Does it Work?

While sharing about parenting with a focus on connection and teaching—and without punishments and rewards— I have been asked, “does it work?”. I’ve also seen fellow parents wondering if this gentle parenting thing is actually working.  I’d guess every parent wonders that at times; but it is, I think, more …

Our Need for God’s Word

There can be no greater wish for every Christian parent than that their child would have a close walk with God. We have experienced the sweetness of a relationship with Him and so we rightly pray and desire for our children to bask in His love, too! As such, we …

The Power of Words

We’ve all heard the same mantra, passed down for generations: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” The question is, is that true? I would argue that James would disagree: “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his …

The Lawlessness of Spanking

The subject matter of this article is a sensitive topic and I believe it will be received with mixed emotions. In this, my words will very likely step on toes; I am required thus to speak carefully and to rely on Scripture alone. If I am wrong in my conclusions, …

Blessed are the Gentle

As parents, we have good days and we have bad days; how we respond points to our worldview. “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”‭‭ EPHESIANS‬ ‭6:4‬, NASB‬‬ Paul has just written to the Ephesian church, and …