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  • 31 Days Of Prayer For My Teen: A Parent's Guide
    by Susan Alexander Yates
    ISBN: 0801012716
    Parents of teens today face overwhelming challenges. Whether a model child out in a dangerous world or a rebellious maverick who's breaking mom and dad's hearts, every teen needs prayer, But where do parents start? Susan Yates offers parents a clear-cut and simple plan for praying for their teens. 31 Days of Prayer for My Teen helps parents focus on the needs of their teens and pray effectively for things like
    • moody, unloveable, or rebellious teens
    • friends and role models
    • temptation and decision making
    • sibling rivalry and anger
    • self-centeredness and doubt
    • and much more.
    Each prayer includes Scripture readings and journal questions for more in-depth study.
  • Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens, Second Edition
    by Paul David Tripp
    ISBN: 0875526055
    Teenage hassles that disrupt parents’ lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen to, and nurture our kids? Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.
  • Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens/With Study Guide
    by Paul David Tripp
    ISBN: 0875526055
    From the argument over the last donut, to the cry of "nothing to wear" a half-hour before school, Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. He shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn and grow with their teenagers.
  • And Then I Had Teenagers: Encouragement for Parents of Teens and Preteens
    by Susan Alexander Yates
    ISBN: 0801063663
    Susan Yates, best-selling author of And Then I Had Kids and How to Like the Ones You Love, now offers encouragement and guidance to parents of teens and preteens. Drawing from her experiences raising five teenagers, she offers parents a unique blend of stories, compassion, and advice. Yates empathizes with parents whose children struggle with communication, peer pressure, and faith-every parent of a teen!-while also considering teenagers' perspectives and needs.

    Readers who enjoyed And Then I Had Kids will be eager for this sequel as they prepare for the teen years. With a similar style, it demonstrates how Christian values work within the family and the home. Discussion questions for each chapter make it a perfect resource for small groups, Sunday school, or neighborhood outreach.

    By encouraging readers to "articulate the challenges and then choose to focus on the blessings," And Then I Had Teenagers restores hope during one of the craziest seasons of life.
  • Bible Lessons of John Quincy Adams for His Son, The
    by Douglas W. Phillips (Editor)
    ISBN: 1929241224
    Born in 1767, John Quincy Adams entered his country's service while a mere lad as secretary to the Russian Embassy and remained through life a public servant, filling successively the posts of secretary, ambassador, United States Senator, Secretary of State, President, and finally Representative in Congress.

