Guest Post: “Christians, Stop Staying Pure Till Marriage”

This is a guest post from a young lady by the name Sarah.  This article was passed to me by a father, a husband, and a man of God raising two children.  He knows the heart and passion Kerry and I have for teaching parents and families to stop raising kids and begin raising adults, …

What Advice Can You Share??

No, we are not running out of topics. Believe us, there is PLENTY left to discuss about parenting and marriage, including sexual intimacy. There are a myriad of challenges and ways to attend to this particular aspect of the family and marital relationship. The secular world continues to toss out their wrong ideas about discipline, …

Can I Smash My Daughter’s Cell Phone- PART II

Here is the last of Jonathan McKee's 5 part series on Guardrails for our children. If you have enjoyed them, then sign up for his newsletter to be delivered to you into your inbox. We’ve set guardrails, including some really well thought out cell phone boundaries that should be no problem for our kids to …

Can I Smash My Daughter’s Cell Phone? PART I

Here is part 4 in the 5 part series from Jonathan McKee. Teenage cell phone use… er… misuse is the hot subject on parents’ minds. Teenagers are pushing the limits, and parents are questioning how to respond. After teaching my workshops, I always enjoy the chance to mingle with parents and listen to their struggles. …

How Are You Handling Your 24 Hours? Fatigue Driven or Spirit-Led?

I am so dependent on my calendar.  Not only do I place the times and dates of my appointments in it, I also color code those appointments, so at a glance I can tell whether it is a ministry, a family, or a counseling appointment.  What I sometimes neglect to remember is that the calendar …

37 Practical Ways to Improve as a Parent

This was an article that we posted back a few years ago that was well received. Definitely felt it could be shared again.

PURSUIT OF MARRIAGE

I posted this list from an article I read about a year ago. This is not meant to be an end all list, it is only meant to give us a jump start and reminder of what it means to be a parent.
Here is something you may never have thought of. By God letting us become parents is one of His primary methods of sanctification  Within marriage, you ultimately choose what you’re willing to live with. You see, if you marry an angry person, you know you will have to learn to deal with your spouse’s anger. If you marry a passive, or fearful, or impulsive person, in the end you have to admit you chose this person, and thus choosing your future battles.
With our children it is different. They already come out ready made with spiritual battles beforehand that we can’t even begin to imagine. And God in His vast…

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