I love Christmas. Sure, part of it is the spiritual truth of the holiday - Emmanuel, God with us! It is incredible. But I would be deceiving myself if I pretended that I didn’t equally, or perhaps even mostly, love and enjoy the experience of the Christmas season. It is all filled with good things … Continue reading Christmas is not about the idol of family
Is there such a thing as too much family time? Many are finding that during the days of the covid-19 quarantine… yes! Of course, we all love our family. But whether you’re dealing with high tension in the marriage relationship, sibling bickering or bullying, or stir-crazy toddlers (or teens), there is high opportunity for family … Continue reading Family Conflict During Quarantine
I hope this isn’t true for your family. But many people find the holiday season to be the hardest time of year. From Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day, there are numerous holidays that are meant to bring family and loved ones together. But what if your family is filled with drama, conflict, or pain? What if … Continue reading Surviving the holidays when there is family drama
Part of the joy of each holiday are the traditions that we get to enjoy only at that holiday season. We hide Easter baskets with chocolate bunnies. We give Valentine's cards. At Christmas, we decorate the tree a certain way, watch our favorite movies, drive through the light shows, or see the church Christmas play. … Continue reading Holiday Traditions
Core Questions is a monthly dive into different topics that are a core part of our shared human experience. We want to seek and understand who we are in light of God’s revealed truth. This month we are looking at our human experience of family. Earlier, we looked at why we have families. But this is … Continue reading Core Questions: How do we live well in our families?
Core Questions is a monthly dive into different topics that are a core part of our shared human experience. We want to seek and understand who we are in light of God’s revealed truth. This month we are looking at our human experience of family. God has created us for relationships. Specifically, for family. The … Continue reading Core Questions: Why do we have families?
We are in the full swing of summertime. It’s not South Carolina without the heat and the sunshine. And here in Florence, we’re close enough to enjoy a few trips to the beach as well. The temperature may make us feel like we’re melting, but I hope that in reality you and your family are … Continue reading Four strategies for a thriving summer
Parents have a sacred duty from God to raise their children in the fear of the Lord. Mothers are a huge part of this. Mothers comfort, care, encourage, soothe, and equip their children. We may say old clichés like “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out of it!” but the … Continue reading A prayer to celebrate mothers today
If you’re a parent, you undoubtedly want a good relationship with your kids. Before they're even born, you're praying for them, loving them, and envisioning the future. So why does it get so difficult to stay actively involved in your kids’ lives as they become teens? In adolescence, your kids begin to pull away from … Continue reading 4 Tips for Staying Involved in Your Teenager’s Life
It is a big deal to be a parent. To be a mom is often more obvious and more celebrated in our culture than to be a dad… and of course, the nine months of pregnancy and the child’s birth day have something to do with that! But for moms and dads alike, parenting is … Continue reading What kind of Dad are you?