A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Family and Parenting

From "Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails" to Mature, Godly Men

Have you ever been to an exhibit of Optical Illusions? The first glance is contradictory to further study of the picture. Are the stairs leading up or down? Is it really a picture of a profile or of two faces? My personal optical illusion o... Read More »

I May Not Be There…But Please Keep Honoring Moms

In recent weeks, a blog entitled An open letter to pastors {A non-mom speaks about Mother’s Day} has been circulating around Facebook. I resonated with the post and especially liked “The Wide Spectrum of Mothering” included. In fa... Read More »

Lifetime and Your Preacher's Daughter

“I think preacher’s kids are a lot more wild than regular kids.  I’ve met preachers kids that are worse than some of the kids who don’t even go to church,” says Kolby (16), one of the three teenage girls featured in Lifetime Netw... Read More »

The Two-Bite Rule: Teaching Gracious Table Manners

It happened again yesterday. The house was full of company, the table was set, the food was on the island buffet-style, and all gathered together to pray. No sooner had the “Amen” been said, than one of the kids piped up, “This looks ... Read More »

Being A Mom When She's All Grown Up

Mother-Daughter relationships can be complicated.  At each stage of life it seems like there is this constant tension. For mothers, it is trying to strike the balance of wanting to continue teaching and nurturing on the one hand, while all... Read More »

Moms: Don't Make a "Blind Buy"

“Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” are becoming household terms in the American culture. It seems like every year we are faced with new deals, better sales, and new gadgets that we just have to buy. Countless articles... Read More »

I Want to Save My Daughter

What would you do if you had to choose between your life and your baby’s life? I never really thought I would have to choose. Since college it was always just a hypothetical question to me. Up to that point in my life, I had even heard mo... Read More »

Making History Come Alive for Your Children

The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God remains forever.  Isaiah 40:8 If you live in the Fort Worth area, or plan a trip there before January 13 (and you should, just to take advantage of this opportunity!) you must be... Read More »

Teaching Your Kids to Love the Word, Pt. 2

Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. -Psalm 119:11 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. -Psalm 119:105 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for repr... Read More »

Raising Your Children Without Raising Your Voice

…Wow!  Is that even possible? There is only one way that I know to do that.  It is to teach your children to have proper respect for the authorities God has placed over them, and then to teach them to obey the first time. The first vers... Read More »