Our adopted boys have been with us over three years, yet I'd never properly come across the idea of 'therapeutic parenting' until two years in. As we've become more familiar with this approach, we've started to ask ourselves what does the Bible say about therapeutic parenting? Is therapeutic … [Read more...] about WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THERAPEUTIC PARENTING?
Discipleship for parents
As parents, we can end up investing so much time in our children that we neglect our own spiritual journey. Here are some great resources and ideas to support mums and dads as we seek to draw closer to Jesus together.
You know my absolute favourite type of books? Those which are short and pack a punch. Short because...well, clearly, this exhausted mama doesn't have a lot of time to read, and who wants to be slogging on with the same book for months and months? War and Peace ain't gonna get finished in the next … [Read more...] about EYE CAN WRITE – REVIEW
Earlier this week, I wrote a message to Christian parents whose adult children don't follow Jesus anymore. I was responding to what some of my readers have shared with me, as well as trying to think ahead and put myself in their shoes in 20 years' time, attempting to understand what I might be … [Read more...] about PARENTING CHILDREN FOR A LIFE OF FAITH (REVIEW)
One of the greatest and most unexpected joys of writing this blog has been acquiring a number of, ahem, more senior readers - those who may have grown-up kids and/or grandkids. If this is you, please know that I am soooo blessed by your presence here, your words of encouragement and the fact you … [Read more...] about FOR THOSE WHOSE CHILD WALKED AWAY FROM THEIR FAITH…
I know you don't read this blog for tips on how to be a wonderful Christian parent. But even so, if you happen to have missed the part about me not having a friggin' clue what I'm doing, let me put it in plain text for you: I AM ABSOLUTELY CLUELESS WHEN IT COMES TO GUIDING MY CHILDREN IN … [Read more...] about WINDOW ON THE WORLD – BOOK REVIEW
I don't know about you, but my mood is very, very dependent on my circumstances. When life is going well I feel great - happy, secure, confident, content. Throw in a disappointment, some bad news or a fractured relationship, and suddenly I'm dissatisfied with life, restless, lacking in confidence, … [Read more...] about CATCHING CONTENTMENT – BOOK REVIEW
If you're wondering how you'll ever have time to read again since your child/ren came along, I'm totally with you. It took me several years after becoming a mum to get into a regular reading habit. And I LOVE reading. But life as a new mum was so full-on that there seemed very little time left over … [Read more...] about FOREVER LOVED: EVE’S STORY – BOOK REVIEW
After the long Autumn term - which feels like it'll never end - this term, by comparison, goes in a flash. Linger in January for a moment too long, and suddenly it's Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and BANG! We're into Lent. I love using the seasons and festivals to make some family traditions and … [Read more...] about 5 FABULOUS THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR FAMILY THIS LENT
It's a sad irony that the years when storyteller Amy Robinson and I lived in the same city never overlapped with the years of me being a parent, as I think our family would have loved her storytelling performances. The next best thing to being able to watch Amy, though, is surely to immerse … [Read more...] about FOLLOW ME! LENT DEVOTIONAL FOR FAMILIES