Our Mission

To point parents to Christ and encourage them in the Gospel.

Our Core Values

The Three Tenets

Many of the difficulties we experience as parents are a result of believing lies that undermine God’s design for family and parenting. We believe the three tenets below, when believed through a gospel lens, will radically transform how we love and raise our children.

Tenet One

Kids are a blessing

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. (Ps 127:3–5)

They 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.

Scriptures

Ephesians 6:1-3; Colossians 3:20; Psalms 78:5-8, 127:3-5, 139:13-16; Proverbs 4:1, 6:20

Tenet two

Family is God's idea

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother…that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” (Eph 6:1–3)

When we acknowledge that God designed family, our view of its priority is transformed. We can then take full responsibility for our roles in the family.

Scriptures

Ephesians 3:14-15; Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 8:15,23; John 1:12; Galatians 3:29; Psalm 78:5-7; Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Tenet three

All of parenting is discipleship

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Pr 22:6)

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.

Scriptures

Psalms 78:5-8, Proverbs 4:1, 22:6, Colossians 3:20–21

Practical Application

Finding the intersection between hopeful and helpful

We believe that every question in parenting can be addressed by considering the biblical roots of the above core tenets. The eternal hope we have in Christ offers us practical help in daily life.

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Let’s say you have a 12 year old who wants to participate in an extracurricular activity, so they approach you as convincingly as possible. Without a framework in mind, your first thoughts may be about schedule, convenience, cost, commitment, and peer influence.

Parental fortitude is further put to the test if your kids are adamant at the moment—causing fatigued moms and dads to ask, “Is this a battle I’m willing to fight?”

All of these are relevant factors to consider, but could there be more?

We believe there is.

From functional to foundational

What if the answers to those functional questions flowed from a deeper well? What if we began to ask questions like these:

  • How does this activity aid in discipleship of our child?
  • Does this commitment reinforce the overall mission of our home?
  • How does this activity reflect our prioritization of family?
  • How can I as their parent, use this actual decision making process as an opportunity to disciple my child?

Of course, these are just a few questions that could get the conversational ball rolling. As you continue throughout each day as a parent with these tenets in mind, it will be come apparent just how foundational every small decision can be to the development and spiritual growth of your child.

We hope that every resource available through Fierce Parenting encourages parents to ask foundational questions, aiming to raise children in full light of God’s Word, his priorities, and his call to make disciples.

Reasons behind the reasons

Follow the link below to read more about the beliefs that inform these tenets

Read Our Core Beliefs