Family Legacy

Family and Parenting blog from Pastor Jim and Christine Mann

Discipline vs. Grace?

Dear Family Legacy, Where do I draw the line with my kids between discipline and grace? ~ Good Cop, Bad …

Turning Teenagers’ Hearts toward God

Dear Family Legacy, when a kid is a teenager, if they don’t want to spend time with God, do you …

Dangerous Freedom?

Dear Family Legacy, How do I set parameters related to our family’s faith in a secular environment? ~ Dangerous freedom? …

Empty Nest Syndrome

This week we asked our dear friends Bill and Jo Ellen Knight to discuss the so-called “empty nest syndrome.” They are uniquely qualified to do this – they’ve raised three godly kids who are now wonderful spouses and parents. When Christine and I aren’t sure how to parent (which is often!), the Knights are who we ask! As the Lord is preparing our own family for this stage, we thought we’d ask the experts: “How do you handle your kids growing up and leaving you with an ‘empty nest?’”

Your Family’s Mission

As the new year began, God spoke Isaiah 58:11-12 over the families of our church: The LORD will guide you …

Grace-Filled Homes

We asked our daughter recently what she thought the biggest need was in homes of her friends. She answered without …

Will Your Teenager Leave the Faith?

We’ve been pastoring for 23 years now…and parenting for almost 19 of those. Speaking from BOTH perspectives, we’ve discovered that …

Praying for Your Kids

How do you pray for your child? There are thousands of books, websites, and blogs out there showing us how …