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family discipleship

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character April 22, 2024

Helping Your Teens Prepare Spiritually for College

Recently my good friend Lindsay shared with me about her experience sending her first child off to college this year.  I was so amazed and encouraged to learn about the intentional ways she has prepared her daughter to be spiritually grounded to leave home.  I was also impressed with the process she went through to help her daughter determine which school was the best fit for her.  Because our conversation was so insightful, I asked her to share with us about her experience sending her daughter off to college for the first time, and how she prepared her daughter spiritually to do so.

Knowing and Loving God, Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love February 22, 2024

A Mama Heart Like Jesus: Speaking Words of Life

In our Mama Heart Like Jesus series we are studying how Jesus discipled His followers as a model for discipling our own children.  This month we are looking at how Jesus built close relationships with his disciples, and we discussed ways to spend quality time with our kids. Now let’s look at three ways Jesus spoke words of life to His followers.

Knowing and Loving God February 19, 2024

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower: How Do We Cultivate Deeper Roots in Our Kids?

“The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.  But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the Matthew 13:20-21 (NIV)
 Today we are going to look closer at how we can keep our kids rooted in God’s Word and a relationship with Him.

Reflecting His Character, Relationship with Kids, Sharing His Love February 17, 2024

Secrets for Family Discipleship in the Parable of the Sower:  How Do We Provide Good Soil for Our Kids?

“A farmer went out to sow his seed….Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.”  Matthew 13:3, 5-6 (NIV) This month we are looking at the seed that fell on the rocky places and how that seed sprang up quickly because it had little soil.  When the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they hadn’t developed roots… So how do we provide good soil for our kids? 

Reflecting His Character, Sharing His Love September 25, 2023

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World:  An Interview with Kristen Welch

One of the parenting books I have loved and recommend on my website is Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life’s Biggest Yes.  The book is written by Kristen Welch, blogger at wearethatfamily.com, and I had the privilege to interview her about her thoughts on entitlement and more about her book and ministry.
Kristen, tell us a little about yourself, your family, your blog, and your ministry.