As the co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting and a licensed parent and family educator, I work with both moms and dads who desire a biblical foundation for family life. In classes and retreats I share what I’ve learned over the years as a wife, mom, and elementary school teacher; the highs, the lows, and everything in between. I’ve traveled to Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, Montana, and Illinois meeting with parents, just like you.
I have discovered that every parent is dealing with firsts of one kind or another!
Classes are tailored to meet the needs of each specific group. Single session classes are typically 60-90 minutes in length and incorporate a teaching time, guided questions, and discussion. Wondering what topic would best meet the needs of your group? Choose from the list below or contact me to create a distinctive class, or a series of classes, customized for your group.
BUILDING A LEGACY OF FAITH
Be encouraged and equipped to intentionally plan a legacy of faith for your children. Discuss ways to teach children about God, investigate tools available for families, build a network of support, and delve into scripture regarding parenting.
SAME PAGE PARENTING
Bring unity to the family, security to the children, and reduce stress in marriage by parenting as a team with your spouse. Same Page Parenting will aid in improving communication skills, assist in implementing discipline strategies, and help to encourage a strong marriage.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
Determine your dominant parenting style and how alternative styles will aid you in the parenting journey. When is best to coach your child? When is it time to befriend him? You will discover how the various parenting styles work together to assist you to become the parent God calls you to be for your children.
GROWING FAITH GARDENS WHILE WATCHING FOR WEEDS
Cultivate a garden of faith in the family while watching for weeds, the temptations pulling families apart. Learn through scripture to depend on God to help your family flourish with Eternal Moments, Attitudes of Gratitude, and Servanthood.
Is your family over-scheduled and just too busy? Learn to use the family calendar as a tool, rather than a source of stress. Tame the calendar with a plan to be intentional with the family agenda. Determine how much is enough for you and your children.
M IS FOR MANNERS
Make respect a priority in your family. This class focuses on respectful behavior, communication techniques, media tips, and tools for teaching manners to children.
BEWARE OF BULLIES
Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Discuss how to know the signs of bullying behavior, both as the parent of a child who may be bullied or as the parent of a child who bullies others. Steps to empower your child will be provided.
JESUS & JINGLE BELLS
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year but often we are so busy we miss the real Reason for the season. This presentation delves into family traditions, intentionality, thankfulness, and love. Faith is woven into every aspect of the holiday to encompass the entire Christmas season.
PARENTING WITH FAITH, HOPE & LOVE
This class will provide an overview and act as a launch pad into the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting series, Raising Little Kids with Big Love and Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love. Raise your children with faith, hope, and love. Be encouraged to parent according to the Word of God.
PRAYER POINTERS FOR PARENTS
Prayer is the most powerful tool in a parent’s toolbox. Based on scripture, this class will equip moms and dads to pray with and for their children, spouse, and family. Prayer models and other resources will be provided.