• Do you ever wonder if your own dysfunction is rubbing off on your children? I’ll admit I used to think about that often.  Because I was raised in ...
    Is Your Baggage Affecting Your...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    May 11th, 2017

    Mother Moments, Moms of Preschoolers, Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • by Chad HayengaWill my kids choose good friends? Will they do well academically? Will they make wise choices when I’m not around to guide them?It...
    Anxiety and Control: Partners ...
    By Connected Families
    December 08th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • By Jim Liebelt For most of us, Christmas is an exciting time of year. It’s the same for teenagers. But don’t forget that teenagers are experienci...
    Teenagers and Christmas
    By HomeWord with Jim Burns
    December 01st, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • The holiday materialism debate is not new: on one side, many families have incorporated Black Friday into their family gatherings. On the other side, ...
    The Gift of Not Giving: What K...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    December 01st, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Dear Sweet Moms,I hope you have a terrific and special day with your families! Prayer along with thanksgiving has always been a part of this special d...
    A Prayer of Thanksgiving
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    November 24th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Preschoolers, Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • The Greeks called it trophos. The Hebrews called it yanak.We call it, well…um…nursing, and it teaches us a great deal about Bible study. It’s ...
    Bible Study and ...Well...Ummm...
    By Barry Shafer
    November 17th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • I believe that if Jesus came to us today, he would in some way say to all of us, “Black lives matter!* Be humble, listen, and love with my love.”...
    Would Jesus Say,
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    November 10th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • There’s no greater DoAhead on the planet than raising good kids. It can feel like a daunting task when they are little but sometimes it can feel i...
    How to Set Curfews for Teens
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    November 03rd, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • One of the greatest gifts God gives his children is free will, but I sometimes wonder if he’d consider temporarily taking that gift away from his te...
    Using Story to Inspire Your Te...
    By Grace For Moms
    October 27th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • By Jim JacksonJesus was defiant.He defied Satan’s temptation. He defied the religious structures of the day. He defied legalism. He even defied deat...
    The Power of Defiance
    By Connected Families
    October 20th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Researchers have told us that American parents are too child-centered. Is making our kids happy eclipsing our determination to teach them responsibili...
    A Problem of Entitlement: Are ...
    By Connected Families
    October 13th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Questions are a simple and powerful tool. Asked well, questions can open hearts (did you know Jesus asked over 300 questions?). Learning the art requ...
    The Art of Asking Good Questio...
    By Connected Families
    October 06th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • It has been said, and I agree, that when kids do well, parents get way too much credit; and when kids do poorly, parents get way too much of the blame...
    Distinguishing Between Parenth...
    By Shelley Hendrix
    September 29th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • By Jim Jackson I’ve blown it many times. But the following event stands out as an example of both failure to live by the stuff I teach, and the pow...
    When Kids Just Won’t Obey: T...
    By Connected Families
    September 22nd, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Recently Jim and Lynne sat down with the folks over at the Positive Parenting podcast to talk about how to discipline in a way that actually connects ...
    Powerful Strategies to Fill Yo...
    By Jim & Lynne Jackson
    September 15th, 2016

    Mother Moments, Moms of Teen Boys
  • What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you really know who you are? Perhaps you have been walking through life with your head down and ...
    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
    By Stephanie Shott
    September 08th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Angry? Me, angry? I never thought so.In fact, if anyone was a “nice girl” it was yours truly. A people-pleasing, don’t rock the boat, smile-alw...
    The Heart of Mom Anger
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    September 01st, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • One of my friends choked back tears as she poured out her broken heart. Her son, who she thought could not access pornography on the home computer, ha...
    Internet Safety Every Parent S...
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    August 25th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Do you know what it’s like to see your child hurt and not be able to help? I can’t think of a more debilitating feeling for a mom. I’ve expe...
    Surrendering Your Tendency to ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 18th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Girls, Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • My seventeen-and-a-half-year-old daughter was just picked up for a semi-date by a boy I know. I was standing in the house, he was outside on the other...
    How I'm Letting Go of My Teenag...
    By Grace For Moms
    August 11th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  •  What to Do When You Don’t Approve of Your Child’s Friends When our children are young, we can do a pretty good job of monitoring who they can p...
    You’re Hanging Out With Who?...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    August 04th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Today we’d like to introduce you to Joel and Amy. We’ve invited them to share their story of learning to parent their two sons. There is a wise ol...
    When Parenting Seems About to ...
    By Connected Families
    August 04th, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Do you know what it’s like to have a teenager who isn’t motivated to do anything? That was Judy’s complaint to me recently. "He's very smart. ...
    5 Ways to Survive Your Child's ...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    July 28th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child start spiraling downward? How can you know when to say something and when to let your chi...
    6 Ways to Pray When Your Child...
    By Cindi McMenamin
    July 21st, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Listening to the media grilling and public outcry after politicians of both parties open their mouths, I often think to myself: How that’s working f...
    Talk First; Think Later: A Gro...
    By Dianna Booher
    July 14th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys, Women in the Work Place
  • What’s your family all about? What’s your family’s purpose? What kind of family do you want to be? How do you want to treat each other?At Conne...
    A Simple but Powerful Way to U...
    By Connected Families
    July 07th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Most of us have experienced it.A time when something happened that we wish we could take back.And often it’s because we want to erase what has been ...
    Getting a Do-Over
    By Laurie Short
    June 30th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • Sandra raised three boys. She took them to Sunday school every week. Vacation Bible School was a highlight of their summer. She drove the lads back an...
    What About My Sons (and Church...
    By David Murrow
    June 23rd, 2016

    Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Teenagers. One word with unicorn-magic can strike fear in grown men and women and cause any senior citizen to extend a hug and their heartwarming cond...
    The Truth about Parenting Teen...
    By Grace For Moms
    June 16th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Written by Elisabeth Klein FisherI was all set to write about three ways to spur my teens on this summer, giving some practical tips on ways to connec...
    Do You Need to Let Go of Your ...
    By Grace For Moms
    June 09th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • By Shelly Brown - Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 NKJVIn our home, when faced with making a decision...
    “Show me your friends and I ...
    By The M.O.M. Initiative
    June 02nd, 2016

    Moms of Teen Boys
  • This is a guest post by Karen Halvorsen Schreck On my dresser, there’s a picture of my son as a baby, dressed in his baptismal outfit. That sweet d...
    A Mother's Prayer for Her Son

    Moms of Grade School Boys, Moms of Teen Boys
  • I cooked dinner last night. Too bad my oldest child had already done his science fair project—the remains of my culinary escapade would have made a ...
    Science Experiment
    By Dena Dyer
    May 26th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • Whether spoken or unspoken, each family has a set of values, moral standards, religious beliefs and basic rules that govern how they live. The media t...
    The Family Code
    By Michelle LaRowe
    May 19th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • We're approaching* Mother's Day weekend here in the US. For many moms, this is a sweet time to be remembered, honored and celebrated for our role in our...
    When Mother's Day is HARD
    By Shelley Hendrix
    May 05th, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys
  • “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 1:14No mom wants to admit that she has a prodigal child. It...
    Angry MOMs Unite – Praying f...
    By Stephanie Shott
    April 21st, 2016

    Moms of Teen Girls, Moms of Teen Boys