Foundations

Investing Time With Your Children

Investing Time With Your Children: The Challenge of 936 Pennies

The time we have with our children before they enter into adulthood is limited. We have a responsibility to use it well, with a heart of wisdom.

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Your most important job as a parent.

Your Most Important Job as a Parent

Teachable moments are opportunities for us to imprint God’s values on the next generation.

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What I Wish Drew Brees Had Whispered to His Boys

I want more for Drew Brees and his sons than just what they can earn. And Jesus offers more.

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The Art of Parenting

God Used a Parakeet to Love Our Daughter

Of all the stories about raising six children we’ve told over the years, this is probably our favorite.

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Smartphone addiction in kids

My Son Was Addicted to a Smartphone

The patterns I saw in my child’s behavior opened my eyes to the damage my phone had done.

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I Want My Child to Be an ‘Alien’

Helping a child understand this world is not our home.

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Parenting Is Not About Raising Well-Behaved Kids

If you view your kids as sinners who need salvation, you’ll see parenting as a rescue mission.

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A List of Scriptures From the Book of Proverbs to Teach Your Children

These verses can become the centerpiece of kitchen table discussions and a tour guide for difficult conversations.

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50 Things You Can Say to Make Your Child Feel Great

A list for parents who want their children to know their love and God’s love.

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a surprising antidote for sibling rivalry

A Surprising Antidote for Sibling Rivalry

Teaching your children to help others is a lifetime gift to them and to everyone they encounter.

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Q&A: How do I stop my child from cursing and using inappropriate speech?

Don’t ever think that training your child’s language is in vain.

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3 Truths We Need to Teach Our Kids About Being Satisfied

Filling our hearts and minds with the things of God will quench the hunger that the world cannot.

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Talking to your kids about transgender issues

Talking to Your Kids About Transgender Issues

Your kids will encounter this issue someday. How will you handle their questions?

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training our children to pray

Training Our Children to Pray

Rather than only teaching them simple prayers they can memorize and recite, we need to intentionally educate our children about what prayer should look like.

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5 Reasons to make family worship a priority

5 Reasons to Make Family Worship a Priority

The practice of family worship is a crucial discipline for spiritually healthy families.

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5 ways my parents shaped my spiritual life

5 Ways My Parents Shaped My Spiritual Life

My parents showed me how to walk as a believer and honor Christ in all things.

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Teaching Children About Having A Heart That Follows God

Here’s a ‘game’ I developed to help my kids understand spiritual priorities as they begin to face the pressures and temptations of their world.

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4 reasons you should intentionally discipline your children

4 Reasons You Should Intentionally Disciple Your Children

If you don’t shape your children, with God’s help, the world will.

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Keeping Your Family Stable in an Unstable World

Four practical suggestions for facing uncertain times with faith and courage.

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Helping Your Children Put Their Trust in Christ

Your calling as a parent is to model a faith that is authentic and strong.

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Raising Kids in an ‘Anything Goes’ Culture

In the minds of most teenagers, there is no universal standard for sexual morality of absolutes beyond a person’s own view as to what makes sexual activity right or wrong.

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A Safe House Begins With You

Your love for your child should define your relationship—just as God’s love defines His relationship with us as His children.

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2 Simple Ways to Teach Respect to Young Children

Training preschoolers can be overwhelming, but starting small will build a strong foundation for more lessons to come.

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Pointing Your Children to God When They Fall

As much as we hate it, our children lose control, make poor choices, and deal with shame, grief, and remorse. That’s when they need you the most.

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10 ideas to challenge your teenage son to make his faith his own

10 Ideas to Challenge Your Teenage Son to Make His Faith His Own

Here are a few steps you can take to create the right environment for your son to grow in his faith while he’s still living in your home.

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Who’s Running Things Around Here?

The undeniable fact is that God expects parents to lead the family.

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Making Your Home a Hub of Faith

Ideas for creating a gravitational pull that brings family members closer to each other and to God.

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teaching your toddler to do chores

Teaching Toddlers to Do Chores

As parents we can grow accustomed to doing everything for our young children and lose the opportunity to teach them responsibility.

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3 ways to bring your children to Jesus

3 Ways to Bring Your Children to Jesus

While we should strive to be a godly example by the way we live, we must be proactive in teaching our children about God.

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5 important scriptures for my family

5 Important Scriptures for My Family

My desire is to incorporate these truths into the fabric of my family’s values.

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