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Author: Bill Ford

Birthday Blessings

Birthday celebrations should be fun for everyone. Pulling off something different and exciting every year can, however, become stressful even for the best of parents. Everyone likes to celebrate birthdays because for one day they become the center of attention. The cake, ice cream and presents are all about them. What if you could use this special birthday time to instill values into the special birthday celebration that will impact the whole family? Here is a simple way for you as moms and dads to inspire, encourage and speak life-giving words during each birthday celebration.   Here is a...

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Why is Your Family Important?

Why is your family so important? Why do our families matter? Is it bigger than just having children, making a living and retirement? Yes, it is; much bigger. Encourage your children through an understanding that your family was created as a foundation to change others around you: in your neighborhood, school, and even the world. Your family matters. Here are 5 thought provoking ideas on why our families were created. Believe it and talk about these ideas with your children. Family was created to be a loving union of members where the giving of and receiving of unconditional love...

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Extending Grace

Unmet expectations can lead to disappointment. When we feel like we have been let down by a parent, sibling or a friend, we can develop a root of bitterness and hold on to it for too long. This root of bitterness can become unhealthy and damage close relationships whenever we don’t have a grace-filled heart. Teaching our children about extending grace and forgiveness for one another might just turn anger into love and may help them avoid feelings of disappointment. Table Topics | Question 1 What does being let down mean? r Discover The answers might be generic at...

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Not a Perfect Parent? Try This.

If you’re like us you have had many moments where you felt like you were failing at a being a good parent. The kids or even the culture seemed to win over what we wanted as a family. In our minds it was supposed to look like this; more peace, joy, connection, respect and a whole lot less drama. What it looked like at the end of the day was almost a physical wrestling match, but most certainly a mental wrestling match over the ideal parent/child relationship.   We have found that getting back to the winning side of...

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Sitdown Comedy at the Dinner Table

Conversation at the table is important. To connect as a family and have those few moments of peace from our busy lives promotes health and wellbeing. Families who regularly eat together enjoy many other benefits; such as better healthy habits, better performance in school and greater self-esteem. To spice up your dinnertime and bring smiles and laughter to the family is also an important ingredient. Here are just a few ideas to try at your next meal time for a little more fun and giggles.   Tell a funny story about yourself. Place a deck of cards on the...

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