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Creating a DIY Resurrection Garden

Creating a DIY Resurrection Garden

The 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team has a free download for you and your family to celebrate Passion Week with faith. One of the activities centers around a resurrection garden. Build a garden with your family to prepare for Easter. Here's how! Resurrection Garden for Easter Materials container- deep enough for soil and grass small pot or … Read More...

Tuned-Up Marriage

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Last week the check engine light came on in my car. I always panic a little when I see that red light on my dashboard. First I’m afraid that the car will die right there on the freeway. Then I start thinking how much this going to cost me to get fixed. Since the light wasn’t flashing (a signal that it is something serious) I stopped by a local … Read More...

Spiritual Training in the Home

Spiritual Training in the Home

“We’re going to go through our home and make a list of spiritual memories.” A spiritual memory can be an item, event or conversation connected to our Christian faith. For example, a cross displayed on a mantle. Or, a chair where you regularly read the Bible. Or, a family Bible lesson on sharing. Or, a conversation about sharing and how Jesus … Read More...

4 Signs of Trouble and What to Do

4 Signs of Trouble and What to Do

As a single mother, I knew my children were statistically more likely to have to deal with trouble like promiscuity, pornography, feelings of rejection and inadequacy that might lead to eating disorders, cutting and more. For some reason, I thought we were above all of those issues; after all, I was a praying momma, my children had good friends, … Read More...

Parenting

4 Signs of Trouble and What to Do

4 Signs of Trouble and What to Do

As a single mother, I knew my children were statistically more likely to have to deal with trouble like promiscuity, pornography, feelings of rejection and inadequacy that might lead to eating disorders, cutting and more. For some reason, I thought we were above all of those issues; after all, I was a praying momma, my […]

Single Parenting

Restoration and the Single Parent Family

Restoration and the Single Parent Family

There is a knock at the door… It’s the God of Restoration, and He wants us to welcome Him into our homes for 2014. Oftentimes, when we think of restoration, we have an idea of what we think it should look like. In 1998, I thought God’s restoration for my family would be bringing my […]

Marriage

7 Marriage Lessons Learned in the Alps

7 Marriage Lessons Learned in the Alps

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 […]

Media

Media Ratings

Media Ratings: What Are Our Kids Plugged In To?

Making “healthy” choices is a very popular topic today in both Christian and secular circles. We all want our children to be healthy! It’s a worthy goal for both ourselves and our children, no doubt. In fact, it seems obvious that when it comes to physical health there are clear, basic boundaries about what is […]

Recipes

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Two of Sommer’s Favorite Summertime Healthy Recipes

In my opinion, summertime is the best time to eat healthy. Don’t get me wrong we should strive to eat healthy all year long but summer makes it a little easier. Fruit are at it’s sweetest and no one wants to spend time in the hot kitchen cooking so we tend to eat more raw […]

Faith

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The Pit of Parental Regret

Hello, my name is regret I’m pretty sure we have met every single day of your life I’m the whisper inside That won’t let you forget……[1] From: “Hello, My Name is”, by Matthew West Into The Light Every time you have yelled at your children Every time you have not been there an important event in […]

Grandparenting

Parenting as Grandparents- Facing the Generational Gap

Parenting as Grandparents: Facing the Generational Gap

I grew up in a time when people were silent about their pain and problems. The uncomfortable subjects that adults didn’t want to address they simply replied: You don’t need to know about that right now or they answered your question with a question: Why are you asking me that? I determined that I wouldn’t […]

Education

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New Year…New Tools

For many families, January is a time to take a breather. With the holidays behind them they can now take a break from all the busyness of the Christmas season. But in my household this is not the case. The holiday decorations may be put away and we are done with holiday parties. (My family […]

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My Daughter’s Marriage is Ripping My Family Apart

My daughter’s marriage is ripping my family apart. Tamara, my first-born daughter, is getting married soon. It’s ripping our family apart. We will never be the same. I’ll put on a happy face though. That’s what she wants. She’s leaving our home. She will change her name and her mailing address. Soon, when she gets […]

Home & Holidays

Creating a DIY Resurrection Garden

Creating a DIY Resurrection Garden

The 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team has a free download for you and your family to celebrate Passion Week with faith. One of the activities centers around a resurrection garden. Build a garden with your family to prepare for Easter. Here’s how! Resurrection Garden for Easter Materials container- deep enough for soil and grass small […]