Topical Resources

We are working to bring you the best resources available on topics that you face as a parent. We've compiled this list to help you navigate your role as the primary spiritual nurturer and leader of your child.



 

Adoption & Foster Care
The Connected Child - Dr. Karyn Purvis
Adopting the Hurt Child, Revised and Updated By: Gregory C. Keck Ph.D., Regina M. Kupecky LSW
Parenting the Hurt Child, Revised and Updated By: Gregory C. Keck Ph.D., Regina M. Kupecky LSW

Anger
The Anger Workbook, by Les Carter, Frank Minirth
Infant & Toddler Anger: Focus on the Family article
Helping Kids with Anger: Connected Families article
How Punishing Kids' Anger Could Make it Worse: Connected Families article

Blended Families
FamilyLife Blended
The Smart Stepfamily by Ron Deal

Bullying
How to Address Bullying Series: Connected Families articles
How to Develop Empathy in Kids: Connected Families article

Busyness
Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
Not So Fast by Ann Kroeker
How to Know if Your Child is Overscheduled: Article by Dannah Gresh

Depression
Parenting Through a Child's Depression: Christianparenting.org article

Discipline
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay
Boundaries with Teens by John Townsend
ConnectedFamilies.org
What Causes Power Struggles: Connected Families article

Divorce
DivorceCare For Kids: Parent Zone

Entitlement
The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the Right Way by John Townsend
5 Ways You Are Teaching Your Kids to be Entitled article
The Entitlement Fix: God Centered Mom podcast
The Entitlement Fix: Connected Families online course

Gender Issues
Understanding Sexual Identity by Mark Yarhouse
Understanding Gender Dysphoria by Mark Yarhouse
True Identity by John C Majors
Theological Anthropology by Marc Cortez
7 Women by Eric Metaxas
7 Men by Eric Metaxas

Grief
Teen Grief by Gary Roe
It's Okay to Cry by H. Norman Wright
Emily Lost Someone She Loved by Kathleen Fucci
Children and Grief: Helping Children Understand Death by Joey O'Connor
Good Grief: Fuller Youth Institute article

Media Issues
The Tech Wise Family by Andy Crouch
The Teens Guide to Social Media by Jonathan McKee
52 Ways to Connect with your Smartphone Obsessed Kid by Jonathan McKee
virtueinmedia.com

Money
Financial Peace Jr (Ages 3-12) available at daveramsey.com
Generation Change (Ages 13-18) available at daveramsey.com
5 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make in College by Anthony O'Neal & Rachel Cruze
Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze

Pornography
Covenant Eyes
E-books from Covenant Eyes
Protect Young Eyes YouTube Channel: Videos on how to set parental controls
4 Ways Porn is Destroying Children: Article from Conquer Series

Self Esteem
Search for Significance (Student Edition) by Robert McGee

Sex & Purity
Sex Matters by Jonathan McKee

Special Needs
Different Dream Parenting by Jolene Philo
The Life We Never Expected by Andrew & Rachel Wilson
The Spiritual Art of Raising Children With Disabilities by Kathleen Bolduc

Special Needs Parenting Blog

Strong Willed Kids
Do You Offer Empowering or Trapping Choices?: Connected Families article

Suicide
Finding Your Way After the Suicide of Someone You Love by David Biebel & Suzanne Foster

Theology/Doctrine
Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith by Natasha Crain
The Ology by Marty Machowski
I Doubt It: Fuller Youth Institute article