Encouragement for those who have doubts about adopting.
Listening to FamilyLife Today has given me the encouragement to persevere.
A few ideas on how parents can start cultivating an attitude of service in simple ways, by weaving threads of humility, consideration, and an "others-first" attitude into the fabric of everyday life.
The second requirement of teaching children to be peacemakers is to help them understand the root cause of their conflicts.
In the battle for the hearts and minds of our children, we need to recognize that they need our intentional guidance in countering the deceptions of life.
It begins with the process of attachment—the deep sense of belonging to each other.
Dividing responsibilities between Dad and Mom.
If you spend much time studying God and His priorities and passions, you will learn why caring for orphans matters to Him.
Gratitude is not natural; it must be nurtured.
We need to model and teach a commitment to excellence.
A life of integrity is a life you can trust.
Our children have approached their simple household chores with all the enthusiasm normally expressed for a root canal.
You can use all sorts of methods to teach your children how to earn, save, invest, and spend wisely.
When we got out of the car, I could tell I had picked a bad day to bring a little kid to the mall.
Using chores to teach responsibility.
Lying, no matter how small, is a big deal. If our children are going to develop the discipline to always embrace the truth, it will be with our help.
This can be a time in your child’s life when she can begin to wean herself from her parents and begin to form her own identity.
These steps will help you keep track of the truth.
The child who is developing more complex thinking abilities now has a better set of tools to use in being deceitful.
Your children are watching where you spend your time, money, and resources.
As we shape our children’s convictions we need to be careful to give them God’s perspective of lies, false appearances, and misrepresentations of the truth.
Parenting isn’t just a manual task—it’s the shaping of a life.
In a FamilyLife Today interview, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine say that all of us are called by God to leave something behind—to have an impact on the next generation.
Do your children know what you expect of them when they spend the night with a friend?
Here are some ways to test how well your child is handling the deceit trap.
Our love will be the stabilizing power that I hope God will use to pull this child through these turbulent times.
Guidance for teaching your children to be sensitive to potential danger.
Toddlers make mothers feel like they have lost control of the family.
The beloved coach was raised by a father who believed in building character.
Our children need to catch a vision for being an ambassador for Christ.