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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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No Perfect Parents (Dave & Ann Wilson)

What a relief it is to know that God uses imperfect parents to his perfect ends. In this week’s episode of the Fierce Parenting podcast, we talked with Dave and Ann Wilson, who are friends, authors, radio hosts, and faithful ministers of Christ. We laughed a lot… and even cried a little…

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Tenet 3: All of Parenting is Discipleship

Parents face countless decisions each day. What governs the decisions we make? When we view all of parenting as discipleship, everything changes. Every choice has a context: raising our children to know, love, and obey God. Listen below! Listen On Apple…

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Tenet 2: Family is God’s Idea

When we acknowledge that God designed family, our view of its priority is transformed. Then and only then can we take full responsibility for our roles in the family. Listen below! Listen On Apple Podcasts Listen On Google Podcasts…

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Tenet 1: Children Are a Blessing

This is the first of the three core tenets that drive us as parents and Fierce Parenting as a ministry. Children are a blessing from God himself. We must resist attitudes that consider children to be burdens, nuisances, or “in the way”. Children are a blessing because God says they’re a blessing.…

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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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Forgotten Identity: How to Remember Who You Are and Why It Matters

Have you ever seen a movie or read a story about someone who can’t remember their identity? Forgetting your identity makes life feel upside-down— nothing feels right, even though you might be physically comfortable and cared for. Because you don’t know who you are, your purpose is fuzzy. You live…


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Your Child is More Than Their Accomplishments (or Lack Thereof)

One of my sons is known for his academic prowess. He’s a good student and test-taker and works very hard at his studies. Even at a young age we could tell he was a sharp cookie. One day, while sitting at the lunch table with a few friends, some boys started mocking him and calling him “nerd”…


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Parenting in a Pornified World

“Mommy, I don’t want to watch this stuff, but I can’t stop!” a ten-year-old girl told her mom recently after the mom discovered several very hardcore porn videos in the browsing history. “Dad, I’ve been addicted to porn for six years since I got my iPhone when I was 13,” a sophomore in college…


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