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For Parents: Keep Your Children Strong in Faith — New Content (Nearly) Every Friday

New content nearly every Friday for parents who want to find out what you can do to help keep your child strong in faith, during these seriously challenging times in our culture’s history.

Please use the comment box below to let me know what you’re thinking about or wondering. I’ll be glad to open it up for discussion.

Weekly posting is temporarily on hold while I settle in to a new position with a new mission agency

Teaching Apologetics at Home: Yes, You Can!

Maybe I was just searching the wrong way, but I was surprised this morning to see how few web pages discuss parents' role in teaching apologetics. There's one outstanding page at CARM. I'm sure there are others, but the general theme of the search re...

Students Debating Teachers In Class: Not Usually a Good Idea

Friday Parent Focus Last time here I wrote about what to say to your child when their teachers contradict Christianity. There's one more point I need to add. I'll mention it in the student pages next August, but since I've already begun the topic,...

Taking a Break From Weekly Posts

This is a week for a lot of other writing, and I won't be posting the usual Monday, Tuesday, and Friday focus posts for students, pastors, and teachers.

When Teachers Contradict Christianity: What To Say To Your Child

Friday Parent Focus Last Friday I spoke on dealing with the schools when they undermine the faith. There's one more person involved that I didn't mention: your child. What do you tell your child when teachers contradict Christianity? Suppose yo...

When Your Child's School Undermines Christian Faith

My daughter came home from school one day in eighth grade and said, "My history teacher told us Christianity is a myth like all the other religions." It's a common enough thing to hear in the public schools. What does a parent do when their child'...

When You Don't Know the Answers

Friday Parent Focus* Last time in this series I encouraged you to talk with your kids about faith, and especially to help them to open up with their questions. But what do you do when you don't know the answers? It's not so bad. Real...

Talk To Your Kids About Faith

Do you talk to your kids about faith? It can do them a world of good. Based on research from the Search Institute, though, you're an unusual parent if you do. This group found, [in a] nationwide study of 11,000 teenagers from 561 congregations acr...

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