Community at Home

Social distancing means the community that was once outside the walls of our home, is now entirely within. This brings us closer as a family physically and relationally, but exposes weaknesses as well. What to do with them?

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Sibling Rivalry and Squabbles

Are the kids fighting all the time? This childhood struggle is the source of the many scars we wear today as adults. Let's navigate the inevitable and train our children to be compassionate.

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COVID-19 and Community

When our structure shifts, return to the basics. We have the perfect opportunity to teach Christlike, generous and community-centered values to our children.

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Build the Bridge

Forgiveness is hard enough, restoring may feel like we are inviting heartbreak all over again. Yet, if the family unit is to endure and relationships to last, we must build the bridge or restoration.

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We Forgive

Never underestimate the power of Forgiveness within a family. We teach with words, but it finds roots in our own modeling. Be the living example.

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Arguments and Reconciliation

Things had escalated fast when suddenly she screamed, "Get out of my house!" "We aren't done talking about this." "Get out! ...Fine! I'll leave my own home!" Anger fits both of us like a well tailored suit. Staying calm and not raising my voice took all the power of the Holy Spirit in me. As... Continue Reading →

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We Do Family Different: Beating the Clock

Is there anything more earthly than time? Establishing a family foundation that endures is important since the framework of our lives is Time. Time is the most finite thing in life. While time can be utilized well, it cannot be stretched or multiplied. It is what it is and we must learn to live within... Continue Reading →

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Why We Don’t Celebrate Halloween

This is a question I am asked often so I decided to share before feelings on this subject run high in the Fall. As Christians, there are reasons our family does not celebrate Halloween. LIGHT AND DARKNESS Every Fall I find myself sitting around a table discussing a shared love: God’s Word. New Christians and... Continue Reading →

Endurance

The stay at home order has us all going through the various stages. Shock. Adjustment. Rhythm. And now? Endurance. While the end of the tunnel can be seen for some, for others tensions continue to rise. We are in a stage of endurance when we strain and feel the full weight of the burden and... Continue Reading →

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