My Not-So-Quiet “Quiet Time”

I'm hard-pressed to find uninterrupted daily devotional time with the Lord these days. My so-called "quiet time" is usually broken up into small nuggets throughout the day and is hardly ever actually quiet. Whenever I've had plans to get up early and study God's Word before my son's typical waking time or to sneak out …

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Humbly Handling the Terrible Twos

My son has officially reached what is popularly known as "the terrible twos." This stage literally came on overnight. Just when I began thinking that my parenting was off the charts (ha!) and that he would completely skip the "terrible two" stage, I was knocked off my high-horse and found out what this fit-throwing, instruction-ignoring, …

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My Son is Not a Good Boy: Parenting Amid the Self-Esteem Movement

Let me start by saying that my son, for the most part, is a well-behaved child. While our family has certainly had our fair share of dinners disrupted by screaming and tears, my son is generally rather obedient. He’s usually quick to share his toys and snacks, says “please” and “thank you,” and more often …

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A Bishop, A Monk, & The Modern Family: Church History & 21st Century Parenting

Ignatius of Antioch, Cyril of Alexandria, Tertullian of Carthage, and Athanasius of Alexandria. As you read this list you might be asking yourself: Who are these men? Are they important, or are they just names from the past? While these men are not household names in the 21st century, they were significant in the early …

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