    However, all of these remarkable achievements are secondary to his role as father. Though a busy man, Adams made it his priority to study the Bible and to train his son to love God's Holy Word. His example stands out for all men as a shepherd who loved his family flock. This volume contains nine personal letters of counsel and admonition that he penned to his son while traveling away from home.
  • Born To Fly: How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Gifts
    by Thom Black
    ISBN: 0310402816
    As "Story Lady" I find myself inclined to pick up children's literature or picture books much more often than "grown up" material, but as I was browsing the book store shelves, just such a book caught my eye. It must have been the cartoon on the cover ). Born To Fly: How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Gifts is not a typical parenting how-to book. It is engaging and even entertaining while being very thought provoking. While we would consider it absurd for Mama Penguin to attempt to teach her chicks to fly or for Papa Blue Jay to expect his brood to swim, this book points out that we often do just that with our fledglings. While keeping Proverbs 22:6 in mind, author Thom Black shows us practical steps we can take to train up our child in the way he should go—not in the way we would like to (re)make him. This book, written by a Regular Joe, is user-friendly. Since he isn't an expert, you won't find any psychobabble in its pages. Instead, he uses real-life examples which emphasize the uniqueness put into each child by God Himself—for His purposes. The insights, while being profound and provocative, are also stunningly simple. I highly recommend this book to any parent genuinely interested in learning how to "train up your child in the way he should go, [so that] even when he is old he will not depart from it." It wouldn't surprise me a bit if you close this book with a renewed respect for your children. I did.
    Review by Susan Himelright
  • Boy's Passage, Man's Journey
    by Brian D. Molitor
    ISBN: 193209606X
    Discover how to design and implement a positive plan for your son's development, using the powerful principles of mentoring, intentional blessing, and rites of passage, so that he becomes the man God created him to be.
  • Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men
    by James C. Dobson
    ISBN: 084235266X
    With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are at a loss about how to bring up boys. Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, boys are suffering. Parents, teachers, and others involved in shaping the character of boys have many questions. In Bringing Up Boys, Dr. James Dobson, America's most trusted authority on family issues, tackles these questions and offers advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles. Bringing Up Boys--a must-read book for parents, teachers, social workers, youth leaders, counselors--anyone involved in the challenge of turning boys into good men.
  • Changing Your Child's Heart
    by Steve Sherbondy
    ISBN: 0842304290
    Tough-love "power tools" to win the battle of wills without losing a child's heart. Instead of avoiding conflict, parents are encouraged to embrace it as the pathway to true relationship.
  • Christian Girl's Guide to Your Mom, The
    by Marilyn C. Hilton
    ISBN: 1584110457
    By taking quizzes and surveys, reading parts of the Bible, learning about other girls and doing activities and crafts, girls aged 9-12 and their moms can build--or build upon--the trust, communication and love that are all important while Mom is still one of most significant influences in her daughter’s life. The Bible-based content clarifies and reinforces Christian values, and helps readers to understand their relationship with Mom as an essential part of God’s exciting plan for them.
  • Courageous Parenting
    by Jack Graham (Author), Deb Graham (Author)
    ISBN: 1581347448
    Sometimes it feels as if the best we can do as a family is to survive. The ups and downs of life leave little energy or hope of doing more than simply gritting our teeth and plugging ahead with life. Anything beyond this seems a long way off. But there is reason to believe that our families can thrive.

    Healthy, God-centered relationships with your spouse and children can be had only through building on the right foundation. There must be genuine faith, morality, spiritual understanding, discipline, enduring patience, character, kindness, love, and much more. This is a daunting list, one that most of us feel is too great a challenge to attain, but it can be achieved by building our families on the unshakable foundation of Jesus Christ.

    Often it seems as if building a strong family is nearly impossible. Parents need to be encouraged, though, because creating and growing a family of this kind is possible by the grace of God through the guidance of His holy Word.

    Throughout the pages of this book, Jack and Deb Graham teach us with biblical models for the home, provide practical advice for parents, and speak from years of their own experience in active ministry and parenting. They offer support and encouragement to parents for the often overwhelming task of raising a family that represents and reflects Jesus Christ, and they put forth a call for courage and godly confidence in forming a biblical legacy for our children and the generations that follow.
  • Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline
    by Lisa Whelchel
    ISBN: 1561799017
  • Discover Your Children's Gifts
    by Don Fortune, Katie Fortune
    ISBN: 0800791517
    In Discover Your Children's Gifts, Don and Katie Fortune help you recognize and develop your children's gifts. Based on Proverbs 22:6 and Romans 12:6-8, this fun, eye opening workbook gives clear direction for identifying your children's personality gifts and helping them reach their God-given potential.
  • Faith Begins at Home
    by Mark Holmen
    ISBN: 0830738134
    In the past, faith was a central part of the family's home life, yet the reality for many families today is that faith is no more than one-hour, drop off Christianity. To become the strong, healthy, joy-filled families God intended begins with parents establishing their homes as the primary place where faith is nurtured. Faith Begins at Home combines inspirational stories and practical ideas with biblical truth to help families rediscover how to bring the basics of faith back into their home.
  • Family Driven Faith: Doing What It Takes to Raise Sons and Daughters Who Walk with God
    by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
    ISBN: 1581349297
    More teens are turning away from the faith than ever before: it is estimated that 75 to 88% of Christian teens walk away from Christianity by the end of their freshman year of college. Something must be done.

