Special Topics

Special Topics

Journeying Through a Tough Diagnosis

Sometimes you get news that should seem bad—devastating even, but sometimes that news comes with a sigh of relief. A peace that you never thought possible. That’s the feeling we felt… Read More

Make It Personal | Special Topics

Hope Boomerangs Back

“Pray for others that you may be healed,” (James 5:16). These words wouldn’t leave me alone. I really needed some encouragement––a prayer, a note, anything. From somebody. From an “other.”… Read More

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

The Suicide Talk

Most parents know when they have kids that at some point they’ll have “the talk.” The one about the birds and the bees that incites awkwardness. Or some parents will leave a book with confusing anatomical drawings. (Thanks Mom.) Even still, there… Read More

Character and Values | Imagine The End | Special Topics

Why Showing Kindness to Your Spouse Matters to Your Kids

My wife and I worked with teenagers for many years, and one of the skills we learned was to ask great questions, which often lead to great conversations. Now we work with married people; but we get to practice those same skills… Read More

Elementary (K-5th) | Special Topics

Helping Your Elementary Kid Understand How God Made Them

One of the bottom lines of parenting is not just raising obedient, or even happy kids, but rather raising responsible adults who love God, love others, and love themselves. In fact, the way your kids love God has a profound effect on… Read More

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Another Day In The Life Of a Single Parent

I laughed when I read the tagline of this blog: “Do Family Better.” If I am totally honest, I think that is the one area I struggle most. As a single mom, there are days when I want to figure out where… Read More

Celebrations | Special Topics

Blending Families During the Holidays

It was our first Christmas Eve, the dishes were piled in the kitchen after a traditional New Mexican meal of Posole and fresh-made tamales. The tree was glistening and Christmas music filled the house.  Fresh baked cookies and homemade candies overflowed tins to… Read More

Fight For The Heart | Special Topics

Fighting for the Heart of Our Adopted Son

Instinctively as parents we want to fight for our children. Fight for their rights. Fight for their health. Fight for their relationships. And most importantly, fight for their hearts. My husband, Ben, and I knew pretty early on as parents that we… Read More