Faith

Is Christianity Just a Religion of Do’s and Don’ts?

In the fourth episode of my new podcast, CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I tackle this critical question–Is Christianity Just a Religion of Do’s and Don’ts?Your kids need a solid answer to this question in order to stand strong in the faith. So do you. Many Christians have the wrong approach to God, and their faith becomes a labor-intensive checklist that is more of a burden than a delight. If that […]

How Do I Teach My Kids to Contend for Their Faith?

For your kids to stand strong in the faith, they must learn how to wrestle for it. In the third episode of my new Life Audio podcast, CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, discover seven steps that you can take to help your children contend for their faith. Click on the image below to hear the podcast: For a recap of this […]

What Can We Do about the Massive Youth Exodus?

An astronomical number of Christian young people are leaving the faith after they leave the nest. A recent New LifeWay Research survey shows that two-thirds of Christian youth stop attending church for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22. A study from the Assemblies of God shows that “at least half and possibly over two-thirds […]

What Is the Key for Our Kids to Have and Authentic Faith?

Do your kids have a faith of their own, or are they living off of yours? In the second episode of my new Life Audio podcast, CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, you will learn what your children must experience to transfer their faith from the head to the heart. To listen, click HERE. EPISODE LINKS: A new […]

Why Are So Many Kids Falling Away from the Faith?

WELCOME to the debut episode of my new podcast with LIFE AUDIO! Yes, I have a new podcast. It’s the perfect time to start a podcast, isn’t it? I’m kidding. The timing is terrible. Everyone and their mother and their mother’s brother has a podcast. Literally. Leave it to me to wipe up the tail […]

Selah Award Finalist!

I am honored to have this labor of love selected as a finalist in this year’s Selah Awards for “Best Online Article.” Sometimes you plant a seed and it takes a while to grow. Most articles that I write take a couple of weeks, tops. Not this one. I researched this material for over a […]

Normal

There’s a place I’ve always wanted to live but have only seen from afar. Other people live there. I think. At least it looks like they do. A few times I visited this place in a dream, but then I woke. I’m not allowed to go there, you see, because of this thing I live […]

Pass the Baton

“God gave you your kids for a reason.” My friend emphasized the word your. She was giving me a pep talk in my parenting, the kind of pep talk you never forget. She went on to tell me that my kids weren’t mine by chance. God chose me to mother and my husband to father […]

Does Scripture Oppress or Liberate Women?

Scripture gets a bad rap when it comes to women. I’ve always considered this fact a bit odd because when you compare the depiction of women in Scripture to other ancient literature and historical accounts, the Bible is revolutionary. Homer portrayed women as objects, war prizes, pawns, and possessions, “the cause of all conflict and suffering” in […]

How Should Christians Talk to Their Kids about LGBTQ Issues?

We were watching an episode of House Hunters on HGTV. My first grader looked at me with inquisitive eyes. “Why does that family have two daddies?” she wondered. The question hit me out of left field. I didn’t expect this topic to come up while watching a home improvement show. Agenda-driven television isn’t reserved for prime […]