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How to Help Kids Make Independent Decisions?

With school coming right around the corner and life looking a lot different than any of us anticipated this time last year, there is value in giving our kids freedom to make choices. Colby points us to wisdom in scripture and practical steps for helping our children grow in independent decision making. This article was published recently and is worth the repetition for us!
Volleyball Fun
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5 What is the value of...Read more

Can Kids Handle Hard Truth?

Pandemic, protests, and politics...how much and what is good to share with our kids about these and other tricky parts of our world today? Ashton points us to Christ's example in leading others in truth and grace.
Masked Up and Manly
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15 As the...Read more

A Parent Guide to Dealing with Gender Confusion

What a tough topic this can be to address with our children. Though it may be tough, it is very much worth our time and energy to dive in to it. Chief guides us with solid biblical points.
Fight the Good Fight
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers...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 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

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

How Can Kids Organize Life?

Organization is an effort to grow maturity in our kids...pointing them toward responsibility, ownership, and independence. Cole leads us in how we can grow our kids to be champions in this way.
Boys Prioritizing Bible Study
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace… 1 Corinthians 14:33 But all things should be done in a fitting and orderly way. 1 Corinthians 14:40 It...Read more

How Can We Love Our Kids Unconditionally?

Sometimes it is easier than others to show love to our kids no matter what they have done or are doing. Alysa reminds us how we can consistently and unconditionally love like our heavenly Father.
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

Why & How Not to Judge Others

Ever made a snap judgment you later regretted? Too often we jump to a conclusion about someone without having all the information. Jesus knows this about us and loves us enough to teach us how to grow in this area. Walt points us straight to it.
Do not judge, or you will be judged. For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to...Read more

Benefits of Letting Kids Live and Learn

Teaching responsibility is not for the faint of heart, however it is SO worth the effort when we keep at it. Jessica reminds us of ways we can do this hard yet very rewarding work as parents.
Coaches Rule!
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” … “Who then is the faithful and wise manager,...Read more

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