Tag: godly character
Here’s a simple truth from Genesis 3 that teaches us and our children that we have a choice to make everyday: will we choose self or Jesus?
Me first! This is a common cry among young children who are developmentally in a self-oriented phase. As Christian parents, we can address this focus on self through correction and encouragment.
Disciplining our children is important. For Christian parents, discipling is even more so. Here we address tips for being and making disciples of Jesus in our own homes.
God cares about our hearts – the motivation behind our behaviors. As Christian parents, we should too.
Christian parents want children who follow the Lord. But what that looks like might not be what we’d expect.
What do you do when your kids learn a “bad” word? Here is a simple but effective tool that parents can use to help their children evaluate the words that they hear and say.
Talking to kids about sin doesn’t have to be too serious. Use this simple spring-time object lesson to make a lasting impression.
Get practical tips on how to help your child identify, process and uncover the root cause of his or her anger.
Self-esteem is a concept that has many parents confused. Here we will explore self-esteem from a Christian perspective as well as some ideas for application for Christian parents.
Going beyond behavior is one of the underlying principles of CfP. Here is a parenting printable on the Fruits of the Spirit that will help you do just that.
Do your kids have a God-complex? Do they simply speak and expect results? Here is one simple idea Christian parents can use to reinforce the importance of submission.
What is the most effective parenting tool you have? Parenting tools (like time out and ignoring) are important tools to have. But if we miss the most foundational tools of all, we will only be scratching the surface. Here we will explore the first of these two Christian parenting essentials.
Perfectionism is a burden that no one should carry. As Christian parents, we can help our children understand that God does not call us to be perfect but sanctified. Here you will learn how to communicate this concept to your children in a way they can understand.
Parenting is not an easy job – it is hard work. It is also *heart* work. Keeping the right focus can help us parent the part of our kids that has eternal value: the heart.
Parenting a child’s heart rather than just his behavior is the call of every Christian parent. Here we explore a fun activity you can do with your kids to help them understand the concept that outward behavior reflects inward attitudes.
As Christian parents, we need to go beyond the do’s and don’ts of parenting and enter the arena of training. Find out how you can use your family’s rules as a foundation for creating training activities that can help to transform hearts.
Now, more than ever, we need to make sure that we help our children develop hearts filled with thankfulness. There is no better antidote for the influences of a me-centered society than an “attitude of gratitude.”
Some people are naturally empathetic and some are not. We can help our empathy-challenged children to develop this important relational skill with these tips and suggestions.
Our first in a series of three articles on the basics of Christian parenting. Here we address the main goals and objectives of a Christian parent.
Idols of the Old Testament were made of wood and stone. Today our idols stare back at us from the mirror. The disease of selfishness is spreading. As Christian parents we need to daily fight it off, in ourselves and in our children. Here’s an activity you can do with your children to help them develop “eyes to see” the needs of those around them.