Parents, Are You Wearing Your Hot Pink Nails?

Daring to Think Differently as we Parent

This week I dared to be different.   You see, I spoke at an all women’s christian leadership retreat and wore hot pink nails.  Now I know that some of you are saying, “So what?  I do that all the time.”  Others are saying, “You are kidding, right?” But let me explain further. I tend to […]

4 Things Parents Can Do When Their Teens Complain About Church

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Conclusion)

  Keeping our teens in church can sometimes be a major point of stress for Christian parents.  We realize the value of worship with other believers but we want our kids to find that same purpose for their lives.  When our teens start rebelling about getting up on Sunday morning or complaining that it is boring or […]

Ways to Deepen Your Teen’s Faith

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Part 6)

Keeping our teens in church consists of multiple facets.  Community, relevancy, acceptance, and resolution in times of conflict are all important in keeping them involved.  However, if you are like most parents, your true desire is to help deepen our kid’s faith.  It is one thing to hear the Word; it is quite another to see it played out. […]

How Do You Handle Your Teen’s Frustration With People in the Church?

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Part 5)

Let’s be honest.  There is no perfect church.  Any time there are people involved human nature will play out and conflicting opinions will surface.  Part of life for us as parents is to navigate those difficult waters with our kids so that it doesn’t trample their desire to be part of the church and to […]

Church = Acceptance or Judgment?

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Part 4)

Keeping our kids in church through the teen and twenty-something years requires many factors.  Peer friendships, adult community, and relevance to our teen’s world being several pieces to the pie. Finding an accepting environment is also critical in the process. Shaunti Feldhaun’s research  attempted to get into our teen’s head to understand them better.  The information […]

Is Church Relevant to Your Teens?

Seven Ways to Keep Your Tweens and Teens From Walking Away From the Church (Part 2)

Do you have teens complaining about attending church?  Are you frustrated at your church youth program for your kid?  Do you question whether you should force your teen to attend church or just let them stay home?  Starting to doubt whether you’ll be successful in passing your faith on to your kids? Recently, I was asked […]