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Lights A Lovely Mile$27.00Read more
Eugene H. Peterson’s never-before-published wisdom for each season of the Christian year
The glorious, never-dull reality of the gospel is this: Christ sets us free. All of us can be doers of the word, using the stuff of the everyday to make something to the glory of God.
Long before his iconic paraphrased Bible translation, The Message, Eugene H. Peterson (1932-2018) faithfully preached for decades to the small congregation of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. As the seasons passed, along with the accompanying fasts and feasts, Peterson faithfully revealed ways to cultivate a robust, authentic life of faith, intimacy, obedience, and joy.
Now you can gain new insights into Peterson’s preaching and pastoral life through this collection of his most compelling yet never-before-published sermons. Following the calendar of the church year, from the darkness of Advent to the light of Epiphany, the wilderness of Lent to the celebration of Easter, and the fire of Pentecost to the everyday glory of ordinary time, these remarkable sermons point to the eternity beyond our experience of time.
With his trademark wit and wisdom, Peterson shows how to pursue a “long obedience in the same direction” through all the seasons, colors, and rhythms of our lives.
Recipes For A Sweet Child$19.99Read more
Practical Help for the Overwhelmed Mom
Searching for answers to your toughest parenting problems, like how to turn your children’s grumbling into gratitude? Are you trying to navigate ongoing issues like sibling rivalry, tattling, unforgiveness, peer pressure, or bullying?
Author Katie J. Trent combines her counseling and ministry expertise with her own parenting experiences to provide you with a creative guide to work past challenging childhood issues in a winsome way.
Recipes for a Sweet Child will help you:
*Teach your kids, from toddlers to teens, how to apply biblical wisdom in any situation.
*Gain invaluable insights to help your kids overcome thirty-six of the most pressing emotional, behavioral, and relational battles that they face.
*Discover simple tools to bring peace and joy into your home with easy, interactive activities and Bible lessons.
*Engage the whole family in fun games and in-depth conversations.
*Build kindness and character in your children so that they become the young ladies and gentlemen God wants them to be.
*Enjoy making delicious recipes with your kids. Full-color photos are included.
Katie J. Trent, a licensed clinical social worker, has over a decade of experience equipping and encouraging families through counseling and ministry. The author of Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Faith-Building Activities for Homeschooling Families, a popular blogger, and speaker, Katie loves to create resources to simplify life for busy moms by infusing faith and fun to build strong families. Katie puts the fun back into the fundamentals of family discipleship.
Raising Confident Kids In A Confusing World$14.99Read more
As kids grow up, they hear many conflicting messages about how they can define themselves. For example, they are told that they can define themselves by their achievements, popularity, sexuality, morality or gender, or by how they feel.
This warm, realistic and sympathetic book, written by father of three and founder of Faith in Kids, Ed Drew, provides much needed biblical help for parents on this topic. It shows parents how to encourage their kids to find their identity in the fact that they are made and loved by Jesus, and it explores the implications and applications of this truth.
Whether they are happy or anxious, whether they have messed up or achieved great things, children will gain a positive and realistic view of themselves, based on God’s amazing love for them, giving them confidence to live by faith in a secular world.
The foundational principles in this book mean it is ideal to read in advance of or during the early stages of parenting, but it is a useful resource at any stage of a child’s life.
Parents Guide To Teen Identity$4.99Read more
“I am who I decide to be.” Teens strongly believe in a world where self-expression, uniqueness, and differences are welcome. Dig deep into Gen Z’s identity formation by uncovering false beliefs and steering them toward a healthy sense of self. Features:
*Lies culture tells you about identity formation
*Biblical truths about finding your real identity
*Practical ways to live out your true self
*Self-reflection questions for parents
*Engaging discussion questions for teens
Parents Guide To Eating Disorders$4.99Read more
It’s heartbreaking to watch your teen willfully destroy their body. Get a solid overview of the types of eating disorders, what causes them, and how to seek professional help. Plus, gain time-tested strategies to discuss this triggering topic with compassion.
Enjoy a balanced Christian perspective on how to find true healing with answers to questions including:
*Why are eating disorders on the rise?
*How can I tell if my child has an eating disorder?
*How can I help my child fix it if they don’t think it’s a problem?
Write It On Their Hearts$16.99Read more
Family life is often very busy! There are so many things competing for time and attention. Kids are also influenced by many different things. How can we make sure that we are making the most of our time with our children to lead them spiritually? And what is the best approach?
This practical guide gives parents a systematic approach to discipleship that goes beyond rote memorization. Author Chris Swain applies to the family context the principles of discipleship that Jesus teaches in Scripture to help you make the most of the time you have with your kids, to both lead them to Jesus and to encourage them to be like Jesus.
“Discipleship happens when we spend intentional time with our children. It is in these moments that God writes his word on their hearts. He does the writing, but we help create the atmosphere for this to take place.” (From the introduction to Write It On Their Hearts.)
