ChristianParenting Podcast | John Stonestreet

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In this podcast hosted by Rebecca Carrell, John Stonestreet discusses the ideas behind his new book, A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World. “We don’t have to lose the next generation to culture.” John explains what he think is the most significant theological issue that kids need to understand in order…

‘The Joy of Letting Go’ | ChristianParenting Podcast

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Parents let go of their children every day, even in ways they don’t realize. It doesn’t just happen at graduation or a wedding—it starts early! In The Joy of Letting Go, a collection of 52 devotional readings that shine a light on all the times readers have loosened their grip on their children, author Vicki…

One Family’s Unusual Adoptive Journey [Excerpt]

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Our family makeup is unique. If I were to see my family out in public, I’d be curious and probably stare a bit. So rather than be easily offended or pretend to be normal, we try to face it with openness, grace, and a little humor. We chose to adopt two kids with Down syndrome…

What ‘Strong is the New Pretty’ Says about Our Daughters

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A group of fathers was recently asked to name the top two or three qualities they hoped to see in their daughters. Intelligent, independent, and strong were their top three answers. Essentially, the men surveyed wanted a daughter who would be capable of taking care of herself and who showed the kinds of capacities often…

If Your Child Is Different, Read This Book [A Review]

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“If your son continues with his behavior, we will need to ask you to find other schooling options,” the letter read from the principal. My husband and I had spent two years praying and correcting, but no matter how many parenting books we read and tried to apply, the notes sent home from school continued:…

7 Reasons You Should Care About Martin Luther

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Did you know that 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses? You don’t have to be Lutheran to care about this important moment in the history of the Christian faith. The changes that Martin Luther brought to the world sparked the Protestant Reformation and have effects that trickle down to people of…

A ‘Radical’ Book for Kids

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Often we post excerpts of parenting books or related articles from authors in order to share helpful resources with you. Mostly those books target parents. But this book is for the kids. You will be involved, of course, whether through reading it to your preschooler or talking about it with your older children. However, as you…

Let the Little Children Come

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“Let the little children come” is a very familiar verse of scripture and key topic in many parenting sermons. But what does it mean today to “let the little children come?” The Apostle Matthew records the story in his Gospel of people bringing their little children for Jesus to lay hands on them (Matthew 19:13-15).…