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How to Beat the Winter Blues

Are you tired of being cooped up in chilly winter weather? Here are some fun family activities designed to beat the winter blues—without going anywhere!

Tropical vacation— in the living room! If you can’t get away to the beach, bring the beach to your home instead. Spread out beach towels, play cabana music on iTunes, and […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Beat the Winter Blues

Helping Your Daughter Build Meaningful Friendships

As your daughter gets older, friendships change from playmates to confidantes. Friends become more important and influential in a tween’s life, and as Christian parents we hope our children will make meaningful friendships with people who draw them closer to Jesus. How can we encourage that process? It begins with teaching our girls to examine […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Your Daughter Build Meaningful Friendships

Family Valentine Outreach for Tweens

Valentine’s Day is all about love—and God says we should love our neighbor. So why not focus this year’s celebration on blessing the people around you? Here are some ideas to get your tween excited about spreading the love.

Make cards for friends— like these fun and quirky printable Valentines for tweens. Think beyond classmates and […]

By |February 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Family Valentine Outreach for Tweens

Superfood Cookie Bars

Tweens love to bake, and what better way to fill their hearts and their bellies than with a healthier version of a favorite recipe? These not-so-standard chocolate chip cookie bars are packed with added superfood ingredients like almonds, coconut and flaxseed for a nutrient-rich treat your daughter will love.

Ingredients
– ¼ cup flaxseed
– ¼ cup almonds
– […]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Superfood Cookie Bars

Cures for Your Tween’s Cabin Fever

Winter is in full swing, and for a lot of us that means being stuck indoors. Cabin fever can be especially challenging in tweens as their growing creativity calls for more sophisticated outlets—ideally without resorting constantly to screen time.

Here are some fun ideas for curing cabin fever in your tween.

Get away. A change of […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Cures for Your Tween’s Cabin Fever

Helping Your Tween Study the Bible This Year

A new year is a chance for a fresh start. Why not set a goal this year to help your tween discover the joy of studying her Bible? Here are some simple ways to go about it.

Create a space— like a “war room” of sorts, for your tween. Maybe it’s a small reading nook or […]

By |January 7th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Your Tween Study the Bible This Year

Goal Setting With Your Tween

Do you set goals for yourself each new year? Do you encourage your kids to do the same? Here are some simple steps to encourage your tween to set—and reach—attainable goals this year.

1. First, explain why goals are valuable. They’re God’s idea! Proverbs 21:5 says, “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity.” By identifying […]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Goal Setting With Your Tween

Ways to Reach Your Neighbors During the Holidays

Christmas is a great time of year to reach out to neighbors and friends who might not otherwise be interested in spiritual things. The nature of Christmas wonder makes many people open to hearing the gospel or at least to receiving friendly gestures from those who believe. Here are some ways to reach your neighbors […]

By |December 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ways to Reach Your Neighbors During the Holidays

Making New Christmas Traditions

Many families create Christmas traditions around childish delights, such as the Elf on the Shelf, cartoon movies, or picture books about jolly ol’ St. Nick. But what happens when the kids grow older? Perhaps it’s time to find more mature ways of celebrating Christmas joy. Here are some new family traditions that appeal to the […]

By |December 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Making New Christmas Traditions

Scriptures to Memorize as a Family During Advent

December brings no shortage of shopping hype, school programs and Christmas parties. How can busy families be intentional about celebrating the wonder of the Christ child? In a word—Advent. Observing the spiritual meaning of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas can help keep your family centered on what matters most this time of year.

Your […]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Scriptures to Memorize as a Family During Advent