The Healthy Love Choice

If you have read the previous four blogs on this subject you have probably concluded that loving your child in a healthy way is not such an easy thing to do. It is not that your child doesn’t need or deserve such love but healthy love requires a high degree of personal discipline and maturity. […]

Whose Dream Is It?

Welcome to the fourth installment of my blogs on the idea of healthy love. To say there is a healthy kind of love implies there is also an unhealthy kind of love. Good, well-meaning people can “love” their child in a wrong or unhealthy way. Allow me to share with you a very common way […]

Sometimes Love Says “No”

One of the responsibilities we have as parents involves deciding what is best for our child. This is one of the reasons God gave children parents ; because children aren’t equipped emotionally or intellectually to always make good choices. As parents we need to teach our child how to make choices and to weigh the […]

Your Child’s “Best Friend”?

In order to understand what healthy love looks like I will discuss some of the things it is not. Perhaps by eliminating some erroneous notions about love we can get a clearer picture of what love is and does for a child. Healthy love is not being you child’s” best friend.” Your child needs you […]

Is your Love Healthy?

Most, if not all of us, would say we love our child. I certainly hope you do because love is what a child needs most. If you provide the kind of healthy love your child needs you will give him a foundation which will bless him his entire life. What KIND of love does your […]

Three Reasons God Gave You a Child

Have you ever thought about why God gave you a child? Children can be difficult, it’s true, but God has placed your child or children in your life to do something for you. God has different ways to grow us. While you are their parent, they may be the instrument through which God teaches you […]

Where Do Children Come From (part three)

One of the most important ingredients in Christian parenting is the unmistakable certainty your child is a gift from God. This attitude is well supported in scripture. Your child is fortunate if you really believe this and act it out in your relationship with him. The ability to procreate is a blessing from God. Genesis […]

Where Do Children Come From (part two)

Our attitude or opinion about where our child came from is very important. Why? One reason is because our attitudes tend to “seep out” sooner or later and our child picks up on this at an emotional level. Our children sense how we really think and feel about them. As a parent, it’s difficult to […]

Where Do Children Come From?

A young boy asked his dad, “Where did I come from?” With beads of perspiration breaking out on his forehead the dad attempted to explain the process to him. Taking a deep breath when finished, the dad looked into the saucer-sized eyes of his child and asked, “Do you understand?” “No,” said the child, “Johnny […]

The Power of an Apology

Let’s face it, we are not perfect and we aren’t going to be perfect parents. That means we are going to make mistakes; do and say things we shouldn’t say and do to our kids. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to be the best parent we can be. No, our child needs and deserves […]