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 the cover of your book for the first time. You might be surprised to know that authors often have no role in the cover's development. You write the manuscript, send it to your publisher, and a couple of months later the cover arrives in your inbox. Read More...

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]

Why Setting a Good Example for Your Kids is Overrated

I recently asked on my blog's Facebook page what parents thought the hardest part of Christian parenting is. A lot of people responded, and there was a clear theme: setting a good example. Over and over again, parents were concerned about their … [Continue reading]

Are Christians Less Intelligent Than Atheists? Here’s What All Those Studies REALLY Say

Today I want to shed light on a nasty little "fact" that regularly makes the rounds online: Studies show that Christians are less intelligent than atheists. This statement is proudly tossed about by atheists who want to reinforce their claims … [Continue reading]

5 Changes Elementary Sunday Schools Need to Make…ASAP

As all the studies started coming out in the last decade on how at least two-thirds of young adults are turning away from Christianity, a lot of attention started turning toward high schoolers. That attention is rightly placed, given that high … [Continue reading]

4 Reasons the Internet May Influence Your Kids’ Faith More Than You

Hi everyone! I finally finished my book and am now back for regular blogging. It won't be out until February, but I'll keep you posted as it gets closer to release. Thanks so much for sticking with me while my blog was quiet. A couple of years … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]