Talking with Your Kids about Jesus is NOW AVAILABLE!

Talking with Your Kids about Jesus

People sometimes say that the day a book is released is like giving birth for an author. I used to think that was a cheesy analogy, but I have to admit there’s a lot of truth to it. I’ve poured an enormous amount of work into Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have over the last two years, and TODAY is the day it is finally released into the world! It’s a thrill to share it with you! Admittedly, the pandemic we’ve been experiencing for the last Read More…

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God Uses Our Dreams and Disasters to Accomplish the Impossible

If you’ve read my books or followed my blog for a while, you know that the focus of my writing is to equip parents with an understanding of how to make a case for and defend the truth of Christianity so they can pass that knowledge on to their kids. This is my passion and focus, but it certainly doesn’t represent ALL that kids need to know and experience in their faith.  It’s not enough to KNOW what’s true if that truth doesn’t transform us. For years now, I’ve followed blogger and author Read More…

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Why Secular Culture, Progressive Christians, and Traditional Christians Disagree on What It Means to Love Others

For Valentine’s Day last year, my husband and I exchanged notes with fifteen affirming words that describe one another. One of the words my husband chose for me included a qualification: “Adventurous (unless there’s danger).” When I first saw it, I thought he was joking. How adventurous can a person be if there’s no danger? But he defended his questionable choice of a compliment by clarifying that he loves how I embrace the idea of adventure, even if I eventually panic when doing something. One Read More…

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Here’s the Key to Ongoing Deep Faith Conversations with Your Kids

[The following post is the Introduction from my new book, Talking with Your Kids about Jesus! It releases next month and is available for preorder now.] I was scrolling through Facebook recently when I saw an article that stopped me in my tracks: “5 Things People with Tidy Homes Don’t Do.” Oh boy. This is one I need to read. Immediately. I am constantly fighting a messy house. Whenever I take my kids to a friend’s home, I’m amazed at how relatively clean it is. How do they Read More…

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Answering Your Kids’ Tough Faith Questions: My Focus on the Family Interview Airs Today!

Answering Your Kids' Tough Faith Questions

Today on the Focus on the Family radio broadcast, president Jim Daly and co-host/VP John Fuller interview me on answering your kids’ tough faith questions! The interview is based on my first book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side. You can hear it on local radio stations, watch it on YouTube (embedded at the end of this post), or listen on a podcast app. If you don’t already have a copy of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side, you can get one from Focus on the Family for a gift of any amount! Check Read More…

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Join the Book Launch Team for Talking with Your Kids about Jesus!

[UPDATE 1/10/20: DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS, THE LAUNCH TEAM APPLICATION CLOSED EARLY! Thank you so much to those who have applied. You will be notified by email the week of January 13 if you’ve been accepted for the team.] I’m excited to announce that now through the end of THIS WEEK (January 12th) I’m accepting applications for the launch team for Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have (releasing March 31)! In my last post, I explained Read More…

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Talking with Your Kids about Jesus is Now Available for Preorder!

I’m thrilled to share the details today (for the first time) about my upcoming book, Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have! It comes out on March 31 and is now available for preorder! From the Back Cover You already know the world will challenge your child’s faith in Jesus. But do you know specifically what those faith challenges are, how to effectively talk with your child about them, and what that means for you as a Christian parent Read More…

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7 Legit Reasons Why So Many Kids are Bored by Church

7 Legit Reasons Why So Many Kids are Bored by Church

Last Sunday, our church did its annual multilingual service, with three congregations—Mandarin-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and English-speaking—all coming together for worship. We had readings in multiple languages, and a sermon was given in Spanish with an English translator. There was no Sunday school this week, so kids joined their parents in adult church. When we informed our kids Sunday morning of what would be happening, there was a collective and passionate, “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!” (Honestly, Read More…

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