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 […]
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 […]
The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids
By Dr. Kara E. Powell REVIEW: If you are looking for a VERY practical resource filled with parenting tips and tricks then the Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family is it! Seriously, the possibilities are endless. But do not be overwhelmed by the pages-and-pages of possibilities. At the end of the day, this book is […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]