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Category Archives: Family

Zonderkidz and Bible Gateway Help Kids Keep Reading the Bible All Summer

This summer help your children retain the literacy progress they made during their school-year. To assist teachers, parents, and students, Zonderkidz (@Zonderkidz) has created a 100 Day Bible Reading Plan (website) that runs Memorial Day weekend (May 27th) through Labor Day (September 3rd). These brief chapter-long Scripture passages are a great way for kids to […]

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Insight for Special Needs Parenting: An Interview with Diane Dokko Kim

When you hear that your child has a disability, your heart and hope may be broken, and your faith may be struggling to reconcile how God can be good even though your situation is devastating. Parents ask, “Will my child still have a full life?” “Can I do this?” “Where is God in all this?” […]

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The NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible: Hunting for God’s Treasure

[See and sign up for Bible Gateway’s free email devotionals for families] The NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible: Hunting for God’s Treasure (website) from Zonderkidz (@Zonderkidz) is about engaging the child’s whole being: heart, soul, and mind. Children are joined on their journey through the Bible by nine different animal friends who are each […]

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Taming Your Child’s Tongue: An Interview with Ginger Hubbard

Are you ever embarrassed or shocked by what comes out of your child’s mouth? Do you raise your voice, threaten, and coerce, but find yourself frustrated because nothing seems to work? Is there a simple, Bible-based plan that shows parents how to help their kids tame their tongues and walk in the transforming power of […]

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New Children’s Bible Includes 1,000 Bible Quiz Questions: An Interview with Troy Schmidt

Quizzing can be a fun way to learn unfamiliar topics. That concept is now applied in a Bible specifically designed for kids ages 8-12. The full-feature NIV Kids’ Quiz Bible (Zonderkidz, 2018) offers children a challenging experience as they delve into the Bible. On each page are quiz questions for readers to uncover answers in […]

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What I Hate the Most about Being a Mom

By Ruth Schwenk One morning my nerves were wearing thin. It was one of those days when I had awakened on the wrong side of the bed. As the morning wore on and the overall volume of my house increased, I became more and more impatient and irritable, and less and less like Jesus. I […]

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How Reading Aloud Can Change the World

(Or, at Least, How It’s Changing Mine) By Sarah Mackenzie Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 It was just an ordinary Tuesday, really, but it turned out to be so much more than that. I was 20 years […]

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Putting the “Her” in “Hero” for Girls

In an effort to give girls aged 4-10 positive role models from the Bible, Erin and Brent Weidemann created the Bible Belles series (@BibleBelles). Erin’s life experiences as a five-time cancer survivor, wife, and mother inspired her to create a brand focused on inspiring girls and women of all ages to fulfill their destiny, redefine […]

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How to Parent Your Kids to Become Passionate Jesus Followers: An Interview with Phil and Diane Comer

How can parents be intentional in raising their kids to be steadfast followers of Jesus? How should the home be a holy place for children? Bible Gateway interviewed Phil and Diane Comer (@intparents) about their book, Raising Passionate Jesus Followers: The Power of Intentional Parenting (Zondervan, 2018). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Why We […]

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Help! My Husband Is Tuning Me Out. What Can I Do?

By Gary Thomas So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Many marital problems arise not because of an issue between a specific couple—say, Jack and Jill or Larry and Shari—but because of a breakdown in understanding between a […]

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