What I Tell My Daughters About Modesty

By Lisa Jacobson | July 19, 2018 | 9 Comments

I was practically born in a bikini. Okay, so I was probably wearing less than that. But I did grow up hearing my mom tell people that I was only 3 weeks old when I took my first trip to the beach. Living close to the sunny Southern California coast, it’s where I spent most […]

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Training Your Children to Choose Wisely

By Barbara Rainey | April 16, 2018 | 3 Comments

Two weeks ago Dennis and I watched a series of YouTube videos sent to us by our friend, David Eaton, who leads Axis, an organization dedicated to helping parents manage the relentless intrusion of screens into families’ and children’s lives. In the short videos, parents filmed themselves removing and in some cases destroying their kids’ […]

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How to Model Respect in Our World Today

By Barbara Rainey | February 19, 2018 | 5 Comments

Did your mother teach you to respect your teacher, the school principal, your pastor, your grandparents, others? What words did she or your father use to communicate what respect even meant to you as a child? I grew up in the Midwest, in northwest Indiana, as a baby-boomer child who, along with all my peers, […]

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The Trick to Turning Your Kids into Pleasant People

By Barbara Rainey | September 22, 2017 | 4 Comments

Are you a morning person? Just like adults, children either are or are not. No middle ground. I only had one true morning child who woke up quickly and happily most every day of her life. The others? Two were especially slow wakers. A lot like me, so I understood but I didn’t necessarily have compassion. […]

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5 Ways to Raise Creative Kids

By Barbara Rainey | July 24, 2017 | 4 Comments

Do you want to nurture creativity in your kids? You know the name George Washington Carver, right? You know he invented lots of things from the peanut. But do you know that He talked to God constantly as he worked in his laboratory? His conversations went something like this: Lord God, you made the peanut. You […]

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