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10 Glorious Scriptures to Memorize This Summer

Summer sunshine can remind us of God’s heavenly glory. Did you know the Bible is full of verses on this topic?

This summer, challenge your kids to memorize one of the following Scriptures every week—and reward them with special summer treats such as ice cream cones or frozen fruit pops. What a “glorious” way to rally […]

By |May 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 10 Glorious Scriptures to Memorize This Summer

5 Ways to Connect with Your Tween Daughter This Summer

Summer tends to open more time for family connection. Looser schedules, longer days, and family vacations allow for heart-to-heart conversations and fun activities for many tweens and parents. Here are five ways you can be intentional about connecting with your tween daughter this summer.

Plan a purity talk. Whether you choose to utilize a published resource […]

By |May 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Connect with Your Tween Daughter This Summer

Ten LOVEly Scriptures to Memorize This Month

February is the month of love. And who created love? God, of course! The Bible says God is love (1 John 4:8), and “we love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). As a family, spend some time memorizing Bible verses that inspire you to love and be loved as God designed. Here are […]

By |February 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Ten LOVEly Scriptures to Memorize This Month

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