Being a Christian Teen in a Secular Culture

Christian teen spending time with God

A Christian teen faces a monumental challenge. And no one is talking about it. There’s an elephant in the room. Christian parents who try to live an authentic faith worry about this elephant. Yet, no one has ever asked me even one question about it, despite the fact that people…  Read More

Developmental Stages’ Impact on Teaching Kids

developmental stages and parenting

What do developmental stages have to do with Christian parenting? If our goal is to raise children who are blazing hot Christians, we need to understand what to expect at different ages in order to optimize our teaching. None of us chooses to be lukewarm for Christ. “So then, because…  Read More

Our Body Is a Temple: 3 Reasons to Care for It

Our body is a Temple of God

Our body is a temple? “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV I first heard these words as a…  Read More

Teens’ Respect for Parents: A Heart Issue

“Respect for parents ” is a modern-day version of God’s commandment to honor them: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12 NKJV) Respect for Parents in 21st Century Let’s listen in on a discussion…  Read More

Respect for Parents by Middle Graders

Respect for Parents includes not putting them on the spot

Respect for parents: It is commanded by God, but difficult to teach to the heart. “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 NLT Putting Mom on the Spot “Mom. Can Madison spend the night?”…  Read More