• What Are You Tolerating From Your Toddler? Why Wise Parents Persevere in Training

    His name wasn’t “Johnny” – that’s just a place-holder to protect the guilty – and, his name wasn’t “Nero”, but…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • Are You Giving God a Bad Reputation With Your Kids?

    Based on your parenting, what do your children think God is like? Do they have a general sense that God…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • No Disrespecting Mommy (or Daddy!) – Ever!

    No parent is okay with disrespect coming from their child . . . at least in words. Practice . .…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • She’s Not 12 Anymore – How to Have The Relationship with Your Young Adult You’ve Always Wanted

    We are as gods to our children when they are young – safe haven in every storm, a comfort from…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • An Open Letter to The Boy Becoming a Man

    Dear Son, It is a great honor and privilege to be able to write this letter to you. I’m blessed…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • Successful Parents: 4 Things They Believe & Do

    Parenting . . . it’s a full-time job with lots of overtime, even if you have only one child! When…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • Modesty and What My 12 Year Old Son Has To Do with How You Dressed Today

    Show up with your personal standards and you are automatically deemed to be judging others who don’t share your conviction.…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • Can Young Children Repent and Be Truly Saved?

    As parents, sometimes we do the wrong thing for the right reasons. Take the salvation/conversion of kids. Often eager to…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • How To Teach Your Child to be a Good Friend

    How do you find good friends for your kids? You might begin by asking yourself what other parents think about your kids.…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • Raising a Faithful Family in a World Against God

    It’s only a matter of time before the Bible is officially designated “Hate Speech”. It’s inevitable and we’d do well…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • What “Voice” Did You Put Inside Your Child’s Head Today?

    The Voice. Every person has one – that internal message center that speaks nonstop into the mind and heart, informing…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
  • GROWING UP FREE: Encourage Your Kids to Explore, Dream, Play, and Build Forts

    Last night, the wind whipped through the trees, flailing against the house. Each new gust stronger than the last. For…

    By Matthew L. Jacobson
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