5 Signs You’re Forcing Your Religion (or Atheism) on Your Kids…and 5 Signs You’re Not

5 Signs You’re Forcing Your Religion (or Atheism) on Your Kids 1. You encourage them to have a blind faith, whether you realize it or not. A blind faith is one where a person accepts certain beliefs without question. I’m pretty sure that if you asked most Christian parents if they want their kids to … Read more5 Signs You’re Forcing Your Religion (or Atheism) on Your Kids…and 5 Signs You’re Not

RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 20 JANUARY 2019 LESSON 21 – SUCCESSFUL PARENTING

RCCG Sunday School Student Manual 20th January 2019. This manual is used in Sunday School Classes in the RCCG. In This post, you will see: Memory Verse For RCCG Sunday School Student Manual For  Sunday, 20th January,2019. Bible Passage/Scripture References for RCCG Sunday School Student Manual For Sunday, 20th January,2019. Lesson Outlines, Questions RCCG Sunday … Read moreRCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S MANUAL 20 JANUARY 2019 LESSON 21 – SUCCESSFUL PARENTING

Holy Hustle: Embracing a Work-Hard, Rest-Well Life (1)

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Embracing a Work-Hard, Rest-Well Life. Around our house, hustle isn’t a scary word. It’s just what I do. When we look at the dictionary definition of hustle, all it means is to “work rapidly or energetically.” Doesn’t it remind you of Colossians 3:23? “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working … Read moreHoly Hustle: Embracing a Work-Hard, Rest-Well Life (1)

Prayer and Bullies

My husband and I were discussing an elderly person who was being bullied by a professing believer in Jesus in their Christian workplace—unaware that our 10-year-old daughter had overheard us talking. A few days later, however, when my daughter and I were walking around the track at the local fitness center, I told her that … Read morePrayer and Bullies

10 Things to Say When Your Child Says They Don’t Believe in God Anymore

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at the ReTHINK Student Apologetics Conference (there are more of these conferences coming—be sure to check out the link and learn about them!). I always enjoy talking to parents after speaking and this weekend was no exception. One thing I realized this time was that at … Read more10 Things to Say When Your Child Says They Don’t Believe in God Anymore

Fellow Christians: We Have So Much More Than Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism to Discuss With a Secular World

This week, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood released a document called the Nashville Statement, which aimed to define how sexuality should be viewed through a biblical lens. As you might expect, there has been a tremendous amount of back-and-forth between those who support it and those who don’t. My purpose in this post … Read moreFellow Christians: We Have So Much More Than Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism to Discuss With a Secular World

8 Tough Questions Kids Ask About Evil and Suffering…and the Answers You Wish You Had When They Asked

In my own experience and in talking with other parents, questions from kids about the evil and suffering in our world are often the most difficult to answer. Some of these questions can leave us squirming to find the right words…and wondering if we just said something that is biblical at all! If you relate to … Read more8 Tough Questions Kids Ask About Evil and Suffering…and the Answers You Wish You Had When They Asked

Kids Win When Teachers and Parents Team Up

The little girl’s eyes watched carefully as her parents met her kindergarten teacher for the first time. She noticed the handshakes and adult smiles. She heard her mother laugh when the teacher told a funny story about chasing a stray dog out of the classroom when setting up for the new year. Slowly, the little … Read moreKids Win When Teachers and Parents Team Up

5 Common Answers to Kids’ Questions about God That Can Do More Harm Than Good

A couple of years ago, my husband and I were invited to a dinner party with a few other new parents from our kids’ Christian elementary school. After we worked our way through appetizers and the requisite small talk, the conversation turned to our respective faith backgrounds. One of the moms confessed that, as much … Read more5 Common Answers to Kids’ Questions about God That Can Do More Harm Than Good

Why Kids Should Learn To Code

It’s a given that kids need to learn to code if they want to work as a web designer, software programmer, or computer scientist. Beyond that, you might think that it is a pretty useless skill. Writing line after line of code or debugging software programs do not appeal to the vast majority of people. … Read moreWhy Kids Should Learn To Code

Join My Book Launch Team for Talking with Your Kids about God!

I’m excited to announce today that I’m forming a launch team for my new book, Talking with Your Kids about God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have (if you missed the recent post explaining what the book is all about, click here)! A launch team is a group of people who are excited about … Read moreJoin My Book Launch Team for Talking with Your Kids about God!

Talking with Your Kids about God is Available for Pre-Order!

It is with much excitement that I’m finally able to tell you about my new book today and announce that it’s available for pre-order at christianbook.com, bn.com, and amazon.com! Many of you read my first book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side, which came out last year. It was written to equip Christian parents with … Read moreTalking with Your Kids about God is Available for Pre-Order!

