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2024 Summer Family Discipleship Guide

2024 Summer Family Discipleship Guide

2024 Summer Family Discipleship Planning Guide Family discipleship essentially means practicing the call in Deuteronomy 6 for parents to teach ...
EH Podcast: Episode 174 Restore The Table with Ryan Rush

EH Podcast: Episode 174 Restore The Table with Ryan Rush

WATCH OR LISTEN! About Episode 174 Bobby and Meghan are joined by Pastor Ryan Rush to discuss his latest book, ...
EH Podcast: Episode 173 The Power of Being an Intentional Dad with Scott Morris

EH Podcast: Episode 173 The Power of Being an Intentional Dad with Scott Morris

WATCH OR LISTEN! About Episode 173 Fathers play a crucial role in the growth and development of their sons. The ...

Restore the Table Conversation Cards

Restore the Table Conversation Cards

Use this set of downloadable Conversation Cards to spark authentic, meaningful connection around the table ...
5 Conversations Every Dad Should Have with His Daughter Before Age 10

5 Conversations Every Dad Should Have with His Daughter Before Age 10

I love being a girl dad. My daughter is 8 years old, but I often ...
Afterschool Conversation Starters

Afterschool Conversation Starters

Parents, here are some after school conversation starters you can use to engage with your ...
The Most Important 10 Seconds in Conversations with Kids

The Most Important 10 Seconds in Conversations with Kids

“Dad, can I tell you something?” How did the last difficult conversation go with your kid? ...
Conversation Kit

Conversation Kit

Communication has Changed Communicating with our family can be challenging. Why is it so important ...
Identity in Christ for Kids

Identity in Christ for Kids

When we are walking with Jesus, the enemy wants to do everything he can to ...
5 Ways to Create a Safe Home for Hard Conversations

5 Ways to Create a Safe Home for Hard Conversations

In the average home, we find a lot of tools to keep those homes safe ...
Family Resource Guide

Family Resource Guide

Family Resource Guide Check out the latest FREE Family Resource Guide to help equip families ...
Phases of Parenting Download Card

Phases of Parenting Download Card

Parenting children comes with its fair share of challenges when it comes to communication, discipline ...
Advent Family Discipleship Guide

Advent Family Discipleship Guide

What is Advent? What is Advent? Traditionally, the Advent season is a 4 week long ...
Ocho Consejos Para Hablar Con Tus Hijos Sobre la Muerte

Ocho Consejos Para Hablar Con Tus Hijos Sobre la Muerte

“Estad quietos, y conoced que yo soy Dios” Salmo 46:10 Todo ser humano tiene dos ...
7 Ways to Navigate Tragedy with Children

7 Ways to Navigate Tragedy with Children

Global events in the Middle East and around the world break our hearts. And the ...
Sexual Purity Discussion Guide for Parents

Sexual Purity Discussion Guide for Parents

A study of the Scriptures reveals that sexuality in the context of marriage is one ...
EH Podcast: Episode 163 Video Gaming Escapism, Ratings & Boundaries

EH Podcast: Episode 163 Video Gaming Escapism, Ratings & Boundaries

WATCH OR LISTEN! Do you have video gamers in your house? Bobby chats with our ...
Cómo Hablar Con Tus Hijos Sobre Discapacidad

Cómo Hablar Con Tus Hijos Sobre Discapacidad

Cómo Hablar Con Tus Hijos Sobre Discapacidad Por: Brittnie Blackburn Ya sea un compañero con ...
7 Maneras de Navegar la Tragedia con los Niños

7 Maneras de Navegar la Tragedia con los Niños

Los acontecimientos mundiales en Medio Oriente  y en todo el mundo nos rompen el corazón ...
Guía de Discusión Sobre Pureza Sexual

Guía de Discusión Sobre Pureza Sexual

Un estudio de las Escrituras revela que la sexualidad dentro del contexto del matrimonio es ...
Tres Claves Para Construir un Fundamento de Fe en los Niños

Tres Claves Para Construir un Fundamento de Fe en los Niños

Uno de mis mayores temores era que el primer día de Jardín de Niños le ...
EH Podcast: Episode 162 Leveraging Technology for Good

EH Podcast: Episode 162 Leveraging Technology for Good

WATCH OR LISTEN! Is all technology bad? NO! Bobby is back in the studio to ...
Technology Detox Commitment

Technology Detox Commitment

Taking an honest evaluation of the place technology and devices have in your life and ...
EH Podcast: Episode 161 Tech Talks: Introducing Devices and Boundaries with Bobby and Jenn Cooley

EH Podcast: Episode 161 Tech Talks: Introducing Devices and Boundaries with Bobby and Jenn Cooley

WATCH OR LISTEN! Bobby and Jenn Cooley are back together in the studio sharing their ...
How to Talk to Your Children About Disability

How to Talk to Your Children About Disability

How to Talk to Your Children About Disability By: Brittnie Blackburn Whether it’s a peer ...
EH Podcast: Episode 160 Tech Talks: Navigating the Online World with Rania Mankarious

EH Podcast: Episode 160 Tech Talks: Navigating the Online World with Rania Mankarious

WATCH OR LISTEN! The Empowered Homes team is joined by Rania Mankarious to discuss her ...
EH Podcast: Episode 159 Tech Talks, Phubbing, & Nomophobia

EH Podcast: Episode 159 Tech Talks, Phubbing, & Nomophobia

WATCH OR LISTEN! The Empowered Homes Team is back in the podcast studio for Season ...
7 Ways to Affirm Your Kids Every Morning

7 Ways to Affirm Your Kids Every Morning

My son is a creature of habit. Every morning, he wakes up, gets dressed, stampedes ...
10 Healthy Ways to Harness Technology for Your Family

10 Healthy Ways to Harness Technology for Your Family

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, technology has become an integral part of our daily ...
Hacking Conversations on Sensitive Topics with Children