    Family Driven Faith equips Christian parents with the tools they need to raise children biblically in a post-Christian, anti-family society. Voddie Baucham, who with his wife has overcome a multi-generational legacy of broken and dysfunctional homes, shows that God has not left us alone in raising godly children. He has given us timeless precepts and principles for multi-generational faithfulness, especially in Deuteronomy 6. God’s simple command to Moses to teach the Word diligently to the children of Israel serves as the foundation of Family Driven Faith.
  • Financial Parenting: Showing Your Kids that Money Matters
    by Larry Burkett, Rick Osborne
    ISBN: 0802430856
    With chapters on stewardship, giving, borrowing and lending, saving and budgeting, this resource includes lots of activities and interactive questions with each chapter. Perfect for children ages 5 and up.
  • Five Love Languages of Children, The
    by Gary D. Chapman
    ISBN: 1881273652
  • Five Love Languages of Teenagers, The
    by Gary D. Chapman
    ISBN: 1881273830
    At no other time in American history have parents, teachers, and mentors been more desperate to find proven ways to reach teens. In response, best-selling author Gary Chapman presents The Five Love Languages of Teenagers. It contains practical guidance on how to discover and express the teen's primary love language- the way that he or she will best receive love. It is tangible resource for stemming the tide of violence, immorality, and despair engulfing many teens today.
  • Five Things I Did Right and Five Things I Did Wrong in Raising Our Children: Lessons Learned Looking Back
    by Sarah O. Maddox
    ISBN: 080543142X
    Throughout her speaking ministry, Sarah Maddox has spoken to and taught thousands of young mothers. She has often been asked the question, "What would you do differently in raising your children if you had to do it again?"

    Five Things I Would Change and Five Things I Wouldn’t Change in Raising Our Children allows Sarah to answer that question. She chooses ten areas of child rearing to reflect with the hindsight of wisdom on some things she did right and some things she wished were different.

    Mothers will benefit from the lessons Sarah has learned, some of them the hard way. This book is a testimony that God is faithful when we strive to put Him first in our families.
  • For Parents Only Discussion Guide: Helping You Get Inside the Head of Your Kid
    by Shaunti Feldhahn (Author), Lisa A. Rice (Author)
    ISBN: 1590529901
    This interactive discussion guide complements "For Parents Only" and helps parents apply new insight into communicating with a teen or preteen child. Paper. 80 pages
  • For Parents Only: Getting Inside the Head of Your Kid
    by Shaunti Feldhahn (Author), Lisa A. Rice (Author)
    ISBN: 1590529324
    What parent hasn’t occasionally looked at their beloved but bewildering offspring and wondered, What in the world is he thinking? or Why is my sweet little girl acting like that?

    In this remarkable book, Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice take you inside the mind of teens and preteens through the same innovative approach that seized national attention in the best-selling books For Women Only, For Men Only, and For Young Women Only. They explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens and tweens to tackle those things parents often don’t “get” about their kids. You’ll hear first-hand about the longings that drive your kids’ seemingly illogical decisions, the truth behind those exasperating “attitude problems,” and what your children would tell you if they could trust you to truly listen.
  • Formula for Family Unity
    by Walter Fremont
    ISBN: 0890841225
    The Fremonts draw on biblical principles and years of counseling experience to offer timely advice on love and communication, obedience and discipline, and spiritual growth for the entire family.
  • Growing Little Women: Capturing Teachable Moments With Your Daughter
    by Donna J. Miller, Linda Holland (Contributor)
    ISBN: 0802421857
    In a time where modesty is of little value and many kids have had at least one sexual encounter before graduating high school, children are growing up faster than ever. They experience pressures that, in days past, we’re not faced until adulthood. They encounter situations that many adults will never meet.

    So how do we teach our girls to follow God when life around them at school, in magazines, and on TV teaches them to follow nothing but their passions and desires? How to we share with them that Jesus is the answer to their every question and the fulfillment of their heart’s desires? In this hopeful and insightful workbook, Donna Miller shows us how.