Write It On Their Hearts features:
* a model of discipleship developed by Replicate Ministries that is based on Jesus’ encounters with his disciples
* a discipleship plan that you can tailor to each child
* practical help and advice for Christian parents on how to disciple their kids
Signals : How Brain Science And The Bible Help Parents Raise Resilient Chil$15.99Read more
Would you like to improve the emotional intelligence of your kids? Signals offers a simple, relational approach to help you become aware of your emotions, their impact on others, and how to implement this technique in your home, school, or ministry.
While we can’t see the brain, it sends signals to us and those around us. Just as the colors of a traffic light send drivers a signal to go, slow down, or stop, our brains signal to our emotions and affect our behavior toward others.
In Signals, Cherilyn Orr introduces a common language and imagery to help everyone manage their emotions. Rooted in neuroscience and the Bible, this approach has been used around the world because its spans across all cultural contexts. Learn how to read these signals, become more aware of your emotions as well as your child’s, and understand how to respond based on the signal sent. For parents and educators, this approach is an easy-to-understand way to evaluate what’s going on with your child, mentally and emotionally, at any given moment to determine an appropriate response.
Signals is also useful for kids with special needs, including those with autism. Applying the technique can transform the relationships you have with your kids and set them on a lifelong trajectory of ever-increasing emotional intelligence.
6 Ways To Keep The Good In Your Boy$14.99Read more
This helpful resource equips you to instill integrity and honor in your son. Help him navigate the challenging tween years and beyond as you put him on the path to becoming a healthy and responsible adult.
With some intentional parenting, your son can avoid the many pitfalls that prevent boys from growing into good men. Bob and Dannah Gresh share six proactive ways you can make a lasting impact in your son’s life.
*Get Him Outside to Play
Encourage activities that spark his imagination and creativity and fulfill his God-given need for adventure.
*Give Him a Book So He Can Discover a Real “Call of Duty”
Help him use his free time wisely and develop good discernment about what he reads, plays, and watches.
*Host Wing Nights and Fantasy Football Parties
Let his dad be dad by giving him the freedom he needs to train and discipline his son well.
*Celebrate His Entrance into Manhood
Prepare your son for changes to his body, his mood, and his attitude about the opposite sex.
*Unplug Him from a Plugged-In World
Educate him early and often on the dangers of sexual sin and show him how to monitor his own media consumption.
*Let Him Open the Car Door for You
Teach him how to be a gentleman and how to treat girls and women with kindness and respect.
Good boys can grow up to be great men with a little guidance and a lot of prayer.
6 Ways To Keep The Little In Your Girl$14.99Read more
This timely resource equips you to counter our culture’s harmful messaging to girls with positive, biblical guidelines that allow your daughter to grow up the way God intended her to–happy and healthy.
Keeping your daughter from growing up too soon is every Christian parent’s battle. Dannah Gresh, founder of True Girl, shares six proactive ways you can win the fight for your daughter’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
*Give Her the Right Toys to Play With
Learn how to select dolls and other toys that encourage creative play and spark imagination.
Celebrate Her Body by Punctuating Her Period
Teach her to see her body and its function as a beautiful reflection of God’s creation.
*Unplug Her from a Plugged-In World
Protect her mental sobriety by setting reasonable limits on screen time and monitoring online activity.
*Unbrand Her When the World Tries to Buy and Sell Her
Show her how to pursue inner beauty and reclaim the biblical value of contentment.
*Become the Carpool Queen and Sleepover Diva
Help her form healthy friendships by staying actively involved in who she chooses to spend time with.
*Dream with Her About God’s Future for Her
Plant and nurture a heart of purity in your daughter by promoting God’s design for relationships and intimacy.
Keep the “little” in your girl and prepare her for a big future with God.
Famous At Home$17.99Read more
No one wakes up and decides, “I’m planning to ruin my marriage, neglect my kids, and cause mistrust in my family.” Yet our personal pursuits and busyness can lead us there. In this book, marriage and leadership coaches Dr. Josh and Christi Straub show how seven core decisions can help us put what’s most important center stage in our lives.
Famous at Home is Josh and Christi’s realistic, grace-filled look at the struggles families face in a culture that competes for their time, attention, and identity. Whether you’ve found yourself putting more effort into becoming famous on stages outside the home, or your stage is the home, Famous at Home offers guidance and inspiration to help you give your family the best version of you instead of your leftovers.
Famous at Home will help you and your spouse:
*Be on the same team–fighting for each other and not against each other
*Stay emotionally connected even if work, distance, or busyness are in the way
*Deeply invest in the emotional lives of your children
You really can be famous at home, showing up in intentional and meaningful ways for your biggest fans. All it takes is realizing that the greatest red carpet you’ll ever walk is through your front door.
