Category: church/children’s ministry

Being a Mom and Wife is Enough: A Word for the Burned Out Superwoman

I assume many women feel the way this reader who wrote me feels, so I wanted to give a public answer to encourage other women in her shoes: "What do you do when you are so weary, you feel like you can't get through the day? I feel like I try to juggle the expectations of ...

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When Christians Should Judge One Another

  Wanna get someone really mad at you really fast? Judge. Say that something is a sin. It doesn't necessarily have to be something that person is doing. We have never lived in a time more hostile than calling something wrong. It's the favorite line on social media: "Judge not." Consider just one example: abortion. There are campaigns ...

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Dear Christian: You Can’t Be For the Great Commission & Against Growing Families

When you've written at the same spot for 11 years, sometimes you think you've said all the things. But then again, unless people are digging into the archives, some things bear repeating. So hear goes part of my heart... I recently listened to a Voddie Baucham sermon that reminded me of the Christian's double standard when ...

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The Church’s Opinion of Children is One of its Greatest Weaknesses

I have a big beef with a large majority of Christian thinking and every now and then, the hornet's nest gets kicked again and so, here we are. First, let me tell you the story that prompted me to address this topic again. A young couple with whom we are friends attend a smallish, typical conservative Baptist church. ...

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The Proper View of Family (Are We Too “Inward Focused?”)

The Proper View of Family. Are We Too Inward Focused?

I haven't been able to stop thinking about something a (Christian) commenter said on a recent post, "Learning to Think Rightly About Birth Control": "I really struggle with labeling the family as “the ripe mission” field and creating a “mini-church” in the family. Honestly this is probably the main reason I don’t homeschool beyond preschool–it’s a little to inward ...

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What Makes Jesus Indignant? Let the Little Children Come.

What Makes Jesus Indignant Let the Little Children Come.

"And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Verily I ...

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The Link Between Birth Control & Abortion: Is the Church Really Pro-Life?

  Added note since first publishing: We must take responsibility for our part in the culture of death in which we now live, or be hypocrites, as we ponder the atrocity that is Planned Parenthood. We didn't just wake up in a place where killing babies was an option better than having them. When birth control became ...

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Extending the Gospel Beyond Our Homes: The Big Impact of Little Missions

"I just feel like I'm not doing enough", a young mother said to me recently. I want to teach my children the importance of ministry. But I'm so busy doing life, I don't know how to fit anything else in." The greatest missionary who ever lived ministered to one life at a time, in the simplest ...

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Multi-tasking Motherhood: At Home Shaping People

It's no mistake that God gave women the amazing ability to multi-task. Moms are on the front lines bringing up their children. And if I were reminded every day how my understanding of the purpose of children drastically changes the way I raise them, it wouldn't be enough. See, we live in layers, with all the layers, ...

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Practical Ideas for Women Mentoring Women (In Titus 2 Fashion)

The last post, The Difficulty of Mothering Alone and a Call for Older Women, brought much interest and the question of "how can older women best come alongside younger women" and encourage them, building up the next generation? This is by no means an exhaustive list of suggestions, so I hope you will, using your particular experience, ...

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