An LGBTQ Mom Responds to Andy Stanley

Statistics show that one in five Gen Z children are identifying somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum. One in five.  We must realize as parents that all of our children are dealing with this issue, because even if our kids aren’t personally struggling in their sexuality, their friends are. This issue affects every parent and every child.  The church needs to have a […]

What Vital Question Do Many Parents Never Ask God?

There’s a question that many Christian parents never ask God. My husband and I didn’t ask God this question for the first two decades of our marriage, despite attending church weekly, tithing, going so small groups, and having daily devotionals. Honestly, I didn’t want to know the answer. I wanted to answer this question myself. That question is: WHAT DOES GOD WANT MY FAMILY TO LOOK LIKE? I know this […]

What Is Really Happening When We Blow It with Our Kids?

When it comes to blowing up at our kids, it’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when. It happens to the best of us. But often the inciting incident isn’t the real issue because the thing that sets us off isn’t the root of the problem. We’ve got to dig up the root if we want to […]

7 Steps To Reset When You Blow It with Your Kids

Let’s be honest… sometimes we blow it as parents. It’s not really a matter of if. It’s a matter of when. At some point, we are going to lose our temper and fly off the handle. And it is vital that we know how to reset when we do.  All the hard work we do as parents to strategically establish a solid spiritual foundation for our […]

What Question Burns in the Heart of Your Gen Z Child?

Years ago, I heard a lecture from a Vanderbilt professor on the questions that burn in the heart of the three previous generations. At the time, Gen Z was quite young, so we did not know the question keeping this generation up at night. But for Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials, the questions were […]

How Does God Bring Beauty from the Broken Places in Our Lives?

Brokenness is a reality of life. We all experience it. Something breaks each and every one of us, usually many things. But God promises to use our brokenness to find beauty in this world. In the latest episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I continue my heart-warming conversation with Andy Howard, a father who received a devastating diagnosis with his first child that broke him. As we heard in […]

When God Doesn’t Answer Our Prayers the Way We Hoped He Would

It is so hard when God’s answer is no—for us and for our kids. There are times in our lives when we pray and we fast and we hope for a miracle and we speak the Word of God over a situation in our lives—and God is still faithful—but He doesn’t give us the answer we hoped for. The answer we prayed for. The answer that this person might have gotten and […]

What Critical Foundation Do Many Parents Miss When Discipling Their Kids?

Where does discipleship in the home start? Do you use a particular curriculum or a new Bible study or is there a check list that gets the job done?  Look… all of those things can be helpful, but they aren’t where discipleship starts.Discipleship needs to begin with a spiritual truth that so many parents miss because oftenthey don’t understand it themselves. That truth is identity. […]

5 Simple Habits That Will Reduce Stress in Your Parenting

You know that there isn’t a more stressful job in life than raising children to be God-loving, God-fearing, competent, motivated, responsible adults. After all, that is the goal. A large part of that process, we don’t have control over. But there are parts that we do. There are habits we can employ that will reduce stress and promote peace in our parenting. Because hey… being a less stressed, […]

Practical Advice for Parenting through a Crisis

At some point, every parent will have to work through a crisis with their kids. Whether their child deals with a substance addiction or battles an eating disorder or questions their sexuality or walks away from the faith, parents need encouragement and strategy to work through these difficult seasons.  Joining me again to discuss parenting through the hard times in the episode 63 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD is best-selling author Laine Lawson Craft. Laine’s brand new book, The Parent’s Battle […]