Screen Time Tips for Little Kids

Screen Time Tips for Little Kids

by Anna Philipsen July 12, 2018

Even with technology all around us, it is our choice how and when we want our family using technology. We have to consciously make a choice to establish balance with our screen time so all the computers, tablets, phones, TVs and gaming systems do not take over.

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Scrolling By Example

Scrolling By Example

by Ashley Jameson July 05, 2018

I have a secret hiding place, between my fridge and cabinet, where I can use my phone, and my husband and kids can’t see me. You may be asking yourself, “Why does this grown woman need to hide from her husband and kids?” Because I’m a hypocrite!

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Leading Your Kids Spiritually

Leading Your Kids Spiritually

by Robert Vander Meer June 28, 2018

This isn’t going to a blog about praying with your kids before bed at night or making sure they attend church on Sunday. This is about change. Not necessarily instantaneous change but hopefully long lasting change.

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The Emotionally Available Dad

The Emotionally Available Dad

by Nick Stumbo June 21, 2018 1 Comment

Whether it’s the phrase, “Big boys don’t cry,” western heroes played by the likes of John Wayne, or the stoic, stiff-upper-lip of the 1950s, society teaches us that a real man is not an emotional man. Emotions are often portrayed as a sign of weakness or femininity.

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Daddy Complex

Daddy Complex

by Dr. Ted Roberts June 14, 2018

I was so afraid of being a terrible dad. My seven abusive stepdads were poor examples of a father. I was terrified that I would mess up my kids; that they would struggle with a Daddy Complex for the rest of their lives.

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My 1st Year as a Dad: What I've Learned

My 1st Year as a Dad: What I've Learned

by Trevor Winsor June 07, 2018

My first year of being a dad can be summarized in one specific interaction with my 1-yr old son. Have you ever had one of those? An experience that teaches you more than you thought it could? I learned a few lessons from this 10-minute time with my son.

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#MomLife

#MomLife

by Anna Philipsen May 17, 2018

How could I be so angry and yell so loudly at this little person that I love so much? How could I be so physically overwhelmed and exhausted every day that I feel completely and utterly helpless? Is this really how parenting is supposed to be? Does every stay-at-home mom drag their feet out of bed and watch the clock all day looking forward to bedtime?

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Taking Care of Momma

Taking Care of Momma

by Shari Chinchen May 10, 2018

When my husband and I decided to begin a family, I naively thought that being a mom would easily fit into this schedule. I thought I would somehow be able to just take the baby along with me, feed her a few Cheerios every now and then, and go on with my life. Then my first baby was placed in my arms. And it all changed.

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Kids, Let's Talk About Sex

Kids, Let's Talk About Sex

by Ashley Jameson May 03, 2018

As the mother of four kids, I recognize the fear and hesitation that exists when talking to your kids about sex. But here’s the truth: one way or another, your kids WILL learn about sex.

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Parenting With Purpose

Parenting With Purpose

by Ernie Chambers August 10, 2017

Take it from a man in recovery from addictive behaviors, parenting can be a real challenge; especially when our children are aware of what's happening in and around our lives. The scrutiny of parenting is tough, even when we attempt to do the right thing. It is critical that we live intentionally—purposely demonstrating real and genuine transformation.

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Digital Natives

Digital Natives

by Bryan Roberts July 20, 2017 1 Comment

We live in a world of technology. Generation Z—ages 0-16—cannot understand a world without the Internet. They live their lives on the Internet. It has everything they need: directions, shopping, entertainment, and socialization. Anywhere you want to connect, the Internet is available. When a parent says, “How do I protect my child from the Internet?” they are asking the wrong question.

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