When Anxiety Roars$15.99Read more
According to the American Psychological Association, today’s children and teenagers are anxious about many things. In addition to the stressors common to any generation–family issues, financial instability, pressure to perform in school or sports–these young people also worry about gun violence, social justice, the state of their divided nation, the fate of a warming planet, and much more. To top it off, recent global events and resulting restrictions have added significant stress even as they have stripped away support systems.
For parents, teachers, counselors, and youth leaders longing to understand and help the young people in their lives, When Anxiety Roars unpacks the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that influence anxiety in children and offers specific practical steps to take together to tame that anxiety. Integrating faith with best practices to reduce anxiety, it also teaches coping skills that will help children live more confidently today and into the future.
Dishing Up Devotions$19.99Read more
Homeschooling is a challenging journey that’s often misunderstood. The thirty-six weeks that parents have to educate their homeschooled children don’t just come together magically. There are lessons to plan and oversee, records to keep, routines to follow, and kids to motivate. It can feel overwhelming as the teaching parent–usually Mom–tries to tackle both the educational and spiritual aspects of the children’s lives while also keeping up with household tasks such as cooking and laundry.
Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Activities for Homeschooling Families infuses faith and fun to strengthen family relationships while nourishing the teaching parent’s soul.
It features thirty-six weekly devotions, faith-building activities for the whole family, and baking recipes connected to the weekly character theme.
Author Katie Trent’s goal is to take the stress out of homeschooling with a devotional that the whole family will love through:
*Encouragement from other homeschooling parents
*Biblical lessons even toddlers can understand
*Interactive family activities
*Delicious baking recipes related to the weekly theme
Homeschooling just got easier–and deliciously fun!
Impossible Kid : Parenting A Strong-Willed Child With Love And Grace$14.99Read more
You Can Raise a Strong-Willed Child to Reflect the Character of God
In The Impossible Kid, relationship coach and pastor’s wife Lucille Williams writes an exceptionally honest and funny account of parenting a strong-willed child. Through 11 entertaining chapters, this book provides practical tools for parents to sow seeds of encouragement in their kids as they aspire to raise adults who reflect the nature and character of God. Endorsed by Dr. Gary Smalley, The Impossible Kid is an encouraging and informative read, covering topics including family dysfunctions, feeling like an inadequate parent, creative and effective discipline, parenting with integrity, the dreaded sex talk, learning to laugh together, and keeping God as the focal point in the home.
Full Circle Parenting$22.99Read more
Parenting is hard.
But it’s not just the routines, schedules, discipline, and heartaches. It’s the hard conversations. One of the greatest challenges of parenting is navigating the crucial conversations that we must have with our kids.
Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins have been married for more than 25 years and have eight children, and Jimmy pastors a church in South Florida. They’ve had plenty of crucial conversations in their lives-not only with their own children, but with parents who are scared and seeking wisdom. They know they have to find a way to have those tough conversations from a biblical perspective and a distinctly Christian worldview, but they don’t know how.
If you’re like these parents, Full Circle Parenting was written for you.
Using the 3 Circles gospel tool (God’s design; brokenness; gospel), Jimmy and Kristin will give you a grid to work through any tough conversations you have to have with your children, and will show you how it works with the following topics and more:
*Marriage, sexuality, and divorce
*Depression and anxiety
*Money, materialism, and generosity
Bible Promises And Prayers For Children$16.99Read more
Parents have the privilege and responsibility to partner with God to release their children’s divine destiny. Biblical wisdom, God’s promises, and the passionate prayers of caretakers of children are change agents in the lives of these young giant-killers.From Bethel Church leaders and parents Bill and Beni Johnson comes this practical 31-day prayer resource for those who want to receive God’s passionate heart for their children, pray daily for them, and model prayer with them.
Each day includes:
– an insightful, instructive reading to inspire Spirit-led parenting
– relevant Bible promises for meditation and declaration
– a related Scripture-based prayer
– activations to do with your child, including a question to discuss, a short prayer to pray, a decree to declare together, and a practical action step of faith
God places children in families for a reason–so parents can fan into flame all their children are to become. Your child has big battles to face. This book will help equip you to be the strength and encouragement your child needs.
10 Time Saving Tips For Busy Parents$16.99Read more
Get excited! You are about to learn how to make your life easier. No matter how hectic your schedule, there is a way to optimally arrange your time so you can be happier and more productive. None of us is perfect. There will be days when we get off track and don’t accomplish all that we would wish to. But by consistently applying these time-saving tips, your life will run much more smoothly. You will feel like your world is under control even when so much around you seems out of control. The benefits are enormous:
* Achieve success in your home life.
* Experience less stress.
* Streamline your tasks.
* Balance your job and household responsibilities.
* Maximize your output.
* Feel more in charge of your own time.
* Distribute the household workload more evenly.
