Motherhood

How To Help Your Kids Develop Their Spiritual Gifts

The more your kids understand their God-given purpose in life, the more likely they are to stay grounded in their faith into adulthood. So I’ve tackled this vital topic in Episode 16 of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD. As parents, we have this incredibly unique position in our kids’ lives. We are literally front row center for […]

What Should I Expect When I Battle in Prayer

When you step out with God in prayer, you need to expect opposition from the enemy. That’s because prayer changes history. Your history. Your child’s history. Human history. In the latest episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I wrap up our 3-part series on prayer by discussing what to expect when you battle in prayer, how […]

4 Types of Prayer That Every Believer Should Know

Do you want to see your prayers answered? Whether you are praying for your child to return to the Lord, or for your child to be healed, or for a new job or a new house or a better relationship with your kids or a better marriage… I think that I know the answer to […]

6 Guidelines for Discussing Sensitive Topics with Your Kids

Our social and political landscape is incredibly contentious. We need some guidelines to help us and our kids navigate these treacherous waters. In this episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I discuss how to talk about sensitive topics with your kids, telling them the truth – which can be offensive – but with love. How do […]

Ruth’s Résumé

I’m reading through the Old Testament rather slowly. I like to take the scenic route. The One Year Bible is great, but I like to savor the words and read all the study notes. I’ve made my way to the book of Ruth. These ancient women lived a very different life than we do today. […]

What Sets the Christian Worldview Apart from Other Worldviews?

Yep… I’ve got another couple of episodes on worldview in me. This topic is so rich and deep. I just couldn’t leave without sharing some bonus material with you. Now that we’ve got a solid foundation on the primary worldviews from the last podcast (naturalism, postmodernism, theism, polytheism, pantheism, pluralism, and moralistic to therapeutic deism) […]

What Worldviews are Competing with Your Kids Faith?

Our culture is in a war with our faith. The Biblical principles you are working to instill in your kids are under attack by competing worldviews, so you should learn more about them. Today, we’re getting brainy. But we’re also going to have a lot of fun. The subject of worldviews can be overwhelming and […]

Why Should We Teach Our Kids about Other Worldviews?

Some might argue that we should simply teach our kids the principles of the Christian faith and ignore other worldviews. Isn’t knowing the truth enough? I don’t think so. We want our kid’s faith to be challenged. Resistance creates strength. Lack of resistance creates a wimpy, flabby faith. In this episode, I will give you FIVE […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Kids about Other Worldviews

This article was originally published on Crosswalk and iBelieve. A few weeks ago, I was teaching some students the definition of a concept that one of the kids didn’t believe in. And honestly, I didn’t believe in it either. The kid eventually asked me, “Why do we need to learn this definition if we don’t believe […]

Is Christianity Just a Religion of Do’s and Don’ts?

In the fourth episode of my new podcast, CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I tackle this critical question–Is Christianity Just a Religion of Do’s and Don’ts?Your kids need a solid answer to this question in order to stand strong in the faith. So do you. Many Christians have the wrong approach to God, and their faith becomes a labor-intensive checklist that is more of a burden than a delight. If that […]