Category: Blog

  • When Trouble Comes, Are Your Kids Ready?

    When Trouble Comes, Are Your Kids Ready? by Joey and Carla Link September 6, 2017   Driving home from a family camp 13 years ago today, a man fell asleep and lost control of his vehicle. He hit us, throwing us over a guardrail. Even though I (Carla) was wearing a seat belt, I was…

  • What Are You Filling Your Kids’ Spiritual Backpacks With?

    What Are You Filling Your Kids’ Spiritual Backpacks With? Joey and Carla Link August 23, 2017 It’s back to school time! It can cause anxiety for kids – going to a new class, new school or moving up a grade. Other kids can’t wait for the next grade. Many parents can’t wait for school to…

  • It’s Summer!

    It’s Summer! Joey and Carla Link August 9 2017 It’s already August! Is your family enjoying time together and perhaps with grandparents? It is so hot here in the Midwest everyone is talking about finding a beach! Is that in your summer plans? The stores here are putting out school supplies. I’m thinking “School supplies,…

  • Training Your Child’s Bent

    Training Your Child’s Bent Joey and Carla Link July 12, 2017 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6   Parents have hung on to this verse from Proverbs for dear life, hoping and praying their kids will “not depart…

  • What Is Controlling Your Child?

    What is Controlling Your Child? Joey and Carla Link May 24, 2017   “You are being unreasonable!” Lexi shouted at her mother. “She thinks I’m being unreasonable?” Lexi’s mother thought and she wondered once again how to help her daughter get her emotions under control. Dealing with your child’s emotions can be frustrating at best.…

  • Who’s Taking Care of Your Kids?

    Who’s Taking Care of Your Kids? Joey and Carla Link May 2017   A frustrated lady was telling me recently about the small group she was in at their church and how out of control the kids were, so much so they couldn’t keep a child care worker for the 8 kids in spite of…

  • Shame

    Shame Joey & Carla Link March 2017   Parents can actually stop their kids from learning without knowing it. How? By stopping them from feeling the consequences of the choices they make.   When I was growing up, I remember a friend of mine told a whopper of a lie to get out of trouble.…

  • Refereeing Your Kids

    Refereeing Your Kids Joey and Carla Link April 12, 2017 Do you ever feel like you are a referee with you kids? While it seems to be natural for boys especially to wrestle around, it’s another thing when they are arguing and bickering with each other. It seems to never end. When you are pulled…

  • Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong

    Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong Joey and Carla Link March 2017 No parent wants to believe they have a rebellious child. We may say our friends and neighbors have a rebellious child but rarely do I speak to a parent who says “I have a rebellious child!”  Actually, few people today use the…

  • Loving Your Family

    Loving Your Family Joey & Carla Link February 2017   February is the month to celebrate love. What do you think of when you think of the word “love”? To me (Carla), it is kind of like a warm fuzzy feeling that wraps around me and gives me a big hug. We don’t usually like…