A Sneak Peek at What’s Inside My New Book

(I want to apologize to those who received this post via email when it had the typo "sneak peak" in the headline. This is what a lack of sleep while finishing a book does to a person. Please forgive my inadvertent reference to a mountaintop in the original title!) Things have been quiet the last few weeks on the blog because I've been working every spare second on finishing my book, which is due to the publisher on April 1. I'm in the home stretch, but still have a good chunk to write. It's Read More...

How I’m Teaching My 6-Year-Olds to Be Critical Thinkers

Last week, someone left the following comment on my blog post, How Secular Family Values Stack Up: A Response: "This is your interpretation of Christianity, but not the only one. Any number of versions of God–or Christ–may exist, and not all will … [Continue reading]

Yoga and Martial Arts for Children: A Dangerous Spiritual Path

Today I'm honored to share this guest post from Mark McGee. Mark is a former atheist who was led away from his Christian upbringing by the philosophies he learned in yoga and martial arts. He now shares his story to help warn Christian parents about … [Continue reading]

How Secular Family Values Stack Up: A Response

  Last week, there was a fascinating opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times titled, How Secular Family Values Stack Up. The author, Phil Zuckerman, is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College. When I say … [Continue reading]

A Call to Action: How to Get Your Christian Parenting Priorities Right This Year

Happy New Year! I really enjoyed my blogging break and am excited to start posting again. I love the start of a new year because it feels like there are so many opportunities to adjust the things in your life you know aren't quite right. Yet … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]