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Milestone Ideas by Age
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
We aren't raising good kids. We are raising great adults.  Read More
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Teachable Moments
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
Teachable moments come throughout the day as we spend time with our kids.  These are  real-time, age-appropriate discussions for kids to learn about themselves, God, and the wise things to do.   “Not every moment has to be profound.  Moments can be simple; you occasionally stop, look, listen, and encourage.” (Family Discipleship, pg. 116) Questions to consider as you take advantage of teachable mo...  Read More
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Annual One-on-One
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
When you discover the power of spending time with your kids one-on-one, once a year won't be enough. Doing something fun, sharing a meal, and connecting without distractions is what the one-on-one is all about.  Read More
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Monthly Serving Opportunities
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
Serving together as a family sets the stage for your kids to see that their faith actually works and has real world applications.   Serving with your kids also shows them that what your believe should lead you to love others with your actions.  Every family with kids of every age can serve Jesus together.With preschool kids, shop for and pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Preschoolers ...  Read More
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Weekly Family Devotions
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
While the timing and regularity might be different for every family and even shift as families enter different life stages, every Christian family should have some regular time to meet where the main purpose is spiritual growth  Read More
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Daily Blessing
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
How often do you talk to your kids? I don’t mean the routine, plan-as-you-go discussions about who should empty the dishwasher and who’s going where after school. I mean the discussions that really matter: the deeper, life-giving conversations that consistently point your child to God as their inseparable Father and their source of hope and security.Perhaps these kinds of conversations happen less...  Read More
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Consistent Connection to Church and Small Group
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
Your intentional investment in your kids begins with how you spend your time pursuing the Lord and living your life to honor Him.  You are modeling what your kids will believe about Jesus and how they will follow Him.  They are responsible for their decisions, but you are on the hook for the example that you set for them and for the expectations that you have for them.  That’s why it’s essential t...  Read More
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Leading Your Child to Believe in Christ
by Mike Hurt on February 8th, 2021
As parents, we desire for our kids to believe in Jesus and to live for Him. In fact, deciding to believe in Jesus is the biggest decision that your child will make throughout their entire life. There is no bigger decision. When our kids are young and they begin to process the Gospel, we are excited, but also somewhat uneasy with the conversation because we want to make sure they "get it."  Read More
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2021 Goals
by Mike Hurt on February 5th, 2021
Last year did a number on us all, didn’t it? For parents, 2020 delivered a one-two punch: Work from home. Wear masks. Reduce your social circle. And do it all with little ones in tow.  Read More
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5 Things My Daughter Has Taught Me About Anger
by Mike Hurt on February 1st, 2021
Angry parents can be scary to kids. As a dad, sometimes my kids get the worst from me. I get upset and snap quickly and find myself feeling embarrassed and guilty for how I speak to them. I have never physically touched them in anger, but my words wound deeply.  Read More
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Canceling the Cancel Culture
by Mike Hurt on January 25th, 2021
In mid 2018, a new phrase entered our vocabulary.  It was a new way of explaining an age old problem and the new phrase, Cancel Culture, has exploded since.  When people speak of the Cancel Culture, they speak of the response that some have to others they disagree with or who have done wrong.   In 2020, we saw politicians, talk show hosts, celebrities, and even some Christian leaders canceled.  Wh...  Read More
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Not Everyone Sees the World Like I Do
by Mike Hurt on January 12th, 2021
If 2020 taught me anything, it taught me that not everyone sees the world like I do and not everyone sees the world like you do, either. That's why 2020 was a year full of zeal...zealous protests, zealous politicians, and zealous opinions.   Read More
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