Resources on Parenting

Last Christmas, my husband and I bought a copy of The Action Bible, a collection of Bible stories presented comic book style, for our nine-year-old son. Unsurprisingly, he loved it and carried it with him everywhere. He would load up... Continue...

Jonathan Merritt responds to my critique of his article Christians have no moral rationale for spanking their children by asserting, my argument is not that the Bible forbids spanking. I am glad to hear it but he sure seemed to... Continue...

No one can fault Jonathan Merritt for lack of audacity. In a recent article he dismisses the majority opinion of evangelical biblical scholarship in one sentence. He writes, “Pro-spanking Christians justify their position by pointing to a Proverbs passage they... Continue...

I have discovered, much to my shock and dismay, that I am officially a Helicopter Mother. My natural tendency is to hover over my kids, micromanage their days, and if I was physically able to, I would probably be teaching... Continue...

A while back, Judi and I had one of those "aha moments." It was something we should have realized earlier but for some reason we had missed it. We suddenly recognized that we had been responding to our children’s sin... Continue...

Brad M. Griffin from the Fuller Youth Institute posted an article, “The Only Six Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids About Sports—Or Any Performance.” I am sympathetic with some aspects of the article. He is rightly concerned that too many parents... Continue...

As parents, the love we have for our children is completely unconditional. There is nothing our children could do that could sever the bond of love between us and them. When our children are young we have many hopes and... Continue...

I am 24 years old, have been married for almost four years, and we have an 11-month-old daughter and a baby on the way. At 18 years old I had zero intentions of getting married anytime soon, much less two years later.... Continue...

NOTE: Mark Regnerus will be one of the speakers at the ERLC National Conference: “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” The conference is designed to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families and... Continue...

When Rebecca Onion looks into her baby-filled future, she sees “only catastrophe.” In an article on Slate.com she vets a solution: the “Pre-Pregnancy contract." Her goal is to avoid what she dreads: an uneven distribution of household and parenting work.... Continue...