Helping Dads Help Moms
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Helping Dads Help Moms

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Sometimes dads need help.   Ok, maybe it’s not such a secret after all.   Author and friend of the ministry Jay Payleitner has one solution for us – Moms.  In our recent Mother’s Day post, we mentioned Jay and his easy-to-make Chicken Soup recipe that any...

3 Reasons to Teach Your Kids Theology Now
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3 Reasons to Teach Your Kids Theology Now

Kids Need Theology Too  When it comes to theology, start ’em young. If you’ve ever wondered how to explain the Trinity to your kids – or anyone, for that matter – you are not alone. But I have to remind myself not to fall into the trap of thinking they’re too young to get started...

3 Reasons Kids Need Mentors Too
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3 Reasons Kids Need Mentors Too

Why is it important to have other adults in our kids’ lives?  As our children grow, develop, and go through their natural life phases, we know that they need guidance. Like most parents, I know I’m no expert in every area of life. That’s why we must find other godly men and women that we...

5 Ways Women Can Impact Men’s Mentorship
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5 Ways Women Can Impact Men’s Mentorship

Mentorship for men doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I’ve seen and experienced over the years in men’s ministry that women are often involved in men’s mentoring in unsuspecting ways:  1. In being an unsuspecting mentor to a younger guy.  You might just be an unsuspecting mentor to a young man without realizing your impact. Our...

Help Wanted: Mom Seeks Mentor for Son
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Help Wanted: Mom Seeks Mentor for Son

Mentorship plays a crucial role in our children’s lives, whether it is the presence or absence of a godly mentor, and moms can play a significant role in finding a mentor for their sons.  Even though I try my best to disciple each of our children, we have still sought out others who are willing...

A Girl Mom’s Perspective on What Boys Should Know
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A Girl Mom’s Perspective on What Boys Should Know

Why do we spend time each month writing to a group of ladies? We are a men’s ministry, after all! The truth is, I am no expert on women, and I would never claim to be. But I have seen many wives and moms who have hearts to love their husbands and their sons well. I can’t offer any mothering advice,...

How Women Can Help Dads and Daughters Connect
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How Women Can Help Dads and Daughters Connect

Connecting Dads and Daughters  Believe it or not, our 16-year-old daughter Hannah does not seem to enjoy going to the junkyard with me as much as our sons have. She’s not as interested in a fast-food breakfast biscuit as she is an ice cream or lunch date.  And even though the things she prefers doing don’t come as naturally to me, I still need to spend time with her in ways that are meaningful to...

Loving Your Son’s Adventurous Heart
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Loving Your Son’s Adventurous Heart

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6  While there are many great parenting books out there, I love that James Dobson’s Bringing Up Boys distinguishes the uniqueness of how God created boys.  “Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails – that’s what little boys are...

Cheer for Your Man
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Cheer for Your Man

Father’s Day is almost here. On a day when we look to celebrate dads, for some guys it’s just another reminder of what he should be doing better or how he is falling short. I think every dad has been there at some point.   In his book Understanding Your Man in the Mirror, Patrick Morley (see podcast episodes here and here) shares a letter he...

The Selfless Giver (Also Known as Mom)
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The Selfless Giver (Also Known as Mom)

Maybe you wouldn’t think of an infantry platoon commander in the United States Marine Corps pointing to his mom’s selfless giving as a top secret to his success, but that is what Brent Niewoehner does in his article The Selfless Giver You Already Know: What Young Men Can Learn From Their Mothers. In her sacrificial...