What is the Value of Serving Together as a Family?

Leading our kids by serving others alongside them might be easier said than done, however "D" reminds us of the tremendous value of serving together as a family.
A family who serves together
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire...Read more

Where Can Our Kids Find Their Value?

The world and its evolving definitions of “cool” and “successful” will always be a temptation for us and our kids to look to for worth and satisfaction. Braxton points us back to scripture for how we can remind our kids where their true value is found.
Thumbs up
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 American culture likes to define success...Read more

How Can We Help Kids Make Genuine Friends

Friends, BFFs, buddies, pals, whatever we call them, they’re important to all of us. Sometimes our kids can choose friends who do anything but point them to what's right. Take heart! God's Word has something to say to us about that, and Ashton points us to the truth about making good friends.
Good friends
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. Proverbs 13:20 We were built to be in relationships with others. We are created in...Read more

Why We Should Have Tough Conversations with our Kids

Think of a topic you might absolutely freak out about if your child asked you about it. Now, what if you brought it up to him first? Go ahead...gasp, choke, cough, and sputter. But also take courage in the truth Seth shares with us about this very thing!
Mother/Daughter
Sermon on the Mount ( Matthew 5-7 ) – “You have heard that it was said…” What topics are taboo in your family conversations? For some it is finances or...Read more

Insight Into Family Matters

Ever wonder how or why T Bar M publishes articles on the topics we do? Today will give you an insight into the inner workings of "Family Matters" and T Bar M’s heart behind it.
Super Staff
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk...Read more

Yes Siree! Mind Your Manners

"Yes sir, no sir. Yes ma'am, no ma'am." These phrases still matter. Even to God! Kelli nudges us to keep at it when it comes to teaching, modeling, and expecting our kids to use manners.
Yes, you!
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 My son is in Cotillion...Read more

Failure...It Takes Humility to Handle Well

Do your kids know it is ok for them to fail? Failure is one of those life lessons not easy or enjoyable to learn. Read how GK points us to the One Who holds us and grows us even when we fail.
Camper Reading Bible
Psalm 145:14 The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. Failure – it’s inevitable. I wish I could remove failure and flaws from...Read more

How and Why To Train Kids Toward Selflessness

"I could be a lot more considerate of others if I wouldn't keep getting in my own way!" Ha! Ain't that the truth all too often. Jessica walks us through the value of training our kids toward selfLESSness.
Carry A Friend
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is...Read more

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

Teach Kids Responsibility

Are you ever so frustrated at your child’s lack of follow through you want to sentence them to time in their room or with other restrictions until they finish the task? You’re not the only one – I’ve been in that state of mind plenty of times. Let's take a look at some parenting tactics to get us on the right path.
Coaches Working
“The chief jailer committed to Joseph’s charge all the prisoners who were in jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it.” Gen. 39:22 “Oh Lord, why...Read more

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