Harmony. The word reminds us of pleasant music and happy relationships. Today, friend and author Karen Whiting introduces her new book Growing a Mother’s Heart and offers tips on how to teach our children how to live in harmony with one another.
Moms love it when their children play in harmony and get along. When fights disrupt the peace, or they resist cooperating with rules and family life, strife abounds. Paul urged the family of God, the people in Philippi, to live in harmony and provided some keys for that.Continue Reading
One look at my son and I knew it had been a terrible day. At lunch, he’d tried to open his ketchup packet and some had squirted across the table startling a fellow kindergartener. She yelled at him drawing all eyes onto my self-conscious child. He’d turned aside so no one could see his unbidden emotions.
We’d just moved to our fourth state in four years. Our children slept on floor mattresses as we waited for our house to be finished and the rest of our belongings to arrive. My son’s distress wrenched my heart. I wanted to protect him from pain, but I couldn’t tag along to school.Continue Reading
When I was studying counseling, I was amazed to learn the lasting impact a father can have in his children’s self-perception and view of God. This information didn’t mean much to me until I participated in an evaluation.
First, we filled out evaluations on how we viewed God. Later, we filled out the same evaluation, but this time it was in relation to our earthy dads. The results stunned me. Continue Reading