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No One Will Invite Anyone to Our Church Unless…

They understand what we celebrate, it's biblical basis, and why we do so the way we do it. This may seem like hyperbole, but it's not according to a 2010 study from Barna Group.  Only 78% of those who identify as Christians correctly identified Jesus' resurrection as...

Parenting With Vision

As I look back over the last 22 plus years that my husband and I have been raising our two children, I see our mistakes and accomplishments.  We have a son who is now 22 years old and a daughter who is 18 years old.   Many of our friends would agree that our children...

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

You hear about it in the news, especially when it involves young people. A couple of weeks ago two 17 year old students from the same high school in the Dallas area took their own lives within hours of each other. Word is that they were acquaintances but were not...

What Soft Skills Does My Kid Need? (1st Grade)

This is a series of blog posts on soft skill development in kids.  For greater context of this discussion, here is the original post. According to Wikipedia, soft skills is a term often associated with a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of...

What Soft Skills Does My Kid Need? (Kindergarten)

This is a series of blog posts on soft skill development in kids.  For greater context of this discussion, here is the original post. According to Wikipedia, soft skills is a term often associated with a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of...

Soft Skills: More Vital Than Achievement?

The current generation of parents is more dedicated than any before to being present in the lives of their kids. Even as wages and salaries have been outpaced by living costs and expenses, the current generation of parents places a great value on the time spent with...

The State of Students Today & Shifts in Parenting

What if I told you that parents are doing a lot great things and missing on a few nuances?  It's true.  Let's look at it from an even higher level to include those beyond the Church.  The most important part of any parent is a sacrificial love for their kids.  It is...

What Questions Are You Asking Yourself?

As parents, one of our hopes for our children is that succeed in whatever they do. Like any good parent, God wants His children to succeed. But to succeed in life, you must periodically ask yourself questions. As Christian parents, one question we need to be asking...

The Best Thing Our Family Did in the Last 60 Days

We've been asked before what we do to share our faith daily as a family.  If anyone has this down, it has to be a youth minister and teacher who work at a church/Christian school, right? Our family's rhythm can best be described as ambitiously flippant. Our ambitious...

Unity or Uniformity?

“Everything would be better if you’d think/do it . . . (fill in the blank). . .just like me.” So often we would describe unity as “sameness.”  This idea permeates our relationships whether politically, religiously or even in families.  From the right way to unroll...

0.00595238 Life

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - Jesus in John 10:10 There may not be a description that I love more of what we receive from God through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  "Eternal life" a synonymous term with classic...

Faith5: Step 4 – Pray

Prayer can sometimes seem to be an intimidating concept to pass on to kids; after all, how are we supposed to have a conversation with Someone we can’t see? However, I have found that many kids have an innate desire to pray and to connect with God. Their simple trust...

Faith5: Step 3 – Talk

This is Part 3 in a series of posts about the Faith5 initiative, aimed at helping families share and grow in faith together.  Here is Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. From the deep wisdom of one of the best movies of the 1980’s: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop...

Give Them a Piece of Your Heart

The school year has started, and everything is moving along fine, and then out of the blue your child tells you something that makes your heart stop.  Bam! You find yourself at the beginning of a conflict with your child’s teacher.  How do you resolve this issue in a...

Faith5: Step 2 – Read

This is Part 3 in a series of posts about the Faith5 initiative, aimed at helping families share and grow in faith together.  Here is Part 1 and Part 2. My parents used to have a little pick-up truck that was older and beat up, but was one of those vehicles that got...

Faith5: Step One – Share

This is Part 2 in a series of posts about the Faith5 initiative, aimed at helping families share and grow in faith together.  You can read Part I here. “How was your day today?” “Good. What’s for dinner?” [Cue parental frustration.] What loving parent doesn’t want to...

Quarterly Tech

Tech is such an ever evolving topic for parents, teens, and children.  Every quarter we gather the best in trends, apps, social media, and everything digital to help you use these tools effectively. Smartphones...73% of teens have one.  So how are they using them for...

Dinner Conversations: Thirst, Bread, & Joy

Dinner Conversations is a monthly feature of Redeemer Parents dedicated to helping your family have joyful and life-giving 5-15 minute discussion together.  We hope that these will be helpful to continuing your rhythm of following Jesus. Thirst Object: Give everyone...