The Hill Church believes in training, equipping, and resourcing its people to live out the mission of "Love God, Love People, Lead Others to do the Same." This page contains book recommendations for striving in each of the categories listed. This section has resources for Biblical Parenting. Some resources will have links to the book/author's website. For questions, please email Kendall Ringler at email@example.com
FIND MEANING IN THE DAILY CHAOS OF RAISING KIDS
Parenting happens in habits. We make meals, get in cars, answer questions, discipline, and do bedtime. Habits of the Household shows how these ordinary routines are extraordinary opportunities to live out the love of God in profound ways. In this book, you will find the tools you need for parenting and discover spiritual meaning in otherwise mundane moments. Learn how to:
- Develop a bedtime liturgy to ground your little ones in God's love
- Discover a new framework for discipline as discipleship
- Reexamine screentime through the lens of spiritual formation
- Introduce your children to biblical rhythms of work, play, and rest
- Acquire simple practices for meaningful family mealtimes
- Develop a custom age chart for your family to plan for shared years under the same roof
As you establish new habits and intentional rhythms around everyday routines, you will find your family has a greater sense of peace and purpose as your home becomes a place where everyone learns how to love. For more info, click here.
Launch Your Kids on a Lifelong Trajectory of Faith and Service: Research shows that almost half of graduating high school seniors struggle deeply with their faith. Recognizing the ramifications of that statistic, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) conducted the College Transition Project to identify the relationships and best practices that can set children and teenagers on a trajectory of lifelong faith and service.
Based on FYI findings, this easy-to-read guide presents both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents how to encourage their children's spiritual growth so that it will stick with them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith. No matter the age of your kids, it's never too early or too late to build Sticky Faith.
Written by authors known for the integrity of their research and the intensity of their passion for young people, Sticky Faith is geared to spark a movement that empowers adults to develop robust and long-term faith in kids of all ages.
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You are not raising kids, you are raising future adults:
You're deeply committed to helping your kids succeed. But you're
concerned--why are so many young people unprepared to face life on their own and enter the workforce after graduation? You're doing your best to raise responsible children, but sometimes you wonder, am I really helping them?
Tim Elmore shows you how to avoid 12 critical mistakes parents unintentionally make. Drawing on examples from Moses to Bill Gates, he outlines practical and effective parenting skills so you can avoid common traps, such as...
- MAKING HAPPINESS A GOAL INSTEAD OF A BY-PRODUCT
- NOT LETTING KIDS STRUGGLE FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE OR SUFFER CONSEQUENCES
- MERELY PROTECTING THEM INSTEAD OF PREPARING THEM FOR LIFE
- LYING ABOUT KIDS' POTENTIAL- AND NOT EXPLORING THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL
- GIVING THEM WHAT THEY SHOULD EARN
Find out why thousands of organizations have sought out Tim Elmore to help them develop young leaders and how you can empower your kids to enter the adult world with resilience, resolve, purpose, and satisfaction.
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The Hill Church believes in training, equipping, and resourcing its people to live out the mission of "Love God, Love People, Lead Others to do the Same." This page contains book recommendations for striving in each of the categories listed. This section has resources for Biblical Marriages. Some resources will have links to the book/author's website. For questions, please email Kendall Ringler at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU CAN'T. GOD CAN.
Life never lacks for improvement - in ourselves, in our relationships, in just about everything. But all our brave stabs at getting better, if they ever change anything, are incomplete at best, complete failures at worst. Sometimes much worse.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the great 'unless" of life- both for those who already believe (but can't believe the messes they're still capable of making), as well as those who don't yet believe but just know their way isn't working.
Recovering Redemption, written with a pastor's bold intensity and a counselor's discerning insight, takes you deeply into Scripture to take you deeply inside yourself, discovering that the heart of all our problems is truly the problem of our hearts. But because of what God has done, and because of what God can do, the most confident, contented person you know could actually be you---redeemed through Jesus Christ.
None of us, really, can do what's required to change our lives for the better, taking what's persistently frustrating and making it perfectly satisfying. Yet as hopeless as that may sound, it is the flat-line truth in which good news comes to life . .. to your life. For just as what's lost can be found, what's wrong can- even now--be recovered.
Marriage Is Great, but It's not Forever
It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives.
While we cannot allow lesser things to destroy our marriages, we also cannot allow marriage to distract us from greater things.
A jealous God asks us to pursue Him first and most. Then life makes sense, and everything falls into its proper place.
Love, laughter, and intimacy were all created to be enjoyed.
So there is a way to love family deeply without ignoring heaven.
It all comes down to our focus.
Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage.
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YOUR MARRIAGE IS MORE THAN A SACRED COVENANT WITH
It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more dearly.
Gary Thomas's Sacred Marriage has attained the rank of a contemporary classic. This revised edition has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued. And it may very well profoundly alter the contours of your marriage.
Sacred Marriage doesn't tell how to build a better marriage; it shows how your marriage can help you deepen your relationship with God. From the practice of forgiveness, to the ecstasy of lovemaking, to the history you and your spouse create together, everything about your marriage is filled with the potential for discovering and revealing Christ's character.
With provocative discussion questions for couples and small groups, this book will most certainly change you.
Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God.