If sibling rivalry is the negative side of family relationships, family unity is the positive! The Bible uses so many illustrations of family life to describe our relationship to God and to each other in the church, it’s worth the work to build those positive, joyful relationships at home. This episode, we’ll share concrete examples of things we found helpful keeping a family of ten heading the right direction (and all together).

If sibling rivalry is the negative side of family relationships, family unity is the positive! The Bible uses so many illustrations of family life to describe our relationship to God and to each other in the church, it’s worth the work to build those positive, joyful relationships at home. This episode, we’ll share concrete examples of things we found helpful keeping a family of ten heading the right direction (and all together).

Our kids need boundaries. As parents, God has given us our children to  train - and that means giving these boundaries- Here are 2 every kid needs!

2 Boundaries Every Kids Needs

Our kids need boundaries. As parents, God has given us our children to train - and that means giving these boundaries- Here are 2 every kid needs!

how to grant age appropriate privileges to kids close in age

How to give age appropriate privileges to kids close in age

Our children are unique, but we cannot spend all of our time parenting individuals - We are a team, a family, and yes, a collective.

Our children are unique, but we cannot spend all of our time parenting individuals - We are a team, a family, and yes, a collective.

And so it is that you may or may not burst into tears watching a movie when a mother snuggles her baby because you suddenly feel that the only time you were ever enough was just in those early weeks when your baby didn’t need anything except for you to be there for him.  Wait…

The BEST Thing You Can Do for Your Kids When You Feel Like A Bad Mom

And so it is that you may or may not burst into tears watching a movie when a mother snuggles her baby because you suddenly feel that the only time you were ever enough was just in those early weeks when your baby didn’t need anything except for you to be there for him. Wait…

Traits of a Good Friend -- helping children develop the qualities of a good friend and recognize those qualities in their peers

Traits of a Good Friend -- helping children develop the qualities of a good friend and recognize those qualities in their peers

We have encouraged the notion that caring for, loving, helping, and teaching “other people” is important work, all the while minimizing the importance of caring for the people God has given us right in our home.

The Mothering Secret That Changes Everything

We have encouraged the notion that caring for, loving, helping, and teaching “other people” is important work, all the while minimizing the importance of caring for the people God has given us right in our home.

Is sibling rivalry an issue at your house? The Bible often speaks of love among brothers – it’s used as an example of how we should get along in the church, for instance. Yet that image doesn’t have much meaning if our relationship with our earthly brothers is marked by anger, resentment, and hurt feelings, does it? And too often, that’s the kind of relationship which seems to be growing in our families.

Is sibling rivalry an issue at your house? The Bible often speaks of love among brothers – it’s used as an example of how we should get along in the church, for instance. Yet that image doesn’t have much meaning if our relationship with our earthly brothers is marked by anger, resentment, and hurt feelings, does it? And too often, that’s the kind of relationship which seems to be growing in our families.

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