Category: motherhood/family/parenting

Raising Daughters of Grace, Beauty and Loveliness

Raising Daughters of Grace, Beauty and Loveliness

  Loveliness.  Grace.  True Beauty. You recognize it when you see it.  But it's becoming rare.  And in the insanity of our transgender culture, it's completely upside down and no doubt, more confusing than ever for those of us trying to wade through the confusion. There was a day, I believe, where women were more cherished (despite what many ...

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5 Ways to Be a Really Great Mom (When You Feel Like a Bad One)

Now that I've been a parent for 23 years, I realize that all my good intentions about what kind of parent I was going to be before I actually had children was a lot more intention and less reality. The truth is, it seems so simple (and in some senses it is) to be a great ...

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“I Was Feeling Like a Failure as a Mom Until….” Naomi’s True Story

Sometimes, a story just moves you to share it. I receive fairly regular emails from moms in the trenches with questions or maybe just looking for a place to vent. I've been blogging here for 10 years (!) and not only do I get to hear from some of you wonderful ladies, I've developed some close ...

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Eve in Exile: What Did God Make Real Women For? (Psst: Enter to Win a Free Copy!)

Congratulations to Rebecca, Sarah and Sar! Each won a copy of Eve in Exile. I wish I had copies to give every entrant! I hope you'll grab a copy though, because it will seriously give you an outlook and renewed vision that we so desperately need in a culture that marginalizes women. It's been a long ...

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The Simple Trick to Getting Your Children to Obey Without Nagging

"Try as I may, I cannot stop myself from nagging the children.  You know those border-line things that aren't outright disobedience, but just things they should know to do or not do.  I do NOT want to nag...and yet I can't seem to stop.  What to do?!" This sounds like myself.  In fact, what I'm about ...

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The Only Way to Be Important: This is the Essence of Being a Christian

The Only Wa to Be Important: This is the Essence of Being a Christian

It's common to hear "I have been called to the mission field." That typically means one has been called overseas to minister to a different country. Have you ever compared your life to someone else's, say that of a foreign missionary's, and felt less than great? Less than important? The desire to be important isn't inherently ...

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God’s Heart Toward Children Part 2

Read Part 1 HERE. Another way our view of children affects the world is that if our thinking about children is not synonymous with His thinking about children, our entire paradigm of parenting is wrong. Did you hear that? We come into parenting with a completely wrong basis for the way we raise our children if ...

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God’s Heart Toward Children-PART 1

A heart-breaking reality that we have experienced by default of our unusually large family, is that in general, the Church’s ideas about children are essentially the same as those outside. Heart-breaking, I say, because we let a culture that kills 3,500 babies a day in the womb, inform our opinion about children.

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How We Keep Our Children From Becoming Their Best (Without Even Realizing It)

I believe one of the most horrific, detrimental things we have done to children, which they carry into adulthood as it shapes their very destiny, is our creation of "the box" in which we regard everyone in it normal and everyone outside of it not normal. I think the traditional classroom and it's appendages of ...

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7 Simple Things I’m Doing to Make This Year Better

In no particular order, instead of making new year's resolutions, I've been working on a list of  simple things I'm doing to make this year better. I am a simple girl, I love simple changes and I don't want to feel overwhelmed by resolutions I know I can't won't keep. Health There's nothing like aging that will make ...

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