-a focus on desired results rather than the process.
-looking to our own righteousness, not Jesus’ righteousness.
-legalistic rules, not God’s grace.
Performance Parenting Series
This four part series begins with common struggles parents face and the gospel remedy. Eric and Leslee unpack the danger of finding our identity in our children. Then they follow it with how the gospel meets this struggle with grace and encouragement. In this series, they discuss things they would tell their younger selves about parenting littles and what they thought they knew about parenting teens and adult children.
Identity in Christ for Kids
Being a Christian is not easy. “Wanting to” is critical to growth and perseverance.
One of the best things we can do to help a child want to walk with Jesus is to help them find joy in him.
We have compiled a list of Identity Statements especially relevant for kids.
Free Family Devotional
5:17 People Week
This FREE 7 day devotional will help your family rediscover together what it means to live as new creations in Christ.
Gospel-centered and user friendly!
Why Your Kids Want You to Read Ezekiel to Them
Do you want to excite your children? If so, here are some kid-approved ideas: end school early, take them to a movie… or read them the book of Ezekiel…
Five Simple Ways to Present the Gospel to Young Children
It was very late one night. I was working in my office when one of the “sibling informers” stormed into my office with tidings of great destruction…
Are You Ordinary?
The purpose of this self-evaluation is simply to get you thinking about where you are in your pursuit of the ordinary disciplines that when faithfully…
Liturgy of the Ordinary
The hotel ballroom was packed. I was one of three plenary speakers at a conference for youth and children’s ministry leaders. In commenting on the alarming…
Life is War
It was one of those conversations where Leslee and I could not seem to understand each other. Though calm, things were not going swimmingly
Five Relationship Building Questions
Listed below are five relationship-building questions that I put together and gave to each of my three oldest children age 13-16 right after Christmas.
Freedom for Frustrated Fathers
Maybe it’s a Saturday. You are busy doing any number of things all at once: entering receipts into Quicken, squeezing in a three and a half minute conversation
Four Ways for Parents to Seize More Moments
A high school graduation. A marriage. Or perhaps more likely the death of a friend or family member.
Do Parents Have Power?
I’m curious? What do you think of the copious news stories about our schools? Should a boy who identifies as a girl be able to use the girl’s bathroom?
How the Gospel Frees Us from Regret
Regrets. We all have them. Whether it’s an unsatisfying relationships or career; regrets cling to us like an old sock to underwear…