Are you listening to so many voices all around you that you can’t hear God’s voice? “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given …
Category Archive: Parenting
Vacations. The family loves to take them, but the moms? Not so much. Don’t get me wrong- moms do love to go on vacation as much as the rest of the clan, but her idea of a vacation is much different than the husband and kiddos. Let’s use a typical, low-budget family vacation. Camping Family: …
So there I was, sitting on my couch, on a Sunday evening, scrolling Facebook. You know, all comfy on the couch, feet up, my phone in my left hand and my right hand doing the scrolling motion. Then I just stopped and I deleted Facebook from my phone. Just. Like. That. I had talked about …
When you see your child hurting, you as the parent only want the pain to go away. Maybe you have tried other methods to help erase the deep agony that your child is in. Not finding the way to ease their pain, you take matters into your own hands. Desperation can so easily lead to a distorted approach in finding healing.
My 14 year old teenage boy and I spent the weekend on an adventure to the Passport 2 Purity journey. Have you thought about a “journey” with your preteen-teen to discuss “life”?
I was excited to get started and curious about what my son would think. I sat with him prior to the adventure and informed him briefly about what this would entail.
My daughter, Abby, was supposed to enjoy a week at camp filled with fun, fellowship with friends, and growing in God’s Word. Unfortunately, the week was cut short by an awful, extremely contagious stomach virus. Instead of playing volleyball and swimming, Abby developed a fever and spent much of her time throwing up! This was definitely not the way she wanted to spend summer vacation.
I know it can be frustrating dealing with kids at times, especially in the midst of the Terrible-Twos, or the Tyrannical-Threes. Ephesians 6:4 states, “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
With my actions and emotions, I am provoking my children to anger. I do not have the perfect answer to prevent this from occurring, but I know this must change. Taking deep breaths, counting to ten, walking away for a moment, praying, and know that God is in control. We must fight to raise our children up in a spiritual and Godly atmosphere.