Parenting

Author Christine Naman
Teenagers

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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Patience
Positive Living

What's Your Word for 2022?

For this mom with a kid in college, “patience” will be her practice for the new year.

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Ask "how" instead of "why"
Positive Living

To Dial Back Stress, Ask ‘How,’ Not ‘Why’

Hard moments don’t always happen for clear reasons. Navigate them by asking how you can move forward with grace and positivity.

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Back to school
Positive Thinking

A Parent Powers Up Her Positive Thinking for Back-to-School Season

Stepping back into a new school year asks us to remember the lessons that sustain our authentically positive outlooks.

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Micah Thompson and her cat, Ron, and mother Stephanie
Cats

How a Cat Became an Answer to a Mother's Prayer

If she didn’t find a way to bond with her teenage daughter soon, she worried she might never be close to her.

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Helping with homework
Power of Prayer

6 Bible Prayers for Wisdom in a New Season

Whether you’re wrestling with sending your kids back to the classroom or wondering if this is the right time to sell your home, guidance is always available.

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Heather Henry and her son Tim;  photo by Jim Graham
Stories of Hope

How an Art Class Gave This Worried Mom Hope

She feared her son would never overcome his drug addictionuntil she received divine assurance.

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Devotions for Inspiration

Spirit Lifting: Dare

This devotion reminds us that facing up to our fears often brings rich rewards.

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Illustration of a mother deer and its two fawns
Prayer

A Mother Learns a Lesson in Letting Go

The detour she took led her down an eye-opening road.

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Katie Brown; photo courtesy Katie Brown
Stories of Faith

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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