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6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game | Rule #5 Live Generously | Pastor Rachel Billups | 3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to be Others-Focused

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game Rule #5 Live Generously Pastor Rachel Billups Sometimes we expect our kids to understand generosity by osmosis. Like if they just see what we do or don’t do, then VOILA they’ll be great at this money stuff. We can do better. Generosity isn’t just a lesson your kids are going to learn at church. Generosity starts at home. Teaching your kids to live generous lives doesn’t actually start with money.  It begins with your kiddos thinking beyond themselves. There are other people who have beating hearts, inherent value, intrinsic worth – as

October 19th, 2021|

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game | Rule #4 Reject the Comparison Trap | Pastor Mike “Fitz” Fitzpatrick

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game Rule #4 Reject the Comparison Trap Mike "Fitz" Fitzpatrick As a dad of four, I struggle with the comparison trap. I feel like I as a parent and my family as a unit have to measure up to an elusive, all-important standard. Anyone else feel that way? I know of a family. Mom and Dad have the best marriage. They have a date night every week and are super connected. Their kids are pretty awesome. Each of them gets great grades and excels in their extracurriculars. They are super-polite, too, always saying

October 12th, 2021|

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game | Rule #3 Don’t Worry, Trust God | Pastor Rachel Billups

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game Rule #3 Don’t Worry Trust God Pastor Rachel Billups | 8 min read Worry, anxiety, concern, fear–it all seems baked right into every single day. Even if everything feels calm when you go to sleep at night, there’s inevitably something to worry about the moment you wake up. HOW BIG IS YOUR WORRY BUCKET? How much worry are you comfortable carrying? I come from a long line of card-carrying worriers.  When it comes to parenthood, there’s plenty of worry to go around. My husband Jon and I brought our daughter Adeline home

October 4th, 2021|

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game | Rule #2 Model Daily | Pastor Mike Fitzpatrick

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game Rule #2 Model Daily Pastor Fitz One night around the dinner table with my family, I was complaining my rough day. My daughter Hannah (pictured above) rolled her eyes and said, “You know, Dad, if that’s the worst thing that happens to you today, it’s a pretty good day.” Boom. Roasted. But I say the same thing to her all the time. Have you ever had that happen to you? Maybe it’s something you say, or a hand gesture or a facial expression and your spouse says, “That is SO you!” We

September 28th, 2021|Tags: |

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game | Rule #1 Teach Your Kids Well | Pastor Rachel Billups

6 Rules to Win the Parenting Game Rule #1 Teach Your Kids Well Rachel Billups TIME OUT! Do you ever feel like you spend most of your days as a parent playing referee? Maybe you’re breaking up fights between siblings, putting a kid in time out, wondering who’s taken your car without asking again or scraping up a meltdown in aisle 3. Parenting is hard! A couple of weeks ago the Billups party of 6 found ourselves walking the beautiful circle of downtown Troy, Ohio. We shopped our way around the circle until we landed at

September 21st, 2021|Tags: |
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