Arise Blog

Category: Motherhood

  • 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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  • Telling the Easter Story of the Cross to Young Children

    When it comes to teaching our little ones about the true meaning of Easter, we may not know the right way to discuss this very important, and sometimes hard to discuss topic. Read along with Pam Kanaly as she gives you a great guide for explaining Easter to your young children that they will truly enjoy and understand!

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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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  • Keeping Up with the Unrealistic

    Are you trying to keep up with unrealistic? Like me, have you inadvertently punished the ones you love for not being perfect or berated yourself for not being super human?

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  • Asked and Answered

    I’m not the only one of us who fantasizes about unconditionally obedient and compliant children. Why can’t they just accept my word as the final, lock-it-in, don’t-need-to-phone-a-friend truth? I am the mother, after all. Surely that counts for something.

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  • The Single Mom and Holiday Loneliness

    Loneliness can be a difficult wilderness for single moms. It’s hard enough during ten months out of the year, but in the months of November and December, it reaches new heights.

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  • Water is Life

    Parenting is hard. Single parenting gets really hard sometimes, doesn’t it? You can’t afford to let your spiritual body dry out and weaken. Your children need a mom who is hydrated in the Living Water, a woman who is radiant and reflective of the heart of God.

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  • Discovering True Joy in Struggles

    Are you waiting for the day when most of your problems are gone? When you enter a better season that’s much more suitable for your “happiness” factor? If you’re like me, for a long time I believed “I’ll be filled with more joy when…” and I had all kinds of ways to complete that line.

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  • 25 Statements that Empower Your Kids

    Our words matter. They are one of the most powerful forces in the universe. They give us a sense of positive identity and influence our ability to establish healthy relationships. They aren’t simply sounds that come out of our mouths but weapons that execute real power. They can cut or heal. They can bless or curse.

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  • Are you a Single Mom Worry Wart?

    Worry comes so naturally. Will my children turn out ok? Will I have enough money to buy my kids school supplies? Or what if my circumstances never change? And on and on we go until our name mysteriously appears in Mr. Belknap’s memoirs.

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