Posts Tagged ‘Christian parenting’

Heart-Led Versus Head-Led Christians

 “…Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind…” (Luke 10:27) As Christians, we believe we are saved through our faith in Jesus. For many people, the word faith is synonymous with matters of the heart, but the Bible is clear that faith involves the conviction of both our hearts AND minds. Some people need significant intellectual conviction as part of faith (“head-led” Christians) and others need very little (“heart-led” Read More…

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You are a hypocrite.

So am I. Now that I have your attention, let me soften the blow. (But just a little.) By virtue of the fact that, as Christians, we are imperfect humans teaching our kids a perfect truth, our actions simply will never match our words. Our lives are, unfortunately, filled with hypocrisy. There is a second definition used by some dictionaries which relates to intentional deception. For purposes of this discussion, we are talking about the first definition of hypocrisy – saying one thing Read More…

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Is Your Parenting Philosophy An Idol?

Before we had kids, I read every major parenting book. I had stacks of books that I tore through, seeking to find the “best” method of parenting. To my disappointment, there was no universal agreement on what “best” meant. For some authors, if you placed a baby under 1 on any kind of schedule, you were certain to scar the child for life for not meeting his/her every need. For other authors, if you chose to co-sleep you were certain to raise a needy, dependent child incapable of developing a sense Read More…

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Welcome to the Christian Mom Thoughts blog!

Family Picture - October 2011

Thank you for taking the time to check out this new blog!  I am honored you are here.   I know you are busy and get bombarded with sites to visit, articles to read and emails to receive. I don’t want Christian Mom Thoughts to become more clutter in your life. But, if I may be so bold, I will say this:  For a Christian parent, there are not many topics more important in life than the one this blog addresses . . .   How do you raise your kids to be Christ-followers in a home Read More…

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