* Enable your family to thrive within a pleasant structure.
We all want to leave behind some kind of legacy. The choices we make, especially decisions about how we spend our time, determine the course of our life. We must maximize our days to impact our world. For many of us, our biggest impact is the influence we have on our spouse and children. Therefore, spending quality time with them is more than just important-it is crucial. Getting our tasks done more effectively gives us a greater opportunity to be a positive role model, share life experiences, and make memories with our loved ones.
Here is the parent’s guide to a happier and more productive life.
How To Listen So Your Kids Will Talk$14.99Read more
Good parenting depends on good communication. The problem is, we parents tend to over-talk. Not only is this ineffective, it discourages children from sharing what’s on their hearts. In this immensely practical book, communications expert Becky Harling shares the best listening practices to transform your family’s relationships and set your children up for success, including how to:
– help them express their feelings in healthy ways
– listen to affirm their strengths
– model how to navigate conflict with grace
– listen to God, knowing that he “bends down to listen” to us (Psalm 116:2 nlt)
Whether your son or daughter is in preschool, grade school, or high school, intentional listening will help them feel heard, valued, and empowered to find their unique voice. The practices you put into place now will set a foundation for strong relationships into adulthood.
Parenting Teens With Love And Logic (Expanded)$19.99Add to cart
Over 350,000 copies sold!
Parents need help to teach their teens how to make decisions responsibly–and do so without going crazy or damaging the relationship.
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, from the duo who wrote Parenting with Love and Logic, empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers.
Covering a wide range of real-life issues teens face inncluding divorce, ADD, addiction, and sex this book gives you the tools to help your teens find their identity and grow in maturity. Indexed for easy reference.
Now updated with new material on implementing love and logic in conversations about today’s technology.
Parenting With Love And Logic (Expanded)$25.99Add to cart
Over 900,000 copies sold!
This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.
Trusted by generations of parents, counselors, and teachers to lovingly raise responsible children. Includes solutions for dozens of specific topics like tantrums, managing screen time, and getting ready for school, all indexed for easy reference.
Updated with parenting wisdom for today’s world, including new material on cyber-bullying and technology.
Sing And Play Big Bible Truths$14.99Add to cart
You only get to raise your children once and your little ones need to know the big truths of God – Christ, sin, salvation and the gospel.
Sing and Play Big Bible Truths is the perfect tool to introduce babies and toddlers to the Bible truths they need to learn now and for later on in life.
Bethany Darwin uses the tools of repetition, familiarity and interactive activities to build crucial theological foundations.
*Big Truth Song – a toddler friendly big truth lyric set to a familiar nursery rhyme tune accompanied by motion
*Hear and Learn – a simple story
*Play and Learn – a quick game or activity
*Memorize and Learn – a short bible verse with hand motions
*Eat and Learn – a themed snack
Love Her Well$18.99Add to cart
Moms are eager for tips and wisdom to help them build strong relationships with their daughters, and Kari Kampakis’s Love Her Well gives them ten practical ways to do so, not by changing their daughters but by changing their own thoughts, actions, and mind-set.
For many women, having a baby girl is a dream come true. Yet as girls grow up, the narrative of innocence and joy changes to gloom and doom as moms are told, “Just wait until she’s a teenager!” and handed a disheartening script that treats a teenage girl’s final years at home as solely a season to survive.
Author and blogger Kari Kampakis suggests it’s time to change the narrative and mind-set that lead moms to parent teen girls with a spirit of defeat, not strength. By improving the foundation, habits, and dynamics of the relationship, mothers can connect with their teen daughters and earn a voice in their lives that allows moms to offer guidance, love, wisdom, and emotional support.
As a mom of four daughters (three of whom are teenagers), Kari has learned the hard way that as girls grow up, mothers must grow up too. In Love Her Well, Kari shares ten ways that moms can better connect with their daughters in a challenging season, including:
*choosing their words and timing carefully,
*listening and empathizing with her teen’s world,
*seeing the good and loving her for who she is,
*taking care of themselves and having a support system, and more.
This book isn’t a guide to help mothers “fix” their daughters or make them behave. Rather, it’s about a mom’s journey, doing the heart work and legwork necessary to love a teenager while still being a strong, steady parent. Kari explores how every relationship consists of two imperfect sinners, and teenagers gain more respect for their parents when they admit (and learn from) their mistakes, apologize, listen, give grace, and try to understand their teens’ point of view. Yes, teenagers need rules and consequences, but without a connected relationship, parents may never gain a significant voice in their lives or be a safe place they long to return to.
By admitting her personal failures and prideful mistakes that have hurt her relationships with her teenage daughters, Kari gives mothers hope and reminds them all things are possible through God. By leaning on him, mothers gain the wisdom, guidance, protection, and clarity they need to grow strong relationships with their daughters at every age, especially during the critical teen years.
