Marriage and Family

PG Part Four: Don’t just Give Thanks, Live Thanks

Always give thanks. Many Christian parents raise their kids to "say Grace" before meals. Some lead in a memorized prayer, while in other homes Dads verbalize a mumbled, awkward prayer of blessing on and for the food. Around some dinner tables is a more genuine prayer, but the encouragement to have thankful hearts ends there. The verses… Continue reading PG Part Four: Don’t just Give Thanks, Live Thanks

Marriage and Family

PG Part Three: The Paradox of Faith

Paradox: A seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement that when investigated is actually trueIf Christ-centered parents don't acknowledge (early on in their kids' lives) that the truths of Christianity often contain paradox, they will forever be trying to "explain" and "define" a God who can't be completely explained or defined in human terms. The Bible is filled with… Continue reading PG Part Three: The Paradox of Faith

Marriage and Family

PG Part Two: What Not to Say about What Not to Wear

In reflecting on my mothering, one thing (among several) I would change - and I am still working on this one - is sharing my unsolicited opinion regarding my daughter's choices in hair, clothes, styles, and other things that don't really matter. Deep down, I want my daughters to become uniquely who God created them to be, and self expression is not a… Continue reading PG Part Two: What Not to Say about What Not to Wear