My son is asking for a car this Christmas. He’s four. He started asking for one months ago. And I— foolishly—thought it would be an idea that waned with time. Not so much. He gets fixated on things and doesn’t let go. Which can only mean one thing. Christmas morning is sure to be…

  It’s easy to focus on all the negatives involved with having kids. They’re . . . inconvenient, selfish, messy, unpredictable, irrational, and one of the most expensive investments you’ll ever make. Raising kids is tough—that’s for sure. But it’s not all bad. In fact, some days with kids are absolute magic. Watching their eyes…

  This time of year really is my favorite. Starting with football and Thanksgiving dinner, then watching kids as the magic of Christmas begins to invade every bit of space in their world, it’s easy to fall in the love with the wonder of the holiday season.   But as adults, we know there is much more to…

Splink 1:  How Many? Send kids to their rooms to count their toys and then report back the number. Ask: Do you have enough toys? Why or why not? How many toys do you need to be satisfied or content? Read Philippians 4:11-12 aloud. What does it mean to be content? (To be satisfied; to…

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  How to listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn Brad M. Griffin, director at Fuller Youth Institute, talks about why creating family holiday traditions is important and how to make time for them in today’s episode of the Parent Cue Live podcast. YOUR CUE Decide what is special to your family. Don’t…

There I sat, probably with slumped shoulders at this point. Mind totally saturated with gallons of new information, dates, deadlines, fees, dos and don’ts. I had already made a dozen mental to-do lists for the coming weeks, all while still processing the fact that I had to check-in at the “parent” table when we arrived….

  Advent is a time to slow down and enjoy simple moments in the presence of Jesus Join us on Instagram for a 21-Day Advent Challenge. Each day you’ll get: a short daily devotional idea to recenter your heart and mind on Jesus a photo-prompt to help you capture simple, sacred moments in his presence…

The day I discovered I was pregnant with our first child was one of the happiest days of my life. My husband and I had been married for three years and were ready to expand our party of two. My pregnancy was a healthy one, and I was thrilled about our next stage of life….

It doesn’t take long to realize that we tend to develop our identity based on our behavior. That’s true for your life and for your kid’s life. If we have gold stars for behavior, then we believe we have a good identity. And if we mess up or fail, then we believe those behaviors define…