Raising Up Dreamers$15.99Add to cart
How do you raise Christian kids who have dreams that seem beyond their reach?
Parenting is an important task, but the pressure doesn’t need to be on us. As parents, we simply need to follow the leading of the Lord with the understanding that our children’s natural abilities are actually the Lord working out their destiny. When we give Christ unlimited control of our parenting, we learn that Jesus is a better parent to our children than we can ever hope to be.
As Sheila Erwin shares personal stories of raising two successful filmmakers and delves into biblical principles, you will be encouraged to cultivate your children’s gifts and help them reach their dreams–no matter how impossible they seem.
By parenting from a position of trust and rest in God, you can guide your children to chase their God-given dreams and channel their talents to glorify God instead of being gripped by the world.
Parenting Essentials : Equipping Your Children For Life$10.99Add to cart
The world desperately needs parents who care deeply about parenting, who embrace their God-given role with humility, grace, commitment, a sense of stewardship, love, and a healthy does of humor. This book takes a practical, biblical-theological approach to what a mom and dad can do together to parent in a realistic, relational and responsible way.
Adventuring Together : How To Create Connections And Make Lasting Memories$18.99Add to cart
A modern, practical, and inspiring guide to creating deep heart connections with kids by regularly creating new experiences and intentional adventures together.
Parents today complain of fragmented relationships with their kids. What parents yearn for–and their kids too–is deep, heart-to-heart connections. But how can parents compete with all the other noise fighting for their kids’ attention?
The answer, says Greta Eskridge, is to break free from regular routines and familiar comforts of home to experience new places and adventures–even if those adventures go awry. From simply reading a book together to going on an overnight backpacking trip, activities together provide unique and crucial bonding opportunities. Adventuring Together highlights Greta’s stories of doing just that, including:
*an array of ideas for outdoor and indoor ventures,
*what to do when your finances are limited,
*and how to adventure if your family can’t hit the hiking trail or spend the night at a campground.
Giving readers the tools to make adventures happen, Adventuring Together is a step-by-step guide for parents–whether in the city or the country–to start building connections today that will last a lifetime.
Prayers Of Blessing Over My Adult Children$12.99Add to cart
Does worry for your grown children still keep you up at night?
You expected to lose sleep when your kids were young but thought by the time they were on their own, you’d worry less.
As you enter your empty nest years and watch your children grow and mature, your influence in their lives changes with them. But it doesn’t have to end in worry. You already have one of the most powerful gifts you can give your children–prayer.
With daily Scripture and devotionals, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson teaches you his three-step guided prayer method based on established biblical prayer patterns. Get to the heart, mind, and soul of what your children are facing with prayer prompts that are sure to encourage you and strengthen your faith. You’ll soon be able to approach God with a spirit of praise as you boldly pray over your children and their specific needs.
Connected Parent : Real-Life Strategies For Building Trust And Attachment$15.99Read more
You Can Effectively Parent an Adopted or Foster Child
Parenting under the best of circumstances is difficult, but because of their unique needs, raising children from hard places brings additional challenges. You might discover that traditional techniques that may have worked for you with your birth children are not working with your adopted or foster child.
Renown child development expert Dr. Karyn Purvis will give you practical advice and powerful tools you can use to encourage secure attachment in your child, just as she did for coauthor Lisa Qualls. You will benefit from Karyn’s decades of research and understanding, plus Lisa’s hands-on experience and successful implementation of the strategies shared in this book.
You will learn how to simplify your approach using scripts, nurture your child, combat chronic fear, teach respect, and develop other valuable skills to add to your parenting toolbox.
The Connected Parent will help you lovingly guide your children and bring renewed hope and healing to your family.
Let Them Be Kids$18.99Add to cart
As every parent hopes to raise kids with good manners and values, Jessica Smartt’s practical guide fills the gaps of uncertainty and provides tips on how parents can equip their children in purity, faith, and creativity.
Former English teacher and homeschooling mother of three, Jessica Smartt felt the weight of helping prepare her kids for life, especially with all the outside pressures and influence of the world. She struggled with how she could raise her children with a sense of adventure, self-confidence, manners, faith, and the ability to utilize technology wisely.
Let Them Be Kids is Jessica’s offering of grace and confidence to moms, giving them practical ideas to meet these challenges. Her well-researched, tested methods, woven together with her personal stories and witty humor, deliver wisdom on the tough topics of life, such as:
*family time vs. outside activities,
*being “cool” or not,
*sexual purity, and
*showing grace when kids disobey.
Part story and part guidebook, every chapter includes doable strategies and encouragement for the journey.
Let Them Be Kids helps moms feel confident and equipped with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered childhood for their children. It leads them to conquer fear and find truth that transforms them and their families as it reminds them how to enjoy and cherish the special memory-making moments of building family values together.