Hacking Conversations on Sensitive Topics with Children

"HACKing" Conversations on Sensitive Topics with Children Approaching conversations about sensitive topics with our children ...
5 Things to Tell Your Kids on the Way to School

5 Things to Tell Your Kids on the Way to School

Growing up, my mom would be gone most mornings before I would wake up. Having ...
4 Signs Your Kid Isn't Ready for a Smartphone

4 Signs Your Kid Isn’t Ready for a Smartphone

It was literally the perfect storm. My son had to stay after school for extra ...
Stoplight Conversation Starters Download

Stoplight Conversation Starters Download

Stoplight Starters Printable Download Did you know, statistics show that the average family is in ...
3 Facts to Be Honest About in Fatherhood

3 Facts to Be Honest About in Fatherhood

I’m not exactly sure what my expectations were when I became a dad. My wife ...
5 Questions to Ask Your Kids About Porn

5 Questions to Ask Your Kids About Porn

I walked into my son’s bedroom swiftly the other night to try to scare him ...
5 Signs You're an Immature Dad

5 Signs You’re an Immature Dad

Growing up, my dad would get so angry when work didn’t go his way for ...
Books of the Bible Memory Activity

Books of the Bible Memory Activity

Summer Books of the Bible Memory Activity Encourage your family to memorize the books of ...
Family Discipleship Planning Guide

Family Discipleship Planning Guide

Summer Family Discipleship Guide Family discipleship essentially means practicing the call in Deuteronomy 6 for ...
7 Activities to Beat Boredom This Summer

7 Activities to Beat Boredom This Summer

The end of the school year is both exciting and chaotic.  Those of us with ...
Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Need something fun to get your family up and moving this summer? Download the Neighborhood ...
Summer Screen Time Checklist Printables

Summer Screen Time Checklist Printables

Summer Screen Time Checklist As another school year wraps up making way for summertime fun, ...
Primary Faith Trainer-Power Parenting

Primary Faith Trainer-Power Parenting

Parents have been entrusted by God to be the Primary Faith Trainer in their homes.  ...
The Ten-Second Principle

The Ten-Second Principle

In the following Power Parenting video, Joe Landi and Bobby Cooley explain how to implement ...
Benefits of Family Rhythms - Power Parenting

Benefits of Family Rhythms – Power Parenting

In this power parenting video, Bobby Cooley and Meghan Landi share the importance of leveraging ...
Confession Over Concealment-Power Parenting

Confession Over Concealment-Power Parenting

In this Power Parenting video, Chris Kincaid and Bobby Cooley discuss the three keys to ...
Connection vs. Correction-Power Parenting

Connection vs. Correction-Power Parenting

In this Power Parenting video, Brad Flurry and Meghan Landi discuss discipline, specifically connection before ...
Phases of Parenting-Power Parenting

Phases of Parenting-Power Parenting

In this Power Parenting video, Lyndsey Dottavio and Brad Flurry define the 4 Phases of ...
Asking Questions and Listening - Power Parenting

Asking Questions and Listening – Power Parenting

In this power parenting video, Joe and Meghan Landi talk about asking questions and listening ...
The Importance of Being Present - Power Parenting

The Importance of Being Present – Power Parenting

In this power parenting video, Bobby Cooley and Meghan Landi chat about the importance of ...
Expanding Limits for Special Needs Children - Power Parenting

Expanding Limits for Special Needs Children – Power Parenting

In this Power Parenting video, Fred Shafer and Kendal McMahon talk about expanding limits for ...
Positive Affirmations - Power Parenting

Positive Affirmations – Power Parenting

In this power parenting video, Holly Meredith and Kendal McMahon talk about positive affirmations for ...
Spiritual Disciplines Explained for Kids and Teens

Spiritual Disciplines Explained for Kids and Teens

What are Spiritual Disciplines? Spiritual Disciplines are physical activities or practices that Christians engage in ...
The Lord's Supper - A Family Resource

The Lord’s Supper – A Family Resource

The Lord's Supper - A Family Resource Jesus commanded us to do two important things ...
3 Reasons Parents Need Strong Friendships

3 Reasons Parents Need Strong Friendships

During his earthly ministry, Jesus performed many miracles, preached to thousands, healed the sick, and ...
5 Ways to Take the Awkward Out of 'The Talk'

5 Ways to Take the Awkward Out of ‘The Talk’

When I was in fourth grade, my mother had “the talk” with me. Out of ...
Holy Week Resurrection Story

Holy Week Resurrection Story

Holy Week Resurrection Story On each day of this guide, you will find a passage ...
Why Choices Matter in Parenting

Why Choices Matter in Parenting

The Parent One Page is designed to be a quick grab and go resource for ...
EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Special Needs Ministry

EH Podcast: Connecting Church and Home Special Needs Ministry

CONNECTING CHURCH AND HOME SERIES PART 4: Partnering with Parents of Kids with Special Needs ...
EH Podcast: Understanding Grief with God's Help

EH Podcast: Understanding Grief with God’s Help

FLY HIGH: UNDERSTANDING GRIEF WITH GOD'S HELP The Empowered Homes Team welcomes Michelle Adams and ...
EH Podcast: Leveraging the Bedtime Routine with Author Nancy Sanders

EH Podcast: Leveraging the Bedtime Routine with Author Nancy Sanders

The Empowered Homes team welcomes author Nancy Sanders to chat about the importance of leveraging ...
EH Podcast: Praise Him with Lauren Chandler

EH Podcast: Praise Him with Lauren Chandler

The Empowered Homes Team welcomes Lauren Chandler to talk about how God used a song ...
EH Podcast: The Relationally Intelligent Child With John Trent

