Parent conversations

Providing support on your parenting journey

Being a Christian parent is challenging. Although we have a wonderful resource in God's Word, the Bible doesn't always answer our parenting questions with black and white answers--and neither does "Parent conversations." What "Parent conversations" does provide is real-life perspectives from parents who are struggling with the same questions as you. Have a question? Join the conversation! Submit questions or comments through our contact form.

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Parent conversations: What are developmentally appropriate ways of talking to children about sex?

I had almost as much trouble deciding what to write to introduce this topic as...
Asian family reading book outside

Parent conversations: How can our family grow together in faith over the summer?

The beginning of summer always feels like a fresh start. New routines set in, and...
teen girl receiving her confirmation

Parent conversations: How can parents reinforce the importance of confirmation in their child’s life?

Confirmation is a rite of passage for many confessional Lutheran young people. Yet as important...
A mother sitting on couch disciplining a child who is pouting with arms crossed

Parent conversations: Why should children obey their parents?

Parenting techniques come and go, but the answer to this month’s question is based on...
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Parent conversations: Do we want our children to be leaders or followers?

There is a natural tension between leading and following. Yet I believe the Christian needs...
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Parent conversations: What are the best Bible story books for family devotions?

Forward in Christ is featuring the stories of two adults and how they read their...




Episode 33 – Teaching kids how money works

How can we help our kids to learn to manage the financial resources that God gives them? Linda Buxa shares her family’s approach—and how you can incorporate it in your family.
Two teens in park

Episode 32 – What’s a parent’s role in dating?

The idea of our children dating can be . . . unsettling. Pastor Donn Dobberstein, father of four children ages 15-22, shares his strategies for how to navigate this season of parenting.

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Episode 31 – Facing a parent’s illness as a family

Mom’s sick. Now what? Hear from Kerry Ognenoff on what her family faced during her recent illness.

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Episode 30 – Protecting kids without scaring them 

How do we prepare our children to handle dangerous situations without scaring them? Are we avoiding important conversations? Sarah Reik and Dan Nommensen offer practical tips to help.

  • Dan Nommensen