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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Preparing Your Child for College

By Hanna Seymour | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just a quick run into the grocery store, she thought.  She only had a few items she needed to pick up. Chicken broth, two onions, a bag of lettuce, and cereal. As she searched the cereal aisle for her daughter’s favorite, a knot formed in her stomach. With no warning, tears began to stream down her cheeks. […]

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Why Mission Matters

By Barbara Rainey | April 30, 2018 | 5 Comments

One of our highest goals for our children was for them to experience Christianity in at least one other culture, preferably a third world country. Because it was a priority, we made it happen. Three of our girls–then ages 12, 13, and 15–went with me to Russia in January of 1999. For three weeks we […]

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Why Emotional Security Matters

By Barbara Rainey | April 23, 2018 | 10 Comments

I grew up in a secure and stable family. I never feared my parents would divorce or leave us. They cared for us, loved us, and provided the things my brothers and me needed for life. Though I knew all this was true, I did not always feel loved and secure. Every home is dysfunctional […]

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A Prayer for My Daughter

By Barbara Rainey | April 18, 2018 | 6 Comments

Developing a secure, confident identity is not easy for women today, and I suspect it never has been easy through the ages. The challenge for parents with their daughters is affirming God-created female traits apart from social norms or stereotypical roles. Our concept and understanding of God’s intentions is often clouded by our culture, our […]

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