Are adults the only ones who struggle with the issue of comparison? Nope. Are the stakes lower for kids when they compare themselves to others? Nope again. So, what are parents to do? Good news! We can be prepared to coach our kids, regardless of their ages, through the mine field of constant comparison. They don’t have to find themselves feeling jealous, envious, or “less-than” because others seem to have more. They don’t have to be twenty-something to begin understanding the value and worth that is uniquely theirs.
I recently had the opportunity to co-write an article for Focus on the Family about helping our kiddos avoid the trap of comparison. Check it out here: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/schoolage-children/kids-and-comparison/less-room-for-comparison.
Need a yummy side dish for your Christmas Dinner? Give this a try! Grandmama's Cranberry-Apple Bake 3 cups sliced apples 2 cups raw cranberries 3/4 cup sugar (I use Sucanat or dehydrated cane juice) 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or whatever nuts you like)... Read More
Breathing Room is finally on bookshelves. But it was supposed to be there 12 months ago. To explain why it wasn’t, I have to back up a decade. When my oldest son, Andrew, entered high school, it dawned on me that I was in the latter half of my full-time, hands-on mom season. My... Read More
Over the course of history, in every generation, there is perpetual discussion about what story might qualify as the greatest story ever told. I have an opinion as well. The greatest story ever told is great because it’s common to every person who has walked the earth. The greatest story ever told is great because... Read More
Sandra is a Georgia native and has lived in the Atlanta area since graduating from Georgia Tech in 1988. She married Andy that same year and they founded North Point Ministries in 1995. Sandra’s ministry passion is promoting foster care in the local church. Much of her time these days is spent in seminary classes through Dallas Theological Seminary, working on various writing projects, and continuing her involvement with Fostering Together – the foster care initiative at North Point Ministries.
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“For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).