PARENTING RESOURCES


Reading


     For Parents


Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic

Raising Kids Who Hunger For God by Benny & Sheree Phillips

Effective Parenting In A Defective World: How to Raise Kids Who Stand Out From The Crowd by Chip Ingram

Help and Hope for the Single Parent by Dr. Tony Evans

Focus On the Family: thousands of articles on marriage and parenting from a biblical perspective


     For Children


A Believe Devotional for Kids: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

This 90-Day devotional, written by Oak Hills Church pastor Randy Frazee, encourages children to follow the footsteps of Jesus. Think, Act, Be Like Jesus; A Believe Devotional for Kids shares the message that the more you believe, the more Jesus can change you from the inside out to become the best person you can be.


Girl Talk

This year-long book of devotions consists of fifty-two engaging stories along with daily questions and activities for each week of the year. Girls respond to each story as it relates to their own lives with talk, journaling, and prayer. These award-winning devotions will affirm girls in their identity as God’s children and special creation.


ISBN-9780310755005     Publish Date09/13/2016     Publisher Zonderkidz     Series Faithgirlz     Format Softcover     Language English


Say & Pray Devotions

Say and Pray devotions with your little ones today! Your youngsters want to be just like you. How exciting! Help them grow in their faith and learn more about God’s love with Say & Pray Devotions. Say & Pray Devotions features short devotions and lots of labeled illustrations so your little one can practice identifying objects and words on their own! This book is a great tool to start a devotional time with little ones, as it will help you teach them about God, and the labeled pictures will help start a life of faith.


ISBN-9780718086916     Publish Date  10/11/2016     PublisherThomas Nelson     Format Board Book     Language English


The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Devotional

Perfect for little cubs settling down for a good night’s sleep! These 90 reflections on simple Christian truths such as God loves us, love one another, be courageous and kind, and much more are the perfect peaceful way to end a busy day.



ISBN-9780310751656     Publish Date10/11/2016     Publisher Zonderkidz     Series Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story   Features Ribbon Marker

Format Hardcover  Language English


Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional

Are you ready to be a brave girl? Join Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor, and Gracie as they discover that the closer they are to God, the more He makes ordinary girls like them strong and courageous! Learn with them how to be brave at school, at home, in sports, with friends—pretty much everywhere! Even when struggles are big . . . He is bigger. This devotional includes a year’s worth of readings with amazing stories from Scripture, lots of fun quizzes and illustrations, and powerful truths.


ISBN-9780718089764     Publish Date 10/11/2016     Publisher  Thomas Nelson    Series Brave Girls     Features Ribbon Marker     Format Hardcover

Language  English


Jesus Today for Kids

Jesus is the Friend who is always with you. Jesus Today®: Devotions for Kids will pour this powerful truth into your children’s hearts as they learn that He knows everything about them and loves them more than they can imagine. Each devotion is based on Scripture and is written as though Jesus is speaking, assuring that He is in control, that He is good, and that an amazing future awaits all who put their hope in Him.


Jesus Calling for Kids

With devotionals written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child’s heart, Jesus Calling® for Kids is now available in deluxe leathersoft package. Based on Sarah Young’s renowned bestseller Jesus Calling, this is a wonderful devotional for children. The scripture and themes correspond with the daily reading in the adult version, so parents and kids can share spiritual time together. This deluxe version features a rich blue and orange leathersoft hardcover with the iconic bird in center stage. It’s a beautiful package that parents and grandparents will be proud to give children year-round


ISBN-9781400323067     Publish Date  11/05/2013     Publisher  Thomas Nelson     Series Jesus Calling®     Format Hardcover     Language  English


May The Faith Be With You

Life in the Spirit isn’t about cushioned pews and easy living—it’s about adventure, risk, daring, and the pursuit of wisdom. It’s about letting the awesome power of God work through you to do things you never thought possible. In this 180-day devotional, you’ll learn the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom, apprenticing with the Ultimate Master himself—Jesus Christ. May the Faith Be With You will give you a devotional experience that’s out of this world.


ISBN-9780310753452     Publish Date 10/06/2015     Publisher Zonderkidz     Format Hardcover     Language English


Devotionals To Do With Your Children


The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New by Marty Machowski (ages 6-11)

Our Daily Bread for Kids: 365 Meaningful Moments with God by Crystal Bowman & Teri McKinley (ages 6-10)

Character Sketches from the Pages of Scripture (3 Volume Set) (ages 5-12)

*Pro Parenting Tip: Find used books with incredibly reduced prices at ThriftBooks.com.


Bibles


Ages 0-2     Lift the Flap Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones

Ages 2-4     Read with Me for Toddlers by Doris Wynbeek

Ages 4-8     The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd Jones

                   Read-N-Grow Picture Bible: Adventure from Creation to Revelation in 1,872 Realistic Pictures by Jimmy Swaggart Ministries

                   The Action Storybook Bible by Catherine DeVries

Ages 8-12   The Children’s Bible in 365 Stories by Mary Batchelor

                   The Action Bible by Sergio Cariello

*Pro Parenting Tip: Find used books with incredibly reduced prices at ThriftBooks.com.


Media


Covenant Eyes: prevents your child from stumbling upon pornography while browsing on the internet.

Plugged In: Be informed about what you and your child view for entertainment. Plugged In provides parents with detailed information about what's really in popular movies, videos, television episodes, songs and games. Entertainment industry ratings only tell you so much. They go deeper, diving into specific content and the meaning behind it.