Countercultural Parenting : Building Character In A World Of Compromise$16.99Read more
How can I raise them righteously in a fallen world?
Maybe you caught your child in a web of lies. Perhaps your kid is repeating the bad language she hears on the playground. Or he’s picking up the lazy habits of his peers. Have you ever wondered how to raise your kids to change God’s world when filth and folly get all the air time?
While the moral tide of our culture is sweeping virtue, hard work, integrity and godliness out to sea, raising a child with godly values is countercultural. But it’s not impossible. Change starts with you. You can reject passivity and equip your kids to reflect Christ to the world.
Author Lee Nienhus offers guidance to every struggling parent. As you work on building your own character and confidence, you will learn to model a life of discipline and integrity for your children and become the kind of countercultural parent your kids need.
6 Needs Of Every Child$18.99Add to cart
Like most parents, Amy and Jeffrey Olrick left the hospital with their first child desperate to know, “What do we do?” But years of parenting three kids and Jeffrey’s work as a child psychologist convinced them to ask a better question: “How shall I be with this new person?”
In a culture obsessed with parenting formulas, it’s easy to miss the fact that science and lived experience have proven that human development and thriving are a matter of relationship. Drawing on decades of psychological research, neuroscience, and their own experience as parents and people of faith, the Olricks present six relational needs for human growth that will transform the way you think about your child–and yourself. Together, the needs form a trustworthy compass to guide you and your child to a path of purpose and relational wholeness.
For parents who feel pulled in a hundred directions, dizzied by the volume of clashing strategies, and jaded by the parenting programs that complicated their own childhoods, The 6 Needs of Every Child is a groundbreaking roadmap integrating the science of connection with practical tools. You’ll be equipped with:
*An in-depth look at the six essentials your child needs to thrive
*Tools to use when you feel stuck
*The secret to secure connection with your child
*Self-assessment tools to discern your unique parenting style
More than a parenting guide, this book is your invitation to break free from the myth of perfect parenting and embrace your child’s long journey of growth. With insight, humor, and compassion, it calls parents to discover the power of being imperfectly present with their children, developing mental, emotional, and spiritual resilience that will sustain them for a lifetime.
Why Your Kids Misbehave And What To Do About It$22.99Add to cart
Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work.
That’s because you’re not addressing the root reasons for why kids misbehave, says international parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman. In this book, he reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.
With his signature wit and wisdom, Dr. Leman helps you see through your child’s eyes, revealing why they do what they do, who they learn their behaviors from, and why they continue behaving badly. He identifies the stages of misbehavior, where your child is on the spectrum, and how to not only avoid escalating bad behavior but get on the front end and turn it around for good.
By the end of this book, you’ll be smiling at the transformation in yourself, your child, and your home. Guaranteed.
Live Love Now$24.99Add to cart
In Live Love Now, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford tackles the biggest challenges facing kids today and equips adults to engage them with humanness and heart, compassion and honesty to discover the deep, life-giving connection everyone is longing for.
What do young people need now more than ever? Adults who are Truth-tellers not taskmasters. Encouragers not enforcers. Guides not half-listeners. The good news is, it’s not too late! No matter what’s happened in the past, you can help the kids you love face the top stressors of today, including academic pressure, parental expectations, technoference, lack of purpose, isolation, and loneliness.
With illuminating, straightforward strategies, this guide reveals the importance of practicing acceptance, pursuing peace, and exploring wellness and purpose for yourself so you can be the kind of real, relevant, and lifelong role model young people are searching for. Engaging and thoughtful, each chapter includes moving stories from Rachel’s personal journey as a mom of a teen and pre-teen along with illustrative narratives and prompts to help you reflect and take steps toward becoming the kind of adult young people trust.
Whether you’re a parent, educator, older sibling, coach, or anyone in a role of leading young people, this book will help you meet the goal of raising and guiding young people to become resilient, compassionate, and capable adults.
Holding On To Love After Youve Lost A Baby$15.99Add to cart
A Powerful Resource for Grieving Couples
Almost everyone will agree, the loss of a child is the worst grief that humans can experience. And that crushing grief puts immense strain on the marriage, family relationships, and friendships that few can understand. That’s why this book was written. In it Candy McVicar, a grieving mom who leads a ministry for grieving parents, and Dr. Gary Chapman, relationship expert and author of The 5 Love Languages(R), team up to help couples who are facing the unimaginable.
They’ll teach you how to:
*cope with the complex feelings that come with the grief process
*understand your spouse’s unique grieving needs and support him/her
*use the five love languages in grief-appropriate ways
There is nothing that can make the pain of losing a child go away, but you can get help coping with it. This is a perfect resource for grieving parents or friends who’d like to help.
Moment In Time Book 2$16.99Add to cart
Is a 365 day devotional that was written with parents in mind. After four decades of ministry to children and youth, it is obvious that parents need encouragement as they seek to
raise their children to honor and live for the Lord.
