Parenting

Good parenting means different things in different families, with every mom and dad setting their own intention for the parenting life they want. No matter how many parenting articles you read or parenting tips you receive, remember that you are the ultimate guide and inspiration to your children.

Author and journalist Mitch Albom; photo by Glenn Triest

Mitch Albom: 5 Spiritual Lessons

The best-selling author shares lessons he’s learned about the person God wants him—and each of us— to be.

Jim Hinch and family at Muir Pass; photo courtesy Jim Hinch

Could He Trust God to Oversee His Family's Hiking Journey?

What he thought would be a coming-of-age experience for his kids proved to be a spiritual lesson for him.

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A Devoted Father Cherishes Precious Family Memories

A Devoted Father Cherishes Precious Family Memories

After seeing a young family at church, he reminisces about the early days of parenthood.

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Illustration by © N.A. NOËL

3 Angels Surrounded Her in the Hospital Room

After surgery, her 10-year-old daughter saw heaven-sent messengers flying around the room. 

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Author Christine Naman

A Mother's Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs

Author Christine Naman, whose teenage daughter struggled with addiction, discusses actions parents can take to decrease the likelihood that their children will get involved with alcohol and drugs and to help them get sober if they do.

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Christine Naman and Natalie; photo by Scott Goldsmith

Desperate to Help Her Addicted Daughter, a Mother in Denial Turned to God

It’s hard enough to have a daughter with a drug problem. It’s even harder to admit it.

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Julie O’Neill and daughter, Bekah; photo by Cory O’Neill

She Trusted God to Guide Her Daughter Through Disappointment and Depression

Her daughter was devastated after a knee injury ended her college athletic scholarship plans. But then God opened another door.

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Illustration of a boy adding a star to the top of a Christmas tree

Her Autistic Son Showed Her That Nothing Is Impossible at Christmas

Adding the star to the top of the tree was a big step for her little boy.

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A angel mother cradling her child; Illustration by Orlando Hoetzel

God's Grace Helped Her Meet the Challenges of Special Needs Parenting

God helped her to be the best mother for her daughter with Down syndrome.

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Tiera and Myron with sons Myron, left, and Micah; photo by Tony Novak-Clifford

This Struggling Mom Turned to Him for Help

It wasn’t rocket science. It was parenting. That was the problem...

Katie Brown; photo courtesy Katie Brown

Everyday Blessings: Childlike Wonder

The home and gardening TV personality receives a gentle reminder from her daughter to slow down and take in God’s wonders.  

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Janet Paige Smith with her son, Laughlin; photo courtesy Janet Paige Smith.

A Life Lesson Learned from Her Son

She was focused on her son’s college graduation ceremony; he was focused on beginning life as an adult and protecting those he loved.

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A mother's prayers

How One Mom Taught Her Son to Pray

A loving testimony of learning how to navigate life through prayer

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Artist James O'Briens' rendering of a mother and daughter in a tomato patch

The Dreams That Drew Her Closer to Her Adult Daughter

Was there any way she could close the gap that separated them?

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Mayra Fernandez; photo by Katie Hogin

She Realized That God Was Working Wonders in Her Son's Heart

A devout Catholic, she worried when her adult son declared himself an atheist.  But then he attended a family quinceañera.

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Illustration of tadpoles in a pair of hands

Operation Tadpole: A Valuable Parenting Lesson Learned

Her son didn’t have the greatest track record with following through. Would this be any different?

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