Ideas for Parents
You know you should be more than just housemates with your kids, but as their lives become as busy as yours, that feeling of belonging together can fade.
How do you maintain close bonds with your kids? What can you do if you sense that your kids are pulling away in an unhealthy manner? And what can you, as a family, actually do together that will be more meaningful than staring at screens in the same room?
With practical advice on how to deepen and expand your most important human connections, Ideas for Parents will lead you in ways to develop and nourish the spiritual appetite of your family.
From rebuilding the heart connection with your child to giving the gift of your attention to learning the importance of saying “I’m sorry,” here is wise counsel, quick tips, and a Christian perspective on how to deal with a host of parenting concerns.
About the Authors
Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for more than two decades. He’s the Executive director of Youth Specialties and founder of WisdomWorks Ministries and PlanetWisdom. He’s the author of several books including The Wisdom On series, Living a Life That Matters, Don’t Buy the Lie, and Raising Wise Children. Mark lives in Texas with his wife, Jade, and their two teenage children.
Christopher Lyon is a writer, editor, web content manger and pastor – but rarely all at once. Mostly he looks for creative ways to teach and write about the Bible for other people like him who are trying to figure out what to do about it,. He has written lots of books, Bible studies, worship videos, movie reviews, blog posts and snarky Facebook comments. He and his wife Rebekah and their son Sam make a pretty good team most of the time. See what else he’s made at WordsClinkInc.com.