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.

Looking for insight on a particular parenting topic? Search the "Parent conversations" archive. More articles continue to be added, so check back regularly. 


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Parent conversations: What do your prayers for your children include?

Before our children are even born, we begin praying for them. This month, see how...
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Parent conversations: How do we resist making our parenting law-based?

One of the reasons that I appreciate this column is that it continually reminds me...
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Parent conversations: What Bible passages do you turn to most as a parent?

Although it’s not specifically discussing parenthood, Psalm 62 has always been my spiritual lifeline. When...
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Parent conversations: How can we help kids develop positive, healthy habits?

I consider myself an organized person, but when it comes to parenting, I often feel...
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Parent conversations: What tactics do you use to encourage children to tackle difficult tasks?

I love that the two authors of our articles this month both referenced science fair...
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Parent conversations: How can we model good listening skills for our kids?

Young people are frequently criticized for spending time on their smartphones even in social situations...




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.
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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