I had an interesting discussion with a friend recently. She's not a parent yet but has had a lot of experience with young children anyway. I shared with her one of my deep-set insecurities: "What if my kids never learn to obey God?" One of the main focal points for people on the opposite side… Continue reading Why I like a little “disobedience”
Each parent was once a child. And what we experience as children colors the way we interact with the world for the rest of our lives. In fact, it's hardwired into our brains. Research shows that our early experiences actually shape the pathways that exist within the brain (Bigner & Gerhardt, 2006). You see, when… Continue reading Overcoming the Default: Parenting Well Despite your Past
I want to write a little bit about access. This is a spiritual concept that has massive applications to parenting. I'll admit, I'm not feeling quite as inspired as I was last week. Good thing there's no lack in Christ! Hopefully this post will still bless all of you. 🙂 This will be at least… Continue reading No Lack in Access
I'm starting a new parenting book today. It's a bit different from the books I've read so far, which are mostly research-based, advice-giving books. This one aims to change your whole parenting mindset. The author wants you to see yourself as an ambassador of God to your children, rather than the owner of them; hence,… Continue reading Are the East and the West Really That Far Apart?