On forming a united front in the family

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Learning how to love and be loved is like archery lessons that teach us how to cast out fear: aim for the bulls-eye, where the love of God rests and there is peace. Hopefully we are all learning how to become better versions of ourselves, holding one accountable with a mercy and a heart full of hope and faith that the grace of God carries us forward closer to Him when we seek His face.

On what it means to succeed and be happy

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Children receive a lot of input about what it will take to succeed and be happy. How can we communicate the truth that will help them realize their own potential?

Teaching tech-savvy youth about who is in control

Saturday, August 27th, 2016
So while I understand people are not receptive to religious dogma, and I am not a theologian, the freedom to worship, or not worship God is central to this civil liberty of our free society. It is freedom of religion, not freedom from religion that makes individual liberty possible. (See Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, 1944). God does not make us worship him. It is a choice granted by Him. This free will also gives us and our children the realization that we can think for ourselves and improve our own lots (one family, neighborhood, and community at a time) because God’s grace is endless and His mercy is abundant for those who fix their minds on even just one mustard seed of faith.

How families are made on purpose, for a purpose

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
...Families are formed on purpose, for a purpose: to defend love in the face of evil in the world by educating one another through Wisdom, not by worldly knowledge and controlling motives...

On becoming a better version of myself as a mother

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Whatever your religious beliefs, every parent must decide if they are confident that their child can learn how to think for himself/herself in a hyper-connected world that can convince us of things that are not true.

Whatever your religious beliefs, every parent must decide if they are confident that their child can learn how to think for himself/herself in a hyper-connected world that can convince us of things that are not true.

I have come to truly appreciate the trust God has placed in humanity, that he would grant us the capacity to procreate – to bear children and be responsible for their upbringing and care. Through my motherhood journey, I …

Making a family in the social network

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

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My faith informs me that to become holy is to care about what God cares about first and foremost and then to not allow the priorities of the world influence my desires because then I can easily deceive myself that what I want is what God wants. God wants every human being to be a part of His Holy Family, which is the Kingdom of heaven forged by a spirit of adoption through faith. In …

My two cents 08-13-15

Saturday, August 13th, 2016
Ultimately, the kind of leadership required to empower family life in the cyber wilderness is anchored in faith. Much like the authority of the people empowered by their Creator provides limited power to a government of the American republic, the authority of the parent is inherent and cannot be seized. It can only be lost if it is surrendered because it is a divine appointment.

My two cents 08-04-16

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Shame_kills_communication_2My faith tells me that the gift of intelligent life and free will requires me to carefully examine my thoughts, because that is where pride starts: in a lofty thought which may be subtle and reinforced by society. Being successful in the culture of man, does not begin with seeking and doing the will of God. So in this cyber-powered society, I pray for wisdom in all things, so that my path is in alignment

My two cents 08-03-16

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Aim for the bulls eyeMy mother heart asks You LORD to show me Your divine plan this day for me, my family and my mission…so that I may let go of hopes and desires that are of my own invention separate from Your good will for me, my family and my community. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD, And he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

 

All it takes is

A simple truth that empowers youth to be cyber-safe

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Acknowledging that parents naturally want to raise their children to share their values and make good decisions, Tehran writes: “But what parents need to know is in order to stay relevant in their children's lives, they need to relinquish some of that control they so greatly crave.” So the question remains, how do parents relinquish control and still be a responsible parent?

About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna (jullien@surewest.net) and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.

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