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.
Have You Talked to Your Kids About Sex?
When Parenting Isn’t Popular
Making responsible, though not always fun, parenting decisions pays dividends and yields goodness that lasts well beyond the moment.
A Day in the Life of a Working Mom
Making memories, passing on our faith to the next generation, is what our moments are made of. I try to focus on fully living in every single one.
Lessons From the College Admissions Scandal
These parents wanted the best for their children. But is any college worth what those families are facing now?
Spring Break Is for Making Memories
Staycation or vacation? Either way spring break is a time to take advantage of for having fun and creating family memories.
Every Expectant Mom Deserves a Baby Shower Like Meghan Markle’s
One of the greatest lessons motherhood is teaching me is that I cannot do it alone. Baby showers remind us of the help we need from family and friends.
Mom, Kind Is the New Skinny
What if our generation of moms decided to love the mom bods we’ve got? Motherhood puts a glow on any woman! It’s a look that’s well worth the wear.
Helping Your Children in the Discovery of Their Mission
From a FamilyLife Today® broadcast, a list of ideas to help your kids think missionally about life.
When Everyone Gets Invited to the Birthday Party
My kid’s birthday party means I include and find commonalities with nearly total strangers. And it’s a really beautiful thing.
5 Ways to Avoid Being a Drama Addict
Moms today have enough on their plates without adding unnecessary drama to the list.
Let’s Turn the Helpless Into Heroes
I’ve always believed that’s what birth mothers really are—heroes.
Helping Your Family Understand Racial Reconciliation
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.
Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Kids as They Consider College and Career
In order for your teenagers to be able to make adult-level decisions, they need guidance. You can help them by asking good questions.
Asking Forgiveness From My Kids … Again
My kids need to grow up with the knowledge that I require a Savior just as much as they do.
Riding the Two Rails of Grief: Faith and Suffering
After the unexpected death of our son, my wife and I learned that faith informs pain, but it doesn’t erase it.
‘Mom, I Am Their Father’
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.
8 Suggestions for Talking to Your Kids About Mass Shootings
Talking to my kids about shootings doesn’t come easily—how do I answer questions about things I don’t understand myself?
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, How Should Mama Look After All?
How do we treat ourselves well while also remembering that God cares more about our hearts? Can we keep our hearts pure but also enjoy fashion?
Gender-Neutral Parenting Isn’t for Me
My husband and I are raising our daughters to identify with who God designed them to be, embrace the characteristics He gave them, and develop confidence in the goodness of their Maker.
Why Your Relationship With Your Child Matters
You have the privilege of growing a child who knows the love of God personally and knows how to love people well.
Would You Say Yes to Becoming an “Instant Family”?
Is foster care messy? Of course. Is it worth it? Absolutely.
How Can I Let Go of the Mom Guilt?
Guilt doesn’t freshen us and give life—it suffocates us and takes more than we have to give.
6 Tips to Reduce Stress for the Working Mom
When my youngest started preschool, I took my first job outside the home in nearly 10 years. I was frazzled, guilt-ridden, and late everywhere I went.
Investing Time With Your Children: The Challenge of 936 Pennies
The time we have with our children before they enter into adulthood is limited. We have a responsibility to use it well, with a heart of wisdom.
Your Most Important Job as a Parent
Teachable moments are opportunities for us to imprint God’s values on the next generation.
Three Times a Day to Intentionally Connect With Your Child
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.
Can Mommy Have a Drink?
Pretty much everyone has an opinion on “mommy wine culture.” Here’s a few factors to consider if you’re thinking about sipping a glass.
What I Wish Drew Brees Had Whispered to His Boys
I want more for Drew Brees and his sons than just what they can earn. And Jesus offers more.
God Used a Parakeet to Love Our Daughter
Of all the stories about raising six children we’ve told over the years, this is probably our favorite.
My Son Was Addicted to a Smartphone
The patterns I saw in my child’s behavior opened my eyes to the damage my phone had done.