Monday, June 27, 2022

The gift of God

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“That every man may eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God” (Eccl. 3:13). This verse is easily...

Stepparenting with the mind of Christ

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If I’m honest, the thought of being a stepmother has long terrified me. Disney movies are indeed formative, for at the age of 5,...

Stewarding our children

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Once, I thought we’d be perfect parents. Then we actually had children. As if to put an exclamation point on our inadequacy, our twin daughters were...

The kids are listening

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If you are a parent, you send a lot of “work messages” to your children. They pick things up from what you say and...

Three things not to do

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The social media site Pinterest is famous for presenting visions of craft projects designed to look flawless and easy. As a growing collection of...

When prodigal children don’t return

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A younger son demands his inheritance, then “sets off for a distant country”—severing himself from his father’s beliefs, values, and spiritual legacy—with no intention of...

Family retreat vs. family vacation

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We often talk about the challenges faced when getting caught up in the fast pace of today’s world. It can be hard to find...