A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Family and Parenting

How To Avoid Hiring Your TV as Your Babysitter

As a homemaker, I’ve embraced the responsibility of managing our home. This means that planning and prepping meals, maintaining a functional kitchen, staying on top of the laundry, deep cleaning toilets, etc., falls on me. As a stay-at-ho... Read More »

How to Raise Debt-Free Children

Money. Everybody talks about it. Almost everybody thinks they need more of it. Some people have budgets or spending plans. Many people are in debt; some are deeply in debt. Most of us wish our children would learn to manage their money well... Read More »

3 Prayers for My Children This School Year

This is a big year for me. It marks the official end of my girls’ preschool years and the beginning of a new season in our family’s life. Tomorrow morning I will send my oldest daughter off to 1st grade, while my second daughter waits u... Read More »

Is Mothering Part-Time, Full-Time, or All-the-Time?

Being a mother is both demanding and rewarding—and equivalent to a professional pursuit. No teacher, psychologist, or spiritual leader has the opportunity to mold minds, heal spirits, nurture bodies, and develop potential as does a mother... Read More »

The Gift of Praise to Our Mothers

“Her children rise up and call her blessed…” (Prov 31:28)   Now that I’m a mother, my heart stirs as I read this verse; it resonates with me. God teaches us in Proverbs 31:28-31 that the praise of others is a common reward ... Read More »

Loving Someone Through Grief and Loss

Over the past year, the Lord has taught me, my husband, and my family a lot about relying on Him for getting through the hard times. In August 2015, my mother-in-law went home to be with the Lord. Less than a year later – in August 20... Read More »

How To Talk To Your Daughter About Sexual Purity

Guest author, Leah Holder, is the founder of Going Higher Ministries and the author of No Trespassing: I’m God’s Property The Lord has blessed me to speak to countless young ladies about a number of topics; but, namely, sexual purity. ... Read More »

The Heart of an Anxious Mom in the Hand of a Sovereign God

I was sitting on the conveyor belt in the baggage claim area of the Jackson International airport when the tornados came through Jackson, MS. The airport staff had directed us to take shelter there until the storms passed. I had already hea... Read More »

5 Family Benefits of Children’s Sports

We’ve all seen the reality shows of girls on hyper competitive dance squads or young boys playing tackle football with the intensity of a college game day. We’ve heard the warnings of strained muscles from over-use and understand the co... Read More »

My Disciples Lack Boundaries (And Jesus Totally Gets That)

Making disciples is a privilege and command given to every follower of Jesus. Right now I’m discipling a group of senior girls and a couple of young moms. Making a disciple isn’t simply meeting once a week for 30 mins, but sharing some ... Read More »