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Six Secrets for New Dads

Six Secrets for New Dads

I remember the day we found out we were going to have our first son. My wife walked into the ...
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10 Ways to Welcome Your College Student Back Home

10 Ways to Welcome Your College Student Back Home

Some of you parents now have your college student back under your roof, at least temporarily. This is a challenging ...
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Naming Loss and Gratitude

Naming Loss and Gratitude

As we walk with our children through this current "pandemic" storm, we are relying on something that we do as ...
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5 Tips for Connecting with Your Teen

5 Tips for Connecting with Your Teen

I am by no means an expert on raising teenagers, but I have two—almost three—of ...
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Easter Resources Collection

Easter Resources Collection

Family resources designed to help you connect church and home this Easter ...
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Recursos en español

Recursos en español

Recursos en español ...
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7 Steps to Help Your Teen Through the Pandemic (or Any) Crisis

7 Steps to Help Your Teen Through the Pandemic (or Any) Crisis

Grief is the pain of loss – any type of loss. It can be the ...
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Four Targets: How To Keep From Going Stir Crazy at Home

Four Targets: How To Keep From Going Stir Crazy at Home

Whether it’s a global pandemic or summer vacation, being at home for an extended period ...
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2 Key Ingredients to the Blessing (Part One): Bless Who They Are Not What They Do

2 Key Ingredients to the Blessing (Part One): Bless Who They Are Not What They Do

The first key to the blessing is this: Bless who they are not what they ...
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2 Key Ingredients to the Blessing (Part Two): Bless Them By Your Presence and Participation in Their Life

2 Key Ingredients to the Blessing (Part Two): Bless Them By Your Presence and Participation in Their Life

A few months ago Liz and I received an invitation to a wedding and the ...
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Dads, Teach Your Kids

Dads, Teach Your Kids

Fathers play a significant role in fostering emotional, cognitive, language, and motor development in the ...
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Tarzan: Family Devo

Tarzan: Family Devo

Tarzan Discussion Questions During the first song in the movie, the stage is set for ...
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5 Ways to React When Your Kids are Fighting

5 Ways to React When Your Kids are Fighting

Do you know any adults who fight like a four-year-old? They throw fits and are ...
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5 Questions Parents of Adult Children Can Ask Themselves

5 Questions Parents of Adult Children Can Ask Themselves

I have spoken to many parents this past week, many who have seniors in high ...
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Podcast: Raising Boys, Technology and Hearing Truth

Podcast: Raising Boys, Technology and Hearing Truth

(Recorded Fall 2019) In this Interview, Bobby and Joe sit down with Jonathan McKee and ...
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Avengers- End Game : Family Devo

Avengers- End Game : Family Devo

Avengers: End Game In the movie Avengers: End Game, there are many excellent themes to ...
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Little Women: Family Devo

Little Women: Family Devo

Here is a fun Family Devotional to accompany the movie Little Women In the movie ...
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Frozen 2 : Family Devo

Frozen 2 : Family Devo

Here is a fun Family Devotional to accompany the movie Frozen 2 In the movie ...
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Moana : Family Devo

Moana : Family Devo

Here is a fun Family Devotional to accompany the movie Moana In the movie Moana, ...
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Podcast: What Is a Primary Faith Trainer? (Discipleship Part 2)

Podcast: What Is a Primary Faith Trainer? (Discipleship Part 2)

In this episode, Bobby continues the conversation with Eric Conley about how we, as disciples, ...
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Family Worship Playlists

Family Worship Playlists

During this time of families being together, there is no better time to worship. We've ...
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Podcast: Interview with Maggie (New Co-Host)

Podcast: Interview with Maggie (New Co-Host)

In this episode, Bobby interviews Maggie Bertram, our new co-host of the podcast. Maggie is ...
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Monsters Inc: Family Devo

Monsters Inc: Family Devo

Here is a fun Family Devotional to accompany the movie Monsters Inc. 1. You'll need ...
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Finding Nemo: Family Devo

Finding Nemo: Family Devo

Here is a simple Family Devotional to accompany the movie Finding Nemo. With the following ...
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Five Questions Parents Can Ask Their Kids About Coronavirus

Five Questions Parents Can Ask Their Kids About Coronavirus

With the headlines and news reports about the COVID-19 or coronavirus, it’s easy for anxiety and fear to set in. With ...
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Finding Dory: Family Devo

Finding Dory: Family Devo

Here are some family conversation starters to accompany the movie Finding Dory. 1. What made ...
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Things to Do at Home While Social Distancing

Things to Do at Home While Social Distancing

A good man once said, “every challenge is an opportunity.” With social distancing being a ...
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Gaps and Voids: Single Parenting Together

