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Resources for Parents

Recommended Books on Parenting

  • Child Training Bible- tool that allows parents and children (and anyone that loves the Word of God) to go directly to the pages of Scripture for instruction in 20 key areas
  • Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhower
  • Don’t Make Me Count to Three! By Ginger Plowman
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
  • Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
  • Grace-Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel
  • Grace Based Discipline: How to Be at Your Best When Your Kids Are at Their Worst by Karis Kimmel Murray

Recommended Family Devotionals

  • The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones
  • The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski
  • Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God by Marty Machowski
  • The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung
  • God’s Names by Sally Michael
  • God’s Promises by Sally Michael

How to talk to your kids about Biblical sexuality

  • Learning about Sex Series by Concordia Publishing House- series of 11 books addresses various stages of development and gender
  • God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies by Justin S. and Lindsey A. Holcomb
  • I Said No! A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private by Kimberly King
  • Do You Have a Secret?  (Let's Talk About It!) by by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
  • The Care and Keeping Of You (1 and 2) by by Valorie Schaefer and Josee Masse

Recommended Books on parenting in a digital media world (and pornography)

  • Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds by Kristen A. Jenson
  • Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids by Kristen A. Jenson
  • Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World by Kathy Koch
  • Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World by Gary Chapman

Recommended Resources on grief

  • Emily Lost Someone She Loved by Kathleen Fucci
  • The Children's Bereavement Center of San Antonio