Did you know there are only a few guarantees in life? One of those is that life is always changing! Throughout my life, especially in motherhood and parenting, the idea of seasons of life has greatly helped to shape my perspective. Whatever season of life you’re in, there will be both blessings and challenges. And … Read More about Ask Susan: How to Embrace Your Season of Life
Dinnertime can be full of drama, can’t it? It’s the end of the day, and everyone’s tired and hungry — including mom and dad. And children can be adamant about what they will and won’t eat. But there’s one common practice that I think makes dinnertime even harder, and it may be something you’re doing. … Read More about Do You Ask Your Kids What They Want for Dinner?
Choosing a college can be thrilling and agonizing, hopeful and grab-your-kleenex-where-did-the-time-go emotional. As Christian parents, we pray not only for the right school for our children, but also that they will get involved in campus ministries and build solid relationships with other believers. How can we guide our children through the process of choosing a … Read More about Choosing a College: Practical Advice for Christian Parents
by Barbara Rainey Have you ever wondered about how to celebrate Lent with children? Have you thought maybe it’s too difficult for them, or just not known how to approach it? I want to encourage you to celebrate Lent at home this year, to make this season leading up to Easter a special time of … Read More about Simple, Practical Ways to Celebrate Lent with Your Children
Do you ever wonder the best way to pray for your family? Sometimes your family’s needs can be overwhelming, and you may not know how to pray for everyone. I’d love to show you how to use the Lord’s prayer to pray for all your family members. This practice can simplify and focus your prayers … Read More about How to Pray the Greatest Prayer for Your Family
Guilt can be overwhelming, can’t it? Sometimes, we carry around great heaviness — and we may not even know what we’ve done. A friend asked me about this recently. She said, “I feel guilty all the time! What should I do?” I can relate. I’ve been there! And when I’m overwhelmed like that, I evaluate … Read More about Ask Susan: Hope When You Are Overwhelmed by Guilt
Mother-daughter relationships can be so good, and so difficult — and sometimes both at the same time! If you’ve ever struggled with yours and wondered how to improve, I have five simple tips for you that I believe will help. My preteen daughter was coming up the walk. Looking out the window I saw her … Read More about 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Daughter
Sometimes as wives, it’s easy to develop a critical spirit within our marriage. A friend was asking me about this recently, saying she feels like she’s critical of her husband all the time. Have you been there? I have. Did you know that a critical spirit can be toxic to your marriage? Please understand, I’m … Read More about Ask Susan: Help for a Critical Spirit in Marriage