Arise Blog

Category: Parenting

  • 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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  • 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? Read along as Kim Heinecke shares four ways single moms can "play defense" for their children and help them stand strong.

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  • If I Did Not Know Your Name

    What would people call you if they didn't know your name? People will know us by our actions—what they see in us. Do they see a reflection of Christ? Do they see someone who is compassionate? Do they see us stand up for the truth? Or do they see something that we aren't too happy with?

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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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  • 15 Fun Things to do for Single Moms and the Children

    As a single mom, it’s easy to get stuck in the routine of day-to-day activities. Often you don’t have the brain energy to think of inventive ideas for summertime fun. After all, you’ve just washed ten loads of laundry, driven the kids to soccer practice for the fifth time, and saved the world. Right?

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  • 10 Common Worries of Single Moms

    Worry. Worry. Worry. Sound familiar? Agonizing, vacillating, and stewing takes no effort at all. It seems to come so naturally that without notice, we become comfortably uncomfortable with is vexing. Jesus confirmed that we’d have many reasons to be tempted to worry, but knew more reasons why we shouldn’t. Like termites, it ultimately takes a bite out of our well-being.

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  • Tips for Shopping with Toddlers in Tow

    There’s no milk in the fridge and Kleenex is being substituted for toilet paper. A sigh escapes with the realization that a trip to the grocery store is imminent. Getting groceries is work no matter what season of life we’re in, it takes time and energy. But there’s no season more difficult than when the chore must be done with toddlers in tow.

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