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7 Adventures with Dad
by Mike Hurt on June 20th, 2021
“Adventures are important for fathers and sons because they create a bond like nothing else.”  Read More
by Mike Hurt on June 14th, 2021
The stage of curiosity tends to blossom over time and usually has three levels of intensity. It’s a subtle shift from being passive to being provoked to think differently.  Read More
Dealing with Anxiety when Your Teenager Gets Their License
by Mike Hurt on June 9th, 2021
Your teen is all excited. After months of training and meeting all the state requirements, they passed their driver’s license test. After the appropriate social media posts declaring their good news, and giving other drivers adequate warning (with that vital driver’s license info blurred out), you quickly realize what this accomplishment means as they pull the car out of the driveway on their first solo drive.  Read More
Trust Issues
by Mike Hurt on June 7th, 2021
Today, Christianity and religion are suspect and distrust has become the norm.  Read More
How to Survive Your Preschooler's Tough Questions
by Mike Hurt on June 2nd, 2021
From the Parent Cue. I tucked my daughter’s chair under the table for breakfast and encouraged her to say her grace before eating.“God is great . . .” she began the standard prayer.“God is good . . .” she continued.Then, the hatchet:“Mommy, what if God isn’t great? What then?”I wish I could brag about how well I handled her question. Really, I wish I could. Instead, I hang my head in shame as I ty...  Read More
The Problem with the Open Door
by Mike Hurt on June 1st, 2021
Every opportunity is not God’s opportunity. Sometimes you need to make decisions based on what you know of God rather than just what we see as a golden opportunity.  Read More
How to Have a Healthy Disagreement with Your Kid
by Mike Hurt on May 28th, 2021
As your children grow out of infancy and further into childhood, disagreements will become a normal part of life. When you’re a parent, of course, this can grow quite exhausting! You may find that the older they get, the more things there are to disagree about.  Read More
5 Tips for Co-parenting After Divorce
by Mike Hurt on May 25th, 2021
From the Parent Cue If you’ve read any blog I’ve ever written about divorce, I always say the same thing at least once—no matter the circumstances surrounding your separation, getting divorced sucks.That being said, there are things you can put into practice that take away some of that suckery. In fact, you can find some peace—even joy—in co-parenting.  I share three girls with my ex—ages 12, 8, a...  Read More
4 Fun Prayer Activities to Try with Your Kids
by Mike Hurt on May 20th, 2021
From Getting children excited about prayer can be challenging. Images of people praying typically show someone standing calmly with their head bowed and eyes closed. That’s hard for many people, let alone a kid who’s now stuck at home all day.But prayer is simply talking with the God who says, “let the children come to me.” God loves to hear the honest cries of your children’s ...  Read More
How Do I Engage My Family in God's Word?
by Mike Hurt on May 20th, 2021
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living…2 TIMOTHY 3:16  Read More
Making the Most of Family Time
by Mike Hurt on May 20th, 2021
When you create safe spaces for your kids to play, experiment, ask questions, and most of all — to have fun with you — you build long-term trust and a deeper relationship. Here are some fun, easy activities you can do with your kids to make the most of your time together.  Read More
Open to Change
by Mike Hurt on May 12th, 2021
This is the hardest threshold to cross and where a lot of people turn back or stay where they are without moving forward.   Read More