"Why I..." · Discipline · Heavenly Father · Love · Theology

Why I like a little “disobedience”

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”

Researched · Theology

Overcoming the Default: Parenting Well Despite your Past

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

Heavenly Father · Love · Theology

Are the East and the West Really That Far Apart?

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?