Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fear

Tools for Peaceful Parenting

By Michele, Contributing Writer From Day 1, fear can be a huge temptation in parenting, although the specific fears may change from season to season. I continually try to remind myself that my children belong to God, and they are in His hands. He created them and placed them into our family for a reason. Meanwhile, God continues to mold me, instill a greater foundation of faith, and refine my own character, too, through this journey of parenting. As I seek to train up my […]

Is It Wrong for Moms to Work?

Is it wrong for moms to work?- Keeper of the Home

This summer we are taking some time to discuss some current issues that are on our minds–issues that we do not know how to answer. So far, we have explored the likes of birth control, thyroid problems, and wealth accumulation among Christians. We are relying on you, the Keeper of the Home readers, to weigh in as we wrestle with these often complex subjects. By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Today I’m addressing what is often another very heated debate: Is it wrong for moms to work? […]

The Most Important Thing You Need to Know About Yourself—and Why

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I’d Like to Introduce You to—Yourself YOU are a WEMMICK. Now before you click away thinking I’m off my rocker, let me just say that what I’m about to tell you could change the color of your world, and doesn’t that sound interesting? So let’s get to know yourself, but before we do, let’s talk about where I get this Wemmick thing from. Max Lucado has written a series of books for children that all revolve around these adorable little wooden creatures called Wemmicks. They […]

The Great Debate: Is it Wrong for Christians to Be Wealthy?

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By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I walk into my bedroom. I see the naked white walls. I imagine them with a small collection of hanging prints and unique pieces like this one, or maybe a bunch of printed instagrams, like this. It would really make the space into something special, I think to myself. Maybe add a few colourful throw pillows and a couple of new matching alarm clocks to replace the 15-year-old one we scrounged from his parents’ basement. Because everyone deserves matching alarm […]

Practicing Hospitality Through Imperfection & Fear

Practicing Hospitality Despite our Imperfections and Fear

Guest Post by Jami of Young Wife’s Guide When I invite guests over to my house, I envision a perfect day of getting things ready. My twin baby boys will be perfectly behaved. I will get up early and start preparing the beans and chicken for dinner. I will get the kitchen perfectly clean, pick up the toys, clean the toilet, make dinner and dessert from scratch, AND be perfectly dressed and put together when guests arrive at 6 o’clock. Of course, my day actually […]

Let’s Talk About Birth Control, Shall We?

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By Natalie, Contributing Writer Got your guard up? Hopefully this post will help bring the different sides together a little closer on this subject. I don’t claim to have it all figured out, but since Stephanie asked the contributors on KOTH to write up a post this month on a topic that we don’t have all the answers for, and since I am publishing a book this month (catch the details below!) about women who had lots of babies over the course of three decades, […]

Simple ways to connect with your kids when you’re already tired

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer We know that kids need quality and quantity time with their parents in order to connect with them. We know the value of tying heart strings between us. But what’s a mom to do when she is already exhausted? Motherhood is not for wimps. Meeting the needs of children can be draining at times. Add to that pregnancy, a little morning sickness, a newborn, or just general life stuff, and you can get tired pretty quickly. As someone who […]

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

Three Attitude Adjustments During Pregnancy

                  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Pregnancy is such a mixed bag, don’t you think? On the one hand you have the miracle of LIFE filling your body. On the other hand you also get the garden variety of emotions and physical stresses that come with the complete package. If you’re lucky, that is. If you’re not so lucky, you get worse. That can include anything from bed rest to miscarriage to infant loss. But wait a minute. […]