Parenting Resources

Instead of my normal parenting blog, I thought it would be good to highlight some great resources for parents and churches.  They are the below.  I hope you find them enjoyable and valuable.

Axis

www.axis.org

Their mission is to empower the next generation to think clearly and critically about what they believe and to take ownership of their faith.  They do this by resourcing parents to disciple and transfer legacy to their children, as they face life’s questions and challenges.  They also support faith leaders in churches and schools by providing content and facilitators who effectively introduce and address life’s toughest topics.

Check out their Culture Translator, which helps parents better understand their teen’s culture.  It provides weekly insight into how pop culture, technology, and media are influencing your child/student.  It equips you to start biblically based conversations.

Fuller Youth Institute

www.fulleryouthinstitute.org

They transform cutting-edge research into resources for leaders and parents to help unlock young people’s potential and unleash them to change the world.

They have published several books, including:

Orange

www.whatisorange.org

They have biblical curriculum for pre-school through high school, which thousands of churches across the nation are using.  They focus on having two influences in a child’s life, the home and the church, work collaboratively together for a greater impact.

Top 8 Christian Parenting Websites

  1. Focus On The Family remains the leading Christian parenting website. They offer guides on child development, health and safety, discipline and parenting stages. Their daily radio program is a virtual seminar on Christian parenting.
  2. Family Life Today offers articles and audio form Dennis and Barbara Rainey. They offer a free monthly e-magazine, tips on manners and a Christian parenting forum.
  3. Crosswalk.com/parenting is a great resource for articles about Christian parenting. You can even subscribe to their RSS feed.
  4. Christianity Parenting Today is a great resource for articles on parenting.
  5. LifeWay Christian Resources offers solid parenting advice and resources.  It encourages parents to build strong, godly families by focusing on the needs of the whole child, from birth to preteen.  They also have Parenting blogs.
  6. The Nation Center for Biblical Parenting is a very helpful Christian parenting website. They offer books, videos and live conferences to help Christian parents.
  7. ChristianAnswers.net/parenting also provides many free articles.
  8. Parenting resources from Desiring God offer free sermons and articles from Dr. John Piper.
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Ken Leaman

Ken Leaman

Ken Leaman has a passion for students, and for over 25 years has been volunteering within churches, leading and mentoring students.  These churches are:

Ken is a Director of Enterprise Data Management at IHS Markit, which is a multi-Billion dollar information company. Ken has also served on the board of another non-profit called DFW HDI, which is a membership organization of IT support professionals.  

Ken, and his wife Karen, have been married for 26 years, and have a 25 year old son.  They live in McKinney, TX, just North of Dallas.

As Ken and Karen repeatedly witnessed many Christian students who were active within the Church walk away from their faith shortly after graduating high school, they grew frustrated.  Studies show that about 70% of young adults leave their faith after graduation, which is a huge issue since they are the future of the Church.  After much prayer and searching God's direction for many years, the Leaman's felt His calling to start a ministry to address this problem.  In 2014, they gathered like minded Christian professionals to help begin Young Adults of Worth Ministries.  We believe that this ministry is from God, and it will be blessed by Him for His glory alone.