Articles on Parenting

Some of my favorite people in the world are hated by their neighbors and countrymen. My love for them began when almost 10 years ago my family accepted an invitation to drink coffee inside a Roma family’s house in North... Continue...

Grim statistics arise when you search anything about “fatherlessness” in the United States. Children without fathers are more likely to live in poverty, face abuse, abuse drugs, drop out of high school, and commit crimes. There’s very little good that... Continue...

Whether it’s an acquaintance, a friend, or even a close relative like a grandparent, your children will likely be witness to divorce sooner rather than later. Perhaps by God’s grace, he has sustained your marriage, and you’re not sure how... Continue...

This past Spring, Teen Vogue published an article titled “Why Sex Work is Real Work.” This op-ed piece, authored by Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, outlines an argument for why sex work should be normalized and legal. It is not surprising that... Continue...

The teenage years can be tumultuous. The constant pressure and pull of this hyperconnected society can magnify the angst some teens go through, especially girls. What these girls need most isn’t more likes on Instagram or more friends in their... Continue...

Those of us that have children under our care—parents, godparents, grandparents, kids’ ministry workers, and more—have been gifted a wonderful opportunity and privilege. We can ignite the spark of wonder in a child’s heart that sets them up for a... Continue...

School is officially out, and my children have all been home together for a few weeks now. I had grand dreams early on of making sure our summer days were organized and well charted out for optimal productivity and fun.... Continue...

As a parent of small children, I find the children's television landscape is filled with more fluff than substance. Most of it is designed to sell merchandise, but some shows are different. My children actually learn meaningful lessons from these... Continue...

I am utterly saddened over the pandemic of pornography in our society. It can’t be overstated. Porn is on Instagram, Pinterest, and on Facebook (via shared “gifts” in the messenger app). On WhatsApp, kids are texting each other gifs and... Continue...

It took about five seconds for bewilderment to set in. It was the first time I’d been to a Babies-R-Us. I was many months pregnant, and my husband and I went in to create a baby registry. Every package, every... Continue...