Spiritual Development

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keeping Your Family Stable in an Unstable World

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

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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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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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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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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

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

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Why Do So Many Kids Leave the Church?

Too many kids grow up seeing their parents endorsing one thing and living out another.

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Faking Faith … for 18 Years

Jessica Thompson learned that being a good kid doesn’t equal being a Christian.

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Books to Read to Your Family

Here are a few Bibles and works of Christian literature that my family enjoys reading together.

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Helping Your Children Know Their Gifts

Your job is to help your children grow into the adults God intended them to be.

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Capturing the Memories and Lessons of Your Family’s Year

I lost my dad recently. He was the first really close person that I had lost, and the emotions of it all continue to be excruciating. I’ve gone through cycles…

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Are You Blessing Your Children?

A parent can influence children to become who God created them to be—not by manipulation or force but by watering the seeds God has planted.

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Giving Our Children a Clearer Picture of God

God’s grace serves as the self-healing mechanism for our inadequate lenses when we fail at love, forgiveness, and grace itself.

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Teaching Children to Value All People

Christians share a common identity in Christ, which takes precedence over ethnicity and every other difference that tends to divide us.

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What Makes a Child Truly Great

Parents are often driven by a desire to raise children who are “successful.” But how do you measure success?

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Parenting Is a Mission of Mercy

In every moment of parenting, the wise heavenly Father is working on everybody in the room.

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Its Up to Parents to Teach Children Gods Word

Accepting the responsibility of teaching the Bible in your home will equip your kids to live by it when they are grown.

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Three Powerful Dynamics of a Mission Minded Family

God will help you focus your family toward making a strong impact for His kingdom.

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