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(formerly 12 Passages for Parents)
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Stan and Cheryl Schuermann
In an increasingly conflicted world, Christian parents seek ways to navigate their role and prepare their children to walk with Christ. Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World: 12 Keys to Preserving the Faith presents a roadmap based on I Thessalonians 2 for building a culture of faith in the home. With the essentials in place, parents will more effectively pass biblical faith to the next generation. From “Discover Boldness” to “Be the One Your Children Want to Imitate,” parents will be strengthened to persevere with confidence.
“Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in passing biblical faith to the next generation! It’s profound, yet practical — perfect for a small group setting.”
Laura Burton, Director FamilyLife Local, OKC
Creating a Culture of Safety in Our Homes
“Papa, do you think Christianity will be outlawed in our country?”
Our grandson looked at Stan, waiting for an answer. His question took our breath away. If we think children are just “being kids” and not feeling the stress of growing up in the twenty-first century, we are missing golden opportunities to encourage them.
The Truth About Truth
Truth is getting a lot of attention these days. We commonly hear the phrases, “my truth” and “your truth.” What is truth? How is it measured? How do we know we are believing something that is really true?
Are you setting 2023 goals for your yourself and your family? Go ahead and look a few more years down the road. Where do you see your children spiritually 10, 15, even 20 years from now? If you are searching for the most important factor in your child's spiritual...
You Can’t Win With Defense Alone
Football season is upon us and here is a truth you will see played out in every game. Every coach in every sport will tell you this. And, every general will tell you the same. You can't win with defense alone. As parents, we tend to focus much of our energy on...
Parenting with Boldness
boldness willingness to take risks and act innovatively; confidence or courage Boldness is a grand idea, isn't it? Unfortunately, as parents consider the challenges of raising children today, the idea may seem elusive. Do we really need boldness and confidence? Could...
Everyone is a Theologian–Chapter 1
Everyone is a theologian! This may sound strange. Not me, we may protest. But no matter what a person believes, none can avoid theology. If someone says there is no God, they are a theologian. Every worldview is theological in some way. This is why Raising Kids for...
Introducing a New Resource for Parents!
This week, our first co-authored book was released! Raising Kids for Tomorrow's World: 12 Keys to Preserving the Faith is now available for purchase. Here is the Introduction from the book: Introduction Becoming a Parent When I (Stan) was a twenty-four-year-old...
Spurgeon Speaks to Teens
"You cannot grow in grace to any high degree while you are conformed to the world. The life of separation may be a path of sorrow, but it is the highway of safety; and though the separated life may be painful and make every day a battle, yet it is a happy life, after...
Boys By Design
Imagine you embark on a hike through the woods with two of your sons and your foot stumbles on something. You pick the item up and knock off the years of dirt. You do not recognize it, but on examination it appears to be some sort of tool. Obviously designed to do...