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Articles in category: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!

Why My Kid Does Not Need Bath Toys

Our two-year-old boy old loves his bath. Many well-meaning relatives wanted to get him some bath toys for his birthday and for Christmas. For some reason, I balked at the idea. It took me a while, but with God’s help, I was able to figure out why I had such a violent...
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Starting Slow

A long time ago I ran a marathon. In Alaska. At the base of Mt. McKinley. Seriously, in my current fitness state that idea feels ridiculous now. It sounded like a good idea at the time. My husband to be and I were newly engaged and it felt like the perfect way to...
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The Real Impact of Imagination

One of the best things our parents ever did for me and my sister, Sarah, was let us get bored. “Good,” Mom would say when I whined to her that I was bored. “If you’re never bored, then you’ll never learn how to make fun for yourself.” And this probably why I have a...
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Help! We’re Starting Challenge Without Foundations!

Are you considering joining a Challenge community—even though your child has not been through a Foundations program? You probably have loads of questions, a great deal of excitement, and maybe a few concerns. The lure of integrated subjects, the offer of organized,...
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Rhett Butler and Relationship Advice

Recently I did something brave. I took my own advice. I have said that if you want your children to be vulnerable with you, you have to be vulnerable with them. So, when I sensed that my daughter who turned twelve this summer was beginning to hold back—feeling perhaps...
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