EH Podcast: The Relationally Intelligent Child With John Trent

The Empowered Homes Team welcomes back our friend,John Trent to discuss his recent book The ...
3 Keys to Building a Faith Foundation in Children

3 Keys to Building a Faith Foundation in Children

One of my biggest fears was that on the first day of Kindergarten, my child ...
EH Podcast: Family to Family With The Bolins

EH Podcast: Family to Family With The Bolins

Today the Empowered Homes Team welcomes John and Paige Bolin. The Bolins share their family ...
EH Podcast: Family to Family With The Lynchs

EH Podcast: Family to Family With The Lynchs

The Empowered Homes Team is excited to introduce Family to Family podcasts. We are inviting ...
EH Podcast: Parenting and Leading Children With Learning Differences

EH Podcast: Parenting and Leading Children With Learning Differences

Watch on YouTube: Listen: Maggie Bertram sits down with Elisha Kalvass to discuss learning differences ...
EH Podcast: Back to School: Partnering With Teachers

EH Podcast: Back to School: Partnering With Teachers

The Empowered Homes Team (Bobby and Meghan) sit down with Ronnie Mosher to have a ...
4 Tips to Equip Your Child for a Successful School Year

4 Tips to Equip Your Child for a Successful School Year

Back to School can be an exciting season for families. Kids look forward to new ...
Back to School Gameplan

Back to School Gameplan

Back to school is both exciting and chaotic.  Use the Back to School Game Plan ...
Back to School Scriptures

Back to School Scriptures

The Back to School Scripture Card is designed as a quick reference guide to encourage ...
7 Questions to Get Your Kids Talking

7 Questions to Get Your Kids Talking

This school year, I have seen a shift in my oldest son. Last year, when ...
Turbo: Family Devo

Turbo: Family Devo

A Fun Family Devo that goes along with the movie Ice Age ...
Summer Family Discipleship Collection

Summer Family Discipleship Collection

Parents!  Summer is a great time for discipleship!  The Summer Family Discipleship Collection is a ...
About My Dad Free Printable

About My Dad Free Printable

 "All About Dad" Free Printable Make dad laugh and cherish Father's Day with this memorable ...
5 Tips to Help Your Child Have the Best Summer Camp Experience

5 Tips to Help Your Child Have the Best Summer Camp Experience

Summer camps can be some of the best experiences in a kid’s life.  A chance ...
Gospels in 45 Days Summer Reading Plan

Gospels in 45 Days Summer Reading Plan

 The Gospel in 45 Days Summer Family Reading Plan Follow this simple Bible reading plan ...
Talking with Your Kids About Sanctity of Life

Talking with Your Kids About Sanctity of Life

Use the following points to guide conversations with your kids about sanctity of life.  We ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: Spiritual Leadership in the Home

Empowered Homes Podcast: Spiritual Leadership in the Home

On episode 16 of Season 2, Bobby is joined by his wife Jenn Cooley and ...
10 Tips for Raising Boys

10 Tips for Raising Boys

Dear Parents of Boys, My wife and I have been doing this “raising boys” thing ...
Family Movie Devo Collection

Family Movie Devo Collection

Pick up your favorite popcorn and movie snacks and gather your family for a classic ...
GriefTalk: Printable Conversation Cards for Families

GriefTalk: Printable Conversation Cards for Families

GriefTalk Conversation Cards Death and loss can be a difficult concept for all of us ...
8 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Death

8 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Death

Be still and know that I am with you. Psalm 46:10 Every human has two ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: Celebrating Easter with Your Family

Empowered Homes Podcast: Celebrating Easter with Your Family

Easter is more than eggs, bunnies, peeps and baskets.  Bobby Cooley and Dr. Steve Jones ...
Emoji Easter Family Devotional

Emoji Easter Family Devotional

Emoji Easter Family Devotional You might be wondering how emojis fit into the Easter story ...
5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids After a Hard Day

5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids After a Hard Day

My son came in the back door from school and went straight upstairs. His shoes ...
3 Angles to Use When Talking to Your Kids About Porn

3 Angles to Use When Talking to Your Kids About Porn

Last year, during my son’s football season, we played a team that couldn’t stop our ...
3 Reasons You Need to Be the Calmest Person in the Room

3 Reasons You Need to Be the Calmest Person in the Room

My wife and I were watching the news, unaware that our kids were behind us ...
Empodera a tu Nino a Superar la Ansiedad

Empodera a tu Nino a Superar la Ansiedad

Sabemos que un niño requiere cierto nivel de preocupación y estrés en la vida. Se ...
10 Lecciones de Crianza

10 Lecciones de Crianza

Mantengo una lista de oraciones en mi escritorio, una lista manuscrita de personas por las ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: Are Sports Stealing What Matters?

Empowered Homes Podcast: Are Sports Stealing What Matters?

Bobby talks with Randy Heron live from the Tennessee Baptist Summit.  They have a candid ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: A Fresh Look at Being a Dad

Empowered Homes Podcast: A Fresh Look at Being a Dad

Bobby sits down with Dr. Chip Dodd while at the Tennessee Baptist Summit.  Chip and ...
New Year Family Plan

New Year Family Plan

The Parent One Page is designed to be a quick grab and go resource. Parents ...
5 Simple Family Workouts For Christmas Break

5 Simple Family Workouts For Christmas Break

Christmas break may bring much needed downtime for our families, but it can also leave ...
103 Questions for Family Gathering Fun

103 Questions for Family Gathering Fun

This Christmas Break use this question game to have some fun with family and friends ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: Thriving Through Christmas Break

Empowered Homes Podcast: Thriving Through Christmas Break

In this episode, Bobby sits down with Meghan Landi to share 5 tips for Thriving ...
5 Ideas to Help Your Family Thrive Over Christmas Break

5 Ideas to Help Your Family Thrive Over Christmas Break

Here are 5 Tips to help your family thrive over Christmas Break: 1. EMBRACE THE ...
5 Scriptures Every Family Should Memorize Together

