Parents, Please Don’t Forget How Strange the Bible Is

With the start of the new school year, we've begun reading through the Bible together as a family again (see this post if you want to know more about what we're doing). One reason I love the children's Bible we're using is that it includes far more stories and much more detail than most children's Bibles I've seen. That means we've had the opportunity to dig deeper into Genesis than our young kids have ever dug before. And there's a running theme to what they're noticing about these new stories: There's Read More...

What Fewer Christians in America Means for Christian Parents

Each day in America, it's getting a little less normal to be a Christian family. Study after study shows the trend of fewer people identifying as Christians, and more people identifying as atheist, agnostic, or "nothing in particular." Frankly, I … [Continue reading]

Interview with Nancy Pearcey on Her Book Finding Truth

  I do a crazy amount of reading in the spare moments of my life (usually between 5:45 and 6:30 am). According to my iPad, I've read 30 apologetics-related books since January 1...that's an average of almost one per week! One thing I want to … [Continue reading]

The Danger of Teaching Kids to Be True to Themselves

Our family went to a gathering Sunday where I ended up talking to a teenager for a while. He was wearing some kind of metal band shirt that looked pretty creepy, so I decided to ask him about it. Our conversation went something like this: Me: "So … [Continue reading]

Why Christian Parents Should Homeschool This Year…And Every Year

While you're feeling fresh and excited for the start of a new school year, I'd like to offer a Christian Public Service Announcement for your consideration: Every Christian parent should homeschool this year. And every year. Before you start … [Continue reading]

Unveiling the Cover for Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side!

I'm very excited to unveil the cover today for Keeping Your Kids on God's Side! I'm also happy to announce it's now available for pre-order---more on that in a minute. First, drum roll please...     It's a weird thing to see … [Continue reading]

Can the Evidence “for” God Have Other Explanations?

In my last post, I described J. Warner Wallace's new book, God's Crime Scene, and how it looks at the case for God's existence based on cumulative evidence from the origin of the universe, the fine-tuning of the universe, the origin of life, the … [Continue reading]

Interview with God’s Crime Scene Author J. Warner Wallace

  If you've followed my blog for a while, you've seen me repeatedly recommend the book Cold-Case Christianity by detective J. Warner Wallace. It's my go-to book to help people start learning the case for Christianity. I love how he uniquely … [Continue reading]

Do Your Kids Know Why They Need God?

A few months ago, my 6-year-old daughter asked a question that has had me thinking ever since: Mommy, why does God matter so much? It was the most fundamental of questions, really. Yet I was embarrassingly uncertain of how to answer it in a way … [Continue reading]

How to Get Your Kids to Ask More Questions About Their Faith

The most popular post on my blog is one I wrote last year called, The Number One Sign Your Kids are Just Borrowing Your Faith (and Not Developing Their Own). That post has been read by more than 80,000 people and shared almost 14,000 times. … [Continue reading]

What the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means for Christian Parents

I was tempted to not write anything at all about the same-sex marriage ruling. So much has been written on this in the last week that I don't see how one more person's take could possibly be valuable. And, valuable or not, no matter what I say, … [Continue reading]

18 Recommended Resources for Learning About Creation and Evolution Views

After my last post, 4 Key Points Christian Kids Need to Understand About Evolution, I had many requests for resources to help parents learn more about the varied views of origins. Ask and you shall receive! This post is my answer to those … [Continue reading]

4 Key Points Christian Kids Need to Understand About Evolution

The other day, I saw a post on Facebook from a mom who was concerned because her teenage daughter was turning away from God after learning about evolution. The mom was considering pulling her out of public school because she wasn't sure what to do … [Continue reading]

6 Signs Your Kids Will Eventually Believe “Nothing in Particular”

By now, you've probably seen the headlines from the most recent Pew Forum study on religion in America: The number of Christians continues to decline sharply, while the number of those who are "unaffiliated" with a religion continues to grow by leaps … [Continue reading]

Heaven and Hell: How to Explain God’s Love AND Justice to Kids

Lately, my two daughters (ages 6 and 4) have been arguing incessantly every morning. It's the first thing I hear every day, echoing from down the hall: "Stop staring at me!" "Then leave my room!" "You're so mean!" "No, you're the meanest … [Continue reading]