Though some posts from this year touched the hearts of more people than others, there are some topics that I wrote about that came straight from my heart, or straight from the things that I was dealing with in our life.  I’ve gone through each month for 2016, and selected my favourites for the year and I’ve come up with 7 blogs posts that I really want you to read because I think they address issues that help families be intentional, relational and heart focused!

There are times where I don't want to pray with my kids - I ask myself why is this?

1–Why Sometimes I don’t want to pray with my kids: A look into my heart when confronted with an issue that confuse my kids about God and Prayer

Going to church on Sunday can be stressful. 10 things we did that made it easier.

2–10 Ways to make going to church easier:  Going to church on Sunday morning can be stressful but there are things that you can do that make it easier – but you need to be intentional.

Parenting the strong willed child is about capturing their heart - just like any other child.

3–Capturing the Heart of a Strong Willed Child: Parenting the strong willed child is about capturing their heart – just like any other child.

Good character won’t get you into heaven, but that doesn’t mean we should teach our kids what good character looks like.

4–Good Character won’t get you into Heaven: Good character won’t get you into heaven, but that doesn’t mean we should teach our kids what good character looks like.

Being intentional doesn't mean you won't be surprised by your kids behaviour. Sometimes you'll miss something and that is okay.

5–“Ooops!  Missed that One,” says every Intentional Parent:  Being intentional with our parenting doesn't mean we will never miss anything – there will always be something for our children to learn.

Letting go is a heart issue all parents of adult children need to deal with.

6–Letting Go is a Heart Issue for All Parents: Letting go is a heart issue all parents of adult children need to deal with. We need to make sure our actions line up with our beliefs about our children.

When we teach our teens to use social media we need to address heart issues not just right behaviour.

7–Do your Teens do the Right Thing on Social Media?: When we teach our teens to use social media we need to address heart issues not just right behaviour.It is the heart that will help them do the right thing.

When we are heart focused our goal in our parenting is to teach and train the inner workings of our children.  Their heart is the center of their beliefs, their character, their passions and emotions, their will.  If we don’t touch their belief system, or their value system we are simply teaching them to do what we say – to change their behaviour.  When our children’s heart is taught they have the capacity to make moral choices without you, or any one really, standing there making sure that they do.  This is what we are working towards:  self-governing, self-motivating children – children who know what is right, and want to do it.

7 blog posts to help families be intentional, relational and heart focused

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An Alternative to Chocolate

An Alternative to Chocolate

Not that I have anything against chocolate - but these jelly beans can help your kids share the message of Jesus, his love, death and resurrection at Easter time.  

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Parent Guide: How to make your Family Bible Study Really Work

Family Bible Study is Tricky with all the Different Ages

 

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Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

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A quick reference to help you discern between a heart attitude and a lack of skill for when your child loses it!

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Three things for parents to pray for in the Moment.

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Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

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Our children hear different words when we react to when we respond. Do your children hear blah blah blah when you correct them? Includes a parenting poster.

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When we Respond instead of React we find a way to deal with the heart not just behaviour.

 

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When family relationships get tense - look for the niggles.

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Think before you React

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One Another Verses

Be Intentional in the Teen Years

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Download: One Another Verses pdf

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Download this list of One Another verses and teach your children how to love others.

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