Parenting Resource Round-Up

Parenting Resource Round-Up

Here's some great parenting resources I found while surfing around the internet this week.  From devotional ideas to craft projects, there's sure to be something you can use.  Leave me a comment and let me know what your fave is from this list and if you've got another great resource to share! Mark Merril's Blog: 5 Surefire S's of Successful Parenting Creating Boundaries for Your Kids 5 Ideas for Effective Discipline A Different Way Blog: Top Parenting Concerns Talking to … [Read more...]

What if my child doesn’t want to go to church?

What if my child doesn’t want to go to church?

I've met some great bloggers through our Ministry Blogger Challenge, and Joey at A Different Way is one of them.  He's got one of the best parenting blogs I've seen out there.  Recently, he published a great article about what to do if your child is resisting going to church.  Here's an excerpt from his post: Has your child ever said, “I don’t want to go to church”?  We have been fortunate to be a part of a great church, with a fun and meaningful Children’s Ministry.   Even in the process … [Read more...]

Helping Your Child Get into the Bible

Helping Your Child Get into the Bible

As Christian parents, we desire for our little ones to read and appreciate God's Word, but it sometimes seems like an overwhelming task.  How do you help your children to get into the Bible?  It's not as hard as you might think.  Here are few suggestions to get your starting. Do It Yourself Make sure your kids see you reading the Bible.  Modeling is the most effective teaching method.  As a child, I remember coming up the stairs every morning and seeing my parents sitting at the table, reading … [Read more...]

Preschooler Checklist for Spiritual Growth

Preschooler Checklist for Spiritual Growth

What Should I Be Teaching My Preschooler about God? Are you a checklist oriented person? Want to make sure your “on the right track” with teaching your preschooler about God? The following guide (starts on page 55 of Raising a Modern Day Joseph) will help you to evaluate your child’s growth and perhaps choose an area to focus on. KNOWLEDGE: My child understands… ___ God created the earth ___ Dad and Mom also have to obey authority ___ God talks to us through the Bible ___ … [Read more...]

Teaching Your Preschooler about God: Stories & Verses

Teaching Your Preschooler about God: Stories & Verses

Are You looking for a way to learn more about God as a family? Are you wondering how to start to teach your child about God and the Bible? Lately, I've been reading through a wonderful book called How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph.  The book gives a great overview of the spiritual development of a child.  It also gives very concrete and practical ideas for each age group.  Here are some tips the author, Linda Massey Weddle, gives for preschoolers: Pray in front of your children Let your child … [Read more...]

Teach your baby to love God: Spiritual Formation starts at Birth

Teach your baby to love God: Spiritual Formation starts at Birth

Great Tool for Parents: Modern Day Joseph Series In connection to our church's upcoming BIG EGYPTIAN EVENT: Joseph's Journey to Egypt, we'll be running a summer series in our newsletter (I'll also post it here) from the book, How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph. Life Threads We'll be focusing on five main character traits (called Life Threads in the book) and how to develop them at different ages.  They are: (1) Respect for God, (2) Wisdom for living life based on a knowledge of God, (3) … [Read more...]