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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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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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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Engaging in Relationships with our Children with Melissa McVety

  Its far too easy to get preoccupied with “Doing” daily tasks and the outward behaviour of our children where we lose sight of who are kids are, and the incredible value of quiet time and “being” in their presence https://apotekerendk.com/. This is a video clip from our full talk at the Christian Homeschoolers Education Conference For another quick video from the same conference click here: Boredom as time for…

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Redefining Boredom – “boredom” is an Opportunity for Relationship with Our Children

Redefining Boredom Lets learn to hear the word “boredom” as a positive instead of a negative! When our kids say they are bored, lets see it as an opportunity to connect with them and to build into our relationship with them. This is a video clip from our full talk at the Christian Homeschoolers Education Conference   To read more on this topic check out these links: Redefining Boredom Part…

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The Heart of Discipline – The Principle of New Covenant Parenting, How Rules Relate to Rebellion

The Heart of Discipline The Principle of New Covenant Parenting – How Rules Relate to Rebellion The Heart of Discipline – The Principle of New Covenant Parenting and How Rules Relate to Rebellion One of my goals as a parent is to see my children be well-behaved and function well in society. I remember being counselled not to parent out of fear or control, but to proactively prepare. To prepare…

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