For a Christian parent, some battles aren't worth fighting—like whether your three-year-old can wear her plastic tiara to church. But other questions might keep you up at night:
- How can I help my kids trust God when they're worried or bad things happen?
- How do I explain tough things like death and divorce?
- Is it OK that we don't have family devotions?
- How can I make our home a place where my kids' faith will grow?
This handbook gives you practical, real-world advice about how to help your kids know and love God—and how to build a home where you can grow in faith together.
Author Karen DeBoer is the mother of four, an early childhood educator, and a curriculum editor who's been involved in children's ministry for more than 25 years. Her practical approach to Christian parenting, combined with the insights of a panel of experts like Elizabeth Caldwell and Karen-Marie Yust, make this book a valuable resource. It is also a great resource for adult classes and a thoughtful gift for new parents.
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"Home Grown offers accessible, practical, and biblically-grounded wisdom for all parents, guardians, grandparents, and anyone who is concerned with the challenge of nurturing children in the Christian faith. Its concern for intergenerational formation, for forming both the mind and the heart, and for nurturing both a service-oriented outlook on life and deep participation in worship are especially noteworthy. These themes are precisely the ones that the CRCNA's Faith Formation Committee have heard echo from every corner of the denomination." —John D. Witvliet, Chair, CRCNA Faith Formation Committee