My young son has been asking me how Jesus could be God and how He existed before He was born?

Question: My young son has been asking me how Jesus could be God and how He existed before He was born. As I started trying to explain, it all sounded so weird to me, too! I don’t know what to tell him! Any ideas or resources you can recommend? Answer: Continue Reading

Does normalizing mermaids, vampires, pirates, etc. deteriorate their discernment?

Question:  Does normalizing mermaids, vampires, pirates etc. deteriorate their discernment? Answer:  The short answer is yes. Now, let’s look into how that happens. Many young children’s media features mermaids and pirates, somewhere along the way in their story-line, which are innocent. These don’t necessarily have to be exempted if: 1. Continue Reading

What is the effect of current television programs on my kids’ relationship with God?

Question: What is the effect of current television programs on my kids’ relationship with God? Answer: What we feed our children’s bodies builds them with solid nutrition for the long haul, or not. It works the same with what we feed, or allow to be fed to, our children’s souls. Continue Reading

Oh, Brother!

Jacob and Esau. Joseph and his brothers. Brothers. Friendship and feuds. Quickly, even a game gone awry can erupt into a family war! What wouldn’t cause a flicker of an eyelid with another person can erupt into war because of one dynamic. Family history. Family Feuds and Family History I’ve Continue Reading

SURPRISED by Father’s Compassionate Intervention

Fatigued by a battle I didn’t know I was in, the only reaction I could manage was to keep putting one foot in front of the other. My son and I remained grid-locked in an impasse over an issue with his education. Further, I was completely alone in terms of Continue Reading

Pure JOY!

Joy is an essential fruit of the Holy Spirit. A world in seeming 24/7 crisis, personal distress, diligent labor, and troubles facing family and friends make joy appear irrelevant at best, unattainable at worst. Babies! When a baby is loved and wanted, then raised in a positive environment, his or Continue Reading

SECRET to Move from Accidental to Intentional Parenting

Traditional parenting methods tell us to start training and to start it with the child. May I share some hard-won wisdom with you? Repeatedly, as I found myself up against a brick wall trying to get my children to embrace His ways, obey, and grow with the ever-present concern that Continue Reading

Can’t Train THIS Dragon, 2

If you recognize this in your family, you’re dealing with strongholds. Almost 100% of the time, these strongholds did not start with your children, but rather in previous generations which is why they have such strong holds. Another way these strongholds develop is through our reactions as parents. It’s a Continue Reading

Can’t Train THIS Dragon?

Have you tried everything to get your child to do something that must be done to no avail? We’re talking things that must be done. Civility. Help at home. Safety. Schoolwork. Maybe you’ve attempted to give positive feedback, to give grace and space, to cut down on the amount you Continue Reading

Give Me a BREAK!

The most demanding, unpaid job, without holidays or vacations, on the planet is parenting! It’s also the most rewarding, and yields the highest (eternal and generational) return on investment. What a whiplash! What a challenge! Parents need a reliable, trustworthy, affordable daily babysitter. Both for our own daily sanity and Continue Reading

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