Parenting Archives - Seedbed

Sometimes, as Christians, we can get really good at navel-gazing. We can get so caught up in the busyness of everyday ministry, that we fail to see the people. One thing that I have often noticed is how easy it is to be so surrounded by church people that we never even encounter the outside world in a meaningful way. For me, the most important question has become, "What am I going to do about it?"

How in the world can we talk with our children and help them understand death when we don't understand it ourselves? The topic makes us uncomfortable and afraid. It touches pain inside our own hearts from the questions we have that remain unanswered. Ellen Martin offers helpful, solid advice for helping our children death with death and grief.

A new school year is around the corner. Traditionally, children and their parents give teachers gifts for Christmas or teacher appreciation day. But, Kathy Milans suggests a radical new approach to gift giving. Why not start the year off with the best gifts of all, not only for our children's teachers, but for our children as well?

Have you ever wanted a way to intentionally track your prayer life and count the ways the Lord answers you? Heather Butler tells about a prayer wall that changed her family's prayer life.

What can you do when Halloween is too scary for a child? Ellen Martin shares helpful tips on combating fear during the season of yard decorations, costumes, and all things creepy.

October is infant and pregnancy loss awareness month. Our prayers are with all those who are grieving the loss of a child at any stage. Rachel Paddock shares an intimate look into the life and loss of her unborn child, Micah.

How can we avoid the entitlement trap and raise our children without it? Heather Butler offers insight into the way we can begin rearing children without a mentality that the world owes them something.

As soon as your children become adults and leave home, you stand there thinking, "What now?" Heather Butler shares her transition into having an adult child leave for college, and how grace helps her walk through that transition.

 Sigmund Freud observed that the two great themes of adult life are love and work. Although reluctant to elevate Freud’s work as a spiritual...

It has been two and a half years since I first held my Olivia in my arms. Early in my journey, Laura Beach encouraged me to reflect and write on my experiences becoming a new mom. “So many are walking this journey and need some guidance, and not much has been written,” she said.

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