Each day a passage is applied to that God honoring task of raising Godly children; with a teaching moment concluding each day. It is Carl’s prayer that as each day is read that you will receive a word of truth that will assist in the life of your children or grandchildren. God’s Word is as alive and relevant as it was when your parents read you these same verses. Let’s live by it.
Point Me To Jesus$17.99Add to cart
In Point Me to Jesus, author Tara McClary Reeves equips grown-ups with 365 quick discipleship lessons to be read to children ages 10 and up.
Each day’s content begins with a key verse from Scripture that sets up the lesson. Then, with depth and humor, Reeves uses stories and interesting insights to help children build a Christian worldview, to develop a working knowledge of God’s Word, and to grow in passionate, obedient love for Jesus.
Talking With Your Kids About Jesus$16.99Add to cart
Christian parenting is hard work–and it’s getting harder. Parents have a deep desire to pass on their faith but fear that today’s increasingly skeptical and hostile world will eventually lead their kids to reject the truth of Christianity. This practical and timely resource gives parents the confidence of knowing what to discuss with their children and how to discuss it in order to facilitate impactful conversations that will form the basis of a lifelong faith.
In a friendly, parent-to-parent voice, Natasha Crain identifies 30 specific conversations about Jesus that parents must have with their children. Chapters are sequenced in a curriculum-oriented way to provide a cumulative learning experience, making this book a flexible resource for use in multiple settings: homes, church classes, youth groups, small groups, private Christian schools, and homeschools. Every chapter has a step-by-step conversation guide with discussion questions and tips, and content is readily adaptable for use with kids of any age (elementary through high school).
Guiding The Next Great Generation$19.00Add to cart
It’s cliche to say today’s adults hope the best for the next generation, yet fear the worst. As the gap between generations widens and our shared experiences dwindle, adults find it increasingly difficult to connect with and remain relevant to today’s young people. So the question is, what values can we pass on that will help them to become the next great generation? And how do we communicate those values effectively?
In this paradigm-shifting book, Jonathan Catherman shares with adults raised in the 1900s a fresh look at guiding 21st-century youth to become confident and capable adults. With relevant research and real-world examples, Catherman shows us the benefits of practicing and teaching four principles that will unite and empower us all:
– build bridges between generations
– transform raw talent into valued strengths
– practice stewardship before leadership
– live with purpose
Whether the emerging generation knows it or not, they need you. Their greatness tomorrow begins with your guidance today.
Raising Giant Killers$15.99Add to cart
Bestselling authors Bill and Beni Johnson help parents discover the keys to successful parenting in God’s kingdom through their powerful book Raising Giant-Killers. “Parents, we rule for the purpose of protection, but we also serve with the purpose of empowering,” they write. “We want to release our children into their destiny–that’s the privilege of parenting.
“In these pages, you will gain the wisdom, kingdom concepts, and practical tools you need to help raise your children to their God-given potential.
Healthy Parenting$6.99Add to cart
Anyone can be a good parent, even if their own parents were abusive, neglectful, or absent. In this compassionate and practical book, Rick Johnson shows you how to identify the ways in which your past experiences affect your own parenting choices. Then he walks you through the process of healing the emotional and spiritual wounds toxic parenting has left behind. Finally, he outlines healthy habits and practices to take the place of negative ones that may have been modeled for you. With Rick as your sympathetic guide, you can break the cycle of abuse, neglect, or absenteeism and create a positive family environment now and for the future.
Raising The Challenging Child$19.97Add to cart
What’s the worst you’ve ever faced as a parent? An all-out tantrum at the mall? A son who won’t take out his earbuds to listen to you? A daughter who’s failing at school and won’t do her homework? A teen who constantly breaks curfew? A call from the police? Whatever you’re dealing with, Raising the Challenging Child will help.
Building on their work at Chaddock, a nonprofit organization that has worked with some of the most challenging kids in the nation for more than 150 years, the authors empower frustrated parents with practical tips and real-life examples on how to:
– minimize behavioral meltdowns
– reduce conflict
– increase cooperation
– promote healthy attachment
– improve family relationships
The strategies they share work both for the child who is going through a difficult phase brought on by life disruption or trauma, and for the child who faces chronic struggles. Parents, teachers, and those who work with children and youth will find positive, practical steps they can start taking today in order to understand and address the baffling behavior of the child under their care.
When Your Kid Is Hurting$19.00Add to cart
As parents, we have a strong impulse to protect our children, but that very protection can end up handicapping them for life. Rather than seek to save them from the hard things, we must teach our kids how to cope with and rise above their problems. In one of his most important books to date, internationally known psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman shows parents how to:
– be good listeners
– tell the truth, even when it’s difficult
– find balance between being protective and being overprotective
– approach hurt and injustice as a learning experience rather than fostering a victim mentality
– and much more
Whether a child is dealing with a difficult family situation, bullies, the loss of friends, the death of a loved one, discrimination, abuse, a teen pregnancy, or even just trying to make sense of what they see in the news, this compassionate and practical book will help parents equip them to process, learn from, and rise above their situation.
