Author: Nathan Carpenter

  • Tips for the Journey of Motherhood

    Karly Wagler April 17, 2024 Moving to a new home or welcoming a new baby are both monumental moments in life, each with its unique joys and challenges. As parents, navigating these changes while raising children requires patience, flexibility, adaptability, and a supportive environment.  Whether it’s packing boxes or preparing a nursery, involving the kids…

  • Why Kids Cheat

    By Joey & Carla Link April 10, 2024 Every parent will have to deal with their kids cheating either in school, work, playing games, trying to take something from someone else or by trying to short-cut a chore or job you have given them.  In recording our 84th podcast “Help, My Kid was Caught Cheating” we…

  • The Importance of a Funnel

    By Kim O’Brien April 3, 2024 Have you ever tried to pour oil into your vehicle without a funnel?  It makes a HUGE mess.  Oil gets everywhere!!!  It is then overwhelming, frustrating, and a lot to clean.  That’s how our children feel when we are parenting outside the funnel.  Joey and Carla often say, “When mom is frustrated, then the…

  • How Do Your Kids View God?

    Joey and Carla Link March 27, 2024 I heard a pastor tell a story about how he was talking to a large group of college age young adults at their weekly service. This particular week he was talking about how God is a loving Heavenly Father. After the meeting, a couple of these young adults…

  • Damaged Trust

    Joey and Carla Link March 20, 2024 To be trustworthy describes something or someone you can believe in, who is completely reliable. When a person consistently demonstrates the following, you can and should trust them. If you don’t have a trusting relationship with your child, the chances of you having a relationship at all with him/her when they become adults is…

  • When Kids Aren’t Teachable

    Joey and Carla Link March 13, 2024 No parent wants to think their child is not smart. But wise king Solomon makes an interesting statement in Proverbs 12:1 (ESV). “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.” “Stupid” is not a word we allowed our kids to say in our home, but there…

  • Intentional Parenting

    Teagan Nicks March 6, 2024 I grew up fairly different than most of my friends; not only did my parents follow a parenting curriculum (whereas I could tell a lot of my friend’s parents were just winging it), they were actually involved in a parenting ministry–Growing Families International–where they taught parenting classes weekly.  I remember…

  • How Traditions Affect Your Identity as a Family

    Mandy Block December 13, 2023 Love0 Share Tweet Share Pin

  • Being Consistent

    Jaclyn Amato December 6, 2023 Love0 Share Tweet Share Pin

  • If You Don’t Mean It, Don’t Say It

    Roxie Ramseyer November 29, 2023 When our 4 boys were young there were so many days when I was just exhausted! It seemed that the unending physical tasks of raising little bodies was at times overwhelming, but that paled in comparison to the feelings of fatigue with the unending need to train them to have…