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

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

Strength and Sensitivity of Spirit

Children, tweens and teens, who’ve received nurture to their spirits, have a great inner strength and resolve. This strength is very good as it’s a sign of inner health by being able to stand solid in oneself. It’s also very good as it’s the opposite of weakness and infirmity which 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

Bounce Back from “Bad” Behavior

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.  Even when we nurture our child’s spirit, stay tuned in, and deal with generational issues, sometimes our child has an unusual change in behavior for no apparent reason. In John 13:10, Jesus said, “A person who has had a Continue Reading

Recover Your Family’s Peace

How do you cope with and diffuse tension and stress? Do you release it verbally? physically? emotionally? spiritually? Or were you trained, consciously or inadvertently, to hold it inward? (Hint: This is a root cause of many physical ailments and disease.) Just like adults, our children, teens and tweens experience Continue Reading

Superpowers for Parents!

Did you know that parents have a superpower that can help their children stay on the path of Father’s perfect will? Children, as fully functional humans with eternal spirits, have the ability to make decisions from the moment they are placed in the womb. The ability to make decisions, or Continue Reading

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