Tag Archives: Love

The Language of Love

I often end up with tiny people sleeping in my bed. I don’t mind most of the time, and the last few nights I have treasured their presence. Maximus poked me; “Mommy, I am ready to get up now”. <yaaawn> … Continue reading

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Myth Busting 8: Breaking a lamb’s leg

Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable: Suppose one of … Continue reading

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Dobson.  Tripp.  Ezzo.  Pearl.  When I hear these names, I think of self-proclaimed parenting gurus.  They say they have the perfect formula to churn out the perfect child.  If you simply follow their plan, you’ll raise perfectly behaved, perfectly Godly, … Continue reading

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It’s really quite simple…

I have wanted- for some time now- to try to write one post on what being a gentle Christian Momma means for me. Many have argued that the only ‘biblical’ way to raise children is to strike them as punishment … Continue reading

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Proverbs and Spanking – Part 3: Believer’s Behavior

Hello! It’s been a while… I apologize for that. The last couple of months have been a bit difficult and sitting down to write just hasn’t happened. However, things are getting back to normal and here I am! Sitting down … Continue reading

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Law vs Grace

Here is an excellent illustration of the differences between a Law-based relationship, and a Grace-based relationship. Thank you Carissa! The Story of John Law and John Grace gg

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Spanking and Proverbs – Part 2: Interpretations

In my last post on the topic of Proverbs and the issue of spanking, I concluded that regardless of your interpretation of the “rod” verses, spanking is not a salvation issue. Proverbs is not a book of law or of … Continue reading

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Grace Based Discipline and the Oppositional Child

Maximus can be a very difficult little boy, especially when he eats any artificial color, flavor, sweeteners, or high-fructose corn syrup. I know there is dissention- especially in Christian circles, about food additives and their ability to cause uncontrollable behaviors- … Continue reading

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Side Effects of Shame- the legacy of punishment.

The Legacy left by punitive parenting is undoubtedly a sense of deep personal shame. This extends back generations in my family, and that legacy will affect my children’s children as well. My Grandparents, Parents, Siblings, and I have all been … Continue reading

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Entrapment

One cool evening in autumn I went for a little walk. I walked carefully along the edge of our yard, which was bordered by a stone wall…I loved the feel of the smooth stone under my feet, and the air … Continue reading

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