In this revised edition of Shepherding a Child's Heart, Dr. Tedd Tripp not only draws on his thirty years of experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father, but he also shares insights gained in ten years of teaching this material in conferences worldwide, providing more valuable help for parents.
Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book "The Five Love Languages" has helped millions of couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others' love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different commun ... more
Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You'll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids. Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child's life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. As Batterson says, 'I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leav ... more
You Are Worth Waiting For In a world consumed with quick-fixes, superficial romances, and "hookup" relationships, maybe you're asking-- What's the benefit to actually waiting for God's best? Is there a perfect plan for my future--or is it just a fairy tale? Should I just settle like everyone else? With all-new insights from Jackie Kendall, a new generation will answer these questions and discover what made Lady in Waiting a life-changing encouragement to over half a million readers worldwide. You will learn to: - Step into your royal identity as a daughter of the King and experience contentment, security, and patience in your life - Protect your purity as you see how God sees you--value ... more
Teens face social, mental, and spiritual peer pressure every day---but it's their parents who can influence them the most! Learn the language of effectively communicating affection to your teenagers; discover input that nurtures their sense of responsibility, spiritual identity, and security in Christ; develop boundaries that are enforced with discipline and responsibility; and more. 272 pages, softcover.
Since his election, Pope Francis has expressed his concern for the urgent pastoral needs of families. In this collection, the Holy Father speaks to families personally, offering his distinctive combination of love and pastoral wisdom. Pope Francis Speaks to Families includes words to families in general as well as advice directed specifically to married and engaged couples, mothers, fathers, and children. These excerpts from Pope Francis public addresses will hearten and enlighten you, whatever your role in the greater family of the Church. This is a joyful book, easy to dip into or read straight through.
Nearly every Christian parent in America would give anything to find a viable resource for developing within their kids a deep, dynamic faith that 'sticks' long term. Sticky Faith delivers. Research shows that almost half of graduating high school seniors struggle deeply with their faith. Recognizing the ramifications of that statistic, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) conducted the 'College Transition Project' in an effort to identify the relationships and best practices that can set young people on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service.
Based on FYI findings, this easy-to-read guide presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to actively encourage their children's spiritual ... more
This Participant's Guide is a companion resource to the six-week DVD-based curriculum "Raising Kingdom Kids" with teaching by Dr. Tony Evans.Recommended for every participant, this Participant's Guide helps parents tackle the critical assignment of raising children who are spiritually strong and prepared to take on the assignments God has for their lives.The six sessions included in "Raising Kingdom Kids Group Video Experience" provide practical examples and illustrations to help parents grow kids' faith, with specific instruction in the power of prayer, wisdom, love of God's Word, getting through trials, controlling the tongue, developing patience, and the surrender of service. One sample Participant's Guide is included ... more
This book focuses on four developmental tasks -- bonding to others, separating from others, integrating good and bad in our lives, and taking charge of our lives -- that all of us must accomplish to heal our inner pain and to enable us to function and grow emotionally and spiritually.
If we can be sure our children have strong faith in God and His Word, and the love of God in their hearts, then we can trust that they are set for eternity. Our prayers play a big part in helping them achieve that. Stormie
Bestselling author Stormie Omartian's heart resonates for you as a mom who wants to lift up your children to the One who is a Father to all.
Gathered in this charming little book are prayers in pairs: One for you, Mom, and a corresponding one for your children. Each set covers a topic dear to your mother's heart--such as your children's relationship with the Lord, their growth in faith, their health, family, and friends, and so much more. Also included are Scripture verses and blank lines for ... more
Stepfamilies frequently encounter difficulties in attaining the idealistic dream of "blending" their separate family members. Ron Deal provides seven effective, achievable steps toward building a healthy marriage and a workable and peaceful stepfamily. The Smart Stepfamily has been developed from Deal's nationwide seminars on the topic. Equally useful for individuals, families, small groups, pastors, and counselors, this is perhaps the best tool available for families.
Parenting with Scripture is an easy to use topical resource that parents with young children can use when teachable moments arise. This effective guide helps teach young children how to think and apply God's Word in their daily lives. Kara Durbin's revised book helps parents capture those teachable moments and use Scripture to shape their children's behavior. The 101 alphabetically sorted topics address behavior, attitude, emotions, and actions. Examples include Forgiveness, Humility, Anger and Procrastination. Each topic includes scripture passages, discussion questions, action items, and parenting tips. Questions and tips are written so older children can teach younger children. This new edition of Parenting with Scrip ... more
Sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation's most trusted parenting authority, Dr. James Dobson.With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are asking questions about how to bring up boys. Why are so many boys in crisis? What qualities should we be trying to instill in young males? Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man. In the runaway bestseller "Bringing Up Boys," Dr. Dobson draws from his experience as a child psychologist and family counselor, as well as extensive research, to offer advice and encouragement based on a fi ... more
It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? In this book Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting. "Spiritual Parenting" introduces the simple but revolutionary concept that parents are, by the power of God's Spirit, to obey and depend on God in order to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to Him.
