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Parenting for Faith exists to equip and encourage parents to raise God-connected children and teens. In the podcast, Rachel Turner offers ideas and tools, answers questions, reviews books, hosts interviews and panel discussions.

Discover our free course for churches and more at https://parentingforfaith.org

Parenting for Faith is part of the Bible Reading Fellowship, a registered charity.

The Parenting for Faith podcast Parenting for Faith

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7, 23 Ratings

Parenting for Faith exists to equip and encourage parents to raise God-connected children and teens. In the podcast, Rachel Turner offers ideas and tools, answers questions, reviews books, hosts interviews and panel discussions.

Discover our free course for churches and more at https://parentingforfaith.org

Parenting for Faith is part of the Bible Reading Fellowship, a registered charity.

    #69 The Biblical theology of prayer, getting kids to listen to Bible stories and Fuzz Dix on trust

    #69 The Biblical theology of prayer, getting kids to listen to Bible stories and Fuzz Dix on trust

    We kick off this week by digging into what the Bible has to say about conversational prayer. Where do we see it in the Bible and how do we apply it to our lives?

    Our question comes from a parent who wants her children to enjoy Bible stories but at the moment they're wriggling and squiggling rather than listening. Rachel throws out some ideas to try.

    Our wildcard section is an interview with the wonderful Fuzz Dix - children's pastor, mum, foster carer and part of the team at Kids Matter. We asked her how we can help children develop trust, in particular for those who've had their trust broken in the past.

    • 28 min
    #68 The positive plateau, selfish kids and Alan Charter on fostering

    #68 The positive plateau, selfish kids and Alan Charter on fostering

    This week, we're talking about 'the positive plateau' - when your child just seems to be sort of chugging along in their faith. Should we be worried and do we need to do anything differently?

    Our question this week is from a parent who worries that her children are selfish. Rachel unpacks what might be going on and some different ways to approach this. Here's a link to a resource Rachel mentions about growing gratitude in our children parentingforfaith.org/post/growing-gratitude-our-kids.

    In our wildcard section, we hear from the legendary Alan Charter, on fostering. Amongst other things, Alan is the Chair of Home for Good, the Network Facilitator of the Global Children's Forum and a dad with adopted, birth and foster children.

    • 32 min
    #67 Women in the Bible, nothing left to give and devotionals

    #67 Women in the Bible, nothing left to give and devotionals

    Sometimes it's tricky to translate the stories of the Bible to what they mean for us today. We were sent in an excellent question about women in the Bible and how to identify with them when the culture seems so different, so Rachel digs into this. She references a piece we did on awkward Biblical love stories, which you can find at parentingforfaith.org/post/awkward-biblical-love-stories

    Our question today comes from an emotionally, spiritually and physically exhausted parent (can we get an amen?) who'd like some help in how to help her kids grow spiritually when she feels she has so little to give.

    In our family section, Anna shares about a couple of family devotionals that she likes and some ideas of how to use them so that they feed and resource your family but without being the focus of the discipleship.She mentions Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones (sallylloyd-jones.com/books/thoughts-heart-sing/)and Indescribable by Louie Giglio (https://passionresources.com/products/louie-giglio-indescribable-childrens-devotional).

    We'll be making a poll for the final question - if you had to marry someone from the Bible, who would it be? Look out for it and add your answer!

    • 23 min
    #66 Character traits you don't like, George Floyd's funeral And teenagers in lockdown

    #66 Character traits you don't like, George Floyd's funeral And teenagers in lockdown

    We had a brilliant question sent in from a parent who really dislikes a character trait in their child... that they happen to share. We are willing to bet they are not the only one, so explore some ways to approach this.

    We've had a variety of questions about how to talk to kids and teens about George Floyd's funeral and wider issues of race and injustice. Rachel shares some thoughts here and we have loads more at parentingforfaith.org/post/injustice

    In our final section, Anna interviews Mike Palin from the 2:67 project about how we can be supporting the teenagers in our families and our churches during lockdown.

    • 24 min
    #65 Lockdown Q And A

    #65 Lockdown Q And A

    We are answering your questions about parenting for faith in lockdown from our recent Facebook Live event. Find out about upcoming Facebook Lives by following us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram or via our website at parentingforfaith.org/upcoming-events#facebooklive

    You can get video clips of each question and a written summary of Rachel's response at parentingforfaith.org/post/lockdown-q-facebook-live

    We start with questions about online church and maintaining relationships with people from church.

    The middle section contains your questions about managing feelings and emotions.

    The final section answers your questions about where God is in all of this. We have an extra article to help you explore these big questions with your child or teen at parentingforfaith.org/post/big-questions

    • 42 min
    #64 Loneliness in lockdown, spiritual disciplines and creativity in our spiritual lives

    #64 Loneliness in lockdown, spiritual disciplines and creativity in our spiritual lives

    This week, we're talking about loneliness - in us and our children. Rachel explores how to talk about it and connect with God about it too.

    This week's question is a parent asking what role, if any, spiritual disciplines have in the lives of parents.

    Our wildcard section is an interview with Martha Shrimpton, founder of Nimbus Collective (nimbuscollective.org)about the role of creativity in our spiritual lives. She also shares about the free creative sessions she's offering for children, adults and families during lockdown.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

jdq ,

Wonderful!

Can not recommend highly enough! A breath of fresh air and so needed and welcome. Has really given me confidence and super simple tools in parenting for faith, and helped me realised that I don’t need to be super-spiritual but can just be myself. Plus, Rachel always makes me laugh! Thank you Rachel and team for all you are doing... so valuable and a lifeline resource.

Mum of Cheshire ,

Fun and informative .

As always Rachel uses humour and wisdom to help us navigate parenting for faith. Love the different elements in each podcast! A 20 minutes well spent listening to these podcasts.

Christian mum 176 ,

Exactly what I’ve been waiting for

So great to have Rachel’s wisdom, fun and humour in a podcast. I feel like I learned multiple things from each episode and came away with something really practical I could try out with my children. Love that it’s just 20 minutes and am really looking forward to new episodes coming out. Thank you!

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