Category: Family life

Tackling Tattling

If you have more than one child, you have a tattling problem in your home. How can you deal with tattling biblically? OCEANetwork board member Shelli Wanvig provides some food for thought in this difficult area of parenting.

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129 comments | Posted by Dorothy Karman on Oct 4, 2014 at 2:04 PM | Categories: Discipling - Family life - Parenting -

Teacher in Training

homeschool teacher in training

It is a basic truth that homeschooling by its very nature requires flexibility. The most common statement I get when someone finds out I’m homeschooling is that I must have amazing patience.  Hah! If only they knew! Whatever your personal triggers for irritation are, they will be inevitably flipped while homeschooling. You can count on it. But in that irritation you will often find the Perfect Parent teaching the teacher the lessons that need to be learned.


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110 comments | Posted by Christine Bullock on Oct 7, 2013 at 1:37 AM | Categories: Discipling - Encouragement - Family life - Homeschooling -

Worth Caring for and Preserving

In the 1970s, young men barely out of high school were drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. The average age of our combat troops in Vietnam was 20. Some left for Vietnam straight out of high school.

The teenage soldier had two frequent laments: leaving his high school sweetheart behind and finding someone worthy to care for his car. 

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137 comments | Posted by Dorothy Karman on Sep 16, 2013 at 11:57 PM | Categories: Encouragement - Family life -