well.
Passion Has a Price
…Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made. Isaiah 43:7 I’ve noticed a trend in myself and in my generation...Read more

How to Teach Our Kids to Defend Their Faith

When our college staff was asked something they wish their parents taught them growing up, defending their faith...knowing the "why" to what they believe as Christ followers was among the top responses! Walt gives us a boost of confidence through "how to" and resources as we parents aim to help our kids do just that.
Working out faith
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in...Read more

How NOT to Get Swallowed Up

When we touch a hot pan on the stove, the burn is discipline enough to remind us to get a hot pad next time without being told! That's just it...sometimes consequences (not long lectures - I'm looking in the mirror here!) are the best discipline and ways of teaching our kids the way that's right. It's always God's way.
Climbing Up
Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights. Jonah 1:17 The story of...Read more

Is Accountability Really Necessary?

Merry Christmas to y'all! While we're in a break from the daily grind it's great to talk about something as important in life as accountability. Let's make those car rides and slower schedules count. Jacob gets us going...
Love God, Love Others
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. James 5:16 I recently found myself inspired, proclaiming – “I want to...Read more

How Does Your Transparency Help Your Kids?

When we expose the hard parts of our life to those who love us a richness grows in that relationship. Too bad it's so hard to get to that point. Seth tells us how it is so valuable for us...especially as we interact with kids!
Father and son
“Clothe yourselves, all of you with humility toward one another.” 1 Peter 5:5 It’s a cool experience when a wall is broken down in a relationship. Each summer at camp...Read more

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