Blog  /   Archive: Parenting

28
Jul
2014
Men Must Pursue, Grace Based Parenting, Joey Espinosa, Family Matters

In my last post, I talked about how men are called to pursue and add energy to the world. In living out God’s call for our lives, we must reject passivity. Likewise, as a dad to two sons, I am in the process of training my sons to reject passivity in their own lives.   […]

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25
Jul
2014

Ball of Clay

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Carrie Wainwright designs, ball of clay, ivy weezner, family Matters

  We are imperfect, scarred, sometimes broken vessels but we don’t always understand why. We get angry with our children when they grow up and make mistakes that change their future or hurt their chances. We wanted to believe when they were little that they were pure…faultless. If anyone is blameless it has to be […]

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24
Jul
2014
younggirl

  As the new school year draws near or (as in Arizona, where we live) has already begun, there is a lot that we can do to improve the overall climate of our home. Here are just a few things we can do as parents to prepare our kids physically, mentally and spiritually to have […]

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23
Jul
2014

Peanut Butter and Parenting

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Peanut Butter, back to school, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  Ugh.  School is starting again soon.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of being educated, I just miss my boys and our unstructured time together when the daily grind takes them away for nine months each year.  I do love – I mean really love – school supplies, though, so I am […]

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18
Jul
2014

As the World Goes to Pot

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pot, marijuana, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel

  If things at street level keep proceeding on their present course, we’ll soon be raising our kids in a world that sees smoking pot on par with having a glass of wine with dinner.   When you add to this the fact that …   some of the most popular music videos now leave […]

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protecting our daughters

  {an archive from 2012}   I read a news story today concerning a recent arrest made in the Phoenix Valley.  2 girls, ages 14 and 18, were taken into custody after propositioning 2 men to exchange sexual favors for fast food.  As I read through the story, some familiar statistics repeated themselves.  The average […]

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15
Jul
2014

Back to School for Parents Too

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backtoschool

  Help prepare your kids for their big day with these five great back-to-school tips (for parents)!   1. Start the school year off on a positive note. Use every opportunity to encourage your child and project a positive year for them. Assure them that you will be there right along with them and together you’ll […]

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14
Jul
2014

Men Must Pursue

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Men Must Pursue, Grace Based Parenting, Joey Espinosa, Family Matters

  When I was a young, immature, and foolish new Christian, I remember arguing with a female friend about who was to blame for the first sin in the Garden of Eden. To me, it was obvious that since Eve took the first bite of the forbidden fruit, that we should blame her. It wasn’t […]

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case of water, Darcy Kimmel, How much would you pay, Dilemma, grace based parenting, grandparenting

“Oh, oh!”   “What’s wrong Nana?”   “They didn’t charge me for this case of water. They probably didn’t see it here on the bottom rack.”   At that moment, I had several options:   (Convenience)  It would have been so much easier to just put my groceries into my car including the case of […]

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strong dads

Boys should be able to describe what a godly man looks like, having watched one from the time they were a little boy.  Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for most.  For many boys, a godly man is something like Superman or Big Foot.  It is not something that can be grasped. A couple of weeks […]

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