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

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

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