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16 Thoughtful Questions to Ask besides 'How Was School?'

We all know the drill: the door slams in the carpool pickup lane and your child buckles in. “How was school?” you ask. And the answer… “Okay.” The conversation is dead before it starts.

Here are some thoughtful questions you can ask that won't get one-word answers. 

10 Things Never to Say to Your Adult Children

Like poison kills a person, poisonous words kill the spirit and soul of a person.  Regardless of your age, what would you not want to hear your parents say to you?  Here are 10 things not to say to your adult children.....

Praying Through Your Pregnancy

With doctor's appointments, an expanding abdomen, and ultrasounds, the focus of baby's development is on her physical growth. But just as her body grows daily in your womb, so her spirit is growing and developing. 

Here's a short list of scriptures that will encourage a pregnant mother. They demonstrate the God has His mighty hand on your baby while she is in the womb.

5 Ways to Help Bond with Your Stepchild

Stepparenting is not something that is on anyone's bucket list. When we envision our future as children, we don't see remarriage, blended family, or stepparenting on the agenda.

So how do we parent a child that we are not biologically connected to? How do we love them like our own? How do we connect with them on the deepest level possible? Here are 5 ideas for bonding with your stepchild...

3 Things to Remember When You Feel Like a Powerless Mom

We aspire to be the Pinterest perfect mama: daily creating tasty organic meals while keeping a tidy house, but motherhood is anything but perfect.

If you feel powerless as a mom, I’d like to offer you 3 things to remember when you are spending time in the trenches....

When Two Become Four or More: Glorifying God in a Blended Family

No marriage is perfect, especially a Christian marriage. Even if it’s a second matrimonial go-around and the rules of engagement should be mastered by now, marriage is still hard. 

5 Tips for Chronic Worry as a Parent

When normal concern for our children crosses the line into chronic worry, anxiety, or fear, we are not trusting God to care for what He has entrusted us with, and we are also damaging our relationships with our children.

You can overcome this debilitating habit with these five tips to stop chronic worry over your children....

"Just" a Homemaker?

Do you feel you have to apologize for your decision to be a keeper of your home? Find encouragement and pride in doing what you do for your family...and our future!

6 Ways to Pray for Your Daughter

From society’s expectations on women, to the way they are portrayed in the media, it is more important than ever to pray for your daughter.  It's never too late to start praying for your daughter on a regular basis.

Here are some wonderful ways to pray for your daughter...

5 Ways to Make Your Home Peaceful

Whether it’s a sink full of dirty dishes that continues to climb, clutter covering your countertops, laundry piles blocking hallways, a stash of unpaid bills, or a to-do list that never seems to get checked off--you’re not alone.
Find encouragement!  Start by taking these small steps to transform your home.

Encouraging Your Daughter to Dream

By watching and praying for wisdom, we can be there to be the wind beneath her wings when it's time for her to fly.

Nearly Brain-Dead Dad Says His Miraculous Recovery Is Proof God Is Real

Nebraska man T. Scott Marr knows God is real. Doctors had no hope for the nearly brain-dead dad. In fact, he was supposed to die after they pulled the plug. Only, he didn’t. Now called the “miracle man,” Scott made an unbelievable recovery instead!

Soldier Meets His Newborn Daughter for First Time

After 22 hours of travel, John hops off a plane and rushes to the hospital to meet his day-old daughter. And the best part is that NO ONE knows he’s coming!

What an amazingly tearful surprise!

Building Kids' Character in a Culture of Plenty

Ever worry about building your kids' character in a culture of plenty? Ever wonder if the deck is stacked against you when times aren't tough enough? Learn how you can build character in the heart of your child.

Who was St. Nicholas?

We have assigned so many attributes to St. Nick - except maybe some historical facts!  Where did St. Nicholas come from, and how do we separate historical fact from holiday fiction?  

Here's a narrative you can share with your family to help everyone appreciate Christmas all the more. 

God Passed This Mom a Supernatural Note of Encouragement

After singing at church, this family’s car was destroyed by a drunk driver. Miraculously, all family members survived.
See how God picked this family back up and saw them through healing and doubt, to give them a life-changing ministry to others.

Boy Gets Best Christmas Present Ever - Adopted by His Foster Family!

Every child's deep down Christmas wish is to be loved and be a part of a family.  For this boy, his Christmas wish came true!

This is so precious - grab a tissue!

10 Old Fashioned Christmas Activities You Should Try This Year

This time of year is already chaotic enough, so choose traditions that encourage the wonder, that fill you and your loved ones with the hope we have as believers.

Here are 10 meaningful Christmas traditions to try...

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