My son’s first day of first grade introduction worksheet: What do you like to do with your friends? His answer, in wonderfully legible pencil: Chase girls.
Right now there’s a mom whose 18 summers are up with her child.18 sounded plenty when empty sippy cups scattered the backseat. Now 18 doesn’t feel enough.
Spending the night with friends seems like a normal part of growing up. But my wife and I wonder: should we let our kids go to a sleepover?
For 18 years, you have parented through a maze of joys, laughter, confusion, and even bruises. Now your child is a graduate. You have big changes ahead.
My kids need to see that their value isn’t tied to their grades or what school accepts them. I need to encourage them to follow God’s design and purpose for their lives and not insist they conform to a specific formula for success.
Children this age are unique because they still invite participation and closeness with parents—an attitude that will be changing soon.
Who is responsible for making ends meet when a new baby joins a family – the new parents, their employers, or the government?
How much should you tell your kids about the mistakes you’ve made in the past? Pastor Drew Hill believes parents should unveil some of the ugliness in our lives … to show what God has done.
Consider mornings, mealtimes and bedtime as opportunities for making a heart connection with your child. And trust that God, in His sovereignty, will fill the gaps in between.
Many married couples are putting off the decision on whether to have children … and an increasing number choose to not have any.
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You’ve detected trends that are leading your kids away from church in college. But, let’s be honest. Kids do what they like. Why can’t that be church?
When fear and anxiety threaten to take control of how I parent my children, I remind myself of four truths.
Changes in educational costs and in the job market should prompt teens and their parents to consider some great alternatives to college.
I have three sons. My oldest still wets the bed. My youngest says two words. They’re just boys. How do I start this whole “man-thing”?
When my 6-year-old daughter with long, lanky legs called her thighs fat, I knew something had to change. I didn’t know body image issues would come so early.
Here’s to our mothers. Thanks for letting us see you struggle, ask for help, and never give up on the ones you love.
I see you, single mom. I know you’re out there and you may be struggling today on Mother’s Day. You deserve this day the most.
While we might relate to the laundry list of women pressures, we have to be honest about why working moms and our husbands believe them.
Making responsible, though not always fun, parenting decisions pays dividends and yields goodness that lasts well beyond the moment.
One woman says her upbringing was based in fear and shame because of the concept of sin. God was a megaphone in my head: “You’re bad, you’re bad!”
In a first world country, our kids know that everything they could ever want to buy is accessible. How do we teach them the value of things and money?
For one couple, becoming foster parents happened in a really unexpected way.
Many parents fall into the well-meaning mishap of clearing an easy path for their kids, regardless of the cost. Have you?
Most kids on today’s campuses probably fall into the category of “bystander.” They know they should probably do something, but they don’t.
From a FamilyLife Today® broadcast, a list of ideas to help your kids think missionally about life.
I’ve always believed that’s what birth mothers really are—heroes.
We cannot live redemptive lives and hate our neighbor. Diversity in relationships not only shows unity to the world but also builds in our own hearts a love for others.
My kids need to grow up with the knowledge that I require a Savior just as much as they do.
Our Passport2Purity® weekend didn’t go anything like I had planned, but what came out of it was even better.
You can make your home a place of peace and safety for you and your spouse and kids. Here are some ways to create the setting.
I shudder at the times I’ve acted irritably toward my kids because I was still stressed from work. How do we come home as the loving parents we want to be?
The sex talk and gender conversations in your home don’t have to be big, awkward productions. But they do need to happen. The sooner the better.
After the unexpected death of our son, my wife and I learned that faith informs pain, but it doesn’t erase it.
I finally realized that my children had all the father they needed; all I had to do was point them to God for their needs.
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associate her with something entirely different—being a champion for the biblical model of marriage.
Here are eight ways we can fight for, not against, our children in their hard-to-handle moments.
Dating for two is difficult; dating in a crowd is downright complicated.