Balancing Your Emotions With Truth

Have you ever heard a statement like: “The devil wants you to pay attention to your feelings, Jesus wants you to pay attention to the truth”? Or maybe you’ve noticed that our culture can focus so much on making sure everyone feels good, that it limits our ability to speak truth, causing some to wonder if emotions are something to be dismissed or belittled.  As a counsellor I hear comments…

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Parenting: Laying a Foundation for Relationship and Self-Acceptance

  Laying the foundation your children need to develop and grow as God designed them to, isn’t something we always consider. In fact, often times I find myself sitting back and just being glad that my kids are doing what they “should” be doing or what they have been told to do. After all, why mess with something that isn’t broken, right? Well, unfortunately it isn’t that simple. Our children grow…

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Next Steps to Recovery from Pornography

Mountaneer climbs a snowy ridge in Mont Blanc, France. Enterprise, diligence, team work: mountaneering concepts. I can’t count the number of times men have come to me and asked, “Why won’t God give me the freedom I’m desperately seeking?” Even those men who have been in accountability relationships for years and who have attended groups designed to help them get free from addictions and issues, like Celebrate Recovery and Freedom…

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Obedience

Obedience… I was struck recently by something that maybe should be a given, but I don’t think it really is in our culture. The issue that spoke to me was that of obedience, obedience specifically as it relates to God and my relationship with Him. Obedience Is not about “Do this or else” but an offer to “please stay close and safe”   I was struck recently by something that…

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Audio: Teaching Our Children the Value of Quiet (and boredom)

Teaching our Children the Value of Quiet (and Boredom too)  Melissa and Dave’s Keynote address #2 at the BC Christian Home Educators Conference I believe that there is incredible potential for us to grow our children and a vital need for us to teach them how to embrace and look for opportunity in times of rest, quiet and ESPECIALLY Boredom! Melissa and I shared about this at a recent homeschool…

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Podcast – Technology’s Attack on Marriage: Finding Wise Digital Boundaries

The DFR team discusses the damage that the digital world can have on marriage and how to set up boundaries to keep your marriage safe. Technology’s Attack on Marriage – Finding Wise Digital Boundaries   http://traffic.libsyn.com/doingfamilyright/DFR71.m4a Podcast #71: Technology’s Attack on Marriage – Finding Wise Digital Boundaries   Originally posted on the DFR page HERE.  Follow this link to hear our podcast discussing the needed boundaries in our kids’ lives. 

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Audio: The Impact of Rules with Relationships on our Faith and Parenting

Click here to listen Rules – Relationship = Rebellion Exploring how rules impact our tendency as human beings to rebel – toward our parents and even towards God. Keynote address at CHEC (Christian Home Educators Conference)   For articles on this check out these links: The Heart of Discipline: The Principle of New Covenant Parenting – How Rules Relate to Rebellion Rules – Relationship = Rebellion : A Parenting Principle  

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Podcast – Face Time vs Screen Time: Helping kids with an electronic-digital balance

The DFR Podcast team discusses and gives tools for Helping our kids balance digital devices in their lives. Podcast #65: Face Time vs. Screen Time – Helping Kids Achieve Electronic-Digital Balance   http://traffic.libsyn.com/doingfamilyright/DFR65.m4a   Originally posted on HERE on the DFR site.   For more info follow these links: 6 Step guide to Social Media Introduction for you children Dr. Dave’s Cell Phone Sanity, a Graduated System for Cell Phone…

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