    Growing Little Women will provide you and your special girl with teachable moments from the Word of God. Filled with engaging stories, fun activities, and lessons on life, you will prepare her to become a godly woman and establish a bond with her that will smooth her passage to womanhood. In just one hour a week you can impact the future of that special young lady and nurture a friendship that will last forever. Time is ticking. Don’t let it get away.
  • Heart of Anger, The
    by Lou Priolo
    ISBN: 1879737280
    Anger! Is it ever a problem in your home? Disrespectful tones? Sibling fights? Loss of patience?
  • Heartfelt Discipline: The Gentle Art of Training and Guiding Your Child
    by Clay Clarkson
    ISBN: 1578565839
    Christian parents are sure of one thing–they must discipline their children. Ask them to define discipline, however, and you will find little agreement. Many parenting experts support a strict, “hands-on” approach–usually in the form of spankings. Other believers think a permissive, “hands-off” is the best way to demonstrate love. Caught between these extremes, well-meaning parents feel torn and even more confused about what the Bible really says on the subject.

    Is there a better way to lovingly train and guide our kids? Yes, says author Clay Clarkson, and in Heartfelt Discipline he offers a long-awaited, biblical discipline solution that is caring and effective–one that leaves parents feeling confident and guiltless, not saddened or conflicted.

    At last, here is a faith-directed approach to discipline that spares the rod but doesn’t spoil the children. Through biblical advice, answers to commonly asked questions, and positive encouragement, Clay Clarkson presents a new, biblical model of discipline–one that allows parents to embrace a completely new way of thinking about childhood discipline, renew their relationships with their children, and transform the dynamics of their family life.
  • Hints on Child Training
    by Henry Clay Trumbull
    ISBN: 188393401X
  • His Needs Her Needs for Parents
    by Willard F., Jr Harley
    ISBN: 080071833X
    Are children a threat to your marriage?

    Finding time to laugh together, talk with each other, and enjoy each otherís company came easy when it was just the two of you. But then you had children.

    Soon all you laughed about was your toddlerís antics and all you talked about was your childís latest accomplishments. Quiet dinners and romantic evenings disappeared in the wake of school projects, potty training, and middle-of-the-night feedings. And juggling work, family life, and household errands now leaves you too exhausted to even think at the end of the day.

    If marriage and parenting leave you feeling overwhelmed, youíre not alone. Most couples feel the way you do after children arrive. But donít let the pressures of parenthood ruin your marriage. Donít let the care you give your children prevent you from caring for each other. Instead, keep your marriage healthy-and your children happy-by making each other your top priority.

    Dr. Willard Harley gives you the tools you need to meet two important goals: staying in love and helping your children thrive. In fact, youíll find the two go hand in hand. Doing what it takes to stay in love with each other will help your children grow up to be happy and successful. And raising children the right way will help you build a love that lasts a lifetime.

    If you are ready to put the sizzle back in your relationship, this book is for you. So start reading now! Willard F. Harley, Jr., is a nationally acclaimed clinical psychologist and marriage counselor and a best-selling author.Dr. Harley leads Marriage Builders Weekends across the country and lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, with Joyce, his wife of nearly forty years.
  • How And When to Tell Your Kids About Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child's Sexual Character
    by Stan Jones (Author), Brenna B. Jones (Author)
    ISBN: 160006017X
    In How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex, Stan and Brenna Jones offer help for establishing a biblical view of sexuality and talk about why that is so important in today's "value-neutral" society. Building on a biblical foundation, they discuss how to talk with your children about sexual issues and when it's appropriate to tell them what.

    You'll find important, helpful information on concerns your children face from infancy through adolescence. With stark honesty and practical suggestions, they address:

    * Building a Christian understanding of sex and sexuality
    * Handling sexual curiosity and sexual play (infancy through kindergarten)
    * Inoculating your child against destructive moral messages (pre-puberty)
    * How and when to explain sexual intercourse (pre-puberty)
    * Preparing for the physical changes of puberty (pre-puberty)
    * Preparing for dating: dealing with romance and sexual attraction (puberty)
    * Building moral discernment about petting (adolescence)
    * Encouraging a commitment to chastity (adolescence)
    * What to tell your child about contraception (adolescence)
    * What to do if you're getting a late start telling your kids about sex
  • How to Parent Your Teen Without Losing Your Mind
    by Christian Parenting Today (Editor), John McPherson (Illustrator), Carla Barnhill (Introduction)
    ISBN: 080549362X
    The teen years are a roller coaster of physical, social emotional, and spiritual changes. All families-experience these seismic changes and challenges. The editors of Christian Parenting Today and Campus Life have teamed up to provide a resource that parents of teens will want to keep close at hand.

