– Parenting
  • 5 Powerful Prayers for Your Kids Whether They’re 5 or 50

    Here are 5 powerful prayers rooted in Scripture to help you get started. Beyond these, I suggest that you choose some specific scriptures and write out your own personal prayers for your kids.

  • 10 Outdoor Fall Activities to Make Lasting Family Memories

    Fall is a great time of year to be outside and to plan some family activities to enjoy all the season has to offer. Depending on where you live, you may be looking forward to the weather beginning to become crisp and cool, the leaves on the trees starting to turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, and the bounty of fall fruits and vegetables to be on display at local grocery stores.Does your family have fall activities and traditions that you look forward to every year? Or are you looking to start some new ones, especially ones that encourage your family to be active and enjoy the outdoors?Seasonal family traditions have been particularly on my mind as this fall season is upon us, since this is my first fall with a child of my own. Perhaps you are in the same situation – or perhaps you are a grandparent looking for fall activities to do with your grandkids, an aunt who loves to see her niece or nephew experience new things, or even a parent looking to plan fun activities to do with close friends who are like family.Whatever season of life you’re in this fall, we hope this list of outdoor-focused fall activities inspires you, helps you reconnect with your family, and perhaps even start some new traditions.Photo credit: ©Getty Images/monkeybusinessimages

  • 5 Ways to Teach and Encourage Students to Share the Gospel at School

    If you’re a parent, teacher, or church minister like me, you’ve worked with children and teenagers in many kinds of environments. You’ve challenged them to share their faith. Maybe you’ve even guilted them. Because you know how important it is for the world that we share the gospel, and you know that sharing faith also builds the faith of the person who does it.Sharing the gospel is hard in any century and any culture, because human nature rejects ideologies that suggest any of its beliefs could be misguided or wrong. Whether a Christ-follower struggles under Roman rule, the Spanish Inquisition, Communism, or humanism, living out the gospel takes courage and intentionality. Since the cardinal sin of the 21st century is teaching there’s only one right path to heaven, we need to start equipping our students, fast.Students, like their parents, live every day on a mission field. They attend school with kids from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs. Everyone travels a different spiritual path, and Christ-followers waffle between being too confrontational or not confrontational enough. Since God tells us “go into all the world and preach the gospel” (Matthew 28:19), even students must “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).Photo Credit: ©Getty Images/Monkey Business Images 

  • 13 Practical Tips for Building a Spiritual Legacy

    The most valuable legacy we can pass to our loved ones is a legacy of faith in Jesus Christ. Although every individual must make his or her own decision for Christ, there are things we can do to create an atmosphere where faith can flourish.

  • Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Our Children

    “Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name.Your kingdom come,your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread,and forgive us our debts,as we also have forgiven our debtors.And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.”(Matthew 6:9-13)“Pray like this,” Jesus instructed His disciples, and us today. Parenting is hard, and we can easily become overwhelmed by the clashing of imperfections in us and our children as we try to lead them to the feet of their heavenly Father. Words like perseverance and faithful endurance take on a new meaning when our sweet-cheeked babies morph into full grown teenagers, and then adults.A parent’s prayer life only gets busier as children continue to grow through the stages of their lives. From the very first day we hold them, and through all of the jubilant highs, meh moments and devastating lows, we can hold onto Jesus’ words like a comfort blanket. When we pray in Jesus’ name, we emphasize our desire for God’s will in our lives, and the lives of our children.Photo Credit: © Getty Images/undefined undefined

CBN – Family
  • Grandparenting Today's Teens with Expert Mark Gregston

    Author Mark Gregston has been working with teens for over 40 years. His years as a youth minister and area director for Young Life inform his expertise and passion for helping teens through their most turbulent years. He and his wife Jan have opened their home to those in need of guidance, or even just a warm hug from a caring parent. After moving their family to Texas, Greg and Jan started Heartlight, a residential counseling center for struggling teens and families in crisis. Now, after years...

  • Three Simple Ways You Can Transform Your Child’s Public School

    Being a parent of school-aged children is no small task in the 21st Century. The reasons Christian parents opt to send their children to public school vary. Regardless of why you opt to send your child to a public school, it is important for you to be a vigilant, involved parent.  Proverbs 22:6 (KJV) says, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Your child's formative years of moral development are happening concurrently with foundational...

  • Former NFL QB Jeff Kemp on Championing God’s Design for Dads

    During his 11 years as an NFL quarterback, Jeff Kemp was known on and off the field for his leadership skills. Whether it was calling and executing plays on the gridiron or working away from the sport to strengthen marriages and families, Kemp has always been willing to work for the improvement of the modern family. Recently, Kemp has teamed up with Fatherhood CoMission to champion fatherhood both inside and outside the Church.  It is his desire for dads to be positive difference makers in...

  • Tim Tebow on 'Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember'

    Why A Children's Book? The author of several books on identity and purpose, Tim takes a clear detour in writing a storybook for kids, but with clear intention. As the youngest of the five Tebow siblings, he was born and spent his first three years in the Philippines, where his parents served as Baptist missionaries. Tim vividly remembers their reading to him as a boy, how much he enjoyed it, and the difference it made in his growth and development. Believing that every person is unique,...

  • Marjorie Dannenfelser: Life is Winning

    Pro-Choice Republican Marjorie Dannenfelser’s father was in the Army and got his degree in medicine. After years of moving, the family wanted to plant some roots and decided to settle down in Greenville, NC where her father opened a private practice as a dermatologist. Marjorie’s mother went back to college and finished her master’s degree in library science. As Episcopalians, her family loved church liturgy and hymns. They were conservative Republicans in their economic and foreign policy...

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