Family Life

PCL 20: Helping Kids Navigate Through Crisis

Kara Powell, PhD, co-author of the Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager In A Digital Media World and executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to talk about how to identify the signs your child is struggling and how… Read More

Current Events | Mental Health

5 Ways to Support Your Kids During Scary Times

Let’s face it, we were really hoping 2021 would be phenomenal. And it still may be. But the images of the violence that took place in our nation’s capital were deeply disturbing and once again, placed us parents in the undesirable position… Read More

Current Events | Family Activities | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Technology

5 Ways to Use Technology with Your Teenager 

I’m not going to give you a bunch of statistics about how much we’re on our phones, tablets, and computers, because we already know it’s a lot—probably (definitely) too much. But here’s the deal—those numbers aren’t really changing. People (kids, teens, and… Read More

Current Events | Family Life | Featured | Mental Health | Self Care

20 Things We Learned in 2020

Look. It’s okay to be ready for 2020 to be over. It’s been a crazy year—one filled with experiences and challenges that none of us could have been prepared for. (Okay. To be honest, my mom is a low-key doomsday preparer, so… Read More

Character and Values | Elementary (K-5th) | Family Life | Featured | High School (9th-12th) | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

4 Questions to Ask When You Notice a Shift in Your Child’s Behavior

My oldest daughter just entered middle school. No book, podcast, or theologian could have prepared me for how quickly she’d begin to change in the months leading up to her 11th birthday. The freedom to socialize and text her friends became the… Read More

Fight For The Heart

Building a Relationship With Your Foster Child in Times of Crisis

I’ve been thinking a lot about the foster care system on a national level.  I’ve been thinking about kids in the foster care system within my own community.  I feel like I need to do more. I need to know more. I… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life | Featured | Fight For The Heart

You’re Not Failing, You’re Just Overwhelmed

I’m going to share something with you my therapist shared with me weeks ago. And it’s about to blow your mind: If you’re operating at 40 to 60 percent of your normal capacity, you’re doing alright.  At the start of the pandemic… Read More