Parenting Teenagers

A Picture and A Prayer

Apr 26 2017 5:41 am

Whenever I attempt to decorate a room, create a centerpiece, or fill the planters on my front porch, I try to find a picture that I can replicate. I’m... Read More ›

Target the Heart In Time

Jan 15 2013 8:17 am

Targeting our children’s hearts is a very important goal in gospel-centered parenting. Ultimately, I want my children to understand that their hearts are sinful and that they need a... Read More ›

Our Morning “Briefing”

Oct 3 2012 4:20 pm

One of my favorite parts of our morning routine is when CJ and I grab our coffee and sit for ten minutes on our tiny enclosed patio, listening to... Read More ›

Grace Abounding to a Mom

Apr 24 2009 5:30 pm

We thought we’d close out this week with encouragement from God’s Word for all moms to meditate on: The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall... Read More ›

Grace Abounding to a Teenager

Apr 23 2009 1:46 pm

At the Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference last week we received exceptional teaching from God’s Word. As a mom, I was particularly encouraged by Jared Mellinger’s sermon on Psalm 78.... Read More ›

A Mother’s Conversation

Apr 22 2009 4:42 pm

I’ve been a mother to four teenagers now—three are adults and one is still a teen. I’ve had hundreds (probably thousands) of conversations with my kids. Most of these... Read More ›

A Mother’s Prayer

Apr 21 2009 4:05 pm

If you are the mother of a rebellious child, the great pastor Charles Spurgeon has some encouraging counsel for you: “Children are a precious gift from God, but much... Read More ›

A Mother’s Pride

Apr 20 2009 6:01 pm

“A foolish son is a sorrow to his mother” it says in Proverbs. Some of you know all too well the truth of these words. If you have a... Read More ›

Mothering Teens Recap

Apr 17 2009 12:01 pm

The past few weeks Mom has covered four deals for mothers of teenagers, all adapted from our book, Girl Talk: Faith Example (pt. one, two, and three) Love (pt.... Read More ›

Rear them Tenderly

Apr 16 2009 2:04 pm

If your teenager remains unresponsive to your leadership, may I encourage you to obtain the help of godly friends or pastors? My children knew that if they refused to... Read More ›

Proactive Parenting

Apr 15 2009 3:23 pm

Biblical discipline calls for a proactive approach. We must aggressively and intentionally steer our teenagers in the ways of the Lord. Of course, action alone won’t prevent our children... Read More ›

Proactive Not Reactive

Apr 14 2009 5:53 pm

Our biblical charge to discipline our teenagers means that we cannot be passive parents. We must not think that we are helpless or without recourse to deal with our... Read More ›

Bring Up Our Teenagers

Apr 9 2009 6:24 pm

All parents are bound to the command in Ephesians 6:4 to “bring [our children] up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” While this verse is addressed to... Read More ›

Tips for Loving Teens, Pt. 2

Apr 8 2009 4:45 pm

How can we make the best use of our time by loving our teenagers? Here are two more simple ideas: 5.    Encourage, Encourage, Encourage.Proverbs gives abundant proof that encouraging... Read More ›

Tips for Loving Teens

Apr 7 2009 8:23 pm

How can we as mothers cultivate and express tender love for our teenagers? Here are a few ideas:1.    Pray.A godly mother’s prayers have “great power” (James 5:16), and so... Read More ›

One Grand Secret

Apr 6 2009 5:19 pm

Continuing our series on best deals for mothers of teenagers we turn to Titus 2:4 for a priceless nugget of mothering wisdom. It tells us to “love [our] children”... Read More ›

Children, Imitate Me

Apr 2 2009 5:23 pm

In difficult situations with our teenagers, a humble example is a powerful tool that breaks down barriers. A humble spirit helps us get behind the walls our teenagers may... Read More ›

Not Perfect, But Humble

Apr 1 2009 4:01 pm

If you’re like me, you’re painfully aware of the imperfect example you are to your teenagers. But this is good, for it brings us back to the cross.We are... Read More ›