Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 8, 2018

Capturing Their Heart By Malissa Custer When you were young, did you ever notice something that your parents loved, and wonder why it was so precious to them? When I was a kid, my grandma had a bunch of odd knick-knacks and glass paper weights that meant very much to her. They were always dusted […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 18, 2017

Love & Security By Malissa Custer All humans need love. It is part of how we are made. Love and boundaries create security. Order and peace create confidence. One of our biggest goals in parenting should be to produce adults who are well-rounded, can succeed in almost any situation, and can adapt to and work […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 8, 2017

My Thoughts on Raising a Respectful Teenager – Part 2 By Barbara Russell Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Prov. 14:1 When I was raising my children, I pictured myself “building a house.” In my last article, I focused on my children when they were infants […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 9, 2017

Winners and Losers By Malissa Custer Reactions are something I am constantly talking to my kids about. Everyone has feelings; it is what you do with those feelings that determines whether you get into trouble or not. I’ve found that competition has a way of creating supercharged situations for my kids to work through and […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
June 9, 2017

The Household of Faith By Barbara Russell I was not a perfect mother, and I do not have all the answers, so when it is time to write another FAR article, my brain is screaming, “Why do I even do this?!” Are mothers even reading it? And if they are, does it even help them? […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up A Child
April 6, 2017

The Power of a Mother By Barbara Russell I will never forget the first time I realized the powerful influence I had as a mother over my children.  It was both humbling and frightening. I noticed if I got angry, so did they.  If I was a complainer, so were they. If I was negative, […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
February 10, 2017

Counting My Blessings By Malissa Custer We went on a great vacation recently. I ate a lot of ice cream… that may be what made it so great? The reality of getting home from vacation hit like a ton of bricks, though. I was now back in my construction project house, where everywhere I looked […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
December 12, 2016

The Aged Woman By Barbara Russell Somewhere along life’s road, I graduated from the “Young Woman” to “Aged Woman.” It hasn’t been that many years ago when I was the young wife and mother, gleaning from “Far Above Rubies.” Oh, how I remember reading the article “Keepers At Home,” and the writer stating, “Ladies, it […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 3, 2016

Stuff By Barb Russell After I was married and had 3 children, my house became smaller and smaller. I am not a packrat, but I found that just clothes, shoes, toys, books, and baby items can really pile up! I heard a missionary wife tell her story about how she left for the mission field […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 9, 2016

Home Sweet Home What a whirlwind of a summer.  I doubt that anyone else feels any differently.  Every year goes faster than the last.  When I picture summer, I always think of lazy days in the heat while the kids run through the sprinkler and I flip through a magazine, my feet in the kiddie […]