How Do I Introduce My Child To a Relationship with Jesus?

One of the greatest privileges you have as a parent is to help your child come to faith in Christ. As you care for your child’s daily needs and work to prepare him or her for success in life, there’s nothing more important than caring for their spiritual needs and helping them prepare for eternity. Like many parents, you may not quite know how or when to approach one of the most exciting yet intimidating moments of parenthood.

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David Barrett
Prodigal Kids: When a Child Rejects Your Beliefs

Every teen and young adult goes through a season when they try to establish their own identity by distancing themselves from their parents’ tastes and preferences.  But what do you do when your son or daughter rejects your faith and embraces beliefs or behaviors that you know could be harmful?

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David Barrett
Discipline with Younger Kids: 3 Things

The scriptures command parents to raise children in the training and instruction of the Lord. We begin “training” a child from a very young age by the ways we respond to their actions and attitudes. The primary purpose of discipline is to consistently direct your child toward right relationship with God and others. Consider these 3 practices that contribute to that process

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David Barrett
Your Child's Schooling Option

Parents today often feel like they fail to measure up in their responsibilities—especially in something as challenging as giving their children a good education in an increasingly complex world.  As you evaluate the many schooling options available to your family, reflect on the following questions to help apply Biblical wisdom to your educational choices.

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David Barrett
Finding Hope and Help in a Difficult Marriage: 4 Considerations

Those who marry will have troubles. That’s what Paul told the Corinthian church (1 Corinthians 7:28).  Even the best couples can struggle to protect their marriage vows. But what happens when marriage troubles become unbearable? Is there a point at which couples should end a bad marriage? Or is there hope for something better? Consider the following steps as you prayerfully evaluate your situation.  

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David Barrett
Babysitting with a Purpose as a Grandparent

Making the most of babysitting opportunities can empower grandparents to take the natural influence they have in their lives and turn it into something extraordinary. Attention to the details and intentionality with time not only communicates a deliberate love to grandchildren, but also an amazing grace to their parents.

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David Barrett
4 Things to Help You with Long Distance as a Grandparent

Even if you are committed to prioritizing your life around your grandchildren’s lives, just about every grandparent lives, just about every grandparent will have some of their grandchildren living far away from them. It’s not necessarily that grandparents move away from them; grandchildren can move away. If you find yourself in long-distance grandparenthood, consider these 4 suggestions.

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David Barrett