Gaps and Voids: Single Parenting Together

As a single parent, when I poll or survey other single parents with the simple ...
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Table Talk: Single Parenting Together

Table Talk: Single Parenting Together

Table Talk Our family dinner conversations were losing ground with short answers of “fine” and ...
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Children Can Benefit and Thrive with One Healthy Parent

Children Can Benefit and Thrive with One Healthy Parent

In Joshua 24, Joshua is speaking to all the tribes of Israel and he tells ...
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Healing Words: Single Parenting Together

Healing Words: Single Parenting Together

I first walked through the doors of my church on a Wednesday night back in ...
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Parent Open Forum: Doing Life with Your Adult Child

Parent Open Forum: Doing Life with Your Adult Child

Can I give my adult child advice? How do I set him or her up ...
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Podcast: Interview with Josh Griffin- Man Trip

Podcast: Interview with Josh Griffin- Man Trip

In this episode Bobby interviews Josh Griffin about a recent trip he took with his ...
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Teaching Session: Faith Model Challenge

Teaching Session: Faith Model Challenge

Grandparents have a huge impact on the faith maturity of grandchildren.  As parents cultivate and ...
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How to Lead Family Devotions with Your Toddler

How to Lead Family Devotions with Your Toddler

I was raised in a wonderful Christian home. Yet, we rarely did family devotions together ...
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Podcast: Dating and Your Teen

Podcast: Dating and Your Teen

In this episode, we answer the question, “What is dating?” Curtis Lane discusses dating and ...
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Teaching Session: Single Parenting Together

Teaching Session: Single Parenting Together

You may have found yourself parenting on your own, but you do not have to ...
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Defining Anxiety in Your Child

Defining Anxiety in Your Child

If you are reading this article, that probably means that one of the kids you ...
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Empower Your Child To Overcome Anxiety

Empower Your Child To Overcome Anxiety

We know that a certain level of worry and stress is required in a child’s ...
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Teaching Session: Anxiety and Your Child

Teaching Session: Anxiety and Your Child

Anxiety is on the rise within our society and many of the kids we love ...
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Teaching Session: Dating and Your Teen

Teaching Session: Dating and Your Teen

Wow – this conversation came fast!  Your kid and their friends are talking about who ...
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Teaching Session: Kids Can

Teaching Session: Kids Can

God has entrusted us with children so we can “Train Them Up.”  But how do ...
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Teaching Session: Loving and Leading Your kids Through Failure

Teaching Session: Loving and Leading Your kids Through Failure

Sometimes we need to let our kids fail. More importantly than just letting them fail, ...
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Teaching Session: Building Identity in Your Child

Teaching Session: Building Identity in Your Child

Every child is unique and different. At the core of who they are, every child ...
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4 Facts About Dating and Your Child

4 Facts About Dating and Your Child

Dating is not like it used to be is it? It has changed dramatically over ...
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Take the Faith Model Challenge: So, What'cha Want?

Take the Faith Model Challenge: So, What’cha Want?

My son’s response, when asked about his grandparent’s influence on his faith journey, was this: ...
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5 Typical Dad Fails and How to Avoid Them

5 Typical Dad Fails and How to Avoid Them

We were on a road trip to visit family when I had one of my ...
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Anxiety and Your Child

Anxiety and Your Child

Anxiety is on the rise within our society and many of the kids we love ...
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From Guilty Parent to Hopeful Parent

From Guilty Parent to Hopeful Parent

Arianna was heartsick over the moral choices her adult son was making. Even more heartrending ...
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Podcast: Grandparenting

Podcast: Grandparenting

In this episode, Bobby sits down with Dennis Wilbanks. Dennis works with senior adults at ...
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10 Parenting Lessons

10 Parenting Lessons

I keep a prayer list on my desk, a handwritten list of people for whom ...
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When Your Parent Becomes Your Child: Interview with Ken Abraham

When Your Parent Becomes Your Child: Interview with Ken Abraham

In this episode, Bobby Cooley, Todd Pendergrass and Ken Abraham discuss his book, When Your ...
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Podcast: Dad Tired

Podcast: Dad Tired

In this episode, Bobby, Brad and Joe interview Jerrad Lopes. Jerrad Lopes is a Christian ...
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Our Family Plan

Our Family Plan

What if you had a plan, some intentionality driving your family this year? This Our ...
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Addressing Stress

Addressing Stress

Studies show that kids are more stressed than ever before. In this Power Parenting video, ...
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Podcast: Biblical Fatherhood

Podcast: Biblical Fatherhood

In this episode, Brad Flurry and Bobby Cooley discuss Biblical Fatherhood. Both Bobby and Brad ...
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Your Teen and Technology

Your Teen and Technology

In this Power Parenting video, Curtis Lane shares some practical tips that will equip parents ...
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Family Core Values