5 Scriptures Every Family Should Memorize Together

Christmas Break (or any break from school) is a great time to memorize scripture as ...
3 Experiences I Want My Family to Have During Christmas Break

3 Experiences I Want My Family to Have During Christmas Break

Christmas break is here and for most of us we have everything planned out. We ...
4 Reasons NOT to be the Cool Dad

4 Reasons NOT to be the Cool Dad

I don’t know about you, but I think I’m a pretty cool dad. I grew ...
Teaching Kids Their Place in Worship

Teaching Kids Their Place in Worship

Teaching Kids to Understand Their Place in Worship Growing up in a family of music ...
Advent Devotional

Advent Devotional

When using this guide we recommend that you work through the material in this way: ...
Family Advent Devotional

Family Advent Devotional

Use this Advent Devotional to encourage families to reflect on Jesus this Advent season. When ...
5 Phrases That Destroy Confidence in Sons

5 Phrases That Destroy Confidence in Sons

I was honored to coach my son’s football team last season. Our team won every ...
Fruit-Filled Christmas-Advent

Fruit-Filled Christmas-Advent

A Fruit-Filled Christmas It’s the Christmas season, and you know what that makes me think ...
Ice Age: Family Devo

Ice Age: Family Devo

A Fun Family Devo that goes along with the movie Ice Age ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: Extending the Conversation

Empowered Homes Podcast: Extending the Conversation

Extending the Conversation With Kids Conversations with kids can be challenging.  Kids are growing up ...
Christmas Conversation Cards

Christmas Conversation Cards

Use this set of downloadable Advent cards to create Christmas Conversations and point your family ...
7 Practical Ways to Get Your Kids to Sing

7 Practical Ways to Get Your Kids to Sing

There’s a common misconception in the Christian home about singing, and it’s one I’d like ...
5 Good Ways to Discipline Your Kids

5 Good Ways to Discipline Your Kids

An older mentor told me a story once of how his daughter had made some ...
7 Questions to Extend Conversation With Your Kids

7 Questions to Extend Conversation With Your Kids

Our kids are growing up in a text message, quick answer world. While I love ...
Empowered Homes Podcast: Season 2 Kickoff

Empowered Homes Podcast: Season 2 Kickoff

This season we are going to focus on a three specific things when it comes ...
5 Ways I Didn’t Know My Dad Impacted How I Parent

5 Ways I Didn’t Know My Dad Impacted How I Parent

If we put thought into it, it’s easy to see: Your childhood affects your parenting ...
5 Good Ways to Discipline Your Kids

5 Good Ways to Discipline Your Kids

An older mentor told me a story once of how his daughter had made some ...
A Grandmother's Prayer Pattern

A Grandmother’s Prayer Pattern

A Grandmother's Prayer Pattern by Sylvia Espinoza It was Saturday morning of Labor Day Weekend ...
4 Ingredients for Parenting Self-Care

4 Ingredients for Parenting Self-Care

How many flights have you taken where you ignore the instructional video before taking off? ...
Moments Matter

Moments Matter

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, ...
Teaching Your Kids the 5 Steps to Problem Solving

Teaching Your Kids the 5 Steps to Problem Solving

As parents, we solve problems all day, every day. The fridge was left open overnight; ...
How to Use The Right Parenting Voice

How to Use The Right Parenting Voice

There are many different types of verbal techniques that we can use while parenting our ...
Working Out Parent Guilt and Regret

Working Out Parent Guilt and Regret

Have you ever said something to your kids in the moment and then hours later ...
4 Signs You’re Setting Your Kids up for Failure

4 Signs You’re Setting Your Kids up for Failure

Have you ever had that moment when you look at your kids and think to ...
3 Mistakes Dads Make Every Day

3 Mistakes Dads Make Every Day

The other morning, my son attempted to help me make pancakes for the family. He ...
5 Things I Want My Kids to Say About Me When They Grow Up

5 Things I Want My Kids to Say About Me When They Grow Up

At a recent funeral for a longtime friend, I noticed how each of his loved ...
3 Important Things to do with Your Gamer Kid

3 Important Things to do with Your Gamer Kid

I recently saw a social media post that said, “Real men DON’T play video games.” ...
3 Signs Your Kid Might be Watching Porn

3 Signs Your Kid Might be Watching Porn

Years ago, a young man at church came up to me to share that he ...
5 Summer Family Activities that Help Build Faith

5 Summer Family Activities that Help Build Faith

The arrival of summer can mean many different things for different families.  Some may set ...
Podcast: 5 Summer Family Activities

Podcast: 5 Summer Family Activities

5 Summer Activities In the final episode of season 1, Maggie and Bobby sit down ...
3 Reasons Men Still Act Like Boys

3 Reasons Men Still Act Like Boys

Throughout the years, I have met with hundreds of men for counseling. At some point ...
Creating Purposeful Traditions-Power Parenting

Creating Purposeful Traditions-Power Parenting

Creating Purposeful Traditions Family traditions can be a powerful way to create purposeful time with ...
Discipling Your Teen to the Heart of Christ-Power Parenting

Discipling Your Teen to the Heart of Christ-Power Parenting

Discipling Your Teen to the Heart of Christ We disciple our kids by modeling spiritual ...
Training Your Kids to Make Godly Decisions-Power Parenting

Training Your Kids to Make Godly Decisions-Power Parenting

Training Your Kids to Make Godly Decisions In this Power Parenting, Leslee McWhirter shares 4 ...
Parenting in a Pornafied World

Parenting in a Pornafied World

Parenting in a Pornafied World The statistics on the number of children and young adults ...
Training Your Child to Have a Quiet Time-Power Parenting

