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.

Raising Children: This Is What Happens When You Choose to Let Go
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Raising Children: This Is What Happens When You Choose to Let Go

A special young lady in my life just became a mama recently. She’s amazing and if anyone was ready for it, it was her. She spent years while getting her education in the mental health field providing respite care for our daughter and coming to my rescue when sometimes I just needed a break. Just…

The God of Wonders Delights in You
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The God of Wonders Delights in You

The God of Wonders It’s good to be back here in this place with you. My time away was well spent with my family, sitting courtside for a whole lot of basketball, completing a book proposal for what I hope to be my second book, writing articles and posts for some other upcoming projects, and…

Teen Stress: One Powerful Way to Help Your Child Stand Strong
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Teen Stress: One Powerful Way to Help Your Child Stand Strong

Teen stress is more prevalent today than ever before. A lot of that has to do with social media. As I watch my own boys navigate their worlds of faith, academics, personal goals, friendships, work, and sports, I am reminded of how complicated it is to be a teen. But then we add social media…

A Mother’s Prayer and Her Unconditional Love
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A Mother’s Prayer and Her Unconditional Love

As a mother, we really do the impossible! Not just in the day-to-day work, sacrifice, and love. But in the essence of what we are meant to do. We go from our child’s complete dependence on us to setting them free. We take responsibility for their every moment, yet are expected to find our way…

Praying for Your Children to Love Each Other Well
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Praying for Your Children to Love Each Other Well

Prayer changes things. As parents we want nothing more than for our children to love each other well. To grow up supporting each other and being close. As parents, the most powerful stance we can take is to pray … Even one heartfelt prayer makes all the difference.

It was several years ago I started praying this prayer. And today I see the fruit of it. A fruit greater than my imagination could create. One that has turned our family right side up.

Let’s go back ….