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Fathers, be good

The song “Daughters” by famous musical artist John Mayer has a chorus that begins, “Fathers, be good to your daughters; daughters will love like you…

Depression & Anxiety

12 ways to help when a child dies

In the United States, we’re not used to children dying—and that’s a good thing. From 1980 to 2016, the death rate in the United…

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Praying for your spouse

A few years ago, my pastor preached a sermon on marriage. He gave us a prayer he thought we might find helpful as we…

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Parenting is not all rainbows and unicorns

Can I be honest? All the memes in the world about cherishing each day with your kids are a little annoying. The most recent…

Depression & Anxiety

1 reason why . . . you should have a conversation about 13 Reasons Why

What’s the 1 reason why you need to talk about 13 Reasons Why? Because you’re the parent.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about,…

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Talking to your kids about dating

A few years ago, one of my daughter’s homework assignments included having a conversation with her parents—about dating. While the phrase “living on a…

Depression & Anxiety

6 ways to lessen your college stress

As college students are preparing to go to school, they are making packing lists: Bedding. Check. Toiletries. Check. Phone charger. Check. Turns out, they…

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31 days of proactively praying for your kids (and grandkids!)

Raising kids can be so hard. They cause you to worry, stress, fret, cry . . . pray. Your daughter is struggling in school,…

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2 Questions to Ask Your Kids Today!

Journalist Hilde Kate Lysiak broke a news story about a neighborhood murder. After talking with neighbors and police, she posted a full-length story and…

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6 ways to show your kids they are precious to you

Adam LaRoche—a baseball player for the Chicago White Sox—walked away from 13 million dollars. When the team’s vice president told LaRoche that his 14-year-old…

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Promposals

3 important reminders we need to share with our teens I think promposals are dumb. There, I said it. My oldest just started high…

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7 lessons in raising heroes

Last week, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were on a train to Paris. That’s when these three men stopped a terrorist and…