Julie Lowe

Julie Lowe

Instilling Gratitude in your Family

“Gratitude does not come naturally to us, but it can be cultivated. It helps to switch us from a perspective of need to one of contentment. It acknowledges that no matter my condition, my possessions, my sufferings, or my blessings, we are rich in ways the world can not quantify.” Read more…

Parenting a Difficult Child

“I’ve heard many a parent say, “We’ve exhausted all options, all approaches, all forms of consequences… and nothing worked. I tried being calm; I tried consistent discipline; I tried appealing to their conscience and praying with them and for them. Nothing helped. Nothing changed.” What the parent means is that it did not produce the desired behaviour change or a visible heart change. The assumption is that, once again, the formula was applied, and it proved useless. But this is…

When a Child Says “I don’t know”

How do you draw out a child who answers any question you ask with, “I don’t know?” Whether you are a parent, a Sunday School teacher, a mentor, or a church member who happens to interact with children (tip: that includes all of us!), here’s some useful advice from Julie Lowe, a counsellor and faculty member at CCEF (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation): Read more…