Dating a Proverbs 31 Girl

dating began when cleaning up the left over pumpkins in the cafeteria

Dating was the last thing on Daniel’s mind as he surveyed the mess of tables, decorations, and broken-down pumpkins. The National Honor Society hosted a city-wide Halloween festival the night before. It was a lot of work for only fifteen kids. There were booths for pumpkin decorating and apple-dunking—something some…  Read More

God Wants Us to Prepare for the Challenges We Face

prepare for college by taking entrance exam

How does your child or teen prepare for a frightening experience? There are tests, speeches, first dates and dances, plays, solo tryouts, interviews, and many more fear-provoking events. In my last post, I wrote about Joshua and Caleb. They were able to enter the Promised Land because they trusted God….  Read More

Chores: Why Teach Our Children Colossians 3:23

Mop and bucket ready for chores

Paul was talking about chores when he wrote: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward,” (Colossians 3:23) This Scripture lays a foundation for what…  Read More

Chores: Establish 2 Pay Grades for Your Kids

Parent getting money from wallet to pay for chores

Chores can be divided into three categories, personal chores, chores that are the person’s contribution to the home, and extra chores for which a child or teen can be paid. The third group is a great opportunity for parents to teach their kids the skills necessary to be a good…  Read More