A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Tag: family

Red-Letter Words for Red-Letter Days

We all have special days – birthdays, wedding days, and special occasions. For centuries, certain dates have been printed in red on the calendar to indicate they were distinct and worth celebrating. That’s why we call special events... 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 »

The Hurry-Free Life

This summer was a unique, but amazing, one for our family. Our church blessed my husband and me with a two-month sabbatical, which we enjoyed to the fullest. Instead of spending it in our hometown, we decided to take our seven, six, and two... 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 »

Help! My Family’s Schedule is Running Me!

Dear Dottie, When I became a stay-at-home mom 6 months ago, I thought I’d have more time with our three kids. But between the tasks I now do at home (more meal prep, less eating out) and several ongoing activities (violin lessons, soccer ... 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 »

8 Things We Can Learn From “This Is Us”

This Is Us, the hit show on NBC, was lighting up Facebook Sunday night. Women couldn’t wait for the Super Bowl postgame coverage – which was pushing the start of this much-anticipated episode 30 minutes late – to end. Many were settli... Read More »

Trusting God in the Middle of the Mundane

I’m a mom of three amazing kiddos, which means most of what I do is considered mundane. Just this morning I fed three little mouths, fixed two beautiful girls’ hair, got those two girls and a husband off to school/work, wiped a snotty n... 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 »

I Never Dreamed God’s Plan for Me Involved Using My Kitchen!

The clinking of coffee cups and the amalgamation of female voices echoes melodically off the kitchen walls; I’ve been awakened too early for my liking, but I don’t mind…especially when my wits are gathered and I realize that t... Read More »