Category Archives: Parenting

Halloween, To Trick or Treat or Not?

  Halloween can be a very divisive holiday for Christians. There are people who think they should not celebrate in any way, and stay home with the lights off. And you have people on the other end of the spectrum who go Trick or Treating. Growing up in the church, and my parents being Children’s […]

Millennial Dads are the Worst…

Millennial Dads are the worst...

“Millennial Dads are the worst at neglecting their kids.” “They are the worst at not being involved in their kids’ life.” A couple of years ago, someone walked up to my husband and asked him if he was involved in our one-year-old daughter’s life. My husband responded kindly saying he enjoyed taking part in our […]

How to Involve Parents in Children’s Ministry

We hear a lot of talk today about partnering with parents but how do you do this if you have little exposure in the pulpit? The best way to partner with parents is to get parents involved with the children’s ministry program. In other words, use the kidmin program to disciple the parents. I meet […]

Are Parents Really The Primary Spiritual Leader Of Their Kids?

There is a big emphasis in churches today on family ministry. In the context of family ministry, we hear a lot of talk about parents being the primary spiritual leaders of their kids. Many churches take this concept so far that they will not pray with kids to receive Christ, as they say, this is […]

Teaching Kids To Pray

  “Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray….” Why did the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray? They could see that Jesus was getting answer to his prayers and they were not. I am […]

Seven Tips For Teaching Kids To Be Thankful

Do you ever feel like you pour your life into to your kids but they don’t seem to appreciate what you do? If you get the sense that your kids are not thankful for what you give them, you may be giving too much. Worse yet, you could be giving them a sense of entitlement. The bottom […]

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

Imagine for a minute that it is your birthday and your best friend has planned a birthday party for you. You are super excited as you arrive at your party. Everybody is having a great time, but for some reason no one talks to you. When it’s time for gifts, your friends give gifts to […]

How to Get Kids to Read the Bible

Take a few minutes and ask yourself some questions: • What can I do during the grade school years to prepare kids for the teen years? • What does a spiritually strong 10-year old look like? • What type of skills does he or she have? This is at the top of my list: When […]