Roles

Parent and child are cooking and the child is very messy.

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Are You a Bad Parent — Or Is That the Wrong Question?

Tim Hawkins

Are you a bad parent? Tim Hawkins weighs in and humorously dances around that question until he comes to a realization about parenting.

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Mom holds her daughter piggyback, playing with her child

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How to Be a Better Mom

Eryn Lynum

God can use us as moms, even when we don’t do everything exactly right, to positively shape our children.

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Courtesy of Cheryl Bachelder

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CEO Cheryl Bachelder's Legacy of Servant Leadership

Ana Gascon Ivey

How the woman who turned around Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen created a legacy of servant leadership at home and at work

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A toddler looks at the camera, while a mom with a pan on her head throws her hands into the air in surrender

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Not Enough Time in the Day for a Busy Parent

Jill Savage

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.

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Dad with three kids - their faces are all painted fun colors

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Ways You Can Become a Better New Dad

Bob Smiley

Enjoy humorous tips about how you can become a better first-time dad.

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A mother and her three sons laugh together on the sofa

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Moms Make a Difference

Don't be discouraged. What you do as a mom makes a difference.

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A mother and her three sons laugh together on the sofa

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What You Do as a Mom Matters

Linda Weber

You've got this, Mom! Remember, what you're doing is important, even when you feel like a failure.

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Mother and child playing

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Helicopter, Free-Range and Other Parenting Styles

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

New styles of parenting seem to be appearing every day. Yet claiming one style makes me laugh because kids are not one size fits all. They need time, conversation, teaching, guidance, patience and prayer. Parenting is not about perfection but instead about becoming a student of your child.

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A Mom and tween sticking out their tongues at each other

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Are You Responsible for Your Child's Bad Behavior?

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

Does your child misbehave in a way that can be traced back to something you do? Is your teen’s rebellious attitude similar to yours? Your kids’ behavior isn’t your fault, but sometimes it means you have work to do.

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family meeting

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Why Your Kids Need Intentional Parents

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

Intentional parenting just means having a plan

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Erin Hawley with her two sons

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Recapturing Courage: What Kids Can Teach You About God

Erin Hawley

Our kids show us what it means to have the bold spirit of a child. They live all in, and through them God shows parents how to do the same.

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Father and son working together to paint siding on a house

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Manhood Is Not the Problem: Teach Your Sons to Be Men

Glenn Stanton

Teaching our boys to be men is not dangerous, and we fathers should not shrink from this essential task.

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Dads and Kids

Dads play a unique role in the lives of their kids. This series offers ideas for how to father well.

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Son and father

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To Spank or Not to Spank?

It’s one of the most common parenting questions, especially for young parents. The topic charges emotions and often sparks controversy. The problem is, there’s not an easy answer. Parents need to evaluate their own personality and parenting styles and decide for themselves.

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Son and father

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To Spank or Not to Spank?

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

It’s one of the most common parenting questions, especially for young parents. The topic charges emotions and often sparks controversy. The problem is, there’s not an easy answer.

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Two kids playing outside

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Is Spanking Biblical?

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

How often have you heard the adage, “Spare the rod; spoil the child?” What verse is that anyway?

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Building Your Discipline Toolkit From a Biblical Perspective

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Building Your Discipline Toolkit From a Biblical Perspective

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

What is your perception of discipline? You may need to broaden your view. In doing so, you will have more tools to choose from in your discipline toolkit.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Thriving in Your Role as Dad

Author and filmmaker Rob Stennett offers encouragement and advice to fathers who feel insecure in their parenting role in a lighthearted discussion based on his book The Perfect Dad: A Totally Achievable Guide to Not Messing Up Your Kids.

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A toddler is buckled into his car seat and Goldfish cracker crumbs are scattered around

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Hope for When You Feel Discouraged as a Mom

Kathi Lipp

Just because the car seats are coated with Goldfish dust doesn't mean you're a failure as a mother.

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Illustration of a dad remaining calm while surrounded by chaos

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Leading Your Family When Chaos Is the Norm

Daniel Darling

Sometimes it's hard to keep calm and be the dad.

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A dad and son walk together in the park.

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A Father's Presence: One of the Most Powerful Expressions of Love

Joe Battaglia

Joe Battaglia explains what it means to have a father present in the lives of teens.

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Andy and Sandra Stanley

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Sandra Stanley: Why I Said No

Sandra Stanley and Marie Isom

Turning down exciting opportunities was hard, but it was all worth it

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Busy mother on phone with daughter tugging on her sleeve for attention

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Mommy-Anger Management

Amber Lia

Consider using three biblical, anger management techniques to connect with your kids and nurture young hearts.

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Illustration of a frustrated mom leans against sleeping child’s bedroom door and steps on a toy truck

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Tripping Over Triggers That Cause Frustration in Motherhood

Amber Lia

Break the destructive habit of reactionary parenting with humility and commitment. With God's help, it's possible.

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