Author: Nathan Carpenter

  • Helping Your Kids Choose to do the Right Thing

    CarrieAnne Langdon November 8, 2023 It can be overwhelming to have to make a lot of choices for anyone, much less a little one!  Do you realize how many times a day you offer your kids choices? What cereal do you want this morning? Do you want to wear the red top or the blue one?…

  • Encouragement Works

    By Joey & Carla Link November 1, 2023 Your kids will go through times it seems like they are never going to do the right thing. You have given them consequences, but still no change. If you have consistently used lots of consequences with your child and see no difference in his/her behavior, how about…

  • Helping Your Kids Choose to do the Right Thing

    By Joey & Carla Link October 25, 2023 Your kids misbehave every single day. So do you. It’s called sin, and since none of us or our kids are perfect, we need to get over our unrealistic, perfectionistic expectations of them. This doesn’t mean you throw in the towel and let them do what they want.…

  • What Love Is

    By Joey & Carla Link October 18, 2023 You have had a long, hard day with the kids and things you needed to get done for the church’s upcoming Harvest Fest. The roast is in the crock pot but nothing else is done for dinner. The kids are fighting with each other and you just…

  • What Love is Not

    By Joey & Carla Link October 11, 2023 What’s love got to do, got to do with it? What’s love, but a sweet old-fashioned notion? What’s love got to do, got to do with it? Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? Have you ever heard of the song “What’s Love Got…

  • Finding Positive Words

    By Joey & Carla Link October 4, 2023 We want our kids to speak kindly to others. We want them to use their words to encourage others. We would all like this to come naturally, but it doesn’t. You get to teach them how to use their words for good.  There is a great verse…

  • Making Life Easier with Pre-Activity Warnings

    By Joey & Carla Link September 27, 2023 We were at a playground with a large pond this summer with several other families. We watched anxious mothers with preschoolers try to keep their little ones from wading into the pond. Older kids were running around playing a game, not paying attention to where they were…

  • Is Head Knowledge Enough?

    By Joey & Carla Link September 20, 2023 Summer is over and many parents tell us they lost a lot of ground in the training of their kids in the midst of vacations and fun doings with their kids. Do you need to catch up on the moral character training of your children? If so,…

  • Do Your Kids Know How to Wait Pt. 4

    (Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) By Joey & Carla Link September 13, 2023 It is always good to have things fresh in our minds when reading more about a subject like patience. What is patience? It is “to stay put or to delay doing something until a certain amount of time has passed or until it is scheduled to…

  • Do Your Kids Know How to Wait? Pt. 3

    (Read Part 1 and Part 2) By Joey & Carla Link September 6, 2023 One of our daughters has the Sanguine/Choleric temperament blend (just like her mother!) and learning to be patient was something we worked with her on for a period of years. I remember when we were going somewhere, she had to wait until her siblings got…