Category parenting

A Day: A Poem of Motherhood

We live in an age where it is en vogue to complain about our children. I certainly take part in the laughter of the many escapades and light-hearted humor of child-rearing, but when the overwhelming narrative of our culture is: children are a nuisance, we ought to be careful to guard our hearts from this […]

Does God Care How We Educate our Children? Part 2

Before you read this post I pray that you will approach it in the spirit in which it was written: with a passion for the truth, a love for fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and a desire to know and glorify God more. If you are reading this and you find yourself disagreeing with […]

Does God Care How We Educate Our Children?

After a brief sabbatical, I’m back to posting. But since I’m still in the fog of the newborn stage, and because new voices add depth to conversations, the next two weeks will be guest posts. The topic of educational philosophies is one that is discussed often in our home, I suppose that’s what happens when […]

Mothering to Eternity

I was recently given the honor of speaking to a roomful of women Mother’s Day weekend. The following is a slightly tweaked rendition of my talk that sought to answer: How do you disciple your children? Whenever I go out in public with my four kids in tow (one in my visibly pregnant belly, and […]

On Family: From the Girl Who Didn’t Want One

I met my husband at 20. Ironically I was concurrently terrified of marriage. At the time, I saw marriage and family as a gateway to an isolated, consumeristic, and vapid life. It looked to me to be severely limiting and, in contrast to the life I was leading, profoundly unfulfilling. I was a senior in […]