How to Raise Our Kids to Value Others

By , Children’s Ministry Director| August 1st, 2020|

My favorite chapter in Bob Goff’s book, Love Does, is chapter 10, “The Interviews.” In it, Goff talks about the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Not wanting his children to hear the news from anyone but himself, he picked them up from school so that he could be the first to talk to them about [...]

5 Daily Full-Time Working Mom Routines for This Season

By , Communications Project Director| April 21st, 2020|

How can we balance being a full-time mom, full-time manager, and full-time wife? You just don’t. On the first day of my self-quarantine, I pretty much gave up on having some sort of normalcy or schedule for my family and me. I also found myself asking for forgiveness from my co-workers and my toddler for [...]

7 Ways the Armor of God Can Protect Your Children Right Now

By , KidzKlub Director| April 16th, 2020|

During these uncertain times, we believe that if our children aren’t being prepared, then they are unprepared. As parents, we feel like it is crucial to equip our children (and ourselves) with the armor of God. In Ephesians 6:13-17, the Apostle Paul writes: “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the [...]

Four Family-Friendly Spring Break Events in Our Community

By , Contributing Writer| March 5th, 2020|

Spring Break is just around the corner! Do you have any plans? Whether you’re a parent needing to entertain your kids or just looking for something fun to do with them, we know it can be tough finding activities! Here are just a few spring break events in our community for you to consider! Spring [...]

Three Tips for Creating Positive Connections With Adult Children

By , Contributing Writer| September 17th, 2019|

When I was pregnant with my oldest son, I remember many well-meaning people telling me two things: You have 18 years to teach, guide, and develop this baby into a young man. The next 18 years will fly by, so make the most of every day. The time did fly by, and 18 years is [...]

Seven Resources to Empower Parents

By , Contributing Writer| September 6th, 2019|

Having kids is one of the greatest joys, but not every day, as a parent, is roses and daisies. In fact, most days look like cheerios and snot, which is a reality we might forget about when dreaming about parenthood. Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned mom or dad, having kids can be [...]

From Cultural Collisions to Success: Third-Culture Teenagers

By , LPC-Intern at Lifeologie Counseling| September 4th, 2019|

Being a teenager is so hard. Really, being human is hard, period. Whether you are a teen or involved in a teen's life, you can attest to the fact that teen years are some of the most difficult to navigate. Being the parent, teacher, mentor, or even friend of a teenager has unique challenges. There [...]

Back-To-School Checklist for Parents

By , Contributing Writer| July 31st, 2019|

The first day of school is around the corner. And it can be an exhausting time for parents! While parents are welcoming the return to routines, there is a lot to do to prepare your children to go back to school. No matter what this time of year looks like for you and your family, we [...]

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 [...]