Helpful Resources - We'd like to equip you as a parent with tools that will help you in raising your child in a way that honors Christ. Below you'll find links that we've found helpful.
Plugged In Online - www.pluggedinonline.com
Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to help equip parents, youth leaders, ministers and teens with the essential tools that will enable them to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Entertainment is a potent influence on our culture for both good and evil. Through our reviews and discussions of that entertainment, they hope to spark intellectual thought, family discussion and spiritual growth.
CleanFilms - www.cleanfilms.com
CleanFilms provides family-edited movies, which have been edited for content to remove nudity and sexual situations, offensive language, and graphic violence. You can rent or buy the movies through their website.
Covenant Eyes - www.covenanteyes.com
Covenant Eyes monitors Internet use and reports to your accountability partners (at no charge to them). Objectionable sites score high and are presented in an easy-to-read report, either by email or at their member center. Parents can also use this tool to monitor their children's use of the Internet. Men, women, churches and businesses can use it to provide discipline and training in responsible use of the Internet.
Parenting Teenagers - www.understandingteenagers.com
The Understanding Teenagers blog is edited by former youth worker and teenage expert Chris Hudson. Find out more about Chris and the services Understanding Teenagers offers.
Center for Parent/Youth Understanding - www.cpyu.org
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the culturalgenerational gap between parents and teenagers. At a time when an already confusing youth culture is changing quickly, CPYU helps parents, youth workers, educators, and others understand teenagers and their culture so that they will be better equipped to help children and teens navigate the challenging world of adolescence.
Focus on the Family - www.family.org
Family.org is the official site of Focus on the Family, the organization founded by Dr. James Dobson, which is dedicated to helping to preserve traditional values and the institution of the family. It contains a wealth of resources in such areas as family ministry, college student ministry, community impact, business, government and public policy, and various other topics.
Heart Connex Family E-devotionals - www.lifeway.com
These devotionals, offered by LifeWay Christian Resources, provide the opportunity for parents to sign up to receive weekly devotionals via their email. Participants receive two 20-minute devotions each week which contain solid Bible teaching, discussion questions that emphasis family involvement, and pray guidance at the conclusion. These are offered free of charge.