What Defines You?

So many voices compete for our attention...even more so the attention of our kids! How can they know who they really are? Who they're meant to be? Kelli reminds us simply and practically as to what defines us...God's Truth! May's Topic Theme: "The God Life"
Truth Defines Us!
For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. Psalms 33:4 By 8:30 in the morning, I have dodged a few eye...Read more

How to Teach Kids to Manage Finances

Whatever current financial situation any of us may be in currently, there are things we can all do to intentionally equip our kids to manage finances well...by being good stewards. Walt's wise words show us exactly how scripture says we do just that! April's Topic: Teach Kids to "Adult" Well
Bringing Kids to Camp
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the...Read more

How Parents Can Teach Independence

Maybe I'm not the only one who lives in the tension of letting (or requiring) the kids to help and simply knocking out a task on my own. One is better for the short term and the other for the long. Ashley reminds us of the tremendous value of handing over tasks to our kids as they learn and grow under our care.
Independent Reading
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 My parents intentionally equipped me for adulthood...Read more

How Dad Can be the Hero at Home

Family Matters has broken the 10,000 subscriber threshold! You're not the only one interested in practical, biblical truth to benefit your family! T Bar M Camps counts it a great privilege to share God's truth with your family on a weekly basis. Thank you for letting us be a part of building families in the name of Jesus! Now, on to Dads Being Heroes...
Dad shows the way
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 We’ve all been there… it’s Monday night...Read more

Why Be Part of A Church?

April's Devotional Theme is: Teaching Kids how to "Adult" Well. Cole starts us off by reminding us of the importance of being part of a church...not just attending a service on the weekend. Rather being in relationship with people to spur one another on is where some real, life-value is found.
Coach Mentors Camper
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but...Read more

Stick to Your Commitments

How well do we let our "yes" really mean "yes" and our "no" really mean "no"? Walt's words ground us with the truth of how we can make sure we're doing just that.
Nothing Gets Past Us
“Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 37 All...Read more

Authority...It's Good for Us

Spring Break...a time for kids to be free! Not free from all authority however. As much as we all might have issues with authority (parents, teachers, bosses, government, etc.), Seth reminds us of the truth that God has set all authority in place, and it is for our good that we submit ourselves under His authority!
Authority is good
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who...Read more

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Between Husbands and Wives

The best parenting oftentimes comes through building our marriages. Soak up these truths in Walt's wise words on how respect can practically play out.
Husband/Wife
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:33 “What you want, baby I got; What...Read more

How to have a Better Relationship with Your Child

Do you desire to get to the heart of your child...to know how they're really doing in different aspects of life? Jacob directs us to practical, specific ways parents can make that happen. Check 'em out.
Dad listens intently
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’...Read more

Father Daughter Relationships Really Matter

A daughter genuinely does want her dad's approval, and her heart's desire is for him to be her champion! As a daughter, Brenda steers us toward practical ways a father can build his relationship with his daughter.
Daddy and Daughter Dancing
Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing [Jesus,] he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at...Read more

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