Training Your Child to Have a Quiet Time-Power Parenting

Training Your Child to Have a Quiet Time Parents, as the Primary Faith Trainer in ...
Podcast: Full Circle Parenting

Podcast: Full Circle Parenting

Tough Conversations It's not just the routines, schedules, discipline, and heartaches—it's the hard conversations. One ...
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Dads Make When Talking to Their Kids About Sex

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Dads Make When Talking to Their Kids About Sex

If you need evidence of mistakes parents make when talking to their kids about sex, ...
4 Principles for Creating Family Contracts

4 Principles for Creating Family Contracts

Raising two teenagers has many unique challenges and obstacles.  One way my wife and I ...
Family Contracts-Downloads

Family Contracts-Downloads

As parents, we have to balance establishing boundaries with our kids, while training our dear ...
Podcast: The Whole Story for the Whole Family

Podcast: The Whole Story for the Whole Family

Many people feel the desire to study Scripture and to place the word of God ...
5 Initiations Your Son Needs From You

5 Initiations Your Son Needs From You

When I was a kid, my dad took me to help a friend whose home ...
Podcast: Teaching Your Kids the Bible Without Being Awkward

Podcast: Teaching Your Kids the Bible Without Being Awkward

Many people feel the desire to study Scripture and to place the word of God ...
Bedtime Bible Story: Season 3 Episode 32

Bedtime Bible Story: Season 3 Episode 32

Bedtime Bible Stories with the Skit Guys He is Risen, Indeed In Season 3, Episode ...
4 Everyday Ways to Build Confidence in Your Daughter

4 Everyday Ways to Build Confidence in Your Daughter

The last few months, my daughter has been coming downstairs and sitting with me while ...
Firstfruits Family Devotional

Firstfruits Family Devotional

A Fun Family Devo that goes along with the movie Ratatouille ...
Praying Over Your Children

Praying Over Your Children

As parents and the primary faith trainers, we are constantly having to adjust as our ...
Parenting According to God's Design: Parent Open Forum

Parenting According to God’s Design: Parent Open Forum

Kingsland Baptist Church welcomes, special guest, Karen Stubbs to the Parent Open Forum.  Karen shares ...
Podcast: Forgiveness and Your Family

Podcast: Forgiveness and Your Family

This is the audio from our Marriage and Parenting Weekend. Bobby sits down with Susan ...
9 Confidence-Building Moments With Your Son

9 Confidence-Building Moments With Your Son

If you are a father of sons, raising confident boys is your heart’s desire. I ...
Podcast: Raising Kids in a Blended Family

Podcast: Raising Kids in a Blended Family

This is the audio from our Empowered Homes Marriage and Parenting Weekend. Bobby sits down ...
4 Types of Adults Your Kids Should Spend Time With

4 Types of Adults Your Kids Should Spend Time With

It really does take a village to raise kids to become productive adults. There is ...
10 Tips for Leading Family Devotionals

10 Tips for Leading Family Devotionals

Parents, as the primary faith trainers of our kids, Faith Talks or family devotionals should ...
A Teen Girl's Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety: Interview with Sissy Goff

A Teen Girl’s Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety: Interview with Sissy Goff

In this episode, Maggie gets on the phone with author and counselor, Sissy Goff. Sissy ...
Discipline and Your Kids

Discipline and Your Kids

The Parent One Page is designed to be a quick grab and go resource. Parents ...
Podcast: Small Group Leaders

Podcast: Small Group Leaders

Small Group Leaders play an important role in our churches today. Parents have an incredible ...
Five Tips for Pursuing Family Goals

Five Tips for Pursuing Family Goals

Now that you’ve discovered and written down your family mission and values, you are ready ...
Five Tips to Discovering Family Mission and Values

Five Tips to Discovering Family Mission and Values

Oftentimes, mission statements and core values are associated with corporations or organizations but they can ...
First Team Dad: Interview with Drew Pittman

First Team Dad: Interview with Drew Pittman

In this episode, Bobby interviews sports agent and author, Drew Pittman. Drew has written a ...
7 Adventures for Fathers and Sons

7 Adventures for Fathers and Sons

Last summer, I took a hunting trip with my son for a few days away ...
Taking Responsibility for Our Decisions

Taking Responsibility for Our Decisions

I had lunch with an old friend recently and as we were catching up on ...
2020 Vision: Focus on Christmas

2020 Vision: Focus on Christmas

2020 has not turned out quite like any of us were expecting. But here's the ...
discipline

Three Rules for Discipline That Your Kids Participate In

The Parent One Page is designed to be a quick grab and go resource. Parents ...
5 Things Dads Need to Teach Their Girls to Do on Their Own

5 Things Dads Need to Teach Their Girls to Do on Their Own

I met my wife in college. We had been dating a few weeks when she ...
Parent Open Forum: Communication and Your Family

Parent Open Forum: Communication and Your Family

Tune in to this Parent Open Forum and learn how to use conversation to create ...
Podcast- Maggie & Bob Show 005 (Phases and Our Kids)

Podcast- Maggie & Bob Show 005 (Phases and Our Kids)

In this episode, Maggie and Bob sit down with Josh Stewart and Rita Ramirez to ...
3 Things You Need to Think About as Your Kids Get Older

3 Things You Need to Think About as Your Kids Get Older

On a normal Monday morning, I sat across from a 17-year-old young man for coffee ...
Mean Girl

What to Do When Your Daughter Is Mean

I could hear my kids arguing upstairs, so I went to see what was going ...
3 Must-Do Milestones for Boys Before Middle School

3 Must-Do Milestones for Boys Before Middle School

I worked with middle school students for 10 years and have seen it all. Most ...
How to Spell Worship Series

How to Spell Worship With Your Family

In this series, I want to take a deeper look at each word and how ...
Tenneessee Boys Ranch

