Parenting Bravely

It is our goal to parent out of holy confidence rather than out of fear. Whether parenting typical children with their own set of unique needs and an unsteady world around them or parenting a child with special needs and/or through adoption, it is not an easy journey. Join me for insight and encouragement for your parenting journey.

Overwhelmed Mom? 15 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference
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Overwhelmed Mom? 15 Tips That Will Make a Big Difference

I remember feeling overwhelmed after we brought our 5-year-old daughter home from Bulgaria. The extent and effect of the trauma she endured throughout her 4+ years in the orphanage blindsided us. And as we received one life-impacting diagnosis after the other, our world turned upside down.  I was most definitely a very stressed and overwhelmed mom,…

7 Easy Strategies That Will Help You Train a Child Up God’s Way
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7 Easy Strategies That Will Help You Train a Child Up God’s Way

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6 ESV “If only they came with an owner’s manual!” How many times has this thought crossed our minds over the course of our parenting years? As Christian parents, we long to train…

7 Back to School Bible Verses That Will Guide You When You Pray
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7 Back to School Bible Verses That Will Guide You When You Pray

The time has come, no matter how unconventional the scenario, for our children to return to school. Whether it is online or in-person, we need to send them prepared and prayed up! These 7 back to school Bible verses will help you do just that! It’s easy to get hijacked by overwhelming feelings of anxiety…

How to Lead by Example and Be More Charitable
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How to Lead by Example and Be More Charitable

Today I welcome guest writer, David Andrews. Whether it’s the all-too-frequent me, me, me screaming from the mouths of our toddlers or the rolling eyes and self-absorbed comments uttered by our teenagers, we wonder how will we ever convey the spirit and heart of Christian charity to them. How will we train up these precious…

Why Are Trust and Obedience Powerful Parenting Skills?
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Why Are Trust and Obedience Powerful Parenting Skills?

Does our repertoire of parenting skills need to include trust and obedience? Is it really something we can develop over time? As I’ve said so often here before, “Raising children isn’t for the faint of heart!” It is the greatest gift, yet most difficult challenge in life — a place where we discover a love…