How Can Parents Help Kids Find Community?

Having a solid group of like-minded friends who you laugh and enjoy life’s joys and troubles with, there’s nothing better! Braxton walks us through helping our kids find community as they're growing up.
Good Community
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great...Read more

How Can we Help Kids Handle Differing Views?

It's inevitable that we are going to have differing views from the people we will meet in this life. Just ask your kiddos about conversations they've had in their school cafeteria or playground! Natalie points us to truth for us to guide our kids in loving people well even when we see things differently.
Alpha/Omega Friends
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope...Read more

How to Develop Perseverance

What person or situation do you wish would simply disappear from your life to make things easier? As much as we might like to twitch our nose to make that happen, we can also know God knows what is going on and has a plan for the good, the bad, and the hard.
Father/Son
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love...Read more

How to Approach the Topic of Lust

When is the right time to begin talking with our kids about lust? Probably sooner than most of us might prefer. Colby bravely points us to why we need to jump in to this tough topic and how we can do just that.
Good Talk
Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over...Read more

How Can We Let Go of Doing It All?

We want to be a part of so many things in life…and we want to be really good at them all! Often we equate success to productivity and measure worth in our ability to be efficient and doing the most we possibly can. Braxton reminds us why and how we can let go of "doing it all".
Rest in God
But God Demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 A dear friend and mentor of mine often says,...Read more

How to Love Kids Unconditionally

Do you remember the last time someone showed you love when you really didn't deserve it? God does that for us and we have the incredible opportunity to love our kids the same way. Alysa reminds us why and how. Read on to be inspired!
Unconditional Love
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 A wise man in my church was once asked, “What is...Read more

Does it Really Matter for Parents to Show Up for Kids?

Showing up, whether it is in time of dire need, or simply just to be there to show love and support, is no small thing. Kyle reminds us why we need to keep making the effort!
A Mom Showing Up
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is...Read more

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

What is the Value of Traveling as a Family?

Whether embarking on a two week overseas vacation or running errands around town, traveling together as a family has great value. Keep reading to see how Seth shows us to make that time valuable...and simple.
Fun Traveling Family
As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them…And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them...Read more

How Can Parents Love Kids by Allowing Failure?

Allowing a loved one to fail is tough, but could there be some benefit to allowing them to make a few poor choices? Judah shows us how to we can do just that and reminds us that it is indeed loving.
Allowing Failure
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses,...Read more

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