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!”
Does Raising Children with a Concept of Sin Harm Them?
One Dollar = One Taco: Easy Money Lessons Over Fast Food
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?
Why I Decided to Foster a College Student
For one couple, becoming foster parents happened in a really unexpected way.
You Might Be a ‘Snowplow Parent’ If …
Many parents fall into the well-meaning mishap of clearing an easy path for their kids, regardless of the cost. Have you?
Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bullying
Most kids on today’s campuses probably fall into the category of “bystander.” They know they should probably do something, but they don’t.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I Want My Child to Be an ‘Alien’
Helping a child understand this world is not our home.
Parenting Is Not About Raising Well-Behaved Kids
If you view your kids as sinners who need salvation, you’ll see parenting as a rescue mission.
Verses From The Book Of Proverbs To Teach Your Children
These verses can become the centerpiece of kitchen table discussions and a tour guide for difficult conversations.
50 Things You Can Say to Make Your Child Feel Great
A list for parents who want their children to know their love and God’s love.
A Surprising Antidote for Sibling Rivalry
Teaching your children to help others is a lifetime gift to them and to everyone they encounter.
Q&A: How do I stop my child from cursing and using inappropriate speech?
Don’t ever think that training your child’s language is in vain.
3 Truths We Need to Teach Our Kids About Being Satisfied
Filling our hearts and minds with the things of God will quench the hunger that the world cannot.
Talking to Your Kids About Transgender Issues
Your kids will encounter this issue someday. How will you handle their questions?
5 Reasons to Make Family Worship a Priority
The practice of family worship is a crucial discipline for spiritually healthy families.
5 Ways My Parents Shaped My Spiritual Life
My parents showed me how to walk as a believer and honor Christ in all things.
Teaching Children About Having A Heart That Follows God
Here’s a ‘game’ I developed to help my kids understand spiritual priorities as they begin to face the pressures and temptations of their world.
Training Our Children to Pray
Rather than only teaching them simple prayers they can memorize and recite, we need to intentionally educate our children about what prayer should look like.