Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

by Beth Nyhart Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Christian parents have a lot on their plate. There’s the everyday responsibilities of keeping a child alive, loved, educated, and set up for adulthood. But above all, we carry the weight of responsibility to make sure they know the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

by Amy Davison Photo by Dick Scholten from Pexels A few weeks back, our Facebook page had a flurry of comments suggesting great sources to use when you have “the talk” with your kiddos. (And our executive director, Lindsey, just had this exact conversation with her oldest girls, so trust us when we at Team … Continue reading Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

What Should I Do When My Kid Says, “I’m Not Going to Church?” by Brad M. Griffin

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels “I’m not going to church.” Perhaps you’ve heard those words in your own home, from the mouth of your teenager. Or maybe you’re a leader who’s heard it from a young person declaring that they’re done with church. We often hear from parents that they aren’t sure what … Continue reading What Should I Do When My Kid Says, “I’m Not Going to Church?” by Brad M. Griffin

Conversations Between Parents and Teenagers by Susan Oh Cha

Preparing to converse: at baseline Photo by cottonbro from Pexels If you’re a parent, you might recognize the following scripts: Parent: How was your day? Teen: Fine (as he walks off to his room). Parent: Who are you texting? Teen: No one (as she continues to look down and type). Parent: (After observing her teen … Continue reading Conversations Between Parents and Teenagers by Susan Oh Cha

The only six words parents need to say to their kids about sports—or any performance by Brad M. Griffin

I tend to be a disgruntled sports parent. I get concerned about the ways our culture obsesses about young people’s performance. It only takes a walk to a local park to witness the myriad of parental anxiety and dysfunction that plays out on the sidelines. Sports have such potential to build character, perseverance, and skill. … Continue reading The only six words parents need to say to their kids about sports—or any performance by Brad M. Griffin

The Other Home: When Kids Change Their Minds

By Tez Brooks How one couple trusted God when their teenager decided to live with the other parent When Christine and I got married, she already loved my teen daughter, Sarah. Although Sarah lived with my ex-wife, she and Christine spent plenty of time with each other. We were her other home. But just a few … Continue reading The Other Home: When Kids Change Their Minds

Help Your Kids Love People of Different Cultures

By Dr. David Ireland Photo by cottonbro from Pexels One of the greatest legacies you can leave your children is the gift of cross-cultural confidence and competency. The journey will not only transform their hopes and goals, but the way they live and love. How do you teach your kids to love people of different … Continue reading Help Your Kids Love People of Different Cultures

Parenting Young Adults: Boundaries and Limits

By Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT Photo by Creative Vix from Pexels Discussing boundaries and limits with your adult children will contribute to the good health of your relationship and minimize conflicts in the home. Recently, my husband and I were having dinner with another couple. At one point in the conversation, they mentioned that every family … Continue reading Parenting Young Adults: Boundaries and Limits

4 Tips for Parents Talking to Kids About the News

By Tami DeVine Photo by Polina Zimmerman from Pexels The news can often terrify children. As a parent, you can help your kids sort through news stories they might see on TV. Watching the news these days can feel pretty overwhelming. Those who still get their news from a televised news broadcast (as opposed to … Continue reading 4 Tips for Parents Talking to Kids About the News

Two Secret Weapons – Help for Anxiety Part 4

Photo by Daria Obymaha from Pexels Go to part 1 of the Anxiety series here: Anxiety is a difficult problem in anyone’s life. Parents’ hearts go out to their children who suffer from emotional overload, racing thoughts, and continual feelings of unrest because of anxiety. That’s not what childhood is supposed to be like. In … Continue reading Two Secret Weapons – Help for Anxiety Part 4