Holiday

Halloween: 3 Controversial Things to Celebrate, Avoid, and Redeem

Halloween: 3 Controversial Things to Celebrate, Avoid, and Redeem

It seems that Christians get a bad rap for being "against" a lot of things surrounding Halloween. I've already lost count of the number of "Fall Festivals" and "Halloween Alternatives" at local churches on Halloween night. There are certainly negative and dangerous traditions that go along with Halloween, but it's also the single greatest evangelism holiday in America. You've probably wrestled with how to participate in the celebrations without getting sucked into all the negativity. Here are a few common questions about Halloween, and how you can Celebrate the good, Avoid the bad, and Redeem the traditions in light of the Gospel.

  1. How Can I Help My Kids Pick An Appropriate Costume?
  2. Should My Family Go Trick-or-Treating?
  3. Are Scary Movies OK for My Kids?

Find out the answers to these questions by reading more.

Have a Fun & Frugal 4th of July

Have a Fun & Frugal 4th of July

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, mainly because it is usually filled with delicious food, pretty fireworks, and great company. Regardless of your holiday plans, you can cultivate memories and traditions that bring your family closer together. Kids won't always remember the mundane, but they will remember the unexpected. Throw a little bit of creativity into your regular plans for the 4th, and your kids will remember it for years to come. Here's a few creative ideas to create a memorable, fun, and frugal 4th of July.