Monthly Archives: December 2013

Everybody Join In

The next two categories in the “Children” section are Join them in their interests and Join you in your interests.  As my friend Greg Despres says, “Kids spell love T-I-M-E.”  Join your son in a Lego building project.  Join your daughters … Continue reading

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Teaching Life Skills

The next topic on the “Children” part of our diagram is Life Skills. What do I mean by “Life Skills”?  Basically, the whole range of what children need to know to function as independent adults in this world.  Everything from … Continue reading

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Building the Relationship

Several years ago, when our children were small and we were just beginning this parenting journey, I came across this quote from Charles Swindoll, “Building the relationship is more important than rules of control.”  With plenty of need for “rules … Continue reading

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Family Worship

The first investment on our chart regarding our kids is spiritual training.  For our family, this started with reading the Bible and praying together.  When our children were young, we usually read a Bible story at bedtime.  Over the years, … Continue reading

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Making the Investment

Let’s now turn our attention to the right side of our diagram, the “Children” area. We have already acknowledged that our new responsibility of children will squeeze our other priorities.  But what do we do with the time we dedicate … Continue reading

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