Family Friday Links 4.6.18

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Here's our weekly list of online goodness:

Chad Bird had a post and interesting take on Children's Church. While I disagree with the generalization, I think he brings up a question most churches don't truly think through. He wrote, "Children are not the problem. Adults are. That’s the first, honest admission we need to make: children’s church is not for the children. It’s for the adults." I believe there are ways to have both children participating in worship and have children's church; the problem is most churches don't realize the problems they create.

Jon Bloom was over on Desiring God on the topic of kids NEEDING a crisis of faith. He writes, "Coming to really see, savor, treasure, and trust Jesus Christ almost always begins in a crisis." He goes on to list 7 lessons parents need to understand as they parent their kids through doubt.

Our friend, Sam Luce, had a post on explaining the trinity to kids. He says, "The reality is the Trinity is one of the core doctrines of our faith. It is complicated, so a visual illustration is helpful for kids. In the past, I have used illustrations that answer kids questions about the Trinity but do so at the expense of mystery and what is true." It's important to help kids understand the deep truths of the faith in a way that they can understand.

What have you been reading online lately and benefiting from? Leave us a link in the comment section and we'll check it out.

Family Friday Links 3.30.18

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Here's what we've been reading online lately:

All Pro Dad had a post on family leadership. It reads in part, "Effective leaders aren’t in it for themselves; they’re in it for the people and the mission." The post goes on to list leadership principles to keep in mind. Dads, this post will help you to dad better.

Children's Ministry Leader had a post on digital tools that will help your ministry. This post reminds us, "If you’re not using digital tools, you’re not keeping up with the people you serve." The post lists both paid and free tools that have to the potential to increase your productivity and communication ... which we could all use.

Club 31 Woman had a post about talking to daughters about sex and what not to do. This is an important topic for parents to consider. The list would work for both daughters as well as sons. It's a helpful post for parents.

What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section and we will check it out.

Family Friday Links 3.23.18

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Here's what we've found helpful online this week:

JD Thorne had a post on ERLC on helping our kids establish sexual norms. With our culture becoming increasing sexual overall, we parents have to start even earlier. It reads, "The sexual revolution has lowered the age at which children are exposed to sexual activity." Parents, this post will help prepare you for this important conversation.

The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) had a link to their podcast on the topic of bullying. What is bullying? How should a parent respond? Who should be held accountable? If you're a parent and even think your child is being bullied, this is a good resource to have.

Barnabas Piper had a post about kids and curiosity. It reads, "The loss of curiosity is the loss of vibrancy and opportunity and potential and life." He goes on to list 7 ways to help them hold on to curiosity. Parents, this is a help post for our kid's development.

What have you been reading online lately? Leave us a link in the comment section to check out.

Family Friday Links 3.16.18

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Here's what we've being learning from on the old inter webs this week:

Mark Merrill had a link to a podcast that reminds parents of things they should do everyday. Parents, your kids need these things from you, so give it to them.

Josh Lofthus had a great post on forgiveness. He wrote, "When we do not seek forgiveness we are short-changing ourselves. We are missing out on the best part of reconciliation." As either parents or pastors, we need to be modeling this regularly if we expect others to do it as well.

The Gospel Centered Parenting site had a post on the confidence. It reads, "And here’s the counter-intuitive effect of being humble - with that humility will come a deep confidence and assurance." This is kind of confidence our kids need, not the kind of confidence that comes from comparison.

What have been reading online lately and benefiting from? Leave us a link in the comment section and we will check it out.