Parent and Family Resources
Below you will find a growing collection of resources for parents and students (pre-school through high school). If you are looking for resources on a topic not currently listed, email Pastor Denise (children’s pastor) or Chrissy (youth coordinator) and they will be happy to help you find what you are looking for. Also, be sure to check out the family resource shelves outside the youth room.
Important Documents and Guides
Here are some guides that can be very useful for parents.
Axis: Resource for Parents, a group that helps parents and teens connect with Jesus in our current culture.
The Culture Translator, a podcast to help you stay up to date on the music, movies, TV shows, and social media trends impacting your kid’s world.
The Parent Cue, where the goal is to cue you with what you need when you need it, so you can be the parent you want to be.
Common Car Seat Mistakes, just in case.
Recommended Reading and Listening
Here are some items good for reading and listening.
Regarding Family in General
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
by Andy Crouch (available at the church library)
Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms
by Justin Whitmel Earley
Grow at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Family Discipleship
by Winfield Bevins
Articles of Interest
Articles by Carl R. Trueman
Carl’s recent work has been addressing human sexuality in today’s culture and how to help parents and young people think about culture through the lens of the gospel.
Social Media Is Discipling You
by Jen Oshman
Regarding Human Sexuality
Guiding Families: Fifth Edition
Guiding families of LGBT+ loved ones. Digital edition.
Talking to Kids about Gender Identity
A roadmap for Christian compassion, civility, and conviction. By Mark Yarhouse.
When Children Come Out
A guide for Christian parents. By Mark Yarhouse.
Parenting LGBTQ Kids
An 11-part course curriculum designed for parents of LGBTQ kids. Each session includes a teaching video hosted by Dr. Preston Sprinkle.