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3 Critical Truths About Sex to Teach Your Kids

When I put my trust in Christ as a young man, I began addressing my sexual sin and dysfunction for the first time. I brought a lot of baggage into my marriage because of my sexual sin— baggage I hope my kids never have to deal with in their own lives. I’ve also served as a marriage pastor for over…


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Contributing to Your Child’s Understanding of Sex

Sex tends to get relegated to its own category in life.  We understand that kids learn about math, for example, from all sorts of life experiences and learning opportunities. Science is all around us, and social skills can be developed while doing just about anything.  But sex?  That’s for a…


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An Excerpt from Jesus Followers: Managing Expectations

Hi friends! Zena here— I’m the editor behind-the-scenes at Fierce Parenting. The following is an excerpt from Jesus Followers by Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright— when I read it, I knew I had to share it with you! As I look at my childhood, and as I consider the way I parent my own…


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3 Simple Practices for Healthier Tech at Home

It can be overwhelming to try to tackle unhealthy tech. Where do we even start?  The research is often unbelievable (teens spend NINE hours a day on tech?!) and leaves us feeling crippled with indecision. Add into the mix having these conversations and implementing these plans with actual people…


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What Does a Family of the Word Look Like?

In my previous post, I tackled three reasons why we need to be families of the Word. In this post, I want to explore how to be a family of the Word— or what a family of the Word looks like. I believe there are both attitudes and actions that characterize an individual, couple, or family that…


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Why We Need to be Families of the Word

It’s funny what you remember from your childhood, isn’t it? I can almost feel the fabric of the sofa I sat on to read my Bible and pray every morning before leaving for school. It was what we did, because Mom and Dad said it was necessary. Every day. And they did it, too. Family devotions were…


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“In the Moment” Discipleship

As parents, our most important— most basic— job is to disciple our children to Jesus.  With three (soon-to-be four!) teenagers at home and 17 years of parenting behind me, I’ve grown in my understanding of what it means to disciple my kids.  I came into parenthood with some very specific…


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Making the Most of Time with Young Children

If you’re a parent, one of the greatest titles bestowed on you by God is that of “mom” or “dad.” We’re entrusted with the enormous task of raising these little arrows for the kingdom of heaven (Psalms 127:3-5). But, for most of us, “mom” or “dad” isn’t our only title. We have many titles,…


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5 Tips for Helping Children Find Their Identity in Christ Through a Bedtime Routine

Whether it’s 15 minutes, half an hour, or an entire hour, most families settle into some sort of bedtime routine— bath time, brushing teeth, pajamas. It’s all part of getting ready for a good night’s rest whether you’ve got toddlers, preschoolers, or teens.  But did you know that your family’s…


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