Articles on Parenting

“Am I doing this right?” I was holding a diaper, looking down at the tiny squirming newborn who wouldn’t keep still. Little did I know how often I would ask myself that question in the years to come—and that diapers... Continue...

Sometimes parenting can feel a lot like the plot of the movie “Groundhog Day,” especially if your kids are little. Each day can feel like a grind as you go through the same routines. You wake the kids, dress them,... Continue...

Birthing, adoption choices, feeding, training, educating, keeping our tempers in check when everyone’s having a bad day. The temptation to act like we have it together and know what we’re doing is present at all stages of life, but I’ve... Continue...

“How can you get so attached to foster children when you could lose them?’ Of all the foster care questions, this is by far the most common. This question assumes a very clear and universal premise: parenting involves attachment. And... Continue...

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...