    The word teens covers a wide span of years. The book recognizes this truth and is subdivided into four sections dealing with Pre-Teens (10-12), Early Teens (13-14), Mid-Teens (15-17), and Late Teens (18-19).

    Each section has questions from parents of teens in the age group followed by wise counsel from experts who have given their lives to understanding, loving, and guiding teens. This wise counsel is followed by a set of recommended Action Steps for the parents to take.
  • Kid CEO : How to Keep Your Children from Running Your Life
    by Ed Young, Rick Warren
    ISBN: 0446691771
    In these days of corporate scandal, there’s a far more pervasive and serious problem going on right under our noses. It’s a family takeover orchestrated by our kids. That’s right – children are taking control of family units in record numbers. When a man and woman marry, says author Ed Young, they occupy the leadership roles in their relationship. But in some cases, as children enter the family arena, that begins to change. The kids slowly become the center of the family universe as parents relinquish control to them. In effect, the children become Kid CEO’s and the parents become the support staff. As parents, we have charge of our children for only a short time. It’s up to us to prepare them for life.
  • Letters and Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons, The
    by Douglas W. Phillips (Editor)
    ISBN: 1929241321
    Roosevelt adored his children, four of whom were boys, each of whom he was intent on turning into a man of action. He once commented that his own father was the greatest man he ever knew. His commitment to being the same example for his sons was evident not only in the remarkable globe-trotting adventures on which they accompanied him, but also in the copious letters that he wrote to them, many of which communicated deep truths about manhood, Christianity, and courage.

    The Letters & Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons contains some of the most interesting letters and lessons that T.R. wrote to his boys and ably demonstrates how fathers can embrace with vigor their charge to raise up manly sons.
  • Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours
    by Kevin Leman
    ISBN: 0800757319
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    As the title indicates, Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours is a book with a friendly, lighthearted approach. Author Kevin Leman (The New Birth Order Book) speaks directly from his experiences as a father of five and a practicing psychologist. While you won't find specific studies or statistics here, you will find straightforward, practical suggestions that often get right to the heart of troubling situations.

    Leman's technique, which he refers to as "reality discipline" is based on a particular passage from the Bible, and his book is liberally sprinkled with his religious beliefs. These references will make this book a particular favorite for some readers; his stance that parents' authority comes directly from God is a fundamental principle of his text, and some parents may prefer a less evangelistic approach. That said, it's hard to disagree with suggestions such as "train yourself to be a good listener" and "give your children direct eye contact." Nearly every suggestion is coupled with a real-life example of the behavior in discussion, making for an easy read, and every chapter ends with questions labeled "to review and apply" as well as a short section of concepts to put into practice. The section dealing with divorce suggests you make a list of the chapter's suggestions you find difficult and create a plan to implement them. Leman assumes that anyone reading this book can find the time to create such plans themselves, and doesn't provide his readers with any step-by-step charts. If you're not up to creating your own action plans, you may prefer a more detailed form of help than this book offers. --Jill Lightner
  • My Firstborn, There's No One Like You
    by Dr. Kevin Leman
    ISBN: 0800718291
    Every child is special. And every child deserves to be recognized for what makes him or her unique. Now birth order guru, Dr. Kevin Leman, and his artist son, Kevin Leman II, offer parents the perfect way to tell each of their children just how wonderful they are.

    The first in a series of four read-to-me children's picture books, My Firstborn, There's No One Like You uses the principles of birth order to convey love, acceptance, and a sense of individuality to children. The combination of Dr. Kevin Leman's trademark humor and his talented son's artwork makes this book a wonderful gift.
  • Myspace for Moms and Dads: A Guide to Understanding the Risks and the Rewards
    by Connie Neal (Author)
    ISBN: 0310277434
    Moms and dads--here it is at last! A quick, sweeping overview of MySpace: what it is, how it works, and why it is so important to your teen. You'll find out how to address important issues with your teen in a way that strengthens your relationship and resolves conflicts.

