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7 Models Parents Must Give to Their Kids for Faith Formation

7 Models Parents Must Give to Their Kids for Faith Formation

I once heard an administrator say to high school parents, "You are now consultants to your kids." 

Yikes! One moment, you were your child's superhero, and the next you have become relegated to a mere consultant, a casual informant, for the life of your kid - as if you are now some kind of 1-800-number parental technician who is only useful for insolvable problems, or let's be honest, charging up empty bank accounts. 

Personally, after hearing those words, I imagined my 7 month old sweet Hannah growing up as a teenager, smudging my advice aside for her lame boyfriend's. 

As much as I want to disagree with that statement, it is kinda true. The role of a parent dramatically alters during the teenage years of your child than any other season of life. 

How Your Church Can Build Marriages That Last

How Your Church Can Build Marriages That Last

If you have read my posts for any amount of time, you may know that I am quite fond of a family ministry organization called Orange. I have written several posts about Orange, and I highly encourage you to check them out in my Archives. Truly, they have equipped me to lead better in every facet of my ministry - from parents to students to working with my Lead Pastor. I highly commend them to you as a resource and support community. 

A quick caveat for non-paid youth workers: I highly commend this Orange to you as a resource regardless of your capacity in family ministry. I believe that anyone who reads an Orange resource - whether you are a Lead Pastor, Youth Pastor, volunteer, parent, or caring adult - you will be further equipped to support your local church and participate in the work of God in the lives of families living in your community. 

This week, Orange launched a new initiative. They opened to the public for the first time OrangeBooks.com