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Are Screens Affecting Our Children’s Brains?

Are your children addicted to technology?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been studying the effect of screen time for children. The preliminary results are in and they’re not good....

10 Ways to Help Kids Keep Their Faith

The headline screams, “Millennials Leaving the Church in Droves!” It’s enough to make a parent fear for their child’s faith. Is there anything we can do to turn the tide for our child? Any wisdom for helping our kids keep their faith?

Healthy Processed Food

The right foods, most often, are whole foods—organic, unprocessed, just the way it would look if you plucked it off the tree or the vine. But are there any processed foods that can be healthy too?
The answer is yes—as long as you know what you’re looking for....

5 Ways to Make Your Home Peaceful

Whether it’s a sink full of dirty dishes that continues to climb, clutter covering your countertops, laundry piles blocking hallways, a stash of unpaid bills, or a to-do list that never seems to get checked off--you’re not alone.
Find encouragement!  Start by taking these small steps to transform your home.

Single Dad Adopts 5 Siblings So They Can Stay Together

Lamont Thomas spent years fostering children - 30 kids over 15 years to be exact!  But when the last foster moved out of the house, Lamont could not end it there.  So even after he decided to stop fostering, he still wanted to help others - so he made an amazing change!

How to Get Your Kids Fit with Christ this New Year

Kids today are bombarded by information. They are more likely to seek out answers to their questions on the internet or their friends, than ask their parents. 

I want my kids to be thinking about God in their every day lives...

On Loving Those Teenage Girls

I wish I could give a list of guaranteed ways to win the heart of a teenager, but we all know there are no such guarantees.

So how do you love and guide those teenage girls, whose worlds are spinning so frantically?

6 Rules for Dating as a Single Mom

Oh, the ol’ bugaboo of dating as a single mom. Should you? Shouldn’t you? There is a line of thinking among some Christians that all dating is wrong. There are others who would say that dating is perfectly natural and okay, but boundaries should be set forth in Christian dating.

If you're looking at dating as a single parent, see if these points have validity.

Who was St. Nicholas?

We have assigned so many attributes to St. Nick - except maybe some historical facts!  Where did St. Nicholas come from, and how do we separate historical fact from holiday fiction?  

Here's a narrative you can share with your family to help everyone appreciate Christmas all the more. 

Spending Time Together

Work, school, homework, after school activities, friends all compete for time on the family calendar. But Family time can serve as an escape from the demands and deadlines of daily life, and builds strong relationships.

Here are some easy, fun ideas to help make the most of time spent together.

12 Ways of Christmas for Family Discipleship

It’s Christmas time, but unfortunately it’s all too easy to lose focus on Christ even though we’re supposed to be celebrating his birth. This season can bring both stresses and joys, and it also can bring many opportunities for family discipleship. Here are my “Twelve Ways of Christmas.” Consider including a few of these into your Christmas season—and enjoy the gifts that come from family discipleship.

AIDING AGING PARENTS

It’s not easy to watch your parents age. Helping parents transition into the later years can be a delicate matter, but there are ways you can help them ease into the elderly stage and to cope better.  

Run Your Race

My mind raced with questions:  Why did this happen? What did I do wrong? Could I have prevented this?  The weight of these questions haunted me and left me feeling like it was my fault that my little boy had autism....

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