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Parenting Forward

Jun 20, 2022

Summer is a busy season when you’re in the church. There are lots of family activities going on, childcare to work out, and, of course, VBS. 

Because we’re nearing VBS season, I thought it’d be a good time to talk about whether or not you should send your kids to VBS. Even more so, I want to discuss the bigger...


Jun 6, 2022

If you’ve got a child nearing college or already there, this episode is for you. 

We’re going to take a critical look at evangelical colleges and universities and analyze the experience they provide our kids. Having attended the evangelical college Wheaton, I have firsthand experience to bring to the table that...


May 23, 2022

Ever been triggered by your child’s behavior? It can feel uncontrollable. No matter how hard we try to hold ourselves back when our child behaves a certain way, it immediately puts us into triggered mode.

Jen Lumanlan addressed this in her talk at my recent Parenting is Revolutionary conference. Jen holds an MS in...


May 9, 2022

The Parenting is Revolutionary Conference is over! It was an incredible time connecting with other parents and parenting influencers in the online space. I myself learned so much and, though I’m exhausted, I feel so fulfilled by the experience.

Throughout many of the sessions of the conference, childhood trauma was...


Apr 18, 2022

One of my favorite people, Hillary McBride, recently posted this on Twitter: “Spiritual trauma is someone handing you an inner critic and telling you it’s the voice of God.” 

 

I love that quote because it paints the picture of religious trauma so well. Trauma doesn’t always have to involve one disastrous event;...