Faith

Faith | Imagine The End

Cultivating a Prayer Habit

When my son was about three or four years old, we started to prompt him to contribute his own prayer requests as we were getting him settled into bed at night. “Buddy, why don’t you go ahead and talk to God? You… Read More

Faith | Social Life | Widen The Circle

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) | Imagine The End | 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

Passing Down Faith the Maverick Way

As parents, we want to pass on our wisdom, values, and advice to our children, right? Well, there are three simple things I did to make sure my faith, and values, will get handed down to my three daughters. Now, I know… Read More

Character and Values | 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) | Imagine The End

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 | Make It Personal

When Asking For Help Is Not Enough

If you’re anything like me, you find yourself in this situation often: eyes closed, fists clenched, blood pressure rising, and the only words you can grumble are . . . God, help me. The chocolate milk has been spilled for the fourth… Read More

Faith | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

How I’m Praying For My Kids Now That They’re Older

I’m a “fix it” mama. Sibling argument? I’m there to mediate. Upset stomach? I have medicine for that. Shoes have a hole? No problem. I can buy new ones. Difficult homework? We can figure it out together (thanks to YouTube tutorials). Yep. I… Read More