When I was growing up, my Mom worked a lot. She was a hair dresser during the day and waited tables at night. Sometimes, she had three jobs. That was life. She was divorced, buried her oldest son and she worked. My Mom never walked around saying being a Mom was hard. Life was hard, but she didn’t walk around defeated. It was what it was. Read the rest here … Continue reading Sturdy Womanhood- The Story of a Mother
How much does the spiritual affect the physical? Psalm 31:10 tells us that strength fails and bones are consumed because of iniquity. It seems science is showing us that the love of Christ that parents give their children both through love and lawful and appropriate chastisement, benefits their souls and their bodies. Note how the article suggests that repentance built synapse neglected in early child … Continue reading Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child’s Brain
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This is a fun one from Mercatornet: The Sydney Morning Heraldrecently reported that “less than 2 per cent of Australian women have six or more children.” Well, I must know so many of that two per cent. I know families of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and a few with an even dozen. Whenever there is a movie about big families you always see children … Continue reading The truth about big families
From the gifted Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience–the best thing I’ve read on this terrible crime: When you’re the mother of four sons, Steubenville is about us. Steubenville is about having a conversation with sons about hard things and asking you to do holy things. Because a Steubenville doesn’t begin with football and it doesn’t begin with alcohol and it doesn’t begin with unsupervised jocks with … Continue reading After Steubenville: 25 Things Our Sons need to know about Manhood
From Andrea Mrozak over at Mercatornet: Improving education outcomes is a goal for schools and ministries of education all over the world. And so it should be, since they are linked to a host of other advantages, especially in a knowledge-based economy. It will be interesting to note, then, whether those who desire these improvements will grab hold of the results of the recently released World … Continue reading Family structure: it’s an education in itself
My biggest discouragement as a mother is my own lack of self-control and the constant reminder in my attitude of my sinfulness.
What I desire? To parent with all gentleness and grace, facing each challenge with a gospel-lesson. Reality? Not always that.
But if we ask, then listen, the Lord speaks. And He says to me, as He says to you…
Join the Moore family in this timely documentary as they briefly expose the evil history of the birth control movement on the 50th anniversary of “the pill.” Listen as they transparently share their testimony of how God, in His grace and mercy, opened their eyes in spite of their own sinful beginning. Be encouraged as they casually answer questions often posed to large families. Then, experience … Continue reading “Children Are a Blessing” Documentary
From Mercatornet: A new report on daycare and child wellbeing in New Zealand has had a predictably stand-offish reception from the media and professional groups so far, although parents posting their opinions online are dividedabout its claims. The report, Who Cares, published by lobby group Family First and written by British psychologist and author Aric Sigman, draws on research indicating that attending daycare for an … Continue reading Daycare must focus on child, not adult needs, says new report