    Whether you're computer illiterate or a seasoned web surfer, MySpace for Moms and Dads will help you understand the social networking revolution and equip you to make smart, confident decisions about your son's or daughter's use of MySpace and sites like it.

    Learn how to minimize the risks of MySpace and bring out its benefits and positive opportunities. You can not only ensure that your teen uses MySpace safely, but also use MySpace yourself to gain a window into your teen's world. Find out how to tailor your teen's use of MySpace to his or her present maturity level--and deepen your appreciation of the unique individual your son or daughter is in the bargain.

    Includes complete glossary, discussion starters, fun quizzes, negotiation helps for you and your teen, and resources with complete contact information including non-web and web addresses.
  • Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child
    by John Rosemond
    ISBN: 1416544844
    Picture respectful, responsible, obedient children who entertain themselves without television or video games, do their own homework, and have impeccable manners. A pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Not so, says family psychologist and bestselling author John Rosemond. Any parent who so desires can grow children who fit that description -- happy, emotionally healthy children who honor their parents and their families with good behavior and do their best in school.

    In the 1960s, American parents stopped listening to their elders when it came to child rearing and began listening instead to professional experts. Since then, raising children has become fraught with anxiety, stress, and frustration. The solution, says John, lies in raising children according to biblical principles, the same principles that guided parents successfully for hundreds of years. They worked then, and they still work now!

    Through his nationally syndicated newspaper column and eleven books, John has been helping families raise happy, well-behaved children for more than thirty years. In Parenting by The Book, which John describes as both a "mission and a ministry," he brings parents back to the uncomplicated basics. Herein fi nd practical, Bible-based advice that will help you be the parent you want to be, with children who will be, as the Bible promises, "a delight to your soul" (Pro. 29-17). As a bonus, John also promises to make you laugh along the way.
  • Parenting With Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments
    by Kara Durbin
    ISBN: 802465420
    Equipping parents with scriptural guidance and activities for teachable moments.It's inevitable that children from toddlers to teens will misbehave. It's tempting to discipline them and let the moment pass. Kara Durbin's passion is for parents to capture those teachable moments and use Scripture to shape their children's behavior. She offers Parenting With Scripture, a unique topical guide to prepare parents with scriptural teaching and helpful activities on 100 specific behaviors.
  • Parenting With Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments
    by Kara Gentsch Durbin
    ISBN: 0802465420
    Equipping parents with scriptural guidance and activities for teachable moments.

    It's inevitable that children from toddlers to teens will misbehave. It's tempting to discipline them and let the moment pass. Kara Durbin's passion is for parents to capture those teachable moments and use Scripture to shape their children's behavior. She offers Parenting With Scripture, a unique topical guide to prepare parents with scriptural teaching and helpful activities on 100 specific behaviors.
  • Parents' Guide to Spiritual Warfare, A: Equipping Your Kids to Win the Battle
    by Leslie Montgomery
    ISBN: 1581347715
    A Parents’ Guide to Spiritual Warfare will help you equip your children for the battle at hand through the saving, intervening, and conquering power found only in Jesus Christ. This book will inspire you to press closer to your Creator in times of difficulty, to praise him as you walk in freedom, and in turn to teach your children to do the same.
  • Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children
    by John Trent (Editor), Rick Osborne (Editor), Kurt Brunner (Editor)
    ISBN: 156179791X
    As part of the Heritage Builders Ministry, Focus on the Family has made available an extremely valuable tool. Designed for parents of children from 0 - 12 years of age, the Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children provides guidelines for developing a family plan that will make easier the job of passing our Christian faith on to our children.
  • Promise, The - Cassette
    by Douglas W. Phillips
    ISBN: 1929241143
    The Beauty and Power of the Fifth Commandment

