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Living Forward As The Nest Empties

  She used to say, “When I grow up, I’m going to buy a house right down the street from you.” Oh what sweet words for a momma’s heart! Secretly, I cherished her words. Outwardly, my job as her momma was altogether different. Her good

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A Scriptural Prayer For Your Sick Child

In a previous post, Praying for a Sick Child, I shared the story of my son’s heart surgery, how God answered my whole-hearted request, and graciously taught me how to pray. Our God, proving once again how real he is . . . providing glaring evidence of

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Why Christian Parents Should Vote

  Hi friend! I’m writing this post today because I desperately love my children and want the best possible future for them. I know you feel the same way about your children so I’m going to say this plain and simple. Good parents vote.  Being

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Fourteen Things Children of Divorce Need to Know

I’m a child of divorce. What about you? Overcoming the fallout of divorce is a process, isn’t it friend?  You and I understand the child’s heart that can still live inside an adult body.  Even when God has worked miracles of healing in us, feelings

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8 Ways to Protect Kids and Help Those Addicted to Porn

We have a friend who has always been a really good guy. Nice. Friendly. But he had a dark secret. He was consumed by an addiction to hardcore p*rn. His addiction caused him to act out in real life on one occasion and it landed

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Supporting a Grieving Parent. 6 Things to Know.

When someone you know is going through a crisis, do you sometimes have trouble knowing what to do to help? Does comforting someone sometimes feel awkward? Are you afraid you’ll say or do something wrong? It’s always easier to comfort someone when we have walked through

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What Fills the Quiet After Children Move On

Packing up memories. Packing up years. The girl entrusted to us. Never ours to own. Only shared for a time. For raising, nurturing, teaching, praying over, loving, then releasing. Releasing into the future God has for her. Releasing her to follow His lead. Four and

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Parenting: Teaching Your Son to Respect Women

    How do we teach our sons to respect women – especially in a culture that objectifies women through TV shows, commercials with sexual overtones, print media, movies stretching the limits with soft-porn, and straight-up hard core pornography that’s available at the click of

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Five Things to Remember When You Fail as a Mom

  My Failure as a Mom I remember that time so clearly. A time of failure and of grace. My failure as a mom. Grace through my son’s kindness when I was completely undeserving. I had spent the week preparing for a speaking engagement at

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Raising Boys to Manhood – Expect the Greater Reward

Last night, my husband heard the story of a young man who has grown up deeply wounded because of his dad’s inattention. The story came up during dinner with a friend who shared an update on a former coworker named Brian. Brian and his wife divorced

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