After more than twenty-five years in divorce recovery ministry I truly understand that some marriages disintegrate. Why? Listening to people who are getting divorced has helped me to uncover some root causes of failed relationships. They are concealed explosives lurking beneath the known typical marriage tensions such as: financial strain, … Read More...
As one of the fastest growing demographics in the nation, almost all of us know a single mom or single dad; perhaps even within our own family. Single parent ministry is a whole new level of reaching people: it can be discouraging, messy, and rarely consistent. And unless you have ever been a single parent yourself, it can be quite intimidating to … Read More...
"The bad dream is in there." The three-year-old refused to go into his room, day or night, because,"The bad dream is in there." He was terrified and his mom was worried. This had gone on for six months. During a Facebook conversation, the mom and I did some nightmare blasting. The "bad dream" had to be removed. [Tweet "The "bad dream" … Read More...
A friend of mine was recently playing hockey with his five year-old in their basement. Each time my friend scored a goal, his son had a complete melt-down. My friend said to me, “We played one game of hockey and my son went to his room three times!” This dad had a great opportunity to use loving discipline to show his son how to both lose and … Read More...
After more than twenty-five years in divorce recovery ministry I truly understand that some marriages disintegrate. Why? Listening to people who are getting divorced has helped me to uncover some root causes of failed relationships. They are concealed explosives lurking beneath the known typical marriage tensions such as: financial strain, gender differences, communication skills, respect, […]
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 […]
Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a great 2015. As we begin this new year, many will make resolutions. They will use the phrase “New Year, New You.” I usually avoid resolutions. However, this year, I would like to suggest beginning the new year believing a “new” truth about yourself. Therefore, if anyone […]
I live with boys. The movies the Danielson men usually choose are action adventures. It’s generally swashbuckling, car-chasing or extreme sports for movie picks. But to my delight, Scott suggested Disney’s Cinderella (PG) for date night. The movie was spectacular. Goodness, mercy, kindness, and love are at the center of the 2015 live-action remake. Ella, […]
Candy canes are iconic Christmas confections. The bright red and white peppermint twist is one of my family’s favorite treats during the holidays. Candy canes are hung in garland, displayed in glass candy dishes, and kept in a mug on the kitchen counter to stir hot cocoa. Candy canes became popular in our family for […]
Easter…the cross, the empty tomb, the gift of salvation. It’s the glorious culmination to the most holy week in the Church calendar, a day filled with joy. But the culture has gradually filled our Easter celebrations with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks, and jellybeans. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are willing to spend more […]
Often summer provides an opportunity to connect with family that live both near and far away. Extended family can be a great support system through which to strengthen your own family values. Involving interested aunties, uncles, and grandparents- those people important in the lives of your children- enriches and reinforces the spiritual training taking place […]
What has been your biggest failure in life? This might not be the happiest memory but it may be one of the most important. Did you take responsibility for your failure and learn from it? Did you blame someone else? In a Psychology Today article, “A Nation of Wimps”, a research study suggests that young people […]
There are times during tragedies and disasters we are at a loss for words. Even so, we know praying is THE thing to do. If you are in this space, here is a prayer you can pray with your children for the citizens of Oklahoma City. Father, You never slumber. Thank you that you brought […]
Home & Holidays
Good Friday… a day to watch, wait, and pray. The 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team has two faith-building activities for you and your family to prepare for Easter Sunday. The first activity is designed for older children, Sins on the Cross. The other, Resurrection Rolls, is for for younger kids. We hope the both will […]