We live in a culture that bombards us with the habit of making jokes at others’ expense. We don’t have to lose the laughter in parenting, but we can lose the sarcasm and jokes at our children’s expense. Children care what their parents think. Let’s add more encouragement, inspiration, and uplifting conversation to their internal script.

The day I stopped telling jokes on my kids

My son gave me lots to tell. I’m a story-teller. It was all in good fun. Until my husband started noticing something.

ChristiThe day I stopped telling jokes on my kids

I’m a two-space-girl in a one-space-world

Are you a mom who was a child of the 80s? Where there’s a case for efficiency, I’ll drop the space. But I’ll never get on board with the idea that one is better than two. #TBT #MomTexts #CantKeepUp

ChristiI’m a two-space-girl in a one-space-world
As parents, we want more than anything to get this job right. We read. We listen. We pray. We trust. But there’s rarely someone to say, “Good job, mom,” or “Way to go, dad.” We just keep stepping through each stage, making it up as we go and hoping we get more right than wrong. I received a grade one day. And it’s not what you might think.

The day my parenting was graded

As parents, we want more than anything to get this job right. We read. We listen. We pray. We trust. But there’s rarely someone to say, “Good job, mom,” or “Way to go, dad.” We just keep stepping through each stage, making it up as we go and hoping we get more right than wrong. I received a grade one day. And it’s not what you might think.

ChristiThe day my parenting was graded
Also a War Room prayer journal, print this list of rich truths and foundational Scriptures to pray for your children or anyone else who needs strengthened in their spirit by the power of THE SPIRIT.

Dear child of mine: 8 lessons I pray you learn

Some lessons can only be learned the “hard” way while others can be internalized early. I’ll always be on your side. Always your greatest cheerleader. Always praying. Love, Mom.

ChristiDear child of mine: 8 lessons I pray you learn
Parents letting go as their children grow (at any stage) experience an internal pull of opposite emotions. Read more about this beautiful dance. Sometimes in sync. Sometimes out of step. But always before the throne of God.

When Parents Waltz with Joy & Sorrow: The Rhythm of Letting Go

Parents letting go as their children grow (at any stage) experience an internal pull of opposite emotions. Read more about this beautiful dance. Sometimes in sync. Sometimes out of step. But always before the throne of God.

ChristiWhen Parents Waltz with Joy & Sorrow: The Rhythm of Letting Go
Parenting college students is a new stage, but it's not the end. Your child is moving on beyond your protection, but not outside your influence. God still has WORK for YOU to do. Hope and advice from other college parents. Scripture-based encouragement from the Bible story of Mordecai and Esther.

Dear Parents of College Students: To.Be.CONTINUED…

See what you can learn from the example of Mordecai, as well as sage advice from other parents who have walked a mile in your shoes. ~ Spoiler alert: God STILL has work for you to do and you will ALWAYS be relevant and needed!

ChristiDear Parents of College Students: To.Be.CONTINUED…