Growing Up in a Broken Home: Tennessee Boys Ranch

In this episode, Bobby gets on the phone with Jeff Epps. Jeff is a leader ...
Heart Questions

Questions in the Hearts of Our Kids

As your kids grow, they are changing physically, spiritually and emotionally. These changes are hard ...
Podcast- Maggie and Bob Show 004

Podcast- Maggie and Bob Show 004

In this episode, Maggie and Bob sit down with Brad Flurry and Leslee McWhirter to ...
3 Truths About Discipling Your Child

3 Truths About Discipling Your Child

When you and your spouse were first thinking about having a child, I’m sure a ...
At Home Learning

Podcast- Pro Tips for At-Home Learning

In this episode, Bobby and Maggie sit down with Tamber Jones to talk about homeschooling ...
extra curricular activities

5 Tips for Navigating Extracurricular Activities with Your Kid

I have often told many people that if it wasn’t for sports, I would have ...
Modeling

Modeling: Kids Watch Everything You Do

Children watch everything we do. They watch how we react in certain situations. Did I ...
Safe home

Is Your Home a Safe Place?

In the average American home, we will find a plethora of tools to keep our ...
Parenting Is Leadership

Podcast- Leadership Is Parenting: Interview with Dr. Gene Wilkes

In this episode, Bobby sits down with Pastor Ryan Rush to interview Dr. Gene Wilkes ...
Scripture Cards for Parents

Scripture Cards For Parents

There are a variety of factors in your child’s life that could potentially contribute to ...
depression and anxiety

Resources for Depression and Anxiety

Hope for those who suffer from depression and anxiety or parent children or teens who ...
Using Scripture to Help Heal Your Child's Heart

Using Scripture to Help Heal Your Child’s Heart

There are a variety of factors in your child’s life that could potentially contribute to ...
Podcast: Maggie and Bob Show 003

Podcast: Maggie and Bob Show 003

Maggie and Bob sit down with Laura, our Preschool Minister at Kingsland Baptist Church, to ...
Back to School Toolbox

Back To School Toolbox

This Back To School Toolbox is designed to equip and encourage your family as you ...
The Family Dinner Table

The Family Dinner Table

One of the most enviable things I have observed on my adventures to some of ...
God Moments: Leveraging Culture to Disciple Our Kids (Feat. Dr. Jim Denison)

God Moments: Leveraging Culture to Disciple Our Kids (Feat. Dr. Jim Denison)

This episode was recorded in October 2019 during the Empowered Homes Conference. Bobby sits down ...
3 Rules for Discipline That Your Kids Participate In

3 Rules for Discipline That Your Kids Participate In

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3 Differences Between Boys and Girls (and Why It Matters)

3 Differences Between Boys and Girls (and Why It Matters)

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A Story of Hope: Infertility, Foster Care and Adoption

Podcast- A Story of Hope: Infertility, Foster Care and Adoption

In this episode, Neal and Bekah Springer share their adoption story. They discuss the grief ...
5 Things I Wish My Father Taught Me

5 Things I Wish My Father Taught Me

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Ratatouille

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A Fun Family Devo that goes along with the movie Ratatouille ...
Show Up

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summer

Podcast- Summer: The Best and the Worst

In this episode, Maggie and Bobby sit down with Eric Friedmann to talk about summer ...
anger

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Family Shift

Podcast- Family Shift: Helping Families Stop the Drift

Stop drifting apart and instead thrive together with this practical five-step plan for God's best ...
faith like a child

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A few days ago, I went fishing with my daughter. She is my fishing buddy ...
One Page Collection

One Page Collection

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The Power of Your Words

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Praying Scriptures for Your Son/Daughter

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Parents, as you pray for your son/daughter, you can insert their name into Scripture.  The ...
7 Activities for Dads and Daughters

7 Activities for Dads and Daughters

There is something special about being a girl dad. I was asked a few months ...
7 Ways to Activate the Heart of a Boy

7 Ways to Activate the Heart of a Boy

Think back to when you were a little boy. What is your best memory? Was ...
Podcast: Tech Savvy Parenting - Interview with Brian Housman

Podcast: Tech Savvy Parenting – Interview with Brian Housman

This episode was recorded in October 2019 and was originally set to release in March ...
Kids Can: Raising Adults Who Contribute

Podcast: Kids Can – Raising Adults Who Contribute

In this episode, Maggie and Bobby sit down with some special guests to talk about ...
Adding Stability in an Unstable World

Adding Stability in an Unstable World

For those of us with children from hard places, instability can be one of the ...
Stop Ignoring Your Kids

Stop Ignoring Your Kids: The Szalinski Rule

Have you ever blown off your kids? What do you do when you’re in the ...
Have That Conversation Now

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The 5 Most Important Questions Kids Are Asking About Themselves

The 5 Most Important Questions Kids Are Asking About Themselves

Do your kids ask you a bunch of questions? What’s for dinner? Why is the ...
10 Consistencies

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Training Your Child to Have a Quiet Time

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I grew up in church believing that “good people” went to church on Sundays and ...
A Bug's Life: Family Devo

A Bug’s Life: Family Devo

A Fun Family Devo that goes along with the movie A Bug's Life ...
Star Wars-The Force Awakens: Family Devo

Star Wars-The Force Awakens: Family Devo

A fun family Devo that goes along with the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens ...
5 Types of Active Listening

5 Types of Active Listening

Listening is key when it comes to parenting. Learn the five different types of responses ...
Kid Conversation Starters

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Parents, here are some conversation starters you can use to engage with your kids. When ...
The Power of Everyday Words

The Power of Everyday Words

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Parent Open Forum: Parenting Through Crisis

Parent Open Forum: Parenting Through Crisis

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How To Teach Your Kids the Discipline of Prayer

How To Teach Your Kids the Discipline of Prayer

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Tame the Family Zoo (with John Trent)

