How the 20s Are Changing America | by Ken Ham

When you consider the 20 somethings (ages 20–29), you get a glimpse of what the “new America” will be if this culture continues on the same downward spiral.

(6-minute read; 1,603 words)

Source: How the 20s Are Changing America | Answers in Genesis

3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church | by Jon Nielson

What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?  Jon Nielson says:

  1. They are converted.
  2. They have been equipped, not entertained.
  3. Their parents preached the gospel to them.

Jon Nielson is the college pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois.

(6-minute read; 1,334 words)

Source: 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

Beyond Teachable Moments | Christian Parents Training up the Next Generation

Beyond Teachable Moments | Christian Parents Training up the Next Generation.

(HT: Greg West at The Poached Egg of Ratio Christi)

Show Your Children the Glory of God According to Psalm 145

Christina Fox writes of three ways to practice Psalm 145:4, 5, 6, 7 – that is, show God’s glory to your children.

(4 min read; 849 words)

Show Your Kids the Glory | Desiring God.

(ht: Intelmin Apologetics)

Bible Reading, Prayer, Church Attendance – Which Has the Greatest Impact?

Natasha Crain explains why reading the Bible regularly and frequently has more impact than any other spiritual discipline.

(4 min read; 930 words)

The Most Important New Year’s Resolution For a Christian Parent (December 30, 2011)

And here’s another related post from Natasha, this one about her personal experiences with Bible reading:  How to Actually Like Reading the Bible by Natasha Crain (A Christian Mom) (January 6, 2014)  She begins by writing, “Until about five years ago, I was one of those Americans who revered the Bible but didn’t read it much.”

65 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer

Beneath her name in the heading of her blog, Natasha Crain has put the words “Inspiration for Intentional Christian Parenting.”  Farther down, she says beneath her picture:

I blog to help Christian parents raise kids with the deeper roots of faith needed in today’s secular world.

In this post, she lists 65 questions that every Christian parent needs to be able to answer in order to keep faith strong in the hearts of their children.

via 65 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer.

Parents’ Resources

I’m adding a category (see list in the right-hand column of all the categories into which the posts on this blog are filed) called “Parents’ Resources.”  The idea is to put into one place the various resources I run across on the web that can help parents pass on their faith in Christ to their children.

The world in which we live is often hostile to faith in Christ.  These resources should help you parents fortify your children.

Note that I said above “pass on their faith.”  A parent should not expect to put more faith into a child than is already resident in the parent.  That is, never try to put into your child a faith that you yourself don’t practice.

The faith which you have is transferable.  These resources will help both you and your children fortify your faith for the trials it will face.