The Lessons My Dad Taught Me

Written by Stonebriar Community Church Family Ministry Pastor Dave Carl   Both of my parents passed away this time last year. Having my first Mother’s Day and Father’s Day without them this year, I have understandably been thinking a lot about their legacy to me and my family. With Father’s Day upon us, I want […]

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Transitioning from Micromanager to Advisor

It is hard to think of allowing our children to make mistakes, but that is the only way they will learn. Not being successful at something on the first time does not mean your child will never get it; it only means your child needs practice. Children fall down a lot when they are learning […]

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Discipline in the Early Years: Getting to the Heart

You are at a restaurant to have a nice meal and a lovely time of visiting with your spouse, family, or friends. You are forced into hearing what is happening at the next booth. “Stop that! What are you doing?” the mom asks in frustration. “But I don’t want to eat it” whines the child […]

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Practical Suggestions for Parenting Through the Teen Years

Does this sound familiar? Yesterday morning went something like this: Me: Liv. Liv! Olivia! Olivia Marie! (at the top of my lungs) Liv: Crickets. Me: Stomping up the stairs, muttering under my breath, Disrespectful!  She’s ignoring me!?  I bet she’s just hoping I’ll give up.  I’m not giving up!  In fact, I’m the opposite of giving up. […]

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