Parenting

Nobody wants to be a bad parent. What exactly is good parenting? There are many parenting styles and this blog attempts to be a Christian parenting resource, as well as, show parenting in real life. Humor, resources, encouragement, and support.

Interview with Jeffrey Reed {Lifeway Christian Resources}

  As part of the KidMin Mentoring Course, I am excited to bring you an interview with Jeffrey Reed a LifeWay Kids Ministry Partner from Lifeway Christian Resources. I pray that you will be encouraged by his words and pick up practical ideas that you can use in your Children’s Ministry. FFS: Hey Jeffrey! So …

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The Wide Gate vs. The Small Gate {Matthew 7:13-14}

  Why do we need to be godly? Does God really care about our choices? If so, does he care about all of them? This Bible lesson focusing on the wide gate vs. the small gate, will help our children understand that Jesus is the one and only gate and is THE step in the …

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The Temptation of Gehazi Bible Lesson {2 Kings 5}

  Have you ever been tempted to do something wrong? Have you ever tried to hide something you did? This Bible lesson focusing on Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, will help our children understand that relying on God to help us conquer temptation is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. {Deuteronomy …

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A Simple (and Fun!) Way to Talk to Your Kids About Babies

  When we had kids, my husband and I agreed to be honest and scientific about how human bodies work. As parents, we do need to use discernment when it comes to being honest and being age-appropriate. And when the time comes, we can tend to become tongue-tied. Are you expecting? Do you have children …

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Ananias and Sapphira Object Lesson {Acts 5}

  Have you ever tried to do “just enough” to meet a requirement? What about trying to get around a rule? This Ananias and Sapphira object lesson will help our children understand that lying, manipulation, and general sneakiness are not steps in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. {Deuteronomy 5:32} Scripture Focus: …

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Self-Control Object Lesson {Joshua 7}

  We live in a world where everyone does what is right in their own eyes. Self-control is not a valued character trait. Here is a fun self-control object lesson that kids can do themselves. Helping our children understand the importance of self-control is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of …

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Respecting the Rights of Others {Genesis 13}

Everyone seems to be focused on their personal rights these days: the right to say what we want; the right to do what we want; the right to bear arms; the right to life; the right to have an education. According to the Bible, what are our rights? Helping our children understand the importance of …

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When is it Okay to Disobey Authority?

Respecting authority is important. It helps us to be good citizens. However, when is it okay to disobey authority? Looking at events in the lives of Jesus, Paul, the disciples, and midwives will help our children understand God’s authority versus man’s authority. This is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of …

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Dealing With Bad Language {James 3:1-10}

Bad language isn’t only those words that are inappropriate. Helping our children understand bad language can be harmful to themselves and others is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. {Deuteronomy 5:32} Scripture Focus: James 3:1-10 (The Message)  Materials: old place mat, 3 tea bags (cut off the top and …

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Being a Best Friend {David and Jonathan Bible Lesson}

Everyone has friends. Everyone wants to be a friend to others. But what does that really look like in God’s eyes? Using the story of David and Jonathan will help our children understand true friendship. This is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. {Deuteronomy 5:32} Scripture Focus: 1 Samuel …

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Dealing With Rebellion {Moses, the Snakes, and God}

Rebellion. Is it really that bad of a thing? Helping our children understand why rebellion is harmful is a step in the right direction on the narrow path of godliness. Take a look at Moses, the snakes, and God. {Deuteronomy 5:32} Scripture Focus: 1 Samuel 5:23; Numbers 21: 4-9; John 3:14  Materials: print out pictures …

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