Happy Birthday to Us: Memories and Party Favors

It’s smash cake time here at the ChristianParenting.org office! We might be slightly more dignified than a one-year-old (maybe), but we really are celebrating a major milestone. This week our site celebrates one year of online presence, one year of ministering to you—to parents seeking resources that help them raise their children to know and love God. We are grateful to God for all that he has provided to make our ministry happen.

And how has he provided? Through our generous supporters, both financial and editorial. As a non-profit, we function via financial donations through our parent organization, Denison Ministries. Our limited budget also drives our policy of seeking contributors who donate their content. Did you know that almost every article on Christianparenting.org was freely shared with us? We could not provide you with the quality and quantity of godly counsel that we regularly share with you without the generosity of our contributors. Take a look at our list of authors and spend some time exploring their own websites and projects.

How are we celebrating (other than cake)? Party favors, of course! We’ll be offering gifts that you can qualify to win each day as you follow, like, share, comment, and subscribe in response to our posts this week. For instance, want to win a $25 iTunes gift card? Follow our social media accounts and look for a post announcing that prize. Then follow the instructions to enter as many times as you can. The next day we will announce a new prize with specific instructions on how to enter to win. Every day this week we’ll invite readers to (re)discover old favorites by reposting the most-read articles (with a new prize attached). You will also see our most-viewed pearls.

So what content has resonated the most with our readers? Below is a glimpse of your favorite articles, pearls of wisdom, and quick tips.

This image went viral, its message and design touching hearts in a unique way.
This image went viral, its message and design touching hearts in a unique way.

My Son, My Hero

Chip Waggoner shares the story of his special-needs son overcoming overwhelming obstacles in his quest to join his classmates on a hike up a Hawaiian mountaintop.

Every Daughter Needs a Strong Father

Dr. Meg Meeker encourages dads to realize that they are the most influential male in their daughter’ lives.

Christmas Joy

Janet Denison remembers Christmases past with fondness while encouraging parents to help their kids know the true reason for joy, whether at Christmas or any other time—Jesus.

What to Do When Your Child Finds Porn

In this popular post, Rebecca Carrell encourages parents not to freak out but to remain calm and purposeful as they help their children work through this regretful experience.

How Do Young Parents Take a Sabbath?

Author Gary Thomas offers ideas on how parents can still find ways to rest, escape, and rejuvenate. They must “set up the Sabbath with determination, intention, and training.”

Your Favorite Quick Tip

Ever wanted your children to learn Scripture but wondered how best to help them memorize verses? This QT includes an outline, created by a fellow parent and full of creative ideas for children of all ages.

 

We invite you to join us online all week—join the party and win a party favor! It’s our way of thanking you for reading and following our journey this year. We pray we can be a blessing in your lives in the coming year as well.