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How to Talk About Faith With Your Kids When You Aren’t So Sure Yourself

In the Jewish tradition, when someone is named, it’s believed that the essence of who that person is, is being named and drawn out. It’s why Abram, a name meaning… Read More

Character and Values | Faith | Imagine The End

How Kids Can Make the Wise Choice

It was another average weekday. Shortly after arriving home from work, I’m routinely rifling through the pile of papers pulled from my 2nd grader’s backpack. Amidst the assortment of math… Read More

Faith | Tribes Over Time

Where I Went When I Needed Parenting Help

If you’ve ever moved across the country with kids you are probably familiar with the word uprooted. Our daughter was going into kindergarten and our son into middle school when we moved from Texas to South Carolina and while it proved to… Read More

Faith | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th)

7 Tips to Help Your Teenager Develop Faith Skills

I grew up as a preacher's kid. My parents made a couple of things clear: 1. They wanted me to read the Bible. 2. They wanted me to memorize Scripture. So they did what any sensible parents would do to develop those… Read More

Faith | Imagine The End

Compelling Your Kids to Serve

There’s a film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s autobiographical novel Little Women that includes a moment when Jo, the heroine, receives criticism from her German professor on her first novel… “It is not written from your heart, it is not written from… Read More

Faith | High School (9th-12th) | Middle School (6th-8th) | Tribes Over Time

Should You Make Your Older Kids Go To Church?

I recently read an article about a family who loved to hike. Actually, not all of them loved it. One son shared how every weekend, rain or shine, he was forced to put on his hiking shoes (yes, forced) and he was… Read More

Faith | Family Life

PCL 25: Avoiding the Comparison Trap

Sandra Stanley talks with Carlos Whittaker and Kristen Ivy about the perils of falling into the parenting comparison trap. As parents, we are constantly comparing ourselves to the highlight reels of other parents and comparing our kids to other kids. Sandra offers… Read More

Crisis | Faith | Make It Personal

Fighting Fear in the Tone of Our Homes

The best thing someone told me as a new mom, was this: “Your baby can pick up on the emotional temperature of the house.” In other words, babies are way more astute than you think. This little nugget of truth explained a… Read More

Faith | Make It Personal

PCL 19: Making Faith Personal, Not Private

Whatever you value has a profound effect on what your kids value. Kara Powell, Reggie Joiner, and Kristen Ivy talk about the importance of taking a look at your own life, specifically as it relates to how faith fits into your values.… Read More