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5 Communication Mistakes That Lead Children to Rebel

5 Communication Mistakes That Lead Children to Rebel

Betsy de Cruz Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer When my son made his arrival into this world 22 years ago, the fact that he was screaming his tiny lungs out pointed to future challenges. I hugged my little miracle in my arms, but I couldnt get him to stop crying. In the days to follow, hed cry,... Read more

How Does My Mental Health Diagnosis Fit into Gods Will?

How Does My Mental Health Diagnosis Fit into Gods Will?

We do not have to be shamed by our mental health because we have an advocate in Christ.We do not have to walk alone because God fills in the gaps of our hearts and minds with His strength.We do not have to be afraid to ask for help because God has equipped godly people to... Read more

12 Coronavirus Conversation Starters for Great Talks with Your Kids

12 Coronavirus Conversation Starters for Great Talks with Your Kids

What better time than quarantine to start a new hobby? Both kids and parents can use this time to do something theyve always wanted to do. Ask your kids what they would like to try and be as supportive as possible in fostering that interest.Here are a few hobby ideas to consider for your family: -... Read more

10 Signs You Are Emotionally Overwhelmed (And What to Do about It)

10 Signs You Are Emotionally Overwhelmed (And What to Do about It)

RJ Thesman Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Medical experts tell us multi-tasking does not work. Although we may feel more productive, multi-tasking actually confuses the brain and causes more stress. Likewise, when we are emotionally overwhelmed, our inner health is affected. Our souls become scarred and creativity flails. We lose energy even as the desire to help... Read more

5 Tips for Raising More Teachable Children (Even during Quarantine)

5 Tips for Raising More Teachable Children (Even during Quarantine)

Teachable children are sensitive to Gods prodding as well as to parental influence. Not only does faith support our work as parents, but its our most important subject matter. Equipping children with a faith relationship is a gift that will bless them their whole lives. Story is an easy way to bridge a faith relationship... Read more

10 Fears Every Parent Struggles With

10 Fears Every Parent Struggles With

We pray. We ask God for discernment and freedom from the lies we hold on to. We ask Him to help us focus on His truth and His guidance in all our parenting. Lets even ask Him to forgive us for holding on to beliefs that werent true. We can read the Truth. We can spend... Read more

Should Christians Go to Counseling?

Should Christians Go to Counseling?

3.    Trust that God gave good gifts to His children for the benefit of the body of Christ. This is my key argument about why it is ok for Christians to seek counseling. Our great creator who made us, formed us, saved us, is also the giver of extraordinary gifts. Gifts that edify and... Read more

7 Ways to Fight Sin as a Family

7 Ways to Fight Sin as a Family

Families face many challenges today. It can be difficult for families to cope with day-to-day life, let alone unravel themselves from the sins that entangle us. As parents, we dont want to see our children stuck in sin. We spend their formative years helping them to combat sin and live God-glorifying lives.But everyone stumbles into... Read more

Does My Struggle with Mental Health Mean My Faith Is Weak?

Does My Struggle with Mental Health Mean My Faith Is Weak?

Paul wrote the very words we need in 2 Corinthians 12:810, Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so... Read more

Mothers Day Prayer of Encouragement and Blessing

Mothers Day Prayer of Encouragement and Blessing

A Mothers Day Prayer Father, Nothing surprises You, but we are knocked off balance easily as we traverse the road of motherhood. Each stage comes with a rollercoaster of emotion as we watch little people grow and bloom right before our eyes. We watch them struggle, trying to make things easier for them so they dont... Read more

Why Christian Family Counseling Is Important

Why Christian Family Counseling Is Important

Mom and Dad just found out their teenager has another in-school suspension. Mom thinks its Dads fault, Dad thinks its Moms fault. The blaming continues and the fracture in their family system has grown larger. The weight of their issues keeps piling up. They are overwhelmed. They take their kids to church every Sunday. They... Read more

You Need To Stop Giving Out of What You Dont Have

You Need To Stop Giving Out of What You Dont Have

Burnout. Were all familiar with the all-encompassing feelings of sheer and utter exhaustion and unshakable disillusionment that comes when we push ourselves too far. It can seem like a tightrope walk, though, to find the balance between generously giving and giving until we have nothing left to give.We want to be people who love and... Read more