Hey friend, Since you read my blog you probably know me pretty well by now. And I’ve had the privilege of meeting many of you when I’ve spoken in your area. One of my favorite things to do is to connect people that I love and watch new friendships blossom. So I want you to … Read More about Meet Two of My Favorite People
Have you ever struggled to know how to balance love and discipline as you’re raising your children? I think it’s one of parenting’s biggest dilemmas. How much discipline is too much? Are you being too tough? Are you being too lenient? I have a few insights for you that I hope will help. First, remember … Read More about Ask Susan: How to Balance Love and Discipline
“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) This is the shortest verse in the Bible and yet one of the most poignant. It depicts a Savior full of emotion. And He was. In fact, the scriptures say that Jesus — as God made man — experienced everything we have or will, yet was without sin. (Hebrews 2:17-18; Hebrews … Read More about Warning: The Danger of Equating Feelings with Truth
One of my prayers lately is simply this: “God, please make me a better listener.” It’s not that I don’t listen to my family or friends — I do! — but I’ve realized how much I need to grow in this area. The thing is, it bothers me if I know someone I’m talking to … Read More about God, Please Make Me a Better Listener
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