What Makes a Good Parent?

Why would we tackle such a subjective word? “Good” is a word open to opinion and discussion.  “Good” can be defined very differently from person to person and situation to situation. And when you apply the word “Good” to parenting, you now find yourself on very shaky ground. What is a “Good” parent? Who says […]

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Parenting Requires More Than a Single Lesson

Recently, at church on a Sunday morning, I saw a young elementary-age boy having a bad morning. He started to throw a fit because he didn’t want to go to class. I felt for him and was two seconds from stepping in when his mom bent over and calmly explained, “We talked about this before […]

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Pathway Through the Wilderness of Summer

Written by Christine Clark, Ministry Leader for Family Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church   I have heard this conversation more than once in the last couple weeks… Mom A says, “Hi Mom B, I haven’t seen you in a few weeks, how’s your summer going?” Mom B replies, “We’re making it.” Mom A nods her […]

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What Is the Miracle of Easter?

The television host leaned over to make sure the microphone was close to the precocious girl’s mouth. He’d just asked her, along with a panel of other school-aged children, about the real meaning of Easter. Her classmates’ answers ranged from getting candy and trinkets from the Easter Bunny to marking the official beginning of spring. This […]

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