3 Keys To Better Relationships With Your Kids (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part III)

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. No, I did not come up with this gem of a phrase. Yes, I have heard this statement many times. And yes, I think this statement really captures the essence for the context of  discipleship, especially as we disciple our own kids. Fish swim … More 3 Keys To Better Relationships With Your Kids (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part III)

You’re Probably Too Busy To Read This

24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. These numbers all describe a day, but are they the best description we have available? Is the number 86,400 by itself motivational in any way? In a congested-busy-frantic-instant-everything world, I’d like to offer you a different approach to looking at your days. Time is our most precious resource. Do you have a minute … More You’re Probably Too Busy To Read This

3 Words That Will Improve Your Parenting Right Away

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Have you ever wished that children came with a manual? Even the best parents can be afraid of what might happen to their kiddos or wonder if they’re doing their best. I’ve heard it said that fear is false … More 3 Words That Will Improve Your Parenting Right Away

4 Things You Need to Know about Teenage Depression and Anxiety

Depression is more common than you think, more complex than you know, and more constructive than you realize. The National Alliance of Mental Illness assert that 60 million Americans experience some type of mental illness condition every year. That’s 1 in 4 adults. That’s 1 in 10 children. Chances are you or a close loved … More 4 Things You Need to Know about Teenage Depression and Anxiety

Transformative Parenting: The Message and the Method

By Edy Sutherland One of our own North Ridger’s just published this article on the Family Matters Website. Check out the original here. How many times have you heard or maybe said, “I went another day without ever using algebra”? We learn algebra to solve everyday real world problems. Too often, algebra is taught as … More Transformative Parenting: The Message and the Method