It’s hard to have a spouse who works from home, but God can help us fight temptation and cultivate gratitude in our struggles. Continue reading I’m Struggling With My Work-From-Home Husband!
I don’t want my kids to grow up thinking they love God, when all they really love is the comfort he provides in their lives. They need to know up front that saving faith transforms us into living sacrifices, and that through sacrifice they’ll find satisfaction in Christ. Continue reading Kids Must Count the Cost, Too
Every failure of my mothering has been covered by God’s grace. And this isn’t just my hope for tomorrow, but my children’s hope as well. Continue reading Sometimes I’m a Really Crappy Mom
“There are starving people who would be happy to eat your dinner!” Statements like this echo on the lips of mothers everywhere, desperate to teach their kids a little perspective and generosity. I know it’s true in our home. Despite the fact that such sentiments never made me happy to eat lasagna, I still employ the … Continue reading Rethinking “Eat Your Dinner, People Are Starving!”
About a year ago, we started praying together as a family after dinner. With two three-year-olds at the table, brevity is important and direction is necessary. The predictability of a prayer schedule has helped the kids participate with increasing independence, though we’ll still get the occasional, “I don’t know what to say,” and have to … Continue reading A Weekly Family Prayer Schedule
When you’re in a situation like mine and live amidst the middle class and wealthy, it’s easy to raise kids who lack compassion. Before you think this is some judgmental assumption or attack on their character, hear me out. They might be kind, but still lack compassion. They might be responsible and thoughtful, but still lack … Continue reading The Only Way to Have Compassionate Kids is to Expose Them to Suffering