Adolescence

ways to pray about phone use as parent

3 Ways to Pray about Your Phone Use as a Parent

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 27, 2023

Holly’s essay about video games and Meta’s blessing for a child’s first phone got us thinking about more ways to pray about technology and our families. What would you add to the list to approach our own screen time as parents from a faith perspective? 1. Pray about your own screen time 2. Make a…

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A Blessing For Their First Phone

By Meta Herrick Carlson | January 25, 2023

The device contains a universe of things and also nothing of any importance. May it be a tool you own and use so that it does not own and use you. May it offer connection to what is real rather than escape from what matters. May it be the last place you look for validation…

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Never In A Million Years: Playing the Parenting Game

By Holly Forseth | January 23, 2023

Most days, I pop into my teenage boys’ rooms to plant a kiss on their heads. Sometimes it’s because I walk by, see their sweet little (actually, big) selves at the computer, and have the urge to say hi. Other times I realize I haven’t seen them in awhile, so I stop what I’m doing…

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She Never Regretted Her Yes

By Anna Bonnema | December 26, 2022

During the June after my triplets’ junior year of high school, I signed up for a five-day silent retreat about three hours north of my home. Right off the bat, I thought twice about going since I knew we were heading into their senior year, the last year they would live at home. Part of me…

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a prayer for a new school year

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 8, 2015

Here is a prayer for all of us in the midst of transition: to a new season, a new schedule, or a new school year. A prayer to God who guides us all. You are Alpha and Omega.      Bless the end of our summer and the beginning of our fall. You are Abba…

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3 Ways to Pray about Your Phone Use as a Parent

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 27, 2023 |
ways to pray about phone use as parent

Holly’s essay about video games and Meta’s blessing for a child’s first phone got us thinking about more ways to pray about technology and our families. What would you add to the list to approach our own screen time as parents from a faith perspective? 1. Pray about your own screen time 2. Make a…

READ MORE

A Blessing For Their First Phone

By Meta Herrick Carlson | January 25, 2023 |
blessing first phone

The device contains a universe of things and also nothing of any importance. May it be a tool you own and use so that it does not own and use you. May it offer connection to what is real rather than escape from what matters. May it be the last place you look for validation…

READ MORE

Never In A Million Years: Playing the Parenting Game

By Holly Forseth | January 23, 2023 |
video games kids

Most days, I pop into my teenage boys’ rooms to plant a kiss on their heads. Sometimes it’s because I walk by, see their sweet little (actually, big) selves at the computer, and have the urge to say hi. Other times I realize I haven’t seen them in awhile, so I stop what I’m doing…

READ MORE

She Never Regretted Her Yes

By Anna Bonnema | December 26, 2022 |
letting go motherhood

During the June after my triplets’ junior year of high school, I signed up for a five-day silent retreat about three hours north of my home. Right off the bat, I thought twice about going since I knew we were heading into their senior year, the last year they would live at home. Part of me…

READ MORE

a prayer for a new school year

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 8, 2015 |

Here is a prayer for all of us in the midst of transition: to a new season, a new schedule, or a new school year. A prayer to God who guides us all. You are Alpha and Omega.      Bless the end of our summer and the beginning of our fall. You are Abba…

READ MORE