Audio: Teaching Our Children the Value of Quiet (and boredom)

Teaching our Children the Value of Quiet (and Boredom too) 

Melissa and Dave’s Keynote address #2 at the BC Christian Home Educators Conference

I believe that there is incredible potential for us to grow our children and a vital need for us to teach them how to embrace and look for opportunity in times of rest, quiet and ESPECIALLY Boredom! Melissa and I shared about this at a recent homeschool conference as the keynote speakers.

Teaching our Children the Value of Quiet (and Boredom too) 

For more reading in my Redefining Boredom Series follow these links:

Part 1: Room for relationship

Part 2: Healing

Part 3: Creativity

Part 4: Spiritual Growth

Podcast – Technology’s Attack on Marriage: Finding Wise Digital Boundaries

The DFR team discusses the damage that the digital world can have on marriage and how to set up boundaries to keep your marriage safe. Technology’s Attack on Marriage – Finding Wise Digital Boundaries


Podcast #71: Technology’s Attack on Marriage – Finding Wise Digital Boundaries


Originally posted on the DFR page HERE. 

Follow this link to hear our podcast discussing the needed boundaries in our kids’ lives. 

Audio: The Impact of Rules with Relationships on our Faith and Parenting

Click here to listen Rules – Relationship = Rebellion

Exploring how rules impact our tendency as human beings to rebel – toward our parents and even towards God.

Keynote address at CHEC (Christian Home Educators Conference)


For articles on this check out these links:

The Heart of Discipline: The Principle of New Covenant Parenting – How Rules Relate to Rebellion

Rules – Relationship = Rebellion : A Parenting Principle


Podcast – Face Time vs Screen Time: Helping kids with an electronic-digital balance

The DFR Podcast team discusses and gives tools for Helping our kids balance digital devices in their lives.

Podcast #65: Face Time vs. Screen Time – Helping Kids Achieve Electronic-Digital Balance



Originally posted on HERE on the DFR site.


For more info follow these links:

6 Step guide to Social Media Introduction for you children

Dr. Dave’s Cell Phone Sanity, a Graduated System for Cell Phone Introduction

Filters for every device in your home – There is a need for all devices in your home to be filtered. This article also gives names of sites and programs that will help you monitor text messages, Instagram and Facebook accounts if you find the need.

The Three Layered Approach to Internet Security– The how to and why’s of the filters listed above.

iPod Safety in 3 steps

Podcast – What Happens to Our Relationship When the Butterflies of Love Die?

What happens to our relationship with the Butterflies of love die? Is it over – or is it part of the cycle of relationships? And can we get them back?


Join us on the DFR podcast as we discuss where to go from here – and if what “dead butterflies” mean for our relationships.



For Dave’s article on the same topic click here.

or in my blog here.