By: Christina Embree Many people look for those teachable moments to pass wisdom to the next generation. If we only wait for those type of moments, we miss 98 percent of life. It's not a momentary action. It's a lifelong reality.
By: Christina Embree Hurricanes. Floods. Fires. Families who have lost everything. Our kids see all of this on the news and want to help. The worst answer you can give is to say "Nothing." Here are 3 ways to involve your children.
By: Christina Embree Many churches want to find ways to incorporate more times for families to stay together in worship, but these congregations don't know where to start. Here are 5 ways your church can make it happen.
By: Christina Embree Gratitude isn't limited to a spoken "thank you" or a special day. Simply put, gratitude is a life of awe - a place where we are aware of the incredible life we're given, from the air we breathe to the food we eat.
By: Christina Embree One day, your children are going to Google you? What will they find? Will they find that you social media self, your written words, are consistent with the things you are teaching them as truth, as right, as good?"
By: Christina Embree Intergenerational ministry is not a new craze. It's a practice that dates back to Christianity's origins. While age-appropriate ministry still has value, we can find ways to both in our churches.
By: Christina Embree The constant flow of news into all areas of our lives is having a negative effect on us and our kids. We can't hide from tragedy, but we can shield them and help them focus on the good. It's a matter of balance.
By: Christina Embree While age-appropriate ministry within the church is necessary and valuable, children and adults can still learn together in church. After all, even adults can learn something from the children's sermon.
By: Christina Embree Our children are growing up in a world of pride and judgment -- where the Almighty 'You' takes precedent over Us. We must teach them to be heroes who look beyond themselves to others.
By: Christina Embree We often start conversations with what's wrong with society. Instead, what if we focused on God's goodness? We don't have to ignore what's wrong, but we need to change the conversation's tone.
By: Christina Embree Parents have a significant influence on their children, but it's not exclusively a parent's job to disciple their children. It is corporately the church's role to disciple children.
By: Christina Embree Social media is too often used as an avenue to shame, dishonor and ridicule people - even by Christians. Our kids deserve better examples from us. Let's model humility and grace on social media.
By: Christina Embree Nearly every Christian embraces the truth of the Golden Rule, but Jesus calls us to go beyond that rule by being kind toward those who hate us. In our negative society, it's a vital lesson for our kids.
By: Christina Embree Our schools teach kids bullying is wrong, but the would-be leaders in the presidential campaign are undoing it all. It is not OK to ridicule or physically harm others. This isn't about politics; it's about humanity.
By: Christina Embree Kids raised in religious homes, specifically Christian fundamentalist homes, tend to be more judgmental, less altruistic and more punitive than kids raised without religion. How do we turn it around?
By: Christina Embree Not only are your kids watching you, but they are also copying you. Like a serious game of "Simon Says," your children are learning what is normal in life by watching your actions.
By: Christina Embree Social media has a huge impact on teens, with some checking their social media accounts 100 times per day. But parents can take some practical steps to help their kids navigate the digital world.
By: Christina Embree A blog post titled "I Am Josh Duggar" is circling social media. But the truth is many Christians are not Josh Duggar. While society and churches focus on 'big' sins, those 'little' sins we dismiss separate us from God, too.
By: Christina Embree As news of Nepal's devastating earthquake floods all forms of media, your children will hear about it and turn to you for help, advice and processing. Here are 4 things you can do.