Keepers Ministry | Parenting

Follow Keepers on Pinterest!

Follow Keepers on Pinterest!
Do you love scrolling through Pinterest for the latest ideas, encouragement, quotes, advice and recipes? Did you know that Keepers Ministry has a Pinterest board so you can follow us and... Read More

Parenting Tool: Spender or Saver?

Parenting Tool: Spender or Saver?
If you have a child that has a “money burns a hole in their pocket” mindset then I hope this is helpful to you. And it is great reminder for adults too. We desperately needed guidance for our child when this issue led to arguments in every store. We would try to reason and... Read More

Thrive Gathering for Single Mothers: Register Today!

Thrive Gathering for Single Mothers: Register Today!
Do you know a single mother? The greatest thing you can do is TELL her about Arise Ministries and GET her to the THRIVE gathering on Saturday, June 23rd – but you’ll need to register asap (see www.ariseministries.net). And her children get to enjoy a "Vacation Bible School" experience. What a joy for women to care for one another!... Read More

Motherhood: Taking Time to Recharge

Motherhood: Taking Time to Recharge
MARIA (mom of 6): I love being a mom. For me it is enjoyable and rewarding, but at times, it can be physically exhausting and emotionally draining. My married daughter, with four children of her own, asked me if there was one thing I would have done differently in my parenting. I told her I would have taken more time for myself. I believe I would have been a better wife and mom, if I would have learned the art of ... Read More

Parenting Principle #5 -Be a Parent Instead of a Friend

Parenting Principle #5 -Be a Parent Instead of a Friend
Friend, you were created in God’s perfect timing (Psalms 139:4-6). God had your purpose in mind when He created you (Jeremiah 29:11). This includes your future children. God created that child for you at the exact time that He did and God ordained you to be that child’s parent (Psalm 139:13-14)... Read More

Parenting Principle #4 -Popular is Not Always Best

Parenting Principle #4 -Popular is Not Always Best
As parents, we sometimes must make decisions that are not popular or well received. We could be unpopular with:
• Our children
• Our children’s friends
• Other parents
• Extended Family Read More

Parenting Principle #3 -Hard Work Produces Character

Parenting Principle #3 -Hard Work Produces Character
As parent’s we often want to make life easier for our children. Because of our love for them we may want to buy gifts for them often, provide for their every need and offer the most simplistic options for ease in life. We may have the best of intentions, but we may be doing our children a huge disservice. Here are some considerations about this topic... Read More

Parenting Principle #2—Disappointments & Failures

Parenting Principle #2—Disappointments & Failures
When I think back on my disappointments in life I recognize the goodness of God in many of those. I may not always understand, but I can rejoice in knowing He has a plan. I may still struggle through the pain, but deep down I know that God is at work to bring good out of the difficulties (Romans 8:28). This perspective is something I will need to... Read More

Parenting Principle #1 -A Keeper Stands Guard

Parenting Principle #1 -A Keeper Stands Guard
As mothers we would never permit someone dangerous to come into our home. We wouldn’t knowingly allow a bad example to have full access to our children. We would be hesitant to allow filthy talking teens to have an influence on our own teenagers. Nor would we encourage our young adults to... Read More

Dare To Be The "Mean Mom"

Dare To Be The "Mean Mom"
Have you ever heard those words that kids love to say, “Everyone else gets to…” or “I’m the only one who doesn’t have…” or “That’s not fair!” Or maybe you have heard this as well, “You are so lame/strict/mean/(fill in the blank), Mom!” When I was young... Read More
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