Children are sensitive, impressionable and mouldable.It’s easy for parents to misshape them with a couple dashes of impatience or a pinch or two of cruel comments.
Elisabeth Elliot explains why and how parents must model holiness and instil in their children obedience, responsibility and love. Children will see God displayed in their parents, and the family will become a Christ-centred community. She also talks candidly about childrearing with her daughter, Valerie, a pastor’s wife and the mother of eight.
Women's relationships with men, their careers and their feelings about themselves have all been shaped by their fathers—whether they realize it or not. Now, with the help of noted marriage and family counsellor H. Norman Wright in Always Daddy's Girl, you can begin to understand how your father affected your emotions and behaviour.
If you have a child age 14 or older, you can be almost certain that he or she has tried using drugs or alcohol.
Eighty-five percent of all young people say that they have experimented with intoxicating substances—a statistic that includes children from strong Christian families. But there is something you can do. Drugproof Your Kids gives you practical, biblical steps that you can take to head off or, if necessary, work through a drug crisis. It will give you the most effective techniques available to keep your kids drug-free.
This book is dedicated to chosen men, mighty men of valor, who pursue God fearlessly, relentlessly, totally.
God is still looking for men who have the character and courage to stand in the gap. And the good news is He's finding some. If the desire of your heart is to be a man whom God can trust, if you want practical help in how to grow as a lover, leader, protector, worshiper, priest, provider, counselour, disciplinarian, and encourager, then this book is for you.
Firstborn? Middle Child? Only Child? Baby? Where Do Your Children End Up In The Blended Family?
"When you bring two families together, you can he guaranteed some Armageddon evenings," says Dr. Kevin Leman. "When these families unite, they don't blend, they collide! The principles in this book will help you wage the battle of blending your family — and come up not only a survivor but a winner!"
Since parenting is such a crucial task to get right, isn't it a little frightening that so many parents feel utterly clueless? Scripture stresses parents' responsibility to teach their children right spiritual values. Self-control, not mere self-esteem, is crucial to the biblical approach. Teaching our children to love and obey God, instilling in them a love for the Word of God, and modelling real godliness in the family context—those are the areas where Scripture directs parents to focus their energies. If we get those things right, all other parenting issues tend to fall into place.
Your children are all grown up, with grown-up problems to match. If your heart has been broken over the destructive choices your adult children have made. William Coleman offers guidance and empathy.
Hurt over grown children touches the lives of even the most loving Christian parents, he says. Mixed in with guilt may also be a profound sense that God has let you down. You may wonder, "Where was God when my child went astray?" and "Why didn't God answer my prayers?"
Whether you have one, two, or ten grandchildren, Debra Evans will help you understand what you alone can do for your grandchildren and your adult children. As one grandparent to another, she offers practical advice, information, encouragement, and resources that will make you a better grandparent. She'll show how you as a Christian grandparent can nurture your grandchildren spiritually in a variety of ways.
Some topics include: supporting the parents before birth, including an update on current childbirth methods; greeting the baby at birth and mothering the new mother; nurturing your grandchildren as they grow, including sharing your Christian faith with them
Setting the Stage for Your Child's Faith provides you with perceptive insight on how to teach children about responsibility, money, courtesy, and prayer. It will remind you that, despite other influences on kids in today's world, conscientious parenting can result in loving family relationships, well-adjusted children, and warm memories of home.
"I've been in the mothering mode for thirty-three years and when people ask me how many children I have, I hesitate because I've given birth to four, lost two, adopted one, and ended up with three." Sally Conway
A collection of contemporary and classic Bible-based stories and passages which reinforce personal, spiritual, and relational values.
This beautiful book will help teach Christian values to your family. It combines Scripture readings with real-life applications from the Briscoes and insights from classic authors such as C S Lewis and John Bunyan.
Aesop's Fables, Anne of Green Gables, Shakespeare, Churchill, Moby Dick, Plutarch, Tom Sawyer, Longfellow, Robinson Crusoe, Dickens, Tolstoy & more.
Timeless Stories For Today's Family-Listen as Stuart and Jill Briscoe read from, The Family Book of Christian Values. You'll hear selections that illustrate personal, spiritual, and relational values.
From old favourites- Shakespeare's Henry VIII & The Merchant of Venice, Robinson Crusoe, Anne of Green Gables, Tolstoy's War and Peace, A Tale of Two Cities, Longfellow's The Village Blacksmith, The Bible and more.
From great heroes of the faith including: Jonathon Edwards, D.L. Moody, Susanna Wesley, Billy Graham, Hudson Taylor, Corrie ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, and more.
In this award-winning book formerly titled Growing Wise in Family Life, Charles Swindoll offers timeless, biblical insight to help you build a deeper and richer family life. He encourages you to set biblical priorities that will enable your family to enjoy each other in the good times and stay together through the bad times.
No matter what ages your children are, or how difficult your circumstances, The Strong Family offers a rewarding and inspiring look at creating a family that sticks together and stays together.
A Biblical guide for nurturing confident children from infancy to independence.
Best-selling author and veteran parent and grandparent Charles Swindoll believes that the key to successful parenting lies in becoming a "student" of your children— learning the distinct bent and blueprint of each child. Here is practical advice for parents wishing to launch confident, capable young adults in today's ever-changing world.