Top 10 Ways To Make Father’s Day Fantastic

For All You Dads Out There… 10. Eat a steak…then some chicken wings. 9. Take a nap or two or three. 8. Force the rest of the family to listen to your favorite band from High School. 7. Give everybody in your family a gift…their very own necktie. 6. Insist the entire family go to […]

A Parents Guide to Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse

Many, perhaps most, teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol. This doesn’t mean they will become addicts, but the experimental behavior that occurs at adolescence can quickly bring problems, even deadly ones, to a family. The Franklin family lost their son, the school’s quarterback and a leader of their church’s youth group, in a drunk driving […]

In-laws, Step Families and The Blend: Five Tips to Navigate the Relationship

As we work through the five tips that follow, keep in mind this principle: “Wear beige and keep your mouth shut.” It effectively summarizes the best approach to navigating and improving a relationship with an in-law. One woman told me, “I’m surprised my tongue doesn’t have scars from the number of times I’ve had to […]

Plunge Into Parenting

Are you getting ready to or just beginning the plunge into parenting? It can be overwhelming, to say the least, embarking on the parenting journey. Pause and take a breath. Unpack some fundamental ideas that will help you plunge into parenting well. Here we go! [button open_new_tab=”true” color=”accent-color” hover_text_color_override=”#fff” size=”medium” url=”https://saddlebackparents.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Plunging-Into-Parenting-Outline.pdf” text=”Download The Outline” color_override=””] […]

Prayerful Parenting

It is clear that we should be praying regularly for our children. But oftentimes that is easier said than done. Prayerful parenting is an intentional effort.  And then the power of those prayers reverberates in and through your children.  Take away some simple yet impactful reminders as you become a more prayerful parent. Never stop […]