Reminders About Disciplining Children

Discipline is Good and Christian Here are some things that help me when I have to consider how to discipline my children. I need to make sure I am being loving when I discipline. Discipline is supposed to be based on love for the child. My actions and methods must be tempered by a heart … Read more

Soft Soil and Tender Shoots

A Little Background My wife and I have 3 girls under 5, and we’re still working out what raising godly children “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4) really means in a practical sense. For us, it sometimes looks like listening to hymns or Bible stories in the car on the way … Read more

Strong-Willed Child or Weak-Willed Parent?

Anyone who has been around someone who is the parent of a child has heard the term strong-willed child. It should identify a child who is unusually resistant to usually effective discipline. This child laughs at a spanking and scoffs when their parent takes away privileges. He or she is so dead set on their … Read more

Tips for (Raising) Toddlers

I have raised three people through the toddler years and I’m working on the fourth now. Over the years I have discovered some things that seem to work really well—some of them are things I wish someone had told me. So with that in mind, here are a few tips for raising toddlers: Give ‘Em … Read more

On Dirty Faces and Pop-Tart Guns

We noticed the strangest thing when our middle son was 6 years old playing baseball. Now, little boys playing baseball are always going to get dirty, but there seemed to be something exceptionally dirty about our son. My wife observed it first. “I think Caleb is rubbing dirt on his face.” “No way! He’s just … Read more

Review: The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible

The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible is an excellent resource for parents of small children! Positive Review This book is THICK and HEAVY. The pages are strong, able to withstand the awkward turning of toddler hands, which is essential for a book for small children. Each page is a full color illustration. The book is divided … Read more