Resources on Parenting

The coronavirus pandemic has brought up many conversations in our home about suffering. The children are hearing about sick people, job loss, and isolation. They know the disruption and disappointment in their own lives. Try as we might, we can’t... Continue...

Justin Holcomb discusses how parents can address sexual abuse with their children in an effort to protect them.  Continue...

At the end of each spring, my husband and I spend some time considering what our children need for the next school year and how we’ll help give it to them. We talk about classes, lessons, sports teams, and activities... Continue...

I don’t think I’ll ever forget the first conversation I had with my son about death. He was three when his playful bouncing turned to, “I need to go see Nana. I miss her.” “Nana” is my mom. She was diagnosed... Continue...

Now that schools, churches, and businesses have closed due to COVID-19, most parents and caregivers have their children at home. In the first few days of closures, I saw the online jokes: ”the whole nation is learning what it means... Continue...

Add the coronavirus pandemic to the list of topics—like sexuality and transgender bathrooms—that we feel ill-prepared to talk to our children about. As parents, we don’t get to choose what subjects become forefront and relevant to our children’s lives. We... Continue...

I’ll never forget the “Great Storm of ‘93.” Twenty-seven years ago, on March 12, 1993, a large cyclone formed over the Gulf of Mexico and became a rare snow storm that affected the southeastern region of the United States all... Continue...

The ministry of family restoration brings with it difficulty and lots of work. And honestly, if you’re doing it to measure success and see many come to faith and join your church, you will be quickly disappointed. This important work... Continue...

“I just really like my work, but I like being home more too,” my friend shared with me over coffee one evening. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to be with her kids or that she didn’t have a love... Continue...

I began substitute teaching in our school district last fall, having been encouraged by two friends to try it out. Like many who work as substitutes, I pursued it because it allowed me to be home with my children and... Continue...