Parenting Stewardship

I had the privilege of teaching our Baby Dedication at South Tampa Fellowship this weekend. It was another reminder that, as parents, the only thing we truly own is our relationship with God. But when it comes to our kids, we are stewards…not owners. Our children belong to God but He has entrusted us with … Continue reading Parenting Stewardship

Pick Your Battles With Your Kids

Summer time has a way of testing your parenting skills. The kids are home all day and probably not nearly as structured as they are during the school year. If your kids are anything like ours, they do really well the first month of summer but something changes in July and they begin to get … Continue reading Pick Your Battles With Your Kids

Punishment vs Discipline

Parenting is the hardest job on the planet…especially when our kids misbehave. We have to walk that tightrope of Punishment vs. Discipline when our kids require a consequence for something they have done. We want them to experience the effect of their behavior but in a way that coaches and corrects them. Punishment is intended … Continue reading Punishment vs Discipline

RE-Organizing the Family (Part 2)

Yesterday, I wrote about the organizational shift that occurs in families once a baby is born. You can read the post here. But to sum it up…when a child is born, the marriage relationship takes a backseat role in our modern families. The good news is that God has given us His design for our … Continue reading RE-Organizing the Family (Part 2)

RE-Organizing the Family (Part 1)

Who's in charge of your family? Let's being answering that question by thinking back to your "BC" days. Life Before Children. If you're like me, you're probably having a hard time remembering your life before kids. Here are a few reminders of what it was like. You could eat whenever & wherever you wanted to eat. There … Continue reading RE-Organizing the Family (Part 1)