Posted by Carey Nieuwhof My guess is that in your house—like my house—there’s a constant tension between rules and relationships. Your nine-year-old is supposed to help wash the car, but instead decides that riding his bike is a far more important to the functioning of the universe than cleaning your dirty minivan. How do you…

To every stranger that steps in, especially in such unexpected ways …Thank you! Max and I aren’t planning to go anywhere, exactly. It’s more that we’re planning to go everywhere. But now a days the criteria for doing so has changed. When I was a kid you could pack up your woodcarving tools, wheel them…

I am come that they might have life. And have it more abundantly. John 10:10b, KJV I had my first social media dust-up a few months ago. It freaked me out to the point of making all my accounts ultra-private, and stopped me from commenting on anything for quite a while. I had the audacity…

Here’s a few things we know will always be true about you as a parent: You will get tired. You will struggle with what you should do in a number of situations. Your kids will not always behave exactly the way you want. You will stay awake sometimes, worrying about them. You will wonder, more…

Posted by Kristen Ivy | “I can’t marry you mama, because you’re going to die.” This is the truth that my four-year-old son shared with me while I stood in the kitchen last night. True on two accounts. I will die some day. And he probably shouldn’t marry me. The statement was followed by a…

Posted by Kristen Ivy I love my kids. No one had to write a book or make a podcast or do a teaching series to convince me to love them. It happened the first time I felt them kick and squirm as they were growing inside me. It happened the moment they were born, when…

Posted by Jon Acuff | The funny thing about having big fun with your kids is that it doesn’t take a big moment. The funny thing about having big fun with your kids is that it doesn’t take a big moment…. Click To Tweet Have you ever noticed that? The times you planned something expensive…

Posted by Autumn Ward | I was the mom with the schedule. Feeding schedule. Sleeping schedule. Reading and playtime schedule. I even had a written schedule on my refrigerator that I followed so I wouldn’t forget anything. I’m telling you, I was the schedule queen. (I’m shaking my head laughing just thinking about it.) Why…

We have the awesome privilege of getting away together as a couple to speak around the country on the topic of marriage. We love what we get to do, but even so, as we are surrounded by 500-1500 people, we are not alone! We love that we have various ministries in which we are involved,…

My son, Sam, always best handles instructions or requests of him if he feels he has a good, solid understanding of what’s going on. Not just the nuts and bolts of the situation, but most importantly, the reason for it. If we ask or tell him to do something, one of his first responses is…