Research into resources.

Research into resources.

Helping the church become the best place for young people to grow.

Turning college interview prep into a conversation to remember

Turning college interview prep into a conversation to remember

When my husband and I were navigating the college application process with our son a year ago, we made ourselves a mantra: “We only get to do this once with Nathan, so let’s enjoy it.”

We were determined to make this task a highlight, and not a lowlight, of our son’s high school experience. Our goal was to increase our connection with him and decrease the accompanying stress he felt about the possibility of being accepted or rejected from the institutions he hoped would give him a bright future.

7 strategies to respond to teenage girls’ stress and anxiety

7 strategies to respond to teenage girls’ stress and anxiety

Lisa Damour’s Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls helped me identify seven vital strategies parents and leaders can use to respond teenage girls’ stress and anxiety. While I am focusing these recommendations on our “girls,” I plan on using these in my own home with both my son and daughters and at church and our kids’ schools with all the teenagers I can.

Holidays

Eight Ideas to Help You Reclaim Gratitude This Season

Eight Ideas to Help You Reclaim Gratitude This Season

In a culture that elevates entitlement and what’s-best-for-me, Thanksgiving invites us to be grateful, and to share that gratitude with both friends and strangers. As followers of Jesus, gratitude takes on a special meaning.

Turning college interview prep into a conversation to remember

Turning college interview prep into a conversation to remember

When my husband and I were navigating the college application process with our son a year ago, we made ourselves a mantra: “We only get to do this once with Nathan, so let’s enjoy it.”

We were determined to make this task a highlight, and not a lowlight, of our son’s high school experience. Our goal was to increase our connection with him and decrease the accompanying stress he felt about the possibility of being accepted or rejected from the institutions he hoped would give him a bright future.