Faith in the Home Forum and a Giveaway

Welcome to the first official discussion for the Faith in the Home Forum! I am excited you could join in the discussion today about creating a “Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids”  (affiliate link) through intergenerational mentorship, navigating doubts, and modeling genuine faith. Now, I did share some resources/homework for those who were interested, but it is not required to join in the discussion. I would love to hear your input as a parent, young adult, or from the perspective of whatever season of life you currently reside in. In Kara Powell’s research she found that intentional intergenerational relationships, … Read more…

Faith in the Home Forum

Alright wonderful readers and friends! I have a proposition for you . . .  The Faith in the Home Forum.  Above all else, I believe our calling as parents is to introduce our children to their creator. To nurture and model what authentic faith looks like in daily life. But how do we do this? I want to start a discussion here at The Engaged Home about nurturing faith in the home. Mitch and I love to share what we are doing in our own family, and we have experience working with teens and their families. But we know that you also … Read more…

If It’s Not a Definite “Yes”, It’s a Definite “No”

I have issues saying “no.” It feels rude and selfish. But it is a powerful tiny two-letter word. Due to my inability to say “no” I even found myself dating a guy I had no interest in dating. My attempt to “let him down lightly” without saying a straightforward “no” backfired. Unsurprisingly, that short-lived relationship led to an awkward breakup. That experience was a wake-up call for me. Even if “no” didn’t feel very nice, it was a word I needed to incorporate into my vocabulary. In college I wanted to do it all. I feared the thought of passing up an opportunity or missing … Read more…

The National Conference on Youth Ministry (NCYM 2015)

Mitch and I just returned from the National Conference on Youth Ministry (NCYM 2015) in Dallas, TX. We drove the whole way, and, whew, my stiff pregnant body is glad to be off the road! I intended to post more from the conference, but God commanded our full time and attention. The theme this year was “Presence” with a scriptural focus on Exodus 33. That familiar chapter came alive in a whole new way for me this past week. The speakers and teachers brought encouragement, but we also walked away feeling personally convicted and challenged to grow. Mitch jokingly refers to … Read more…