Category Archives: Raising Children Discipline/Discipleship

Limping Heavenward

Today I gathered the kids around me and ranted at them about things they weren’t doing right, ways they weren’t meeting our expectations and on and on.  I was angry and I was giving that anger voice in my words.  … Continue reading

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In answer to a long-lost comment… do we have “too many” children?

A long time ago, someone left a comment here, expressing their disapproval of our “large” family.  I never wrote back because I was angry and hurt and didn’t feel capable of responding in a kind way.  Instead, I saved her … Continue reading

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Feathers in the Wind

There is an old Jewish proverb that tells of a man who went around slandering his Rabbi to all of his townspeople.  One day, realizing that what he was doing was wrong, he went to the Rabbi’s house and begged … Continue reading

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Let patience have it’s perfect work…

  I feel like the kids are all just being mean to each other, lately, and I know they’re getting it from me!  If I were on a TV show, I wouldn’t let the kids watch! I said this to … Continue reading

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Want awesome kids? Treat them as well as you’d treat your dog.

*Disclaimer!  I’m not perfect, my kids aren’t perfect, and I don’t employ anything I’m writing about here nearly consistently enough.  But I have some amazing kids and I’ve had at least a few successes so I’d like to employ the … Continue reading

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Kids Need a Life

Not long ago, I had a comment on my article, In Defense of the Duggar Defenders, that went something like this: “Kids need to be able to pursue their own interests… helping out around the house is fine, but kids … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Duggar Defenders

I recently stumbled across a blog post that expressed concern not just with the Duggars, but with all those who would defend the Duggar’s parenting practices.  Now, I’m not a huge fan of the Duggars (we’ve only watched the show … Continue reading

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