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Failure and Success
September 14, 2019

”My great concern is not that you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” You know who said that? This man lost his job, buried his fiancee’, and was defeated in eight different political elections. This great man was Abraham Lincoln.   Why does failure scare us so […] [READ MORE]

Choosing Wisely - Part 2
June 19, 2019

Okay, seriously, does God care about what your teenager wears to school or what sport he or she tries out for? Let me ask you this. Does it affect the tone of your home when your teenager flies off the handle because they are struggling with a choice no matter […] [READ MORE]

Choosing Wisely
June 5, 2019

What exactly constitutes a wise choice? Is it a choice that ultimately puts you in a good light? Is it a decision the affects others positively? Is it subjective to the situation you happen to be in at the moment? I don’t know about you, but this is a really […] [READ MORE]

Taking Pride in Who God Made Them to Be - Part 2
May 22, 2019

Does it seem like your teenager just doesn’t care about their grades or their attitude or even your opinion? How can you help your teenager value themselves? One way is to take some time to remind them where our ultimate value comes from. As believers, our identity comes from who […] [READ MORE]

Taking Pride in Who God Made Them to Be
May 8, 2019

This month our focus is on valuing our teens in order to teach them how to take pride in who they are and what they can accomplish. Your teenager lives in a “today” world and doesn’t much think about the “tomorrow” world unless you are talking about prom, grad or […] [READ MORE]

Planning "On Purpose" Time With Your Teenager - Part 2
April 17, 2019

Out of the mouths of babes! If you haven’t already done so, please check out this month's video here. You may be surprised to hear what teenagers are saying about spending “on purpose” time with their parent Just to make it clear, they want to spend time with us, even if […] [READ MORE]

Planning "On Purpose" Time With Your Teenager
April 3, 2019

The phrase for this month that we are focusing on is “on purpose.” There are so many things that we give priority to and make sure that we are intentional about. Is spending time with your teenager one of those things? Are you “on purpose” or intentional about scheduling a […] [READ MORE]

Harnessing Your Spiritual Influence - Part 2
February 25, 2019

We just want you to know that we are your biggest fans! As a parent, you stand on the front lines when it comes to raising your teen and you take the hardest hits. You need to know that you aren’t alone. Someone is rooting for you and it’s me […] [READ MORE]

Harnessing Your Spiritual Influence
February 21, 2019

What is a baked potato without a steak? French fries without a juicy hamburger? Salad dressing without a salad (for those healthy eaters)? It is incomplete and somehow lacking. The same goes for the spiritual teaching in our teenager’s life if we as parents don’t become actively involved. Y outh […] [READ MORE]

Sibling Rivalry - Part 2
November 21, 2018

We are talking about sibling rivalry this month and if you missed this month's video you can go to to catch up. Being loving all the time is hard for anyone, let alone for teens toward their "annoying" siblings! We are dealing with unique individuals with specific ideas who have yet to […] [READ MORE]

Sibling Rivalry
November 7, 2018

Have you ever heard that silence can be loud?  It’s that very loud, very obvious absence of sound after your teenager has just had another argument with their sibling and stomped off in the other direction.  Does it ever stop?  Do they really love each other? We will be discussing sibling […] [READ MORE]

The Power of An Apology - Part 2
October 31, 2018

This month we're talking about harnessing the Power of an Apology. If you missed the video from last session, you can go here to check it out. In Jesus’ first public sermon recorded in Matthew 5 there is a hidden gem that might be easily missed. It is nestled between two […] [READ MORE]

The Power of an Apology
October 24, 2018

This month we are going to talk about harnessing the Power of an Apology. Teenagers learn by watching their parent’s example more than anything else. There is no better way to teach your teenager important life skills than to model them each day. One of the life skills that marks maturity the […] [READ MORE]

The Power of a Shared Experience - Part 2
August 22, 2018

I hope you enjoyed the last parenting class that talked about the power of a shared experience. In that session you were asked to consider what it would be like if you strategically planned a significant shared experience with your teenager each year. Today we're walking through seven experiences you can […] [READ MORE]

The Power of a Shared Experience
August 8, 2018

Thank you for participating in this online parenting class. We pray this has been a blessing to you and your family. Our goal is to support and encourage your family to continue to grow together in faith. Today we are going to talk about shared experiences you have with your teenager […] [READ MORE]

The Power of a Symbol - Part 2
July 18, 2018

Last time we talked about the power of symbols. I challenged you to consider how you could use symbols as a tool to help you pass down faith to your teenager. The reason I believe this is an appropriate method is because God used it. In Genesis 9:13-17 God used a rainbow […] [READ MORE]

The Power of a Symbol
July 4, 2018

Today we're talking about symbols. A symbol is an object that has meaning attached to it, but it is also a great tool in the parent’s tool belt. Here are some examples of important symbols you may have in your life that carry important meaning: a wedding ring refrigerator art from when your […] [READ MORE]

Rebel and Repeat - Part 2
June 20, 2018

I would like to begin by handing you a machete. A machete is a long knife used in the jungle to cut through thick brush and create a path. I want to hand you a figurative machete and inspire you to start beating down a path through life for your teenager to follow. There is no greater spiritual […] [READ MORE]

Rebel and Repeat - Part 1
June 6, 2018

Welcome back for another week of our Online Parenting class. Let's begin by visiting your past. One way to dynamically change your home is to have the courage to visit your own teenage experience and consider the ways you would REBEL and REPEAT. Here is a 2 minute and 51 second video […] [READ MORE]

Attitude Check
May 23, 2018

Hey Parents, would you like to see your teenager have a better attitude? As the leaders of the home you get to set the attitude example for your teenager to follow. Philippians 2 displays Jesus’ example of the right attitude. Here are 2 quick take-aways from Philippians 2 that can help change your attitude in your home […] [READ MORE]

Rewind and Flash Forward
May 9, 2018

In the last session of our online parenting class we talked about Reacting vs. Responding when communicating with your teenager. Today, I want to continue with that thought by sharing with you a very practical tip to help you stay calm when your teenager is not calm. It’s called the Rewind and […] [READ MORE]

Reacting vs Responding - Part 2
April 18, 2018

Hi, there! Thanks for checking this out. I hope you are enjoying the bite-sized parenting encouragement. This month we are talking about how to RESPOND to your teenager instead of REACTING to your teenager. Did you do your homework from last time? Have you looked up Proverbs 15:1? This great truth is the first thought […] [READ MORE]

Reacting vs Responding - Part 1
April 4, 2018

What is the difference between Reacting and Responding? If you and I can understand that difference we can build bridges instead of walls in our relationships with teenagers. This month’s online parenting class is focused on helping you as a parent learn some tips to “Respond” to your teenager in a healthy […] [READ MORE]

Passing your Faith on to your Teen
March 21, 2018

Dear Parents, today we are asking the question, “How do you pass down faith to your teenager?” It can seem like a really daunting task. Please remember - doing anything is better than doing nothing. Taking even the smallest step on this path is better than no step. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 gives us […] [READ MORE]

Leaving a Legacy that Matters
March 7, 2018

Dear Parents, This is a big day in our ministry. We are starting our online parenting class in this email. I hope that you will find this experience extremely helpful and informative.It's all about Leaving a Legacy That Matters. You'll find the link to this month's video below.In today's class we are going […] [READ MORE]

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