Posts by Natasha Crain

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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Reactions to John Crist’s Moral Failings Demonstrate Our Culture’s Confusion about Christianity

News broke yesterday that popular Christian comedian and YouTuber John Crist has come forth with an admission of ongoing “sexual sin and addiction struggles” after multiple women exposed years of his sexually immoral behavior. Honestly, my heart sank when I saw this. I love Crist’s videos. We watch them with our kids. In fact, our family had just watched one of his most popular ones, “Church Hunters,” this week! If you’re not familiar with Crist, he pokes fun at evangelical culture Read More…

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The Idea That Faith is Caught and Not Taught is False…and It’s Hurting the Next Generation

There’s good reason the Bible tells us to teach and train and not just keep walking with the Lord while kids look on.

As Christians, we have all kinds of pithy sayings that make their way through churches and establish themselves as generally accepted truths. Some end up on bumper stickers, some on wall decals, and some just get repeated so many times that people think they’re actually in the Bible. There’s a popular one among parents that I keep hearing lately, and each time I hear it I cringe. Not only is it false, but it’s particularly damaging to the discipleship of the next generation. It’s Read More…

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4 Ways Parents Bore Their Kids Out of Christianity

The highlight of my summer was a family RV vacation to Kings Canyon National Park. Behind our campground flowed a gorgeous river that I returned to multiple times over the course of our trip. Each time I went, I sat and pondered the “big questions” of life. There’s something about the majesty of creation that bubbles up a deep sense of awe about who God is, what he has done, who we are, and the meaning of life.  But this sense of awe also led me to reflect on how so many kids Read More…

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What Christian Parents Should Learn from Marty Sampson Losing Faith

My blog has been quiet since earlier this year because I was finishing my next book (Talking with Your Kids about Jesus; March 2020). Now that I’ve turned it in to the publisher and my kids are heading back to school, it’s time to resume blogging! I debated what my first post should be as I start back up, but decided there were some especially important things to address with the headlines this week about Marty Sampson of Hillsong United saying he’s losing his faith. Hillsong is one Read More…

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