Parenting

concept of sin

Does Raising Children with a Concept of Sin Harm Them?

One woman says her upbringing was based in fear and shame because of the concept of sin. God was a megaphone in my head: “You’re bad, you’re bad!”

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body image

Teaching Our Daughters Positive Self-Talk

When my 6-year-old daughter with long, lanky legs called her thighs fat, I knew something had to change. I didn’t know body image issues would come so early.

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teaching kids about money

One Dollar = One Taco: Easy Money Lessons Over Fast Food

In a first world country, our kids know that everything they could ever want to buy is accessible. How do we teach them the value of things and money?

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Dear Mom, Thanks for the Real Moments of Motherhood

Dear Mom, Thanks for the Real Moments of Motherhood

Here’s to our mothers. Thanks for letting us see you struggle, ask for help, and never give up on the ones you love.

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Foster Care

Why I Decided to Foster a College Student

For one couple, becoming foster parents happened in a really unexpected way.

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Single Mom Mother's Day

To The Single Mom on Mother’s Day

I see you, single mom. I know you’re out there and  you may be struggling today on Mother’s Day. You deserve this day the most.

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working mom

Viral Rant “Society to Working Moms” Totally Gets Women’s Stress

While we might relate to the laundry list of women pressures, we have to be honest about why working moms and our husbands believe them.

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5 Reasons Your Preteen Needs You

5 Reasons Your Preteen Needs You

Children this age are unique because they still invite participation and closeness with parents—an attitude that will be changing soon.

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Making Your Home a Sanctuary for Your Family

You can make your home a place of peace and safety for you and your spouse and kids. Here are some ways to create the setting.

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stressful work day

How to Not Lose It on Your Kids After a Stressful Day at Work

I shudder at the times I’ve acted irritably toward my kids because I was still stressed from work. How do we come home as the loving parents we want to be?

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Negotiating Parental Leave

Negotiating Parental Leave for the Working Mom with a New Baby

Who is responsible for making ends meet when a new baby joins a family – the new parents, their employers, or the government?

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Snowplow parenting

You Might Be a ‘Snowplow Parent’ If …

Many parents fall into the well-meaning mishap of clearing an easy path for their kids, regardless of the cost. Have you?

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Parenting Teens

When to Tell Your Kids About Your Past

How much should you tell your kids about the mistakes you’ve made in the past? Pastor Drew Hill believes parents should unveil some of the ugliness in our lives … to show what God has done.

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Should We Have Kids?

Many married couples are putting off the decision on whether to have children … and an increasing number choose to not have any.

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Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bullying

Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bullying

Most kids on today’s campuses probably fall into the category of “bystander.” They know they should probably do something, but they don’t.

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mom talking with child

Have You Talked to Your Kids About Sex?

The sex talk and gender conversations in your home don’t have to be big, awkward productions. But they do need to happen. The sooner the better.

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Good Parenting

When Parenting Isn’t Popular

Making responsible, though not always fun, parenting decisions pays dividends and yields goodness that lasts well beyond the moment.

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working mom

A Day in the Life of a Working Mom

Making memories, passing on our faith to the next generation, is what our moments are made of. I try to focus on fully living in every single one.

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College Admission Scandal

Lessons From the College Admissions Scandal

These parents wanted the best for their children. But is any college worth what those families are facing now?

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Spring Break Memories

Spring Break Is for Making Memories

Staycation or vacation? Either way spring break is a time to take advantage of for having fun and creating family memories.

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baby shower

Every Expectant Mom Deserves a Baby Shower Like Meghan Markle’s

One of the greatest lessons motherhood is teaching me is that I cannot do it alone. Baby showers remind us of the help we need from family and friends.

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Mom, Kind Is the New Skinny  

What if our generation of moms decided to love the mom bods we’ve got? Motherhood puts a glow on any woman! It’s a look that’s well worth the wear.

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Helping your child think missionally

Helping Your Children in the Discovery of Their Mission

From a FamilyLife Today® broadcast, a list of ideas to help your kids think missionally about life.

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Birthday parties

When Everyone Gets Invited to the Birthday Party

My kid’s birthday party means I include and find commonalities with nearly total strangers. And it’s a really beautiful thing.

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avoiding drama

5 Ways to Avoid Being a Drama Addict

Moms today have enough on their plates without adding unnecessary drama to the list.

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Let’s Turn the Helpless Into Heroes

I’ve always believed that’s what birth mothers really are—heroes.

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Helping Your Family Understand Racial Reconciliation

Helping Your Family Understand Racial Reconciliation

We cannot live redemptive lives and hate our neighbor. Diversity in relationships not only shows unity to the world but also builds in our own hearts a love for others.

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Helping your child choose a college

Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids as They Consider College and Career

In order for your teenagers to be able to make adult-level decisions, they need guidance. You can help them by asking good questions.

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Asking my kids for forgiveness

Asking Forgiveness From My Kids … Again

My kids need to grow up with the knowledge that I require a Savior just as much as they do.

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Grieving after a tragedy

Riding the Two Rails of Grief: Faith and Suffering

After the unexpected death of our son, my wife and I learned that faith informs pain, but it doesn’t erase it.

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