    "Honor your father and mother" is the first command with a promise. This tape addresses the blessings associated with honor, how to instill honor in the hearts of your children, and even how adults may honor renegade authority figures. Approx. 60 min. on one audiocassette.
  • Promise, The (CD)
    by Doug Phillips
    ISBN: 1929241763
  • Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters
    by Stacy McDonald (Author), Johannah Bluedorn (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0974339016
    More than a fill-in-the-blank Bible study, Raising Maidens of Virtue is an engaging tool for mothers to use in training daughters who are approaching womanhood to think biblically. Through stories, allegories, illustrations, and memory-making projects, Raising Maidens of Virtue covers topics such as guarding the tongue, idleness, sibling relationships, honoring parents, contentment, modesty, purity, cleanliness, and feminine biblical beauty.
  • Rebuilding a Culture of Virtuous Boyhood - Cassette
    by Douglas W. Phillips
    ISBN: 1929241380
    Twenty-first century Christian boys have much to learn from boys of the past. Issues of courtesy to women, sacrifice, and vision are critical to raising modern boys. Our goal must be to move beyond the pretty platitudes and to aspire to rebuilding an entire culture of virtuous boyhood, such that every aspect of a young man's life is preparation for chivalrous leadership in the name of Jesus Christ. Approx. 60 min. on one audiocassette.
  • Rebuilding a Culture of Virtuous Boyhood (CD)
    by Doug Phillips
    ISBN: 192924178X
  • Revolutionary Parenting: What the Research Shows Really Works
    by George Barna
    ISBN: 1414307608
    The Revolution is underway, but in this new era, how can parents make a lasting impact in the spiritual lives of their children? To find the answer, George Barna researched the lives of thriving adult Christians and discovered the essential steps their parents took to shape their spiritual lives in childhood. He also learned surprising truths about which popular parenting tactics just arent working. Revolutionary Parenting goes beyond youth group and Sunday school and shows parents how to instill in their children a vibrant commitment to Christ.
  • Romancing Your Child's Heart
    by Monte Swan, David Biebel
    ISBN: 192912516X
    Parents can have awesome relationships with their children, but it is not enough to fill them with Bible facts, verses, and demand of them certain desired behaviors, you must first capture their hearts.

    How can parents win the hearts of their children? It all starts with romance - exactly as God woos us. Not just another parenting book, Monte Swan takes an entirely new approach to reaching the heart of a child...the way of romance.

    Swan teaches parents how they can enter into the world of their children and give them not only what they long for, but what they need... an environment of total love and security from which they can conquer the challenges life has to offer.
  • Seven Tools For Cultivating Your Child's Potential
    by Zan Tyler
    ISBN: 0805440208
    Zan Tyler passionately believes that God has appointed the home as the place where true education takes place and where learning flourishes the best. She has interacted with thousands of parents who believe this, but many times they are not always sure where to start.

    Now, Zan has written Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential to help these parents. Zan presents seven biblical principles that parents can readily engage as they seek to raise successful children who love Christ. The underlying goal is to help mothers and fathers grasp hold of the power God has placed in their hands as parents to positively shape the lives and hearts of the next generation for Christ.
  • Seven Tools For Cultivating Your Child's Potential
    by Zan Tyler
    ISBN: 0805440208
    Zan Tyler passionately believes that God has appointed the home as the place where true education takes place and where learning flourishes the best. She has interacted with thousands of parents who believe this, but many times they are not always sure where to start.

    Now, Zan has written Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential to help these parents. Zan presents seven biblical principles that parents can readily engage as they seek to raise successful children who love Christ. The underlying goal is to help mothers and fathers grasp hold of the power God has placed in their hands as parents to positively shape the lives and hearts of the next generation for Christ.
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart
    by Tedd Tripp
    ISBN: 0966378601
    Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child's Heart satisfies the hunger for fresh, biblical approaches to child rearing.
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart: Parent's Handbook
    by Tedd Tripp
    ISBN: 0966378644
    Dr. Tripp has given us a valuable tool as a companion to Shepherding a Child's Heart. The Handbook deepens the shepherding model found in the book.

