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Mothering can make you feel culturally irrelevant, like you’re on the margins of society looking for a way back to civilization. Your daily list of chores aren’t resume worthy, and your professional skill set is growing obsolete. That modern woman is empowered, independent, and equal in society.

The Mere Mother, not so much.

You may not feel equal in the “real” world, but you are here! Grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair as we talk about how you can thrive as a mom in this woman-empowered culture.

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Mothering can make you feel culturally irrelevant, like you’re on the margins of society looking for a way back to civilization. Your daily list of chores aren’t resume worthy, and your professional skill set is growing obsolete. That modern woman is empowered, independent, and equal in society.

The Mere Mother, not so much.

You may not feel equal in the “real” world, but you are here! Grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair as we talk about how you can thrive as a mom in this woman-empowered culture.

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Infidelity in Marriage: How To Find Restoration after An Affair

I LOVE a good redemption story… the kind of story that answers questions like: Is it possible for a marriage to fully recover from infidelity?   Can the emotional wounds of an affair ever be a thing of the past?  Can trust be rebuilt after betrayal?  My special guests in the latest episode of  CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD answer […]

4 Mindsets You Need for Your Marriage To Thrive

We all want to have a marriage that thrives, don’t we? And yet one-third of Christian marriages end in divorce, a figure that is “statistically identical to that of non-born again adults” according to recent research from Barna.  What critical foundation are so many Christians missing in their marriage that leads to the demise of their primary relationship? In the latest […]

The 3 Biggest Life Lessons Every Parent Needs to Teach Their Kids

Life has tough lessons in store for all of us. Seeing those experiences through the lens of Biblical truth is vital if we want to thrive in these difficult seasons and grow. As parents, we want to prepare our kids for these challenges so they can flourish. So what lessons are most important for our kids to learn? In this creative and reflective episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I dig deep into […]

The Shocking Way Kids Can Be Sexually Exploited without Parents Knowing?

We think of sex trafficking as being out there somewhere in the jungles of Central America or in Thailand and Cambodia. And to be sure, it is there. But what we must understand as parents is that human trafficking is in every zip code in the United States as well.  What do we need to know […]

How Can Christians Get Involved in the Fight against Human Trafficking?

The evil of human trafficking is overwhelming, isn’t it? What can you or I do about it?  More than you think.  I recently sat down with Dr. Rondy Smith, founder and CEO of Rest Stop Ministries, Tennessee’s first long-term residential restoration program for female survivors of sex trafficking. January is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention month, so in the latest […]

8 Words Every Parent Must Say To Their Child

There are eight critically important words that as parents we need to say to our kids, as often as necessary—and they are hard. Let me re-type that more appropriately. They are HARD. They may be the hardest words to say in the English language. They are relationship building words, and words that model what true repentance looks like. If you don’t learn how to say these words, at some point, your relationship with […]

13 Ways To Be a Better Parent This Year

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make some changes, to consider where growth is helpful and necessary. In this “Best of” episode of  CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I share 13 gauges on how to improve as parents and as individuals this year. I walk you step-by-step through a personal assessment that examines your faith life, your marriage life, your family life, your domestic life, and nine other areas while offering simple, everyday guidance on how to make effective and lasting change. This powerful tool for […]

Learn More Scripture This Year with This #1 Proven Method

People always assume I have an incredible memory because I can quote many Bible verses and whole passages of Scripture verbatim. They’re wrong. My long-term memory is pretty ordinary, and my short-term memory is as bad as it gets. I lose my phone at least 10 times a day. (I have no idea where it […]

How To Learn More Scripture in 2024 Than You Ever Have Before!

King David said, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11) As Believers, we know that we are supposed to hide God’s Word in our hearts, but most of have a really heard time retaining Scripture. We know that a verse is somewhere in a certain book of the Bible… probably.  And we know what it says… sort of—but we […]

Family Traditions That Keep Christ at the Center of Christmas

Keeping Christ at the center of Christmas is a HUGE challenge for busy parents. Can I get an AMEN? Or a Merry CHRISTmas. We are constantly pushed and pulled a hundred different directions, especially at the holidays. Our event calendar in December can look like a flow-chart from an international airport with constant departures and arrivals. And it is so […]