Helping Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Children can experience trauma from a variety of experiences, including neglect, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, death of a loved one, bullying, racial trauma, sickness, and more. Trauma occurs when children are exposed to an experience perceived as threatening or harmful and respond with intense fear that affects them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.   The compassionate and […]

Trauma, Children, and God

Children can experience trauma from a variety of experiences, including neglect, physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, death of a loved one, bullying, racial trauma, sickness, and more. Trauma occurs when children are exposed to an experience perceived as threatening or harmful and respond with intense fear that affects them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The compassionate and […]

God and Parenting: Tenderness, Affection, and Patience

How we think God responds to us shapes how we respond to our children. God’s tenderness, affection, and patience is an amazing and important foundation for our parenting. My friend Michael Horton writes about John Calvin’s view of God: “Across Calvin’s writings, one of the recurring […]

Order Bundle: God Made Me In His Image

Lindsey and I wrote our second children’s book, God Made Me In His Image: Helping Children Appreciate Their Bodies. In a society overflowing with negative messages about physical appearance and personal worth, children’s body image is an urgent issue. Parents get to encourage children to […]

Children and Body Image

In a society overflowing with negative messages about physical appearance and personal worth, children’s body image is an urgent issue. Children need to know God made their bodies and made them special. Parents and caregivers have the privilege and opportunity to help children understand that […]

Kids, Let’s Talk About Sex

This post was written by Jim and Angela Davis and Justin and Lindsey Holcomb. Sex is one the most important topics of conversation parents get to have with their children. But it can sure feel intimidating. How do we bring it up? When do we […]

Protecting Your Child from Sexual Abuse (video)

This is our interview with Jim Daly and John Fuller with Focus on the Family. We want to help parents approach the issue of sexual abuse with their children with confidence and in an age-appropriate way. Check out our children’s book, God Made All of […]