Parenting Resources: Principles and Stages

Boundaries With Kids by Drs. Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend provide the help and guidance you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. With wisdom and empathy, they take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.

Leaving Your Mom Legacy by Kristina Gorr

Your life is worthy of a legacy that points to Jesus. There are some days when your life seems anything but purposeful. No one told you mom life meant the same mundane tasks over and over and over again. Dishes. Laundry. Discipline. Puke. Poop. Work. Lack of sleep. Lost temper. Mom guilt. Rinse (if you have time) and repeat. Where do you find your life’s purpose in the mundane and difficult days of motherhood? How can you connect with Jesus when the only thing you can see is the mountain of to dos that come with caring for your family? Leaving Your Mom Legacy is a 30-day devotional on reflecting and knowing Christ in motherhood.

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul Tripp

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, Paul Tripp shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God―grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Revolutionary Parenting (and Workbook) by George Barna

It’s your deepest wish for your child: A vibrant, faith-filled life. Yet the day-to-day challenges of parenting can feel so overwhelming. How can you be sure you’re doing the right things to shape your child’s heart, mind, and spirit? There is no one-size-fits-all instruction manual to follow if you want to produce children who mature into twenty-first-century disciples of Jesus. But in this book, world-renowned researcher George Barna reveals some of the pieces to the puzzle, pieces that will guide your journey toward raising an irrepressible follower of Jesus Christ.

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

Shepherding a Child’s Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child (Luke 6:45). 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. In this revised editionDr. Tedd Tripp draws on his thirty years experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father, and shares insights gained in many years of teaching this material in conferences worldwide.

The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home by Russell Moore

Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Family can make us who we are, and family can break our hearts. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us?

Winning the Heart of Your Child by Mike Berry

The children we’ve been blessed with are real human beings, with their own minds, ideals, and views of the world. Our influence only goes so far, and when those children reach the pre-teen and teenage years, it may seem to have disappeared completely. Yet at no time in a kid’s life is their parents’ positive, godly influence more critical. For parents who are concerned that their child is pulling away, following poor role models, or making choices that will lead to pain and difficulty, Mike Berry has good news: it’s not too late. He offers parents nine keys to maximizing and leveraging their influence to help their children and develop a relationship with them that can weather any storm.