Sometimes we learn great things about life from our kids. In this case, I learned the hard way about not exasperating my son.
Many parents make the mistake of releasing their kids to make their own choices at the very time when they are most tempted to follow the crowd.
A mother's difficult decision about her married daughter.
Talking about sex may be the single most powerful way parents have of stepping into the lives of their children.
Take a stroll down a typical American neighborhood, and you’ll find families who desperately need a break from the rat race
Your most valuable family possessions are the shared experiences and memories that link your hearts together.
Sexy clothes are hallmarks of fashion today, even for young girls. How can you help your daughter make choices that show off her heart, not her body?
Many well meaning parents mistakenly focus on a child’s conduct and miss the root cause … the heart.
These four convictions helped guide us as we taught our teenagers about appearance issues.
We're seeing a surge in girls taking the initiative with guys at younger and younger ages, and aggressively attempting to lure them into sexual activity.
A creative idea for remembering all the cute things your kids say.
The process of shaping convictions needs to begin early.
Ten ways to ensure that your child will not succeed.
When we discipline our children, we need to use words that have the power to heal and restore.
Our family continues to work on refining these three convictions.
Challenging your child to the higher goal of purity.
Eleven ways to ensure that your teenager will not be prepared for the future.
You never know when God will give you an opportunity to imprint His values on your children.
Setting a tone in my home that allows for the spiritual disciplines of quiet and solitude is my responsibility.
A survey in a teen Sunday school class reveals a desire to know the honest truth.
As a parent you do need to set some limits.
In today’s activity-packed society, it’s more important than ever to intentionally connect with your kids.
Busy schedules can overtake a home if parents don't maintain a proper balance between activities and leisure time.
Raising teenagers means pursuing their heart even when they don’t demonstrate love in return.
Here's a list of values and character traits that helped us focus on biblical priorities in our parenting.
Four tips for interacting with a stubborn child.
These ideas will help you develop deeper relationships with your children despite a hectic schedule.
Here's help if you're concerned about how your children talk to you and to each other.
Connect with your children by getting outside for these fun activities.
Too many parents focus on changing a child's behavior. More important is what's going on in the child's heart.
Having raised five children, I’ve learned a few things I hope might encourage you.
Shaping your child’s convictions about deceit begins as you teach him to fear God.
How could a child be happy after being disciplined?
Parents must identify false gods in their children's lives that distract them from the truth.
Five steps for developing and implementing a sex education plan.
We used these ideas to help our children on their spiritual journeys.
There is beauty in learning to let go of your adult children.
In today's transient society, when family ties are weakening, children need to know their heritage.
Will what you do today make a difference tomorrow?
A biblical battle plan for parenting.
Just one day can make the difference in a life wasted and one that leaves a legacy that will outlive us all.
A crisis with a child means your family is headed into a period of testing ... and of growth.
When our children get married, we must let them grow independently of us, no matter how much it hurts.
Lessons from my daughter's teenage pregnancy.
My great-grandfather Peter continues to influence his family—several generations after his death.
At some point, all parents need to release their children and trust in God's plan for their lives, no matter where that plan takes them.
How to keep from being burned-out by your full-time, stay-at-home-mom job.
By giving you a brief glimpse into our story, we pray that we will encourage you to prayerfully consider getting involved in adoption and orphan care.
As we raised our six children, Barbara and I had many opportunities to train them to get along with each other.