Category Archives: Christian parenting inspiration

5 Questions I Dare You To Ask Your Teen!

Asking good questions is a great way to build any relationship. It helps the questioner learn more about the other person, as well as communicating a certain level of genuine caring for that person. Why bother asking, if I don’t really care, right? In the spirit of opening important doors of conversation and facilitating a more powerful relationship between you and your teen, I have five questions to share with you. Continue reading

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The Prodigal’s Dad – Lesson Three: Who’s Responsible?

  We’ve all heard the term “helicopter parent.”  The parent who feels compelled to follow around with constant monitoring of their child or teen, ensuring everything goes as planned.  So let me ask you this: have you EVER heard the … Continue reading

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The Prodigal’s Dad – Lesson Two: Allowance

  Of all the lessons we can learn from the Father of the Prodigal, this one may be the hardest: He is willing to allow his son the freedom to make his own choices and mistakes, thereby learning the most … Continue reading

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The Prodigal’s Dad – Lesson One: Example

The simple, yet profound, challenge for us is this: We need to aim our own daily lives at the target we want our teens and children to hit one day. Continue reading

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Weathering the Storms of Parenting and Family Life

Perhaps you took the time to look at this post because you and your family are going through a storm.  Your son seems to have lost all moral direction.  Your daughter never listens to anything you say anymore.  Your teens … Continue reading

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To Snoop or Not To Snoop

So, you’re already very aware of how important it is to oversee and guide your teen’s digital world – especially regarding his or her smart phone. What you want to know is: how far should you go with monitoring activity? Do you stick with simply asking questions and discussing? Do you periodically look through your teen’s phone for yourself? Do you look several times a week? Do you inform your teen their smart phone is “open” to your inspection, or do you do it without their awareness? In this video post, I offer guidance to help you make these decisions well. Continue reading

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5 Lessons from the Prodigal’s Dad

In the next few weeks, I will be offering follow-up posts to further unpack and explain the profound lessons I gather from this story. But for now, let me simply list for you the qualities of this Dad that offered the hope of real transformation in the life of his wayward son: Continue reading

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Five Ways to Guide Your Teen’s Social Media Life

The way we use social media makes a direct impact on our mental and spiritual well-being. Here are some ways to help our teens do their best. Continue reading

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The vlogging journey has begun..

My first video post! An introduction to me, and to my parenting philosophy – “Morpheus Parenting.” Continue reading

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They Don’t Care How Much You Know…

Until they know how much you care!  Parents, your kids need you to get this into your heads, keep it there, and let it change the way you interact with them. Your teens don’t care how much you know, until … Continue reading

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