In life, we will encounter problems. Your income, relationships, lifestyle, faith life, job, education, and church can’t stop the inevitable reality that in a world broken by the Fall (Genesis 3), we will each encounter problems. Fortunately, there are skills and strategies we can strengthen in our lives that will help us to solve those … Continue reading Life Skills to Solve Any Problem
Today the Church celebrates Easter Sunday: the resurrection of Jesus. We at iHope are professing Christians, and we accept Jesus as our Lord, our Savior, and the Messiah of Israel. His death on "Good Friday" is good because it restored our relationship with God. His resurrection on "Easter Sunday" is a joyful celebration that changed … Continue reading A prayer for Easter
As our children enter the teen years, friends become more and more important to them. This is normal, and appropriate for young people who are quickly approaching new levels of independence. But the parenting part isn’t done yet – parents still have a big influence on their children's friend group. Know their circles When they’re little, kids … Continue reading Who are your kids spending time with?
One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to enforce discipline with your kids. It feels mean, and no parent enjoys their child crying or yelling. But discipline is required for them to learn boundaries, appropriate behavior, and helpful life skills. Select rules that make sense for your family Your family rules … Continue reading Developing the “Family Rules”