VidAngel: automatically skip unacceptable scenes on Netflix and Amazon.

PureFlix: Christian Movies on Demand .

JellyTelly : Fun, engaging faith-based Christian shows for the whole family.


YouTube Channels


LifeTree Kids offers fun, kid-friendly worship videos with dance motions plus educational videos by other children.

ListenerKids create fun, Christian, value-driven content for your kids.

The Rizers sing Scripture in the form of catchy pop-rick tunes.

Seeds Family Worship is a music-based ministry that creates word for word Scripture songs for families.

*Pro Parenting Tip: Pay the additional premium monthly rate to prevent your children from seeing adds you can’t control.


Leading Resources and Christian Parenting Websites


Focus On The Family remains the leading Christian parenting website. They offer guides on child development, health and safety, discipline and parenting stages. Their daily radio program is a virtual seminar on Christian parenting.


The Christian parenting website from Family Life Today offers articles and audio form Dennis and Barbara Rainey. They offer a free monthly e-magazine, tips on manners and a Christian parenting forum.


Christian Parenting at Crosswalk.com is a great resources for articles about Christian parenting. You can even subscribe to their RSS feed.


The Christian parenting website from Christianity Parenting Today is a great resource for articles on parenting.


The Family and Christian Parenting website from LifeWay Christian Resources offers solid parenting advice and resources from a Southern Baptist perspective. LifeWay offers four different Christian parenting magazines target for local church distribution.


The Nation Center for Biblical Parenting is a very helpful Christian parenting website. They offer books, videos and live conferences to help Christian parents. There section on developing your church’s parenting ministry is a great resource for pastors to help Christian parents.


Blessed Family Ministries is a Christian parenting website from the Bullen Family. This website is a guide from Matt Bullen, an elder at Grace Family Baptist Church in Houston, TX. His articles, conferences, podcast and blog are great resources for Christian parents. I enjoy Matt’s frequent quotations from church history on the topic of Christian parenting.


The Christian parenting website form ChristianAnswers.net also provides many free articles.


Parenting Resources at Desiring God offers free sermons and articles from Dr. John Piper. No other Christian parenting website has inspired me more as a father.

Christian parenting books from Grace and Truth Ministries. You can find books and audio from Dennis Gundersen for helping develop Christian character in children.


equipu.kids4truth.com/dailydevo/ offers daily devotional reading for you and your family.


Christian Parenting Blogs


biblicalparenting.info

About Blog National Center for Biblical Parenting is committed to helping parents develop biblical, practical strategies for touching the hearts of their kids.
Frequency 2 posts / month

christianmomthoughts.com

About Blog: Christian Mom Thoughts is a blog for parents striving to raise their children as Christ-followers in a home where faith means more than going to church on Sundays.  Frequency 1 post / month


christianparenting.org

About Blog:  At Christian Parenting.org, they are believers just like you, and are committed to raising children to know God and live as lights to those around us. They believe that the Lord has a message for each of us parenting in today's culture.  Frequency 3 posts / week

forwardinchrist.net

About Blog:  Heart to heart parenting blog is meant to be an honest forum for Christian parents to build each other up and support each other.
Frequency 1 post / month


crosswalk.com/family/parenting

About Blog:  Crosswalk.com is brought to you by a group of writers, editors and content producers seeking to provide applicable, educational and entertaining content to followers of Jesus Christ regardless of where they are in their respective spiritual journeys. They strive to provide timely information on everything from Marriage, Parenting and Family issues, to Bible Study, Prayer, Spiritual Growth and more.  Frequency 3 posts / week


togetherwithfamily.com

About Blog:  Encouraging and equipping parents to raise children who love the Lord and are grounded in biblical principles in their parenting and in their marriage! .  Frequency 2 posts / week


equippinggodlywomen.com

About Blog:  Welcome to Equipping Godly Women. Helping you be the amazing woman God created you to be. Here you will find topics including Christian faith, marriage, parenting, homemaking and community.  Frequency 1 post / quarter

thecharactercorner.com

About Blog:  Raising Godly children with strong Christian Character. Their goal is to help and encourage parents to be purposeful in raising their kids to love God, and have Godly character. You'll find encouragement for parenting, homeschooling, and winning your child's heart, They also offer Biblical based resources to help you.
Frequency 2 posts / week


refocusministry.org

About Blog:  Welcome to ReFocus, a ministry for transition. The goal of this blog is not to provide all the answers or give a cookie-cutter approach to transitioning to family ministry, but rather to provide encouragement, support, resources and prayer as you move forward in your church.Frequency 2 posts / month


relationshiphelpers.net

About Blog:  Vincent & Laura are licensed professional counselors at Christian Counselors of Mooresville. They are change-makers offering counseling in the greater Lake Norman area from a biblical perspective. Frequency 2 posts / year


doorposts.com/blog

About Blog:  Welcome to Doorposts! We are delighted and privileged to join you as you serve God by raising up godly children who love and obey His Word. Our goal is to provide you with Bible-based tools that make your job easier. Our mission is to supply Christian parents with Bible-based, parent-designed, family-tested products to help you apply Scripture in the home. Frequency 1 post / year


* These resources provide beneficial content for study. However, BIWC does not necessarily endorse every book, article, or opinion found therein. Please compare everything with the Scriptures! (Acts 17:11)