Parenting

Parenting can be hard yet rewarding at the same time. Below are resources to help parents through the difficult, to encourage, and to equip in raising children in a God-honoring way. Explore the wealth of resources in relation to parenting in this theme.

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Navigating Technology With Children Webinar


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Parenting Styles


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Shepherding Our Child’s Image of God Podcast


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Three Ways to Frame Your Child's Identity


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The Emerging Adult Podcast Episode


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Support For The Single Parent Webinar


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Teaching Our Children: What is God like? Webinar


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Questions for Parents to Ask Kids


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Family Technology Plan


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Launching Our Kids Podcast Episodes


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Parenting Teens Podcast Episodes


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Parenting without Shame Podcast Episode


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Transitioning To The Empty Nest Podcast Episodes


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Grief In Teens Podcast Episodes


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Parents: Pay Attention


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Who am I?- Helping Children with Identity Webinar


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Parenting Without Shame Webinar


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The "Empty Nest"


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Walking With Kids Through Their Loss


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Parent & Child Attachment Podcast Episodes


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Parenting As A Refuge


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Teaching Our Children God’s Design for Sex Webinar


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Preventing Suicide


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Understanding Your Child's Temperament


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Family Dynamics Podcast Episodes


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Making Your Marriage A Priority Through Seasons Of Parenting


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Parenting and Our Identity


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5 Strategies for Speaking with your Children Podcast


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Understanding Family Dynamics


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Preventing Sexual Abuse in Children and Teens


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Shaping Your Teen's Character Part 1: Understanding Contemporary Teens


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Shaping Your Teen's Character Part 2: Growing Conversation With Your Teen


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Shaping Your Teen's Character Part 3: The Blessings of Boundaries


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Shaping Your Teen's Character Part 4: Insights From Teens


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Shaping Your Teen's Character Part 5: Out of Control Teens


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Shaping Your Teen's Character Part 6: Preparing Teens for Launching


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Shaping Your Teen's Character Part 7: The Grace/Truth Basics


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Independent Living Skills


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John 10: Parenting Principles


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Honoring Parents Podcast Episodes


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Family Time Podcast Episodes


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Family Worship Podcast Episodes


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Following The 5 C's of Effective Discipline


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Shaping Sexual Character In Our Children Podcast Episodes


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The Talk


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How To Talk To Your Children About Homosexuality


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How & When To Talk To Your Kids About Sex


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Shaping Your Child's Sexual Character


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Family Worship Guide Book


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Shield Of Faith


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The Season Of Grandparenting


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Parenting With A Purpose: Relationship Spoke


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Parenting With A Purpose: Communication Spoke


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Parenting With A Purpose: Discipleship Spoke


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Parenting With A Purpose: Instruction Spoke


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Shaping Your Teen's Character: Introduction


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25 Ways to Provoke Anger in Children


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Smart Stepparenting


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Empowered To Connect


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God's Heart For The Fatherless


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Children's Mental Health


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Four Ways To Build Connection Webinar


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25 Ways to Provoke Anger in Children

Anger is a unique emotion and one of the most referenced emotions in the Bible. As parents striving to raise our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, we are provided many opportunities to teach, model, and instruct our children in this principle. The context of this article will encourage parents to examine themselves first in how they can avoid provoking their children to anger (Col. 3:21).

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The Emerging Adult Podcast

Our young people transition into adulthood gradually and with assistance. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Kathy Knochel explains the role community plays in this process. She highlights the responsibility that is ours and equips us with the tool set needed to get the job done.

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Teaching Our Children: What God is like? Webinar

Our perception of who God is has a large impact in our life and the lives of our children. In this webinar, Brian Sutter walks through practical ways to help parents set up a framework for a healthy image of God within the lives of their children. Learn more on how to share both the proper information and experiences to support this healthy understanding by watching this webinar recording.

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Questions for Parents to Ask Kids

The hope for these questions in this article is to encourage you to slow down and engage in meaningful dialogue with your child or children. Visit this article to see a list of questions you can ask your child to help you see into your child’s heart so you can grow in relationship with them and direct them toward truth.

Shaping Your Child's Sexual Character

As a parent there are few topics more unsettling to discuss with your child than sex. There are often many questions that arise for both parent and child when it comes to this topic. Finding the right answers often starts with asking the right questions. Additional resources on this topic can be found here.

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Shaping Your Child's Sexual Character

This article attempts to identify important questions that parents need to consider when thinking about shaping their child’s sexual character. Read More
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Shaping Sexual Character In Our Children Podcast Episodes

This two part podcast series frames up this task by giving parents five areas of focus: beliefs, values, needs, skills, and supports. Learn More

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Learning to Tell Myself the Truth

This course attempts to help participants learn how to recognize, evaluate and correct unhealthy self-talk. It is designed for a participant to walk with a mentor through skills that will teach a participant how to speak truth to themselves.

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the aptitude a person has for identifying their emotions, regulating them and wisely acting in accordance to their purpose. Individuals with high EQ are more likely to have satisfying relationships. Fortunately, emotional intelligence is not fixed. Rather it can be cultivated and grown. This course attempts to do just that.

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Identity

Identity affects us all very directly. Yet, often much goes without our notice. This course is designed to help you see the role identity plays in your life and how you can more healthily walk in light of it.

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Family Devotional Resources

One of the great privileges we have as Christian parents is to point our children to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One of the ways we can engage this calling is through reading and teaching the scriptures. These resources are meant to be a help in this process.

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Three Ways to Frame Your Child's Identity

The journey toward developing a healthy identity can be a painful one like it was for the author of Ecclesiastes. Therefore, do not lose hope if you see your child struggling in their identity. This journey requires all of us to be aware of who we are while also grounding ourselves deeper within God himself. It also asks all of us to appreciate the uniqueness we may have while understanding we are part of a larger whole. Yet as we personally frame up our own identity in a healthy fashion, we will find we are able to better encourage, form, and shape the identity of our children as well. Read More