Progressive Christianity is as Much of a Threat to Your Kids’ Faith as Atheism

In our backyard we used to have a beautiful lime tree. One day I noticed that a thorny vine of some kind had started growing around it. It looked enough like the rest of the tree that I figured it was just another stage of growth. A quick Google search told me thorns often grow … Read moreProgressive Christianity is as Much of a Threat to Your Kids’ Faith as Atheism

For All the Moms Overwhelmed by Raising Christian Kids in a Secular World

I don’t normally write just to moms—my readers are both moms and dads—but in honor of Mother’s Day this one is specifically for all the moms out there. For the past few days, I’ve been sick with some kind of flu/cold combination. Yesterday, I pulled myself out of bed while feeling like I had a … Read moreFor All the Moms Overwhelmed by Raising Christian Kids in a Secular World

Win a Scholarship for Your Child to Attend a Life-Changing Christian Summer Camp

A few months ago, a blog reader sent me some information on an atheist summer camp. I was fascinated to read all that they are doing to promote an atheistic worldview with their young campers. It immediately made me wonder how Christian camps stack up. After all, about 40 percent of all U.S. teens have … Read moreWin a Scholarship for Your Child to Attend a Life-Changing Christian Summer Camp

The Art of Raising Kids Who Will Not Bow to the Idol of Science

There’s a new hero in town. He’s thought to be all-powerful, always right, and everyone’s best friend. If anyone says something that could possibly be construed as being opposed to this hero, they are to be quickly shamed and put in their place. You see, if the world wants to move forward productively and intelligently—or … Read moreThe Art of Raising Kids Who Will Not Bow to the Idol of Science

Your Kids Need to Think Critically About the Resurrection…Because Secular Media Does Not

This month’s issue of Scientific American magazine features an article by atheist Michael Shermer entitled, “What Would It Take to Prove the Resurrection?” It’s boldly subtitled, “How to think about claims, even the Resurrection.” Wow! This article in a popular magazine says it’s going to teach us how to think about the resurrection. I couldn’t … Read moreYour Kids Need to Think Critically About the Resurrection…Because Secular Media Does Not

Is How We Live More Important Than What We Believe? (Bad Secular Wisdom Series #1)

Today I’m starting a blog series called, “Bad Secular Wisdom.” If you’re not familiar with the term, a blog series is where an author writes multiple posts on a related subject. I’m not normally a fan of such series because I think they get old fast, but in this case there are so many interesting … Read moreIs How We Live More Important Than What We Believe? (Bad Secular Wisdom Series #1)

Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side on Ebook Sale and Now Available in Audio Format!

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to be able to say that I’m finally finishing up my second book this week and will be back to blogging regularly in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, I wanted to quickly let you know about a couple of exciting things for Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side. … Read moreKeeping Your Kids on God’s Side on Ebook Sale and Now Available in Audio Format!

5 Ways Christian Parents Fail to Prepare Their Kids to Engage with Questions of Faith and Science

I’m coming down to the final six weeks of writing my next book and am very much looking forward to being on the other side of that deadline! I’ve missed being able to blog regularly during this intense writing time, so I had to take a break today and share a new post inspired by … Read more5 Ways Christian Parents Fail to Prepare Their Kids to Engage with Questions of Faith and Science

5 Attitude Changes That Will Transform Your Christian Parenting in the New Year

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been able to write a post because my nose has been buried in writing my new book (if you’re new to the blog or missed what I’m working on, you can read about it here!). My deadline is March 1, so my ability to write new blog posts … Read more5 Attitude Changes That Will Transform Your Christian Parenting in the New Year

5 Ways to Help Keep Your Kids From Becoming Secularized Worshipers

[Today I’m honored to feature this important guest post from Alisa Childers. As a worship leader and former member of the CCM recording group ZOEgirl, Alisa has a unique perspective on how secularism can even creep into our kids’ worship experience. I love what she has to say and pray it will challenge all of us to … Read more5 Ways to Help Keep Your Kids From Becoming Secularized Worshipers

What Christian Parents Should Tell Their Kids About the Election

I know there’s a lot of election fatigue already setting in. Be assured: I do not want to rehash anything that has been “hashed” anywhere else. But, as always, I want to comment on what’s going on from the perspective of a Christian parent…for other Christian parents. One of the most common sentiments I’ve been … Read moreWhat Christian Parents Should Tell Their Kids About the Election

What it Takes to Raise a Christian Child in a Country Ruled by Moral Confusion

Oh, this election. How it’s brought out the worst in everyone, including the two people running for office. As crazy as the last few months leading up to the election have been, I haven’t felt inspired to write anything about it…until now. The recording of Trump making vulgar and lewd comments about women is bringing … Read moreWhat it Takes to Raise a Christian Child in a Country Ruled by Moral Confusion

Fantastic New Apologetics Resource for Families: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids!

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ve often seen me recommend the books of cold-case homicide detective (and former atheist), J. Warner Wallace. Det. Wallace’s books, Cold-Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene, evaluate the case for the truth of Christianity and God’s existence from a detective’s perspective. They’re excellent, engaging, and wonderfully balanced … Read moreFantastic New Apologetics Resource for Families: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids!

3 Reasons Your Kids May Eventually Think Christianity is Worthless

During Vacation Bible School this summer, our church collected an offering to help an orphanage in Mexico. The kids were all encouraged to bring what they could to contribute toward the cause. My daughter, age 7, has always been very generous with her allowance and came running down the stairs with a Ziploc bag of … Read more3 Reasons Your Kids May Eventually Think Christianity is Worthless

Announcing a New Read-Along Group for Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side!

When Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith came out in March, I announced a private Facebook read-along group, where those who joined could read the book in community and engage in weekly author-led discussions. Over 400 people joined the group! We had a fantastic 10 weeks … Read moreAnnouncing a New Read-Along Group for Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side!