Tame the Family Zoo (with John Trent)

John Trent and Kari Trent-Stageberg, the dad and daughter team at StrongFamilies.com,  remind us that ...
Journey to the Cross (English & Spanish)

Journey to the Cross (English & Spanish)

Journey to the Cross is an at home, interactive Good Friday experience. Families will use ...
From Palms To Passover: An Easter Family Devotion

From Palms To Passover: An Easter Family Devotion

From Palms to Passover: An Easter Family Devotional Use this devotional to walk through Holy Week together ...
Four Targets: How To Keep From Going Stir Crazy at Home

Four Targets: How To Keep From Going Stir Crazy at Home

Whether it’s a global pandemic or summer vacation, being at home for an extended period ...
2 Key Ingredients to the Blessing (Part One): Bless Who They Are Not What They Do

2 Key Ingredients to the Blessing (Part One): Bless Who They Are Not What They Do

The first key to the blessing is this: Bless who they are not what they ...
2 Key Ingredients to the Blessing (Part Two): Bless Them By Your Presence and Participation in Their Life

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A few months ago Liz and I received an invitation to a wedding and the ...
Dads, Teach Your Kids

Dads, Teach Your Kids

Fathers play a significant role in fostering emotional, cognitive, language, and motor development in the ...
Tarzan: Family Devo

Tarzan: Family Devo

Tarzan Discussion Questions During the first song in the movie, the stage is set for ...
5 Ways to React When Your Kids are Fighting

5 Ways to React When Your Kids are Fighting

Do you know any adults who fight like a four-year-old? They throw fits and are ...
Podcast: Raising Boys, Technology and Hearing Truth

Podcast: Raising Boys, Technology and Hearing Truth

(Recorded Fall 2019) In this Interview, Bobby and Joe sit down with Jonathan McKee and ...
Avengers- End Game : Family Devo

Avengers- End Game : Family Devo

Avengers: End Game In the movie Avengers: End Game, there are many excellent themes to ...
Little Women: Family Devo

Little Women: Family Devo

Here is a fun Family Devotional to accompany the movie Little Women In the movie ...
Frozen 2 : Family Devo

Frozen 2 : Family Devo

Here is a fun Family Devotional to accompany the movie Frozen 2 In the movie ...
Moana : Family Devo

Moana : Family Devo

Here is a fun Family Devotional to accompany the movie Moana In the movie Moana, ...
Podcast: Interview with Maggie (New Co-Host)

Podcast: Interview with Maggie (New Co-Host)

In this episode, Bobby interviews Maggie Bertram, our new co-host of the podcast. Maggie is ...
Monsters Inc: Family Devo

Monsters Inc: Family Devo

Here is a fun Family Devotional to accompany the movie Monsters Inc. 1. You'll need ...
Finding Nemo: Family Devo

Finding Nemo: Family Devo

Here is a simple Family Devotional to accompany the movie Finding Nemo. With the following ...
Finding Dory: Family Devo

Finding Dory: Family Devo

Here are some family conversation starters to accompany the movie Finding Dory. 1. What made ...
Gaps and Voids: Single Parenting Together

Gaps and Voids: Single Parenting Together

As a single parent, when I poll or survey other single parents with the simple ...
Children Can Benefit and Thrive with One Healthy Parent

Children Can Benefit and Thrive with One Healthy Parent

In Joshua 24, Joshua is speaking to all the tribes of Israel and he tells ...
Podcast: Interview with Josh Griffin- Man Trip

Podcast: Interview with Josh Griffin- Man Trip

In this episode Bobby interviews Josh Griffin about a recent trip he took with his ...
Podcast: Dating and Your Teen

Podcast: Dating and Your Teen

In this episode, we answer the question, “What is dating?” Curtis Lane discusses dating and ...
Teaching Session: Single Parenting Together

Teaching Session: Single Parenting Together

You may have found yourself parenting on your own, but you do not have to ...
Defining Anxiety in Your Child

Defining Anxiety in Your Child

If you are reading this article, that probably means that one of the kids you ...
Empower Your Child To Overcome Anxiety

Empower Your Child To Overcome Anxiety

We know that a certain level of worry and stress is required in a child’s ...
Teaching Session: Anxiety and Your Child

Teaching Session: Anxiety and Your Child

Anxiety is on the rise within our society and many of the kids we love ...
Teaching Session: Kids Can

Teaching Session: Kids Can

God has entrusted us with children so we can “Train Them Up.”  But how do ...
Teaching Session: Loving and Leading Your Kids Through Failure

Teaching Session: Loving and Leading Your Kids Through Failure

Sometimes we need to let our kids fail. More importantly than just letting them fail, ...
Teaching Session: Building Identity in Your Child

Teaching Session: Building Identity in Your Child

Every child is unique and different. At the core of who they are, every child ...
Marriage and Parenting Weekend

Marriage and Parenting Weekend

The Empowered Homes Marriage and Parenting Weekend is designed to build strong marriages and equip ...
5 Typical Dad Fails and How to Avoid Them

5 Typical Dad Fails and How to Avoid Them

We were on a road trip to visit family when I had one of my ...
Anxiety and Your Child

Anxiety and Your Child

Anxiety is on the rise within our society and many of the kids we love ...
From Guilty Parent to Hopeful Parent

From Guilty Parent to Hopeful Parent

Arianna was heartsick over the moral choices her adult son was making. Even more heartrending ...
Podcast: Grandparenting

Podcast: Grandparenting

In this episode, Bobby sits down with Dennis Wilbanks. Dennis works with senior adults at ...
10 Parenting Lessons

10 Parenting Lessons

I keep a prayer list on my desk, a handwritten list of people for whom ...
Podcast: Dad Tired

Podcast: Dad Tired

In this episode, Bobby, Brad and Joe interview Jerrad Lopes. Jerrad Lopes is a Christian ...
Our Family Plan

