Showing posts in 'Children's Discipleship'

Wherever They Go, Whatever They Do, You Pray Your Kids Will Love Jesus

Bethany McIlrath | September 22nd 2022

Kids love to dream about what they might do when they grow up. They dream of what jobs they might have, of places they might go to, of people they might meet. ... continue reading

The True Story of Fanny Crosby, A Blind Woman With Extraordinary Musical Ability

Laura Wickham | September 22nd 2022

The following text is the full biography featured in the back of our new children’s book exploring the inspirational story of Fanny Crosby’s life. It is part of our Do Great Things for God series, a collection of beautifully illustrated biographies written to enthuse young children about the great things they can do for God.... continue reading

Getting All Ages Excited about Eternity with Jesus

Bethany McIlrath | September 1st 2022

What will heaven be like? What’s so exciting about spending forever in heaven? Why is Jesus the best part of eternity? Answering questions like these for kids can be challenging, especially as it’s hard to get past common myths. ... continue reading

Getting All Ages Excited about Talking to God

Bethany McIlrath | August 30th 2022

Some of us have a lot of questions about prayer—maybe so many that we feel nervous when we pray. What should we say? What about any other people listening? Do we have to wait until we’re somewhere quiet?... continue reading

Our Top Picks for Back to School

Avery Powers | August 23rd 2022

Many of us want to disciple our children, but feel we don’t have the time or knowledge to do so. Chris and Melissa Swain created Write It On Their Hearts to help Christian parents use the time they already have to pour into their children, utilizing the six key elements Jesus used to lead his own disciples.... continue reading

The Story Behind The Book: Write It On Their Hearts

Robby Gallaty | August 13th 2022

Everyone who was friends with Chris knew he lived purposefully. Everything he did was intentional. Whether it was learning a new hobby, researching a leadership development tool, finding a new fishing lure that worked, or perfecting a card trick—all things we both loved—he was fully invested, which is why we got along so well.

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How Our Culture