Parents

Bring your family closer in Christ with these helpful articles and videos. Learn how to nurture your children's faith and develop habits for being together in God's Word.

  • Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Prayer: July 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Prayer is a unique opportunity that we are given to talk directly with God. How cool! The Creator of the universe, the one that spoke the stars into the sky and fish into the sea, wants to...

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  • How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible

    How to Select a Trustworthy Children’s Bible

    Children’s Bibles serve a useful purpose in our homes. From the time our firstborn was four months old (in other words, when we emerged from our sleep-deprived fog enough to realize it was...

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  • Refuge: June 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Refuge: June 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    You open your phone and scroll past another devastating news story. A friend posts about the death of someone they loved. You open your email to be met with a long list of messages that...

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  • Rule and Responsibility: May 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Rule and Responsibility: May 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “You have to be in charge, FOREVER!” This was my five-year-old’s response after I had been teasing him that I was going to take a break from being in charge.

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  • Lutheran Homeschool Curriculum Favorites for the Elementary Years

    Lutheran Homeschool Curriculum Favorites for the Elementary Years

    Homeschooling takes a ton of work, but there are resources out there to help! Christa Petzold shares her favorite books for teaching the faith while homeschooling. 

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  • Current Events: April 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Current Events: April 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “Have you talked about current events with your kids?” I posted a poll asking this question on Instagram a few days after the initial reports of the ongoing conflict between Russia and...

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  • Using Luther’s Catechism to Raise Christian Kids

    Using Luther’s Catechism to Raise Christian Kids

    More than just a text to memorize, the Small Catechism is a faithful tool for forming children and families in the faith. Hear more about how Christa Petzold, co-author of Male &...

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  • Practice: March 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Practice: March 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    What is your biggest worry or fear when you think about taking your kids to church? Does it make you anxious or even stop you from going to church altogether? Join Kyla as she shares...

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  • Routine: February 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Routine: February 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Almost every week without fail, it takes about three hours to get my three young children and me to worship—from when I wake up Sunday morning to when I (barely) make it out the door. I...

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  • Lifelong Character Formation | Session 3 of Embracing Godly Character9:52

    Lifelong Character Formation | Session 3 of Embracing Godly Character

    In this lesson about Embracing Godly Character, Kenneth Kremer talks about how Christian character forms and develops across a person's life. Buy the book: https://www.cph.org/p-31992-embracing-godly

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  • The Template for Christian Character | Session 2 of Embracing Godly Character11:47

    The Template for Christian Character | Session 2 of Embracing Godly Character

    In this second lesson of Embracing Godly Character, Kenneth Kremer talks about the template for Christian character revealed by God in Genesis 1 and 2. Buy the book: https://www.cph.org/p-31992-embra

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  • Faith Milestones | Lutheran Life Issue 321

    Faith Milestones | Lutheran Life Issue 321

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  • Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Expectations: January 2022 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “It wasn’t what I was expecting, Mom.”   Those reflective words from my five-year-old come from countless experiences of navigating transitions and life together. The intersection of...

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  • Teaching Children about God's Design for Marriage

    Teaching Children about God's Design for Marriage

    “Mommy, how do you get a baby in your tummy?” If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve been asked many sweet, innocent questions like this one that are hard to answer.  The...

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  • Giving Thanks–for a Toothbrush?

    Giving Thanks–for a Toothbrush?

    Sometimes, it is easy to forget to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. If they are exciting, sure! Joy and thanks are a natural response. But what about the little...

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  • Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Dwell: December Everyday Faith Calendar

    Is your Christmas shopping done yet? Yes? Congratulations, you win Christmas this year! No? Good luck. Haven’t you heard about all the shipping delays, inventory shortages, and lack of...

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  • Memorizing the Catechism with Your Kids

    Memorizing the Catechism with Your Kids

    Recently I wrote this article about our catechism routine in our homeschool. As I was taking the time to think over my family’s rhythms, I found myself contemplating all the day-to-day...

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  • Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    Waiting: November Everyday Faith Calendar

    There are forty-one days until Thanksgiving, forty-four days until the start of Advent, seventy-one days until Christmas morning, and seventy-eight days until the beginning of the new...

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  • Curly Hair and God's Good Care

    Curly Hair and God's Good Care

    Not too long ago I found myself with a hand full of the most surprising war tools. In my right hand, multiple bottles of assorted potions sitting between the crevices of my four fingers...

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  • Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    Responsibility: October Everyday Faith Calendar

    “I hope we are going to learn about Jesus!” These were the words my three-year-old, and newly minted preschooler, spoke to me as we chatted about what she might do at school the next...

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