Several years into my second marriage I discovered that some of my marital problems had nothing to do with my husband, Steve, or his kids. I dragged colossal emotional baggage into the marriage that I didn’t even know existed. In His perfect timing God gently and patiently pulled back a dark curtain of distortion, and revealed the lies that resided … Read More...
As I was driving past a Porsche the other day, I got a big lesson in pride versus Porsche. The lesson unfolded like this: I was driving behind this Porsche, as we began a long ascent up the mountain road near my home, I thought to myself, “Why on earth is he ONLY going 45 miles per hour if he’s driving a PORSCHE?” So, I proceeded to … Read More...
2017… a new beginning. This time of year is always filled with New Year’s resolutions including endless commercials that promise the perfect face, body or life. You cannot escape the continual message being told (or sold), you need to change something to become a better you in one way or another. How many times have you been asked, “What are … Read More...
Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden once said, “The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” I didn’t fully grasp the meaning of this quote until I was doing a seminar entitled “The Family Matrix” at a summer camp for high school students. I started the session playing a fun game with them called “Would You … Read More...
As I was driving past a Porsche the other day, I got a big lesson in pride versus Porsche. The lesson unfolded like this: I was driving behind this Porsche, as we began a long ascent up the mountain road near my home, I thought to myself, “Why on earth is he ONLY going 45 […]
I give up! And I’m pretty sure that’s just what God wants me to do. To cease striving. To stop trying so darn hard. To halt all activity. Well, maybe not all activity, but at least in one area, family bonding. Now, before you start thinking that I’m pro-division or anti-family dinners, let me explain. […]
According to our Walkmeter App, during our recent hikes in the Alps we hiked over 70 miles and climbed over 16,000 feet! Not bad for a couple in the second half. While we can’t keep up this pace throughout the year, we try to hike a few miles each week. It’s good for our health […]
Here’s a question for parents: Who is your daughter more likely to revere… Miley Cyrus or Betty Crocker? Admittedly, your daughter may have no idea who Betty Crocker is, but there’s an analogy here. Would your daughter rather be a sexy, scandalous pop star or a mom who bakes for her family? Who would your son prefer to […]
By now you have no doubt filled up your summer with lots of entertaining, yet your dinner ideas may be dwindling as our season winds down. Here is one of my favorite meals to serve friends, Chicken Gyros with Tzayziki. It’s casual, healthy, delicious, and appeals to kids and adults alike. It can be served family style, […]
Parenting is a series of decisions. The decisions we make in our parenting weave a pattern for our children’s lives. In January and February, we shared ideas about creating moments with your kids by watching and discussing Christian videos and having a weekly Family Time. Every decision we make about how we spend our time […]
Friends, We have the great privilege of having Pastor Lisa Shaw guest post for us today. She is a mom and a grandmom, who has a love for the Lord and a huge desire to pass along a legacy of faith to her grandkids. Be blessed by her warmth and wisdom. Lori & Becky … when […]
A book makes a great Christmas gift! The 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting team members have released a number of titles this past year to come alongside parents while raising children. Here’s a list with links to purchase the books for special people on your holiday list. The 1 Corinthians Parent Series By Lori Wildenberg & Becky […]
Can somebody please help my child? He’s dumb! A father once created a considerable stir when he went seeking help for his son. His son’s troubles were beyond what the father could fix. He was frustrated and walked his son outside looking for someone he thought could help. A crowd quickly gathered around the child and parent. The […]
Home & Holidays
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Time is running out. So the big question is: Have you completed everything on your Christmas to-do list? Most years for me, the answer is “almost” and then I run around like crazy trying to tie up all the loose ends to make sure the Christmas spirit is palpable at my […]