When my children were babies and toddlers, I talked a lot. I named constantly, pointing out flowers and bugs, describing emotions and defining terms like obey and share. I wrestled to explain things simply so that they could understand. Every year I added more ways to anticipate what was going on in their heads, and […]
Stop the Scripture Reading!
Sometimes we say we love the Bible, but spend more time reading people talk about the Bible than the Bible itself! Sometimes we want to teach what the Bible says, but end up spending more time on our opinions and leave out the Bible. It’s no wonder people sigh with relief when we stick with […]
Love Your Neighbor, Friends, and Questions
A few weeks ago, I challenged my children to do a thing. I’ve had opportunity to watch them with their peers, and noticed something I had forgotten about teenagers. They are excited about their thing, and when they tell their friend about the thing, friend says “oh” and then proceeds to tell about his thing. […]
Finding Solutions: Meaningful Conversation
A few months ago, I was praying about wisdom to talk with my children better. I get distracted easily when my children want to talk, and I’ve been dissatisfied with a lack of opportunity to talk once the day gets rolling. As they have gotten older, I’ve discovered that they aren’t always comfortable having conversations […]
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