Articles on Parenting

“I used to be really good at reading my Bible but then I became a mom.” “One day I’ll be able to think deeply again.” “I just need sleep first.” “I am barely surviving on podcasts right now. I can’t... Continue...

From the moment I held my newborn baby in my arms for the first time, I understood my complete dependence on the Lord in new ways. Becoming a mother awakened me to my own inadequacy—there was so much I couldn’t... Continue...

Many readers are familiar with the event that turned your family upside down—your husband's brain tumor. How did the uncertainty and fear of that season lead to the writing of your new book, "Goodbye to Goodbyes"? Lauren: I have always... Continue...

I try to avoid thinking of the past as the good old days. While it is often tempting to do so, I realize that, undoubtedly, any particular point in history wasn’t good for someone. In most cases, it wasn’t even... Continue...

Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. According to recent research studying the workload and rhythms of families, it would appear that even with a rise in moms working outside the home, the quantity of time spent tending to children... Continue...

Growing up, I wanted to be the good kid. The best kid, even. My goal was always to please, and long before I met Jesus, it seems I was already bent toward seeking to earn God’s favor because I was... Continue...

Over the last six months, waves of warnings have surfaced about a viral challenge that is instructing kids to harm themselves and take their lives. Within the last week, local news stations have covered the Momo Challenge, police and school... Continue...

Feeling overwhelmed lately? Do small, tedious tasks seem insurmountable like a two-story tidal wave rushing upon the shore of life? Does anxiety rear its ugly head in the balancing act of work and home? If so, then you may be... Continue...

“Your friends may tell you having kids has made them happier. They’re probably lying.” That’s the opening line in a recent article written by Yoni Blumberg at CNBC’s website. After rolling that grenade into the room, he goes on to describe the financial... Continue...

Peer pressure is the feeling that one must do the same things as other people of one’s age and social group to be liked or respected by them. All of us are subjected to peer pressure in both positive and... Continue...