Holiday Blogging Break

As of last month, I've been blogging continuously for three years. It's hard to believe! During that time, the longest I've ever gone between blog posts has been two weeks. I've decided for the first time ever to take a month-long break this month. I need the time to  focus on my family during the holidays and to pick up the pace on writing my book  (have I mentioned writing a book takes a LOT of time?!). I look forward to posting regularly again starting in early January. In the meantime, Read More...

4 Thanksgiving Perspectives All Christians Should Have

Happy Thanksgiving! My family has been flattened by the flu so I wasn't able to write a new post this week. This is a repost from 2012.  Although Thanksgiving is a secular holiday, it creates a wonderful opportunity to talk to our kids about the … [Continue reading]

What Christian Parents Can Learn from Atheist Churches

There's a new church movement you may not have heard about, but it's growing by leaps and bounds. It's called the Sunday Assembly. It started less than two years ago in England and now has more than 60 congregations around the world. Twenty-five more … [Continue reading]

14 Ways I Teach Apologetics to My 5-Year-Olds

Recently, several people have asked me, "How do you actually do this apologetics stuff at home? How do you talk to your kids about these topics?" When I get the question, the person asking usually looks a bit baffled, as if they are asking how I … [Continue reading]

Training Wheels for Your Child’s Prayer Life

(Today I'm excited to share this guest post from author and Church History professor Gary Neal Hansen. These are great insights into helping our kids develop a deeper prayer life!) Maybe you think intimate conversation with God is the most natural … [Continue reading]

Do We Really Need to Teach Our Kids Apologetics When God is in Control Anyway?

When I was a kid riding my bike in the 80s, I never, ever, ever wore a helmet. Neither did any of my friends. And neither did my husband, growing up several states away. He says he used to carelessly fly down undeveloped rocky hills behind his … [Continue reading]

6 Ways You May Be Raising Your Kids with an Oversimplified Faith

In the course of doing some research for my book recently, I came across the following "most helpful customer review" on Amazon for Jerry Coyne's book Why Evolution is True: I was raised in a very conservative Christian environment and taught … [Continue reading]

4 Easy Ways Parents Can Use the Internet to Grow Giving Hearts

Today I'm happy to share this guest post from author Amy L. Sullivan! Her book "When More is Not Enough: How to Stop Giving Your Kids What They Want and Give Them What They Need" releases today. Be sure to check it out - seriously, who doesn't need a … [Continue reading]

How to Teach Your Kids Critical Thinking Skills: A Great Resource

With two 5-year-olds and a 4-year-old in our family, bad logic frequently permeates our home. Here are two conversations just from yesterday:   Me to my 4-year-old daughter: "Can you please put that blue ball away?" My daughter: "Mommy, … [Continue reading]

Exciting Announcement: I Got a Book Deal!

I have a big, exciting announcement to share with you today… I got a book deal! A few months ago, a wonderful senior editor at Harvest House Publishers came across my blog and contacted me to see if I would be interested in meeting to discuss … [Continue reading]

14 Ways for Christian Parents to Teach Kids about Atheism

I suppose this a funny title for a post on a Christian parenting blog! But, as I often explain, we can no longer teach our kids about Christianity in a silo and expect them to automatically stand spiritually strong. The challenges today are too … [Continue reading]

4 Reasons Christian Parents Need to Care More About Atheism

Last week, the world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched. According to the press release, "Atheist TV brings consistent, quality, superstition-free programming for children and adults, on the air and on-demand, right from your … [Continue reading]

16 Book Recommendations for Studying Apologetics

I've been asked several times lately for book recommendations in the area of apologetics (learning to defend your faith), so today I'm giving you my top picks! I've broken my recommendations into four areas, plus a bonus category of books that … [Continue reading]

What If Your Kids Don’t Think Christianity is Cool?

My husband and I had a spotty record of church attendance in our first few years as a married couple. We wanted to go to church, but none of the churches we attended felt much like a church "home." We wanted to connect with other people our age, but … [Continue reading]

Is Faith a Matter of Common Sense?

(This post answers question #12 in my “65 Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer” series. Sign up to receive posts via email to make sure you can answer each one!) One day last week, I had been busy upstairs for an extended … [Continue reading]