Parenting for Success: Paving the Way for Our Children

By , Contributing Writer| September 28th, 2018|

Parenting. It strikes fear in the hearts of some, joy in others. Everyone has heard the old saying, “There are two things you don’t talk about at parties, politics and religion.” Parenting could easily be added to that list. Parenting styles change from generation to generation. They can be drastically different, even between siblings as they [...]

Three Ways to Build a Firm Foundation for Your Kids

By , Women's Groups Pastor| September 14th, 2018|

My husband, Tom, and I have had the privilege of raising three amazing daughters. We started “parenthood” in our early 20s and made plenty of mistakes along the way. To say we didn’t have a clue of what we were doing is a fair statement, and we remain in awe of the amazing women Brittney [...]

Navigating the Path of Foster Parenting

By , Copy Editor| July 28th, 2018|

With nearly 400,000 children in our foster care system, there is a great need for foster parents who are willing to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for children from broken homes. According to the Human Rights Campaign, children placed in foster care have experienced various issues such as the death of a parent/legal [...]

The Many Faces of Foster Care

By , Contributing Writer| July 11th, 2018|

Many would describe our foster care system as broken. In the media, we hear about the abuse children face in foster care. Although some children in foster care experience abuse and neglect, there are a lot of amazing foster parents who are doing great things in the lives of the children who come from broken [...]

Overcoming the Struggles of Single Parenting

By , | June 14th, 2018|

Single Parenting Struggles Only God knows what the future holds. We often find ourselves engulfed in unforeseen storms we never imagined possible. Single parenting is one of those storms we do not expect to face. That’s exactly what happened to me. One month into my forties—I found myself divorced with my two small girls—something I [...]

You Want to Be a WHAT?

By , Guest Writer| June 4th, 2018|

In a recent interview, I was asked to share top advice I believe helps children feel secure with their parents. If you had been asked, what might you have said? I answered that the way parents respond to children's dreams is key. I want children of all ages to dream. I want them to dream [...]

How to Navigate the Single Mom Life

By , Copy Editor| May 10th, 2018|

The United States Census Bureau reports that approximately 23% of children under the age of 18 live with a single mother. This is the second most common family arrangement in the U.S. (behind two-parent households). Although almost one-quarter of our children are living with a single mom, we often overlook them in our neighborhoods, in [...]

Learning to Trust the Father

By , Pastoral Care Pastor| June 20th, 2016|

Last week I put up a canopy in my four-year-old daughter’s room thinking I’d score some serious husband/dad points with my wife and kid.  Sure enough, my daughter loved it!  She was ecstatic.  A little too ecstatic.  She jumped up on her bed running around in circles and quickly proceeded to get herself tangled up [...]