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Valentine’s Day

Focusing on True Love

Valentine’s Day is coming. Take advantage of the moment to use some of these ideas from the archives to help your kids understand God’s love. We throw around the word “love” a lot. We love pizza. We love our sports teams. We love our families. We love God. I’m pretty sure most of us love … Continue reading »

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Love is…

  Today is Valentine’s Day, the day we celebrate love. There will be chocolates and flowers. You’ll probably give your kids a little something to remind them that you love them today. As we celebrate love today, it’s a good time to show and talk with our kids about what love really looks like. Unfortunately, … Continue reading »

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Kids Need Love

Today is Valentine’s Day — a day devoted to celebrating love. The longer I’m a parent and the more time I spend with kids of all ages, the more convinced I am that love is the most important thing to kids. They need to know for certain that God loves them and that their parents love … Continue reading »

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Friday Introductions: Inspired By Family

All week we’ve been looking at the characteristics of God’s love. We’ve learned that God’s love is unconditional, everlasting, and bigger than we can imagine. But you know what else God’s love is? It’s useful. God loves us in a way that lets us fill ourselves up with His love. His love offers us strength … Continue reading »

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Unconditional Love

I like to think I love my kids unconditionally. But I don’t. I love them the best way that I can. But there are moments. Moments when disappointment overwhelms love. Moments when anger pushes love to the side. Moments when the desire for just 30 seconds to myself becomes the driving force in my life. … Continue reading »

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Big Love

When my girls were little, they loved the book Guess How Much I Love You. It’s the story of a mommy rabbit and her child. Each night they tell each other how much they love each other, each trying to outdo the other one. It finally ends with the baby rabbit saying, “I love you … Continue reading »

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