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, I'm not wearing blue today. I must not have gotten it out." Logic fail: Not wearing blue has nothing to do with whether or not you got the ball out. (But nice try.)   Me to my 5-year-old daughter: "It looks like you need to go potty. Read More...

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]

7 Things Christian Parents Can Learn From the Tim Lambesis Story

A pretty shocking story has been making the rounds lately: Tim Lambesis, lead singer of Christian metal band As I Lay Dying, was convicted of attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife and recently confessed he had become an atheist. He … [Continue reading]

5 Things To Do When You’re Struggling with Faith Doubts

I recently received an email from a blog reader who said she is struggling with so many doubts, she doesn't think her faith will survive. She asked for advice on what to do because, while she would still "love to believe," she feels she can't … [Continue reading]

Why Would a Good God Allow Evil to Exist?

(This post answers question #3 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 night recently, I was tucking my daughter into bed after a … [Continue reading]

Is Believing in God Childish?

My 5-year-old son loves learning how the world works. Last week, he took an interest in a picture of a reindeer in one of my National Geographic magazines. I could see the wheels turning in his head as he asked, "Mommy, how can reindeer fly?" He … [Continue reading]

Mommy, I Hate God

Confession: I'm cranky most Sunday mornings. It's like herding cats trying to get three small children out the door for 9 am church. The kids are usually arguing, they can't find their shoes, they're upset they can't watch a morning cartoon, and … [Continue reading]

What Christian Parents Need to Know About New Age and Occult Beliefs

Today I'm excited to share an interview with Marcia Montenegro! Marcia was involved for many years in Eastern and New Age beliefs, and was a licensed professional astrologer. She became a Christian in 1990 and today has a ministry called Christian … [Continue reading]

25 Family Devotional Time Ideas

Every night, we do a simple family worship time. It's usually about 20 minutes and consists of Bible study, songs and group prayer. We've spent the better part of three years of family worship time going through various children's Bibles. Lately, … [Continue reading]

Why Christianity is Tough for Control Freaks

As I write this, I'm recovering from surgery I had Monday to remove a (benign) cyst that was discovered just a couple of weeks ago. I won't mince words…I was an absolute wreck leading up to the surgery. The thought of "going under" (general … [Continue reading]