“What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” ― Nicholas Sparks

Happy, healthy homes don't happen by accident. To you help you along your parenting journey, we're put together a list of books and online studies to aid, comfort and guide you.

Books:

Studies: 

You will need a FREE Right Now Media account in order to view the videos above, along with hundreds of other parenting resources and personal studies. To obtain a Right Now Media account, contact Melinda at melinda.gividen@necchurch.org.


 

In these busy, hectic days we take our kids to sports practices, games, music lessons, school tutoring and other activities to give our children the best opportunities for success. But what if we're missing the chance to teach them what matters most? Our children can grow up smart, athletic, popular and polite but lack a vibrant relationship with Christ. The few hours they spend in church each week can be helpful, but it cannot nurture a faith in our kids that will withstand the trials that are on the horizon. Church alone cannot teach them, we must start at home. But many parents feel ill equipped to develop the faith of their children. In these six sessions, we will explore biblical and tangible ways that parents—couples, single parents, blended families and grandparents—can build a legacy of faith for their children.

Each Bible study session includes interviews with everyday parents talking about their own doubts, fears and desires. Gary Thomas, Matt Chandler, and Kurt and Olivia Bruner provide powerful teaching that will help you give your kids what they need to build a solid framework for lifelong faith.

Six video-driven sessions:
Session 1 - Faith: It Starts At Home (38 min.)
Session 2 - Marriage: Your Children Are Watching (27 min.)
Session 3 - Relationships: Your First Priority (31 min.)
Session 4 - Truth: What Are Your Kids Learning? (26 min.)
Session 5 - Communication: Each Child is Unique (26 min.)
Session 6 - Character: Preparing Your Kids For the Real World (26 min.)



Essentials of Parenting: Raising Kids with a Faith that Lasts introduces you to one of your greatest privileges-helping your child begin a relationship with God. You'll see how everyday conversations, family fun, and purposeful projects build spiritual foundations your son or daughter can rely on for a lifetime- and beyond.

Session 1: Where Does Faith Begin?
Session 2. Raising Our Children Like God 
Session 3. The Driving Needs of Our
Session 4. Your Family's Faith Plan
Session 5. Tools for Your Family's Faith
Session 6. Practical Tips for Parenting