Our Impact • • • • •
Here are some of the testimonies from people who have been touched by our ministry so far. Maybe you have a testimony to add to this. Your partnership will help us increase the reach to more parents.
Parents • • •
I can't tell you how much it has made an impact in our family...and we haven't yet applied even half of what we've learned! I have three children, ages 7, 5, and 3. My 3-year old now uses the word "Honor" at least once a day. —Denise Pollin
I love your parenting tip emails. Succinct, meaningful instructions are what I need everyday. If I had to read a book about every one of my parenting issues, I would never get anywhere. Thank you for your wise instruction. —Tina Merklinger
I am almost done reading the Parenting is Heart Work book. I had read so many Behavior Modification books with no real reward. Within this past month I've seen a major change in my strong willed daughter, Madison. After trying some of your suggestions I was so blessed by what recently happened: I had torn my favorite pants while visiting my grandparents, Madison was with me and she knew I was so unhappy about it. The next day she and I were alone and I was attempting to sew my pants. Madison sat down beside me and said "Mom, I am sorry that that happened" - I was taken back and was very touched by her concern. Later on she was outside (the day was hot) and she offered her lemonade to her Dad because she knew he was working hard. These may sound like small things, but they are very big steps for our family. Thank you so much for your tremendous work and dedication to helping we parents. —Beth Everett
I feel empowered! Thanks for the practical information on how to deal with many of the common problems that happen in our home. The solutions are feasible; something I can do. I love the biblical references. —seminar attendee from Minneapolis
I loved the idea that we, as parents, are teaching our children to learn how to hear and receive instructions from God. I have children ages 23, 19, 17, and 13. Thank you for putting things in a biblical perspective. Thank you for showing me that we can use these principles at any age. —seminar attendee from El Paso
This is the best 'equipping' time I have ever had at a Parenting Seminar. I am walking away with three working plans, all of which I will begin using immediately. —Michelle Unger
Church Leaders • • •
I am the Director of Parent Ministry at McLean Bible Church. We are using your material. Parents stop by each week to tell me how much they appreciate these resources. —Pam Stroup
The tools you've provided for our church are reshaping how we as a church work with parents. Great job. Thank you. —Pastor Jon Sanné
We had an amazing response for a summer parenting class using your material with over 80 adults signed up. Please pray for these parents and their families. Thanks for all your dedication to strengthening families! —Thad DeBuhr
Oak Community Church used your Parenting is Heart Work curriculum for our adults in our Fall Sunday School session. I love the format and the execution. I also love the blend of practical take-away and biblical foundations. —Pastor Wayne
God has allowed me to conduct the parenting video training on four different occasions here at Sunnyvale First Baptist Church. We love the material. —Bob Landers, Minister to Children and Families, Oak Community Church,
620 N. Oak Street
2013 Annual Progress Report • • • • •
We had a very good year of ministry in 2013.
- Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN spoke at 90 parent training events around the country with 4300 people attending. We also had numerous presenter seminars all over the US as well.
- 10,710 people signed up for email parenting tips.
- Almost 4000 people have committed to take the family challenge.
- In partnership with the 4/14 Window Movement, we held the first 4/14 Family Challenge Conference in Waupun, WI. This will serve as a prototype for similar events around the country in the years to come.
We’ve also seen other exciting results over the past year through the ministry of the National Center for Biblical Parenting.
We had a successful launch of The Christian Parenting Handbook back in April/May. This is the flagship title in the Parenting Shifts Series. The book continues to do very well and is getting into the hands of many parents who need it. It's going to be THE BOOK that all Christian parents are going to want to have on their bookshelf or Kindle for many years to come. It's designed for easy reference with short chapters and is also useful in helping parents develop a Biblical philosophy of parenting. We also did another round of promotion in the fall with the help of our blogger team. You can still read the blog posts created by Marcy Crabtree during the 10 Days of Heart Parenting in October.
We also saw the publication of Disciplemaking at Home and the growth of our involvement in the 4/14 Family Challenge Movement. Thomas Nelson has agreed to publish this book under another title. This will be released in the fall.