Raising Boys Who Respect Girls$17.99Add to cart
Dave Willis, author, speaker, and father of four boys, talks biblically and practically about how to raise a generation of boys who are champions, encouragers, and respecters of women.
In the #metoo and #churchtoo era, with so many men and boys continuing to make the same mistakes, we have to ask: Where are we going wrong? And perhaps more importantly, how do we raise up men who will break this cycle?
As the father of four boys, relationship coach and author Dave Willis has studied this issue deeply, concluding that if we are to raise boys to respect girls—and not end up with men who say they respect women but whose actions reveal otherwise–we must go back to the heart of things. Or, more specifically, we must go back to our own hearts.
In Raising Boys Who Respect Girls, Willis helps readers inventory the blind spots that lead to accidental forms of disrespect, showing how to root out issues in our own hearts before we inadvertently pass along these same issues to our boys. He also teaches readers how to cultivate a healthy respect for God and for themselves as created in his image, as well as a similar respect for others. Full of scripture, research, age-specific tools, and conversation models, this book offers a practical strategy for mindful parents to first embody the right principles themselves and then teach them to their sons.
Moment In Time Book 1$16.99Add to cart
Is a 365 day devotional that was written with parents in mind. After four decades of ministry to children and youth, it is obvious that parents need encouragement as they seek to raise their children to honor and live for the Lord.
Each day a passage is applied to that God honoring task of raising Godly children; with a teaching moment concluding each day. It is Carl’s prayer that as each day is read that you will receive a word of truth that will assist in the life of your children or grandchildren. God’s Word is as alive and relevant as it was when your parents read you these same verses. Let’s live by it.
Gist : The Essence Of Raising Life-Ready Kids$17.99Add to cart
Gist offers a fresh look at parenting that’s effective, efficient, and enjoyable. The focus is on instilling “life readiness” in age-appropriate ways at any stage of child-rearing. Parents who read this book will understand why their previous parenting efforts may have been frustrating and futile, and they’ll learn how to prepare “life-ready” kids with less drama and more joy. This is the latest edition with updated content.
Gist is a powerful book that reviews and examines what the journey to adulthood entails, along with a clear look at those parenting efforts that over the years have been proven not to work. The book looks at many aspects of life that wouldn’t typically be associated with parenting. Its focus on life readiness offers parents a new lens through which to see their parenting interactions and translates to an approach that eliminates many of the power struggles and ineffective patterns that can rob families of much of their joy.
God Confident Kids$18.00Add to cart
Using examples from her family’s experiences as well as from counseling children in transitional homes and interviewing hundreds of people, author and speaker equips parents to develop a humble, compassionate confidence in their children by learning God-confidence instead of self-confidence.
In Their Shoes$15.99Add to cart
Using stories of others, research, and firsthand experiences, Lauren Reitsema helps you discover what’s going on in the heart and mind of your stepchild when you encounter resistance and teaches you how to walk beside them and see things from their point of view. Your efforts will pay off in stronger, closer blended family relationships.
Raising Worry Free Girls$15.99Add to cart
In a world fraught with worry and anxiety, veteran counselor Sissy Goff offers practical advice on how you can instill bravery and strength in your daughter, helping her understand why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry and what she can do to fight back.
Before I Was Born$10.99Add to cart
Before I Was Born emphasizes the creational goodness of our bodies, our existence as men and women, and our sexual organs. This book introduces new topics as well, including the growth and change that occur as boys and girls become men and women. It includes a tactful but direct explanation of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife.
Before I Was Born explains in age-appropriate language the basic nature of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife and discusses conception, fetal development, childbirth, and breastfeeding. For children ages 5 to 8.
Whats The Big Deal$14.99Add to cart
One Million Copies Sold in Series!
Christian Book Award: ECPA Medallion of Excellence
Your kids know about sex. But what they’ve gathered from TV, other kids, or the internet doesn’t tell them everything or answer all of their questions. What’s the Big Deal? was written to help parents provide the answers to their 8-to-12-year-olds. This book explains the basic facts about sex and related issues such as:
Why God made adults so that they want to have sex
What God actually says in the Bible about sex and why it’s designed for marriage
The amazing changes ahead of you during puberty
How to respond when you feel sexual pressure from friends, TV shows, movies, and magazines
Your kids can read this book with you so you can discuss it together. This provides them the safe space to ask hard questions they might find embarrassing. The book will help kids understand what a beautiful and exciting gift from God sexuality is meant to be.
Now revised and updated with:
Separate chapters on puberty for boys and girls
A chapter on the dangers of pornography