Jill Savage

Jill Savage is a popular public speaker and has written seven books including Professionalizing Motherhood, Real Moms … Real Jesus and No More Perfect Moms. She is the founder of Hearts at Home and served as the ministry’s director for 24 years. Jill and her husband, Mark, reside in Illinois. They have five children and several grandchildren. Learn more about Jill by visiting her website, www.jillsavage.org.

5 Questions That Guide Your Teen’s Decisions

Teens have one foot in adolescence and the other foot in adulthood. They’re learning to make big decisions on their own, yet still require accountability and a compass that guides them in the right direction. Internally, they’re asking questions — bout themselves and about their relationships — that we need to help them answer. These questions often stem from five core needs: security, belonging, identity, purpose and aptitude.

A Grand Influence: How to Bond With Your Grandkids

Most grandparents want to be an asset to their grandchildren — provide a listening ear, welcome heart and safe place for kids to emotionally land. But how does one do this?

Not Enough Time in the Day for a Busy Parent

Sometimes it feels like there’s not enough of us to go around because parenting is nonstop. Use these strategies to go from restless to resting in God’s peace as a parent.

4 Truths in a Culture of Lies

Teens need these spiritual insights from their parents, now more than ever.

Healthy Individuals Create Healthy Marriages

Because the health of marriage is ultimately determined by individual health, we need to be diligent about emotional, mental, physical and spiritual fitness.

Rethinking Christmas Wish Lists

Help your teen move from receiving to giving — using these six simple strategies.

Letting Go of “Perfect”

In a message based on her book No More Perfect Moms: Learn to Love Your Real Life, Jill Savage encourages moms to find relief from performance anxiety by allowing themselves, and their loved ones, the freedom to make mistakes.

Training Kids to Be Grateful

Cultivating gratitude in children begins at home, as we model discipline, patience and intentionality.

Weigh Your Words

When we control our tongues, we can build a healthy, nurturing marriage. Exercising self-control in the little things may even help strengthen us to overcome temptation in the bigger things.

Do Your Kids Feel Valued?

Sometimes children feel like projects their parents are trying to finish or problems they’re trying to solve. If your kids feel this way, here’s how you can turn that around.

The ‘Perfect’ Mother’s Day

As you sort through your unmet expectations on Mother’s Day, realize that you may play a part in fueling your disappointments.

Loving Your Kids for Who They Are (Part 3 of 3)

Author Jill Savage and educational psychologist Dr. Kathy Koch explain why parents should avoid pushing perfection on their kids, and instead maintain realistic expectations and love them unconditionally. (Part 3 of 3)

Loving Your Kids for Who They Are (Part 2 of 3)

Author Jill Savage and educational psychologist Dr. Kathy Koch explain why parents should avoid pushing perfection on their kids, and instead maintain realistic expectations and love them unconditionally. (Part 2 of 3)

Loving Your Kids for Who They Are (Part 1 of 3)

Author Jill Savage and educational psychologist Dr. Kathy Koch explain why parents should avoid pushing perfection on their kids, and instead maintain realistic expectations and love them unconditionally. (Part 1 of 3)

Is Your Teen Depressed?

I knew my daughter was struggling emotionally, but I had no idea about the extent of her depression.

Is There Sex After Kids

Mark and Jill Savage’s commitment to relational growth required them to find creative solutions to their differing sexual needs. And they discovered how to be both parents and lovers.

Perfect Isn’t the Point

Perfectionism isn’t healthy for us or our relationships. It feeds discontent. It fosters judgment. So, how do we get out from under the pressure of perfectionism? It all starts with grace.

Teen Attitudes and Body Language

Our teens are quickly growing into the adults they will become. Help them respond respectfully, not emotionally.

Making Your Home Safe and Healthy

Author Jill Savage offers some practical ideas for how parents can make their family’s home a safer and healthier place for their children.

The Power of a Mother’s Love

A mother’s love needs to be given unconditionally to establish trust and a firm foundation of emotional intimacy in a child’s life.

Being Available for Your Kids

Children need Mom to be available for them.

The Value of Stay-at-Home Moms

Stay-at-home moms create an environment where bonding takes place and children learn to attach to relationships.

Taking Care of Yourself

We need to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of our family.

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The Art of Homemaking

Homemaking is majoring in family relationships.

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