How Not To Be The Charlie Browniest

Dec 11 2017 8:32 am

“I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus,” Charlie Brown confesses to his friend in A Charlie Brown Christmas. “Christmas is coming, but I’m not happy. I... Read More ›

CJ Mahaney’s Christmas Book List 2017

Nov 20 2017 5:53 am

Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography by Herman Selderhuis Last Hope Island: Britain Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of the War by Lynne Olson American... Read More ›

52Home for Christmas

Oct 20 2017 9:37 am

With Christmas right around the corner (at least that’s what my kids tell me) you may want to check out what Mike and Janelle have been up to at... Read More ›

Recipe for a Happy Marriage

Oct 13 2017 7:49 am

Recently I watched a cooking show where the celebrity chef and her husband were celebrating a milestone anniversary. The cook shared her “recipe” (ha!) for a strong marriage: “I... Read More ›

Q&A: Helping a Fearful Child

Sep 27 2017 8:37 am

Anne asks: I have a 4-year-old daughter who is very emotional and very sensitive (your story about Caly was so encouraging because I see so many similarities) but these... Read More ›

Living Wide Awake

Sep 17 2017 8:15 am

A timer is a handy tool for mothers. When my children were young—in the days before smart-phone apps—I frequently used a white plastic egg timer to let them know... Read More ›

An Important Rule for Peace

Sep 7 2017 8:11 am

It’s a commonly accepted truth: the older you get, the less you care about what others think about you. This can be a good thing, ushering in a new... Read More ›

A Few Thoughts for Tired Moms

Aug 17 2017 6:11 am

I was talking to my friend, Katie, the other day, and she told me that her newborn is waking up every two hours at night. Another friend has a... Read More ›

Helping Our Kids Overcome Envy

Aug 2 2017 6:06 am

Envy isn’t just a kid problem, but kids haven’t gotten good at hiding it yet—which gives us as parents the opportunity to help them see and overcome its tenacious... Read More ›

Summer is for Salad Dressing

Jul 26 2017 6:58 am

A little-known fact about me is that I actually like salad. In fact, I make salads all summer long. Now, I may be a teeny-weeny bit picky about veggie... Read More ›

What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

Jul 20 2017 7:25 am

Recently, I shared a few thoughts in response to a question from one of our readers: how do we deal with our emotions when another Christian sins against us... Read More ›

Teaching Our Children About Beauty

Jul 12 2017 9:54 am

“How do we raise our children in this world of beauty gone bad?” This question—in the appendix of Mom and Nicole’s book, True Beauty—is on the forefront of my... Read More ›

Teaching Our Children About Work

Jul 5 2017 6:47 am

If you were to come to my house today, you would find, on the chalkboard in the kitchen, the Whitacre Word of the Week: “industrious” which means “diligent and... Read More ›

What’s a Grandmother to Do?

Jun 21 2017 7:23 am

Last month I finished homeschooling two of my granddaughters, who are moving on to new schools for third grade. As I like to do at the beginning of each... Read More ›