Moms come to expect long tiring days, especially during those years when the kids are young. Each day involves feeding little faces, wiping up little faces, and changing tons of […]

No one wants self-centered kids. And no birthday celebrations are meant to foster self-centeredness! But the reality is, any day that celebrates one person can be hijacked by the sinful […]

My parents made a big deal of birthdays. They didn’t do anything elaborate or crazy, but each kid always felt like their birthday was their special day. “My day” even […]

Parenting sometimes brings certain “aha” moments. Recently I experienced one of my own. I have a daughter who tends to display selfishness in a particular way. While I discussed the […]

I suspect we want our children to respond calmly when things don’t go as they’d hope. We’d also like it if our kids didn’t snap at each other. And we […]

There was a place in our yard in which a bird’s nest could not remain forever. However no one wanted to harm any birds or eggs, so we decided to […]

Modesty is a tricky area. Because the Bible doesn’t define appropriate clothing in black and white terms, we are often left wondering how to apply the principles of modesty. However, […]

I usually steer clear of what we call the “gray areas” in the Christian life. But sometimes, something has got to be said. This is one of those times. I […]

I had the honor of being published at Desiring God with the article, “The Permission Slip of Suffering: When God Calls Your Child into Danger.” If you didn’t read it, you can […]