Arise Blog

Articles by Kim Heinecke

  • My Kids Need a New Mom

    Do you ever feel like your kids need a new mom? How can we ever hope to raise kids in the likeness of Jesus if they are being guided by a flawed, sinful parent? Read along as Kim Heinecke shares how all we really have to do is love Jesus and let Him fill in the gaps.

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  • Family Discussion Questions

    Family discussions at dinner can be hard to get rolling—especially if you have teens. Consider these creative ways that Kim Heinecke engages her kids in conversation.

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  • We Don’t Reap in the Same Season We Sow

    Are you feeling like all of your efforts in parenting your kids well aren't paying off? Maybe you feel like the wait just isn't worth it? Then read along as Kim Heinecke shares how parenting is much like gardening. We don’t reap in the same season we sow.

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  • What If There Is No Other Way?

    When our life is marked by chaos, trauma, or unforeseen events—and we can barely put one foot in front of the other—it’s not uncommon to want to hide in a closet somewhere until the storm of life passes. These difficult times make us question if we will make it through, but what if there is no other way?

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  • Five Shortcuts That Will Kill You

    Shortcuts make our life easier. By nature they are designed to “cut short” the time and energy invested in routine or mundane tasks. Who doesn’t love a good shortcut? But there are areas in life that you can't afford to take shortcuts. Read along as Kim Heinecke shares the five shortcuts that will kill you.

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  • Letting Go

    Sometimes letting go comes easy for us, and other times we fight it. Letting go of our children can be difficult, but necessary. This is a season of change for many moms. Do you find you are you holding on to a child you need to release? Read along as Kim Heinecke shares 3 simple thoughts to encourage you as you "let go" of the current season and prepare for what is coming.

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  • Parenting is Killing Me

    Do you ever feel like you are unqualified to be a mom? Are you drowning in a sea of inadequacy? Sometimes, raising kids can feel like more than you can handle. But maybe parenting isn't as much about the behavior modification of your kids as it is about what God wants to do in YOU as a parent.

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  • Poured Out, Not Wasted

    Once or twice a year I clean my children’s closet and exchange last season’s clothes for the next. I make sure my kids know how annoyed I am at the time I’m wasting to clean their closet, sorting through clothes and reorganizing the underwear basket for the twentieth time this year. Do you ever feel that way about being a mother? I feel like I waste my words on children who continue to disobey. The wisdom I share falls on deaf ears, and I’ve exhausted all the consequences I can think of on recurring negative behavior. What a waste.

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  • Peer Pressure for Parents

    Isn’t peer pressure reserved for kids and their friends? Sadly, it isn’t. Are you like me and find yourself struggling with tension to conform to cultural norms? Let’s take the advice we’d give our kids and adopt these four habits to succeed against the squeeze of peer pressure in our parenting.

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  • 5 Destructive Dating Habits

    Are you a single mom dating a man who isn't right for you? Don't waste your time on another date! It's simply not worth it! Learn what to watch out for with these 5 destructive dating habits.

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