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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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Approaching the “Sex Talk” (Sexuality, 1 of 4)

It’s the talk most parents dread: the sex talk. But should we dread it? Or, is there another way to view, anticipate, plan for, and approach the subject of sex with our children? In this episode, we talk through ways we can approach the topic of sex biblically, courageously, and truthfully…

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Let Them Be Kids

Kids will be kids… as the saying goes. But what does that phrase mean biblically? In this episode we look at childlikeness through a biblical lens with the hope of helping us discern what it means to let our kids be kids in the healthiest sense of the term. We talked through some of the…

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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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Let God Be God

What if? What if my kids don’t know Christ? What if they go down a dark path? What if our kids don’t turn out the way we hope? All of these questions have one thing in common: we can’t control the answers. In this episode we talk about what it means to entrust our children into…

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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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You Be the Parent!

What can be said about the special scope of authority held by parents? How does the Bible instruct us? Today we discussed just that and looked at various ways parental authority can be chipped away by ourselves (unwittingly as well as intentionally) and society. It was a very lively conversation,…

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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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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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