From One Mother to Another at Christmas

From One Mother to Another at Christmas

With one son 13 years old, and another getting ready to graduate from HS, I think about how fast the time has gone. We recently attended a senior awards banquet for my oldest son’s fall athletic season, and parents were invited to submit photos for their senior from infancy through this year for the senior slide show. As I searched for appropriate photos, the years raced through my mind. [more]

8 Simple Prayers to Pray Daily for Our Children

8 Simple Prayers to Pray Daily for Our Children

Dear Dr. B,
Are there simple prayers I can pray for my children? I know I should be praying for them daily, I’m just not sure what I should pray.
Sincerely,
Prayerful Parent

Dear Prayerful Parent,
I don’t generally recommend that you pray according to any specific formula per se. However, that being said, I do think that there are several areas of our children’s lives that it is important that as parents, we cover them in prayer.

Bring Back the Child

Bring Back the Child

“What happened?” I asked my husband, really inquiring as to where my youngest son went.

He had just been in our family room, dancing with wild abandon, choreographing a song for his performing arts group he dances with, then rapidly disappeared when my husband and I walked back into the house after chatting on the patio.

“I think he became self-conscious when he thought we might be watching.”

My heart sunk as I wondered when that happened. When did he go from being a carefree little boy to being self-conscious…even around those who loved him most, and would accept him even when others might not? [more]

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