    There are sections of Bible study, application, strategic questions to help parents commit to change and some gospel encouragement that you can be a better parent because of the power of grace working in you. Those "field testing" the Parent's Handbook have encourages us that it solidly advances the teaching of Shepherding a Child's Heart.
  • Smart Step-Family, The: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family
    by Ron L. Deal
    ISBN: 0764226576
    Ron Deal explodes the myth of the "blended" family as he provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues that stepfamilies face. No two stepfamilies are alike, and the principles, information, illustrations, discussion questions, and activities in The Smart Stepfamily help couples focus on their specific situation to build healthy marriages and peaceful families.
  • Taming Your Family Zoo: Six Weeks to Raising a Well-Mannered Child
    by Donna Jones
    ISBN: 0800759486
    Are you tired of rude replies, even primal grunts, coming from the mouths of your children? Do you wonder who switched your sweet child with this wild animal who's now throwing a temper tantrum in the middle of the restaurant? Whether you're training your two-year-old to say "please" or trying to talk with your teenage boy about his treatment of girls, you know that teaching your kids about manners is not an easy task.

    Kids who are well mannered are more confident and successful and have better relationships. But how and where do you begin? In Taming Your Family Zoo, Donna Jones offers real-life stories, insight, and loads of wisdom on what it takes to raise a well-mannered child. With Donna's help, you'll be amazed at how easy (and fun!) teaching manners can be. In six weeks or less, you will see a marked difference in how your children interact with others and with you.
  • What a Daughter Needs from Her Dad: How a Man Prepares His Daughter for Life
    by Michael Farris
    ISBN: 0764228706
    To encourage and guide men in becoming the dads they want to be, Michael Farris addresses issues common in all families with daughters: friends, dating, personal appearance, and preparing for the roles she’ll have as a woman. Michael Farris challenges fathers to take their unique opportunity to train daughters for life’s challenges—in ways that only a dad can. Originally published as How a Man Prepares His Daughters for Life, it now includes new material on relating to an adult daughter.
  • What's a Girl to Do? How to Wisely Invest Your Daughter's Time - Cassette
    by Douglas W. Phillips
    ISBN: 1929241100
    Many evangelical parents desperately want their daughters to grow to be virtuous women with a love for home. Notwithstanding these good intentions, many of these same parents continue to build their daughters' future on a feminist model. Frankly, most Christians are unaware that the Bible offers clear guidelines for how wise parents can invest their daughters' time for the glory of God. This tape offers hope and direction for the woman of God who desires to cultivate virtue while fully exercising her gifts. Approx. 60 min. on one audiocassette.
  • What's a Girl to Do? How to Wisely Invest Your Daughter's Time (CD)
    by Doug Phillips
    ISBN: 1929241704
  • When Your Child Is 6 to 12
    by John M. Drescher
    ISBN: 1561480940
    A wise voice in the field of parenting literature addresses this stage of a child's life. 'While all stages of child development are significant, middle childhood is especially crucial in the development of the inner life, which prepares the child for the rest of life, ' asserts Drescher.
  • You Can Raise a Well-Mannered Child
    by June Hines Moore
    ISBN: 0805460764
    This book is for every parent or grandparent who wants well-behaved children, but doesn't want to be the manners police. Written by a nationally recognized manners expert, it offers contemporary rules of correct behavior, plus detailed instructions on how to teach them effectively. Good manners improve children's self-confidence, enhance their competitive edge in the workplace, and make their parents proud.
    -- Not just a list of manners, but how to teach them
    -- Not just rules, but reasons for the rules
    -- Biblical foundations for manners
    -- Four personality styles, and how to teach children with each of them
    -- Table manners, personal introductions, correspondence and more
  • You Can't Make Me: But I Can Be Persuaded
    by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
    ISBN: 1578561930
    Face the challenge of disciplining a stubborn will - without breaking the spirit.

    It's easy to recognize a strong-willed child. Difficult to discipline, at times impossible to motivate, strong-willed children present unique, frustrating, and often exhausting challenges to those who care for them. But now, the miracle parents long for can happen. Offering new hope, achievable goals, and a breath of fresh air to families and teachers, Cynthia Tobias explains how the mind of a strong-willed child works - and how to use that information to the child's best advantage.
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