How To Deal With A Child Who Lies

How to Deal with a Child Who Lies

shared from, written by contributor, Cyndi Barber “It can be frustrating to have a sweet cherubic child lie right to your face. When my daughter was twelve, she would lie to me on a regular basis. While I was upset about the behavior, I was more disappointed by the lack of trust between us. I found myself being suspicious of everything she said. I didn’t like being the interrogator when I suspected she was being untruthful. When she was telling me the truth it was hard to believe her without corroborating evidence. I also…

When Parenting Isn't Cool

When Parenting Stops Being Cool

This original blog post, written by Laura Teague, first appeared on’s website.   Intro below writtenby Teresa Martin: It was just last year when my son turned 10 that I received a sudden JOLT in parenting.  It was my son’s 10th birthday and as I woke him up to get ready for school, I was happy and wishing him a Happy Birthday and had told him that I was planning to come eat lunch with him at school to celebrate.  And then it happened…. “Mom, I really don’t want you to come have lunch…

Hands On Faith

Thinking Good Thoughts

This is a shared post from:  Hands-on Faith for Families is from Focus on the Family.  We hope you enjoy this quick post on engaging your family.  If you would like to see more hands-on devotions like this, please visit Focus on the Family and/or  To see this post as originally posted, please click here. Hands-on Faith for Families– Week of April 3, 2017 Theme: Let God Give You a Cheerful Heart Thinking Good Thoughts Scripture: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever…

Spiritual Parenting and Mentoring

Spiritual Parenting and Mentoring

#FamilyFridays – Shared blog post from “Today, we are living in a very fast-paced society. We are being bombarded from every direction with people and things that are placing demands on our time and resources. We have become entangled by our constant need for affirmation. As Christians, this creates a problem in our focus. Most of our time and energy is being invested in temporary things, and very little is being invested into what is eternal. Even as parents, our attention to our children and to the future of their success can cause us to…

Not Dad Enough

Not Dad Enough

Today’s share blog post comes from Home Front an article written by: Derick Zeulner who is the Pastor of Communications at South Shores Church in Dana Point, CA. He is husband to Rebecca and the father of four, the last of whom Derick recently had the opportunity to “catch” in an unexpected home-birth. He loves to swim with his family, renovate his home, and “equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Ephesians 4:12 ESV). from the blog: “There’s a lot of pressure on dads to be everything and win in every area. Action films (the height of Western…

Deceptive 50/50 Relationship

The Deceptive 50/50 Relationship

Today’s #FamilyFridays blog post centers on marriage.  Couples often get married and think it’s a 50/50 partnership… but realize a short ways in, it really doesn’t work that way. explores the 50/50 deception through what our Needs are, what’s God’s Principle is, and what our Response should be.   From the blog: Marriage, many believe, is a “fifty-fifty” relationship.  That belief sounds good and seems to make sense.  There’s just one problem – it doesn’t work.  Here’s why: Thinking our spouse must do his or her 50 percent leads us to focus on the other…

mom and daughter

Your Daughter’s Identity in Christ

As a parent, you are often looking for ways to share the Word with them in ways that are relational.  For those with daughters in that tween/pre-teen age, you worry about their self-image and self-worth being that she’s in one of the most delicate and influential seasons of her life.  Family Christian blog shares  7 Bible Verses to Share with Your Daughter about her Identity in Christ in hopes to inspire a larger conversation with your daughter about who she is and whose she is.  From the blog: Be intentional about speaking truth to your…

Teens and Phones

Give Your Kids A Way Out

Parents have a lot more to deal with in the current culture than our parents before us.  Technology via mobile phones have invaded our lives.  And it can be downright scary with games that allow total strangers to chat our primary school-aged kids up!  With all the games that are out there, it’s hard to keep up with what each does and allows.  Really… it’s quite impossible.  Parents ultimately need to have a good relationship and be watching what their kids are playing and how they are interacting and of course… have open communication about the do’s and don’ts….

kid reading Bible

3 Kids Bibles that will Engage Your Child

Parents want to be sure to train up their children as God instructs.  However, some parents struggle with the best ways to do that. Certainly modeling a walk with God is of utmost importance, and reading His word to them and encouraging them as they learn to read, to read themselves.  The Bible can often be challenging to read for kids, and so Family Christian offers some suggestions to finding just the right one.  From the blog: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as…

help kids get along

5 Ways To Help Kids Get Along

Today with share with you a post from to read it in it’s entirety, please click THIS LINK. If you are a parent to more then one kid, it’s likely that you have experienced some “sibling rivalry”.  You’ve heard arguments between them about some silly things:  “He’s looking at me!” or “She made and ugly face at me!”  And there are likely days that you just want to either (a) curl up in hole somewhere and ignore it all or (b) lay down the law and yell to get everyone else to be…