Family Core Values

In my previous organization, we had a list of three core values: Honor, Courage, and ...
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Suicide and Grief: Parent Open Forum

Suicide and Grief: Parent Open Forum

Listen in as Brad Flurry, Joe Landi, and Steve Crain lead a Parent Open Forum ...
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Podcast: Blind Eyes Opened

Podcast: Blind Eyes Opened

Today’s guest is Geoffrey Rogers, Executive Producer of the new faith-based documentary, Blind Eyes Opened: ...
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Faith Talks

Faith Talks

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says, "And these words that I command you today shall be on your ...
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Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire

July 1, 1863... The largest military conflict in North American history began when Union and ...
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The Blessing

The Blessing

In this Power Parenting video, Brad Flurry shares the power of the blessing. What is ...
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Practical Parenting Tip: Memories In a Jar

Practical Parenting Tip: Memories In a Jar

If you have read any of my previous articles, you know the main purpose of ...
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When Parents Apologize

When Parents Apologize

The perfect storm had been brewing for a few weeks. My 6 year old was ...
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Preparing Your Kids to Live Faithfully

Preparing Your Kids to Live Faithfully

Scripture says, "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain ...
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Prayer for Prodigals

Prayer for Prodigals

Lord, you are my refuge, my stronghold and my deliverer. You are my God in ...
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Help, My Child is Looking at Pornography!

Help, My Child is Looking at Pornography!

One of the most common questions I get from parents is, “What do I do ...
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My Son's First Date

My Son’s First Date

In mid-August 2010, at the ripe old age of 5, my oldest son went on ...
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How to Handle Age Compression

How to Handle Age Compression

Age compression is the idea that children at a certain age are acting older than ...
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When Your Kid Wanders from the Faith

When Your Kid Wanders from the Faith

There is not anything that can adequately prepare you for the hurt and disappointment of ...
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Kids Can

Kids Can

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start a youth out on his way; even when he grows old ...
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The Power of Moments

The Power of Moments

In this Power Parenting video, Bobby Cooley shares three simple ways to use small moments ...
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Preschoolers and Prayer

Preschoolers and Prayer

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for ...
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Living out Your Faith for Your Kids

Living out Your Faith for Your Kids

 One of the best ways to help your kids grow in their faith is to ...
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Giving Your Child the Blessing

Giving Your Child the Blessing

There's always a great opportunity to bless our children! John Trent, author of The Blessing, ...
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Communicating with Word Pictures

Communicating with Word Pictures

Jesus used stories to communicate truth to His listeners. He understood the power of word ...
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Power of Mealtime

Power of Mealtime

In this Power Parenting video, Pastor Ryan Rush shares how meaningful mealtimes can be a ...
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Devotions with Your Kids

Devotions with Your Kids

In this Power Parenting video, Laura Hearn and Christy Cupit give some practical tips for ...
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Friendship

Friendship

In this Power Parenting video, Leslee McWhirter discusses how parents can help their kids develop ...
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Watch Me

Watch Me

My three-year-old is a fun kid. He is always looking for an audience. He will ...
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Podcast: A Conversation with Max Lucado

Podcast: A Conversation with Max Lucado

Max Lucado Is a pastor, author, dad, and grandpa. He is lovingly known as Pappa ...
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How To Shepherd Your Child's Thumos

How To Shepherd Your Child’s Thumos

Colossians 3:21 says, "Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose ...
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Podcast: Dad Struggles

Podcast: Dad Struggles

This conversation is about being a dad and the struggles we face. There is no ...
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Praying With and For Your Child

Praying With and For Your Child

In this Power Parenting video, Ryan Cook shares one of the most important things you ...
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Podcast: Your Family and Technology

Podcast: Your Family and Technology

Making good choices about technology is more than just using good internet filters and determining ...
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Three Questions You Should Ask Your Teen

Three Questions You Should Ask Your Teen

In this Power Parenting video, Joe Landi discusses three powerful questions that will help cultivate ...
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Podcast: The Gospel and Your Family / With Brad Watson

Podcast: The Gospel and Your Family / With Brad Watson

In this interview, we learn about "The Blessing." It's a powerful tool that every parent ...
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Teaching Your Kids to Date

Teaching Your Kids to Date

Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go; Even when ...
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Podcast: The Blessing with John Trent

Podcast: The Blessing with John Trent

In this interview, we learn about "The Blessing." It's a powerful tool that every parent ...
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Extending Grace to Our Children

Extending Grace to Our Children

In this Power Parenting video, Todd Pendergrass discusses how parents can be their children's first ...
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The Ten-Second Principle

The Ten-Second Principle

When your kid comes to you on his or her worst day, the first ten ...
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Podcast: Raising Worry-Free Girls

Podcast: Raising Worry-Free Girls

In the interview, we talk about statistics, data and how we can help our girls ...
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Podcast: How to Grow With Your Kids Not Apart

Podcast: How to Grow With Your Kids Not Apart

Steve Argue is the co-author of several books. His latest Is "Growing With." This book ...
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The Importance of Downtime

The Importance of Downtime

Downtime. In the midst of today's busy schedules, it often gets overlooked, but it's a ...
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Using Routines to Make a Difference

Using Routines to Make a Difference

Scripture offers some vital reminders for parents called to be the primary faith-trainers of their ...
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Podcast: What Are Empowered Homes?

