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…


5 Lessons to Teach Kids

This original blog posting can be found at Family Christian’s website.  Links included within will take you to their site for additional available resources.   from Family Christian’s blog post on September 22, 2016: “Math, science, art and history – your kids learn a lot in the classroom but what about at home? As parents who are raising ambassadors for Christ, it’s important to make sure an understanding of God’s Word is part of the equation. That’s why we’ve outlined five lessons to teach your children that align with God’s will for them…. Love…

God's Purpose For Teens

Help Teenagers Live God’s Purposes

Shared Blog Post, Written by Rick Warren:  The original and full post can be seen on Help Teenagers Live God’s Purposes The most fundamental question that teenagers in your community will ever wrestle with is, “Why am I here?” Unlike past generations, teens today aren’t looking for the meaning of life. Instead, they’re searching for meaning in life, a purpose for living, something that makes their lives worth living. The fact is they’re seeking the very thing for which God made them, and that’s why it’s important that you consistently teach teens about their purpose in life. …. Rick Warren continues by listing five purposes…


Encouraging Spiritual Growth in Kids

  This original blog posting can be found at Family Christian’s website.  Links included within will take you to their site for additional available resources.   from Family Christian’s blog post on September 2, 2016: “…Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6 NIV…” “…This verse is both a command and a promise – a command to raise children who know Jesus, and a promise that God will be faithful in holding up His end of the…


7 Ways to Pursue Spiritual Growth

This original blog posting can be found at Family Christian’s website.  Links included within will take you to their site for additional available resources.  As the article comments about finding a small group, please remember if you don’t have a home church, we’d love to help you find one.  We also have a prayer team that is willing to come alongside you as well.  🙂 from Family Christian’s blog post: Physical fitness, wholesome nutrition, quality sleep – chances are you’re hoping to improve at least one area of your health in 2017….