A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Family and Parenting

Hope for the Not-So-Selfless Mom

I have this mother-friend who eats, sleeps, breathes, dreams, perspires selflessness. She is one of those beautiful, alien-esqe humans who seem effortlessly sacrificial. This woman regularly makes preferring others look easy, especially as ... Read More »

From Babies to Teens: Going Back to the Basics of Parenting

When we first began to have children, I truly loved the birth through preschool years. I was confident in what I was doing, and the calling God had on my life. Yes, there were stressful times, but overall, I was in control. However, my kids... Read More »

Three Back-to-School Prayers For Your Children

I don’t know where I first heard it, but I have always loved the saying, “Having happy children is good, but a parent’s real job is to mold great adults.” It is with this thought running through my mind that I make my list of prayer... Read More »

Cultivating Your Child’s Personality As God Created It To Be

The moment you find out you are pregnant, the dreams begin. You love to shop, so of course, your daughter will love to shop. You were a star athlete, so you envision your daughter as the next collegiate basketball superstar. Your husband is... Read More »

The Lessons God Teaches Me…Through My Children

The Lord teaches me so many things through my children. When they were young, there were days when it felt like all I did was correct behavior and try to show them that their struggle was with sin and they needed a Savior.  When I would la... Read More »

Are You Building Up Or Tearing Down?

Chip and Joanna Gaines famously introduced interior design lovers to the chicness of shiplap, white subway tile, and galvanized metal with their ever-popular home renovation show “Fixer Upper” (a moment of silence, please, as the final ... Read More »

Maybe You’re {NOT} Supposed to Do It All

“Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” ~Colossians 4:9 In our culture, moms are called on to do more than they have ever had to do before. While we also have more help with smartphones ... Read More »

5 “Save The Morning” Tips for Moms of Littles

Fellow Momma, Can I share a few small tips for the morning that have helped me to be more productive and intentional—aka, off the couch vegging out—as I’m home with my littles? Spend at least a few minutes chipping away at your Bible ... Read More »

How Kind Words Can Shape Your Family

I have a new fascination with the works of William Shakespeare! As the great artist of the English language, he was, because of his skill with words, named the man of the millennium in the year 2000. To hear a Shakespearean actor speak the ... Read More »

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 »