Podcast: What Are Empowered Homes?

On this inaugural podcast episode Bobby Cooley and Ryan Rush dive in to the question ...
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Popping the Christian Bubble

Popping the Christian Bubble

Homeschool or public school? Neighborhood friends or church friends? Playing at the park or in ...
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3 Lessons from Youth Sports

3 Lessons from Youth Sports

It is mid-November and in my house that means we are putting the final touches ...
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Turning the Mess Into a Milestone

Turning the Mess Into a Milestone

God often reveals Himself to us through challenging times. In this Power Parenting video, JP ...
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Back to School Advice

Back to School Advice

It’s that time of year again. Here in the next week or so we will ...
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Teaching Your Child the Bible

Teaching Your Child the Bible

We all want our kids to love and know God's word. Dr. Steven Jones challenges ...
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Fighting for Your Family as a Single Mom

Fighting for Your Family as a Single Mom

How do you keep fighting for your family when it seems like you’re on the ...
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Grand-parenting: How to Leave a Jesus Legacy

Grand-parenting: How to Leave a Jesus Legacy

Grandparents: Faith Model What do we mean by the “Faith Model”? Research has found that ...
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"Hey Mom"

“Hey Mom”

Hey Mom! This is fun thank your video for all the moms in our life ...
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Your Family and Technology: Parent Open Forum

Your Family and Technology: Parent Open Forum

Additional Resources: Screen Time Controls Smart Phone Readiness Tools for Teens & Parents Internet Monitoring ...
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Two Things I Say to My Kids Every Day

Two Things I Say to My Kids Every Day

A few days ago I read an article titled “10 Things to Say to Your ...
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The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

"Oftentimes, if you find yourself where your kids aren't listening to you, it might be ...
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Handling Conflict With Your Spouse

Handling Conflict With Your Spouse

Conflict in marriage is inevitable — so how do we respond to it in a ...
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Back to School Moment

Back to School Moment

The first day of back to school can be exciting, but also scary. Brad Flurry ...
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Creating Purposeful Traditions

Creating Purposeful Traditions

Traditions make memories that last a lifetime. Maggie shares three questions for making traditions matter ...
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4 Reasons Why You Should Organize Your Time

4 Reasons Why You Should Organize Your Time

For the last few years at our Vacation Bible School, we have held a “Power ...
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Moments Matter

Moments Matter

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, ...
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Call of Duty

Call of Duty

“Duty is the sublimest word in our language. … You cannot do more. You should ...
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The Power of Listening

The Power of Listening

Every relationship is co-created. Meaning, that it must have give and take in communication. If ...
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Widen Your Child’s Circle

Widen Your Child’s Circle

Mom and Dad – get ready to swallow a tough pill – here we go ...
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The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

One of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is your time. More Videos ...
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Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Brad and Liz Flurry have been married 20 years, and have learned a few things ...
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Leaving a Jesus Legacy

Leaving a Jesus Legacy

In this Power Parenting video, Dennis Wilbanks shares a simple way parents and grandparents can ...
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Christmas Activities With Your Kid

Christmas Activities With Your Kid

In this Power Parenting video, Laura Hearn and Christy Cupit share some fun and interactive ...
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Podcast: Christmas Traditions

Podcast: Christmas Traditions

This conversation is about being a dad and the struggles we face. There is no ...
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Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving: Be a Blessing

Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving: Be a Blessing

This conversation is about being a dad and the struggles we face. There is no ...
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Podcast: Advent, What is it?

Podcast: Advent, What is it?

This conversation is about being a dad and the struggles we face. There is no ...
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Advent Cards

Advent Cards

Use this set of downloadable Advent cards to point your kids to Jesus during Advent ...
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Christmas and Your Kid

Christmas and Your Kid

How can we as families keep Jesus at the center of Christmas? In this Power ...
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Serving With Your Family

Serving With Your Family

Jesus always moved in the direction of those in need. Because he was willing to ...
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Date Your Spouse

Date Your Spouse

Dating your spouse is one of the best things you can do as a parent ...
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