Choosing A School

Being in the middle of summer, it is hard to believe that we will be running to the local store soon to stock up on school supplies. It can be an exciting time but also confusing and stressful especially when parents are faced with the question of keeping their children in private school or public […]

A Parents Guide to Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse

Many, perhaps most, teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol. This doesn’t mean they will become addicts, but the experimental behavior that occurs at adolescence can quickly bring problems, even deadly ones, to a family. The Franklin family lost their son, the school’s quarterback and a leader of their church’s youth group, in a drunk driving […]

Making the Most of the Transitional Years

How can parents not merely survive, but thrive during their child’s pre-teen years? Kurt is joined by friend and fellow Youth Pastor, Matt McCage and they discuss some tips to make the most of these important transitional years our children find themselves in.

Keeping the Camp “High” Alive

Our youth often leave camps and retreats with a “spiritual high” that slowly but surely dies out over time. How can you, as a parent, engage with your child after they step off that bus and back into day-to-day living? Join John Luzadder, CYI youth camp specialist, as he shares with Kurt some keys to […]

Preparing Your Kids for College

If college is in your kid’s future, understand that there are many ways to pursue a college education without being subjected to a lifetime of debt. For your child, it may mean choosing to attend a community college for the first two years, and then attending an in-state school for the last two years. There […]

Helping Your Kids Cope

In this episode, Kurt is joined by therapist Tasha Levert as they discuss helicopter parenting and how over parenting our kids hinders their development and ability to cope with life’s challenges.

Give Thanks

Give THANKS IN ALL Things “..give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 You’ve likely read the above verse dozens of times. But as a busy parent in the midst of raising kids, how can you remember to actually do it? In a season […]

Start Here

Books, articles, podcasts, videos, and more are chockfull of great parenting information and ideas. And every nugget of wisdom can only help to strengthen you in your parenting journey. But at the same time, all the resources can easily become information overload leaving you feeling paralyzed and wondering where to even begin. Let us encourage […]