Category Archives: Training Up a Child

A summary of what we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible

Over the last two weeks I’ve discussed 5 guidelines I want to follow as I teach Yosi about the Bible as she grows. I want to offer a paragraph from each here and encourage you to go back and read the … Continue reading

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What we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible, part 5

I’ve been writing recently the best way to go about handling difficult stories and ideas in the Bible with our kids. Today is the final point in that series. Part 1: What the Bible actually says Part 2: What we … Continue reading

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What we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible, Part 4

Over the last two weeks I’ve been discussing guidelines to follow when we answer our kids’ questions about the Bible. Today we continue with part 4 of 5. Part 1: What the Bible actually says Part 2: What we believe … Continue reading

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What we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible, part 3

Last Monday I started a series about the responsibilities we have to our kids as we teach them about the Bible. Today we continue with part 3. Part 1: What the Bible actually says Part 2: What we believe to be true 3. … Continue reading

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What we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible, part 2

Monday I started a series about what responsibilities we have to our kids as we guide them along their faith journey and teach them the Bible. Today we continue with part 2. Part 1: What the Bible actually says 2. What … Continue reading

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What we owe our kids when we talk about the Bible, part 1

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how we go about instilling our children with faith and teaching them the Bible. I want my daughter to gain the knowledge and love of the Bible that I did, but without the burden … Continue reading

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Snow White and the God Who Loved Goliath Too

The mean old witch meant to eat the boy until Gretel shoved her into the roaring fireplace, and the evil Queen tried to kill Snow White but fell dead at her rival’s wedding. And so rather than the Old Testament being … Continue reading

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That Time My Kid Was More Athletic than Yours

As you may know, Yosi has attended Awana Cubbies at a local church this year for the first time. We had mixed feelings before she started in September, but she loves it and we get a free date night every … Continue reading

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Swimming in Poo (Guest Post by Alise Wright)

I am very excited to be hosting the great Alise “Don’t-call-me-Alice” Wright today. Alise is married to her best friend Jason and is the mom to four incredible kids. She loves knitting, playing keyboards in her cover band, and eating … Continue reading

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Faith like a Child, Questions Included

He devotes entire posts to topics like shaving and the evil genius of CostCo’s business model. He gives advice about mostly legal ways to get your kids to shut up. He owes much of what he knows about writing to … Continue reading

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