Parenting Resources

  • “House or Home?”  Chip Ingram – Book & DVD  (In this series, Chip Ingram teaches timeless truths about parenting and offers a wealth of personal experience and practical help. With courage, tenacity and focus, this series has the potential to forever change the trajectory of your family life and how you relate with your children. House or Home Parenting Edition is comprised of ten 30-minute DVD sessions).  http://www.christianbook.com/house-home-parenting-personal-study-kit/9781605931739/pd/931739?event=HPT
  • “Improving Your Parenting”  Dennis & Barbara Rainey – Guide for Small Group discussions – In Church Library (Six-week that discusses what our children need in a parent, the basics of discipline, dealing with busyness and bringing God into your family)
  • “Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly”  Bob Kraning – Study Book & VHS – In Church Library – (12-Part interactive series explores the principles of effective Christian parenting that have proven to be workable, realistic and effective models for families)
  • “Shepherding a Child’s Heart”  Tedd Tripp – Book  (Many parenting books are based on hit-or-miss theories steeped in secular thinking. This one draws from Pastor Tripp’s seasoned experience as a father-and from God’s Holy Word. Grounded in the Bible’s divine plan for parenting, this guide defines your goals as a parent and provides the Scriptural methods for accomplishing them).
  • “Successful Single Parenting”  Gary Richmond – VHS & Leader’s Guide – In Church Library – (12-Sessions and 24 discussion starters to give comfort, encouragement and practical tips for those that are going in alone)
  • “The Blessing”  John Trent PH.D; Gary Smalley – Book & DVD (Revised and updated, The Blessing by Drs. John Trent and Gary Smalley explains how the biblical gift of “the blessing” is the key to one’s self-worth and emotional well-being. A foundational parenting tool, “the Blessing” consists of five essential elements: meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching value, picturing a special future, and an active commitment. If you’ve missed out on the approval of your parents, the final chapters are for you. They include help for those who grew up without their own parent’s blessing and ideas for blessing events.  http://www.christianbook.com/blessing-giving-gift-unconditional-love-acceptance/john-trent/9780849946370/pd/946370?event=HPT
  • “The Five Love Languages of Children”  Gary Chapman PH.D; Ross Campbell M.D. – Book & DVD  (Are you expressing your love in a way your child understands? Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell help you discover your child’s unique communication style, so you can better meet his or her deepest emotional needs. From quality time to physical touch, these five “love languages” hold the key to your child’s development and success).