Parenting Category

Expose the War (Part 2)

Dr. James Merrit gathered statistics from studies done in 2015. Newsweek, Time Magazine and Huffington Post discovered some painful facts. In 2015 alone over 4 billion hours of pornography was watched globally. The average age of first time exposure to porn is 11 years old. The largest porn consumers are boys ages 12-17. 90% of […]

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Expose the War

For some of you, this article will feel uncomfortable. It does for myself. Yet, I am pressed today to address pornography among our kids. This may get messy. But in Matthew 10 Jesus said, “Do not think I have come to bring peace, but a sword.” He exposed truth and things got ugly. The enemy […]

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“Dear Mr. Postman”

I imagine the scene as something right out of the movie The Sound of Music. I’m talking about the scene with the children laughing and hanging from trees along the roadside. Truly, this is what my children confessed to doing, and they were proud of why they were doing it. They were shooting rubber bands […]

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Thankful He Hears

I was in prayer when my cell phone began ringing. I wasn’t going to answer it… Terrifying attacks were being made on my family, specifically my daughter. I’d been meeting with our pastor and his wife to pray against these attacks for two weeks at this point. I felt a great deal of anxiety when […]

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They Are Growing Up

“When did this happen?” I asked my husband, Scott. “When did what happen?” He asked back. “When did our children become so old?  We have a junior, freshman and a 7th grader.” “After they finished school last year,” he said smugly. I gave him a look and just sat, remembering each of them at different […]

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How? or Wow!

“I’m going to travel and explore the world after I graduate from high school.”  My youngest son stated this calmly in response to an adult’s inquiry about what he had planned after graduation in 2018.  I had heard it before and, like me, this relative stranger chuckled and said, “How do you plan to do […]

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The Household Beatitude

My mom always “added” to the beatitudes scribed in the Bible, a household beatitude. “Blessed are the flexible for they will not be bent out of shape.” Though usually met with a rolled eye or a snicker, there is so much truth to that statement. Isn’t it true the times we usually get upset are […]

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Parental Fear

The Lord is my light and my salvation…whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life…of whom shall I be afraid?  Psalm 27:1 Fear.  Something parents have to fight on an almost daily basis from conception or adoption signing.  Will I carry to term this time?  What if those tests say there’s […]

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Crazy Perspective: The MOMent I’ve Been Waiting For

The answer was NO! If she asked me again it would be clear she needed an intervention. My daughter was preparing to go out of state for a Christian camp. One of the requirements was that there were to be no cell phones on this trip. That didn’t go over well. I explained it was […]

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Our Time Inventory

I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be on time. I am always late. I don’t try to be, I work at timeliness, but time seems to be my enemy. In fact, writing this article about time….. you guessed it, it’s late! Before I had kids, I was always on time. My sister lived 6 […]

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