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Category Archives: Parenting

Lifting Up Others—Tips on Being an Encourager

Lifting Up Others—Up Close and Personal Tips on Being an Encourager To ENCOURAGE by definition means to give support, to foster confidence and to bring hope. The breadth of its current usage in our...

Parenting: 7-Step Model for Kids—Healthy Internet Use

A 7-Step Social Media Introduction Model for Healthy Internet Use for Our Kids Our world is becoming more and more digital all of the time. We MUST equip and prepare our...

Parenting: Children Through the Eyes of Jesus

I was Jesus once. No, not in a dream or some fantasy game but in real life. It’s true. Work with me and don’t question my sanity too much, but for...

Marriage: Drop the “EDGE”—A Journey into Graciousness

Let’s be clear—I’m a recovering “edge-aholic”. I will be speaking out of a deep, insatiable and ongoing need to deal with my own lack of graciousness. I have often said when I’m...

Parenting: Keeping the Connection through the Teen Years

 Keeping the Connection through the Teen Years You and your kid don’t have to grow apart during the teen years. It is true that there is a natural drive for independence...

Parenting: Five Family Traditions You May Want to Embrace this Christmas

Opening the Right Stuff This Christmas—Five Family Traditions You May Want to Embrace Are you looking for new ways to bring life and meaning to your family’s Christmas this year? With...

Parenting: Obedience Beyond Parenting

Obedience is not about "Do this or else" but an offer to "please stay close and safe”. I was struck recently by something that maybe should be a given, but I...

Parenting: Are you the primary influence in your child’s life?

INDELIBLE IMPRINT—Getting Straight A’s on your Parenting Report Card and Becoming the Primary Influence in Your Child’s Life. Are you the primary influence in your children’s life? Indelible. Not as common...

Parenting: Putting Your Marriage First

4 Unexpected Ways to Put Your Children First (By Putting Your Marriage First) The second highest demographic for divorce is people who are married 25–30 years! Does this shock you? We have couples...

Parenting: Online Nudity—Protect Your Kids

“Naked Pictures”—Helping Children Face the Inevitable and Premature Exposure to Online Nudity I am concerned about our little ones. I’m talking about our 4–7 year old children getting online exposure to explicit sexual...

Parenting: Rebellion in Children—How Parenting Rules Are Related

The Heart of Discipline: The Principle of New Covenant Parenting—How Rules Relate to Rebellion in Children   One of my goals as a parent is to see my children be well-behaved and...

Parenting: Summer Days or Summer “Daze”

I totally remember counting the days until summer holidays began. Didn’t we all? Just 17 days until school’s out! Yahoo! It wasn’t like I didn't enjoy the classroom but those summer days...

Parenting: Part 2—Redefining Boredom

Boredom Creates Opportunities for Us and Our Children In my pursuit to change our response to the word “boredom” in our home, I continually find more benefits of unscheduled time, particularly in...

Parenting: Part 1—Redefining Boredom

Surprising Tools for Raising Successful Children by David McVety I can’t count the number of times that my wife, Melissa, and I have been so caught up in our hectic lives...

Parenting: What We Taught Our Kids at Christmas

I’m the out-spoken “Merry Christmas” guy in a world where it’s not politically correct. It’s my part of the fight. Though Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays have all but replaced “Merry...