Let's be honest... It can be daunting to raise a boy in a culture that has waged war against strong men. And who doesn't want all the help you can get? Vicki Courtney, the founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries, offers encouragement and practical tools for moms to navigate raising boys and girls in the midst of the chaos. Here's an excerpt from Courtney's 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your … [Read more...]

As a mother of 3 grown children, I've come to realize that the hardest job we as mothers have is RAISING THEM! Yes, we may or may not have jobs outside the home. We may be head chef, chief clothes washer, homework checker, boo-boo kissers, referee, taxi driver, team mom, and banker, but none of that matters if we're not raising our children in homes that offer security, love, and most of all … [Read more...]

Tomorrow my husband and I will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Well, technically we may not "celebrate" our anniversary tomorrow because he has to go to work and I'm dealing with a post-surgery dog and we probably won't get a sitter on a Thursday night. But at some point this weekend, we will celebrate. Fifteen years is a milestone. I've been thinking a lot lately about how hard marriage … [Read more...]

FEATURING SCOUT THE WONDER PUP! (wait for it!) This is the day we look at the entries with the most votes and pick our winners. We will announce them at our LIVE Web cast on Tuesday with special guests Vicki Courtney, Angela Thomas, Tammie Head, Jennifer Rothschild, Kelly Minter and Angie Smith. That's an 'Abundance' of guests...har. Enjoy Vicki's darling video and we will see you … [Read more...]

I don't know about y'all, but sometimes when I think about the world today's kids are growing up in, and when I stop and take an inventory of all the pressures they're going to face - all the issues they're going to have to tackle head-on - well, it makes me feel like I can't breathe so well. There's just so much junk out there. So much brokenness. So much. That's why I'm more grateful than I can … [Read more...]

Y'all, this weekend marks the end of an era. The last You and Your Girl Event featuring Vicki Courtney will be this Saturday, October 15th in Wylie, Texas. You and Your Girl events began in 2006 and have been to 22 live locations and 68 simulcast locations. It's reached over 18,000 moms/daughters live and countless others through the modern marvel of simulcast. I had the opportunity to take my … [Read more...]