Our Family Plan

What if you had a plan, some intentionality driving your family this year? This Our ...
Addressing Stress

Addressing Stress

Studies show that kids are more stressed than ever before. In this Power Parenting video, ...
Podcast: Biblical Fatherhood

Podcast: Biblical Fatherhood

In this episode, Brad Flurry and Bobby Cooley discuss Biblical Fatherhood. Both Bobby and Brad ...
Your Teen and Technology

Your Teen and Technology

In this Power Parenting video, Curtis Lane shares some practical tips that will equip parents ...
Family Core Values

Family Core Values

In my previous organization, we had a list of three core values: Honor, Courage, and ...
Podcast: Blind Eyes Opened

Podcast: Blind Eyes Opened

Today’s guest is Geoffrey Rogers, Executive Producer of the new faith-based documentary, Blind Eyes Opened: ...
Faith Talks

Faith Talks

In Scripture, God commands parents to have everyday conversations with their kids. In this Power ...
Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire

July 1, 1863... The largest military conflict in North American history began when Union and ...
The Blessing

The Blessing

In this Power Parenting video, Brad Flurry shares the power of the blessing. What is ...
Practical Parenting Tip: Memories In a Jar

Practical Parenting Tip: Memories In a Jar

If you have read any of my previous articles, you know the main purpose of ...
When Parents Apologize

When Parents Apologize

The perfect storm had been brewing for a few weeks. My 6 year old was ...
Preparing Your Kids to Live Faithfully

Preparing Your Kids to Live Faithfully

Scripture says, "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain ...
Help, My Child is Looking at Pornography!

Help, My Child is Looking at Pornography!

One of the most common questions I get from parents is, “What do I do ...
My Son's First Date

My Son’s First Date

In mid-August 2010, at the ripe old age of 5, my oldest son went on ...
How to Handle Age Compression

How to Handle Age Compression

Age compression is the idea that children at a certain age are acting older than ...
Kids Can

Kids Can

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start a youth out on his way; even when he grows old ...
The Power of Moments

The Power of Moments

In this Power Parenting video, Bobby Cooley shares three simple ways to use small moments ...
Living out Your Faith for Your Kids

Living out Your Faith for Your Kids

 One of the best ways to help your kids grow in their faith is to ...
Giving Your Child the Blessing

Giving Your Child the Blessing

There's always a great opportunity to bless our children! John Trent, author of The Blessing, ...
Communicating with Word Pictures

Communicating with Word Pictures

Jesus used stories to communicate truth to His listeners. He understood the power of word ...
Power of Mealtime

Power of Mealtime

In this Power Parenting video, Pastor Ryan Rush shares how meaningful mealtimes can be a ...
Friendship

Friendship

In this Power Parenting video, Leslee McWhirter discusses how parents can help their kids develop ...
Watch Me

Watch Me

My three-year-old is a fun kid. He is always looking for an audience. He will ...
How To Shepherd Your Child's Thumos

How To Shepherd Your Child’s Thumos

Colossians 3:21 says, "Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose ...
Praying With and For Your Child

Praying With and For Your Child

In this Power Parenting video, Ryan Cook shares one of the most important things you ...
Extending Grace to Our Children

Extending Grace to Our Children

In this Power Parenting video, Todd Pendergrass discusses how parents can be their children's first ...
The Importance of Downtime

The Importance of Downtime

Downtime. In the midst of today's busy schedules, it often gets overlooked, but it's an ...
Using Routines to Make a Difference

Using Routines to Make a Difference

Scripture offers some vital reminders for parents called to be the primary faith-trainers of their ...
Popping the Christian Bubble

Popping the Christian Bubble

Homeschool or public school? Neighborhood friends or church friends? Playing at the park or in ...
3 Lessons from Youth Sports

3 Lessons from Youth Sports

It is mid-November and in my house that means we are putting the final touches ...
Turning the Mess Into a Milestone

Turning the Mess Into a Milestone

God often reveals Himself to us through challenging times. In this Power Parenting video, JP ...
Back to School Advice

Back to School Advice

It’s that time of year again. Here in the next week or so we will ...
Teaching Your Child the Bible

Teaching Your Child the Bible

We all want our kids to love and know God's word. Dr. Steven Jones challenges ...
"Hey Mom"

“Hey Mom”

Hey Mom! This is fun thank your video for all the moms in our life ...
Your Family and Technology: Parent Open Forum

Your Family and Technology: Parent Open Forum

Additional Resources: Screen Time Controls Smart Phone Readiness Tools for Teens & Parents Internet Monitoring ...
Two Things I Say to My Kids Every Day

Two Things I Say to My Kids Every Day

A few days ago I read an article titled “10 Things to Say to Your ...
The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

"Oftentimes, if you find yourself where your kids aren't listening to you, it might be ...
Back to School Moment

Back to School Moment

The first day of back to school can be exciting, but also scary. Brad Flurry ...
Call of Duty

Call of Duty

“Duty is the sublimest word in our language. … You cannot do more. You should ...
The Power of Listening

The Power of Listening

Every relationship is co-created. Meaning, that it must have give and take in communication. If ...
Leaving a Jesus Legacy

Leaving a Jesus Legacy

In this Power Parenting video, Dennis Wilbanks shares a simple way parents and grandparents can ...
Christmas Activities With Your Kid

Christmas Activities With Your Kid

In this Power Parenting video, Laura Hearn and Christy Cupit share some fun and interactive ...
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Podcast: Advent, What is it?

This conversation is about being a dad and the struggles we face. There is no ...
Christmas and Your Kid

Christmas and Your Kid

How can we as families keep Jesus at the center of Christmas? In this Power ...
Serving With Your Family

Serving With Your Family

Jesus always moved in the direction of those in need. Because He was willing to ...