Articles on Parenting

As summer comes to an end, parents are returning to the familiar school experiences of packing lunches, operating car pools, and coordinating sports practice. But, we can get so caught up in the transition back to school that we don’t... Continue...

“No!” often evokes a negative response. Perhaps it’s a recollection of someone shouting the phrase at you out of seemingly unprovoked anger; or maybe it’s a memory of a once wide-open door slammed shut right in front of you. Regardless,... Continue...

Jani Ortlund, and her husband Ray, have leveraged their lives and marriage for God’s glory. They love the Lord and his Word and seek to live it out and teach it, especially with their own family. Jani has recently written... Continue...

When I was growing up, many of the words and phrases my friends and I used came from music, television, and movies. Words like “righteous!” were inspired by the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” We called things we liked “bad”... Continue...

Dorena Williamson loves a good story. And it’s been her life’s work to tell the story of her Lord through her roles as a mom of four children and a leader in the multicultural church where her husband is the... Continue...

Parenting is a honorable and difficult task, made even more complicated by a world that puts little value in raising children, much less pointing them to Christ and his gospel. Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger have drawn from their own experience... Continue...

Did you know that close to 90 percent of families who have children with special needs don’t attend church? Or that many parents of children who have special needs are isolated and feel lonely—it’s just too hard to go out... Continue...

What have been some of the surprises about parenthood? Daniel Darling: One of the most surprising things about parenting is just the genuine sense of inadequacy you feel. Going into the parenting experience, I assumed (with great pride) that I’d... Continue...

As a youth pastor, I’m glad that youth ministries provide wonderful, exciting opportunities for students to be brought into community, encouraged in their discipleship, and engaged with the Word of God. At the same time, there are times when the... Continue...

If you asked me for a symbol that best sums up discipleship in our house, I would hand you a Bible. But, if you asked me for another, I would probably point you to a garbage pail. The Bible speaks... Continue...