A baby born with cancer, new parents in the fight of their lives, a young mother struggling to hold onto her battered faith...Grace in the Middle covers deep emotional waters from the first page. In this inspirational memoir, Wendy Duke recounts the story of her family's journey through their deepest fears and darkest days, the fiery testing of her faith, and the enormous God who remained right in the middle of it all. In this updated revision of her first book, The Grace by Which We Stand, Duke shares a candid account of the tumultuous first years of her daughter's life after being born with a disability and diagnosed with cancer, and the crisis of faith she found her way through during her family's most difficult storm ... more
From the authors of international best-selling marriage book "The Love Dare" comes "The Love Dare for Parents," a 40-day journey of "dares" challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children. Easy to read and work into a busy schedule, "The Love Dare for Parents" is designed to "turn the hearts of parents to their children and turn the hearts of children to their parents" (Malachi 4:6) so that moms and dads can more fully enjoy and delight in their children while maximizing the positive impact they have on their lives long term. Each day brings a promising key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle about love that applies to parenting, a specific challe ... more
Is a willful little darling driving you to distraction? "The New Strong-Willed Child" is the resource you need--a classic bestseller completely rewritten, updated, and expanded for a new generation of parents and teachers. Challenging as they are to raise, strong-willed children can grow up to be men and women of strong character--if lovingly guided with understanding and the right kind of discipline. Find out what Dr. James Dobson, today's most trusted authority on parenting, has to say about what makes strong-willed children the way they are; shaping the will while protecting the spirit; avoiding the most common parenting mistake; and much more. If you are struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they s ... more
The ultimate guide to raising our daughters right--from parenting authority and trusted family counselor Dr. James Dobson.Peer pressure. Eating disorders. Decisions about love, romance, and sex. Academic demands. Life goals and how to achieve them. These are just some of the challenges that girls face today--and the age at which they encounter them is getting younger and younger. As a parent, how are you guiding your daughter on her journey to womanhood? Are you equipping her to make wise choices? Whether she's still playing with dolls or in the midst of the often-turbulent teen years, is she truly secure in her identity as your valued and loved daughter? In the "New York Times" bestseller "Bringing Up Girls," Dr. James ... more
Anyone who has dealt with a strong-willed child knows that it is no easy task to turn bad behavior around. But the popularity of TV programs like Supernanny and Nanny 911 shows that parents have had it up to here and are ready to try anything to get their children to behave. Bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman is here to help. Have a New Kid by Friday shows parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children--fast With his signature wit and encouragement, Dr. Leman offers hope and real, practical, doable strategies for regaining control and becoming the parents they always wanted to be. Focusing on changing a child's attitude, behavior, and character, it contains chapters for each day of t ... more
A guide to help Christians parent their children with grace and an emphasis on the cross.
How are parents to raise children so they don't become Pharisees (legalists) or prodigals (rebels)? It's all about grace-filled, gospel-driven parenting, says the mother/daughter team of Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson. Christian parents, in their desire to raise godly children, can tend toward rule-centered discipline. There is, however, a far more effective method--a grace-motivated approach that begins with the glorious truth of God's love for sinners.
In Give Them Grace, parents will learn how to connect the benefits of the cross--especially regeneration, adoption, and justification--to their children's daily liv ... more
Explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being.
Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"-the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic "The Blessing," coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to lay a secure base of in each child's life.
"The Blessing" powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements:
When a man follows the principles of biblical manhood, those around him benefit from his leadership and care. "Kingdom Man" challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. The biblical definition of a man is one who has learned to operate under the authority of Jesus Christ while carrying out responsible and legitimate leadership within the sphere of influence that God has placed him. "Kingdom Man" provides concepts men can follow that will help them to actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives.
Have you ever felt lonely? Isolated? Abandoned? No one escapes the feelings of loneliness caused by separation, grief, loss, or isolation. It can strike anyoneyoung or old, outgoing or introverted, confident or uncertain. June Hunt, a biblical counselor, explains how being alone and being lonely differ, what leads to feelings of loneliness, how to identify situational causes for loneliness, what the psychological and physical symptoms of loneliness are, and how to overcome feelings of loneliness. God has placed within each of us a basic need for a relationship with Him and with others therefore, our longing to belong is natural. You may feel like the entire world has abandoned you, as if no one understands your pain and ... more
From the bestselling author of "Kingdom Man" and "Kingdom Woman," "Raising Kingdom Kids" equips parents to raise their children with a Kingdom perspective and also offers practical how-to advice on providing spiritual training as instructed in Scripture.Dr. Tony Evans begins with an overarching look at the need for Kingdom parenting, our roles and responsibilities in raising God-following children, and how to prepare children to take on the assignments God has for their lives. He then takes a practical turn, with examples and illustrations to help parents understand and provide specific training for kids in the power of prayer, wisdom, loving God's Word, getting through trials, controlling their tongues, developing patie ... more
How you parent directly impacts who your children are and who they will become. No one is naturally born a good parent. It takes hard work, determination and passionate intention to raise our kids right. In the end, we can either parent on purpose... or idly sit back and allow everything else in the world to shape our children into the men and women they will become.
In Purposeful Parenting, author Jean Barnes gives you six essential practices, based on both Biblical instruction and best practices in psychology, for successfully raising your kids. Learn how to: - Show your children that your truly love them - Use discipline to maintain life and freedom - Recognize the purpose and passions in your child's hear ... more