Arise Blog

Category: Parenting

  • 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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  • Praying God's Word

    I’ve spent much of my adult life practicing the spiritual discipline of prayer. But I didn’t always do it well. YOU can be a praying mom—and pray with confidence that God hears your heart. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your prayer life and grow in this spiritual discipline.

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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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  • 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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  • Play Defense

    Moms, are we playing enough defense in our parenting? Are we stopping the enemy from getting too close to the minds of our children? I wonder, how would my kids’ spiritual lives be different if my passion and energy to lead them in God’s Truth were as strong as my passion to wave a big foam finger and ring a cowbell every Friday night?

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  • If I Did Not Know Your Name

    Teaching scripture to our children within the context of everyday life is the best way to make it “stick.” I’m always watching for an opportune moment to make the Word of God real to my boys with practical application. On the afternoon they began arguing over routine household chores, I knew the time was right for a teachable moment.

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  • New Beginnings

    How can you help your kids navigate the uncertainty of a new season and leverage every step of the way to point them to the heart of God? Here are a few practical thoughts you can implement this week.

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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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