Motherhood

When You Raise Your Child Biblically and They Leave the Faith

There is no formula for raising a child to be a lifelong follower of Christ. There is no 5 or 10 or even 20-step program to raising godly kids. As parents, we have a vital part to play in our child’s spiritual journey as we commit to parenting biblically, but we cannot choose the faith for our […]

Raising Kids To Stand Strong in a Godless Culture

Raising kids to stand strong in the faith while living in a godless culture is the greatest challenge we face as Christian parents today. It is our job as godly parents to be very intentional about the spiritual formation of our children. That preparation is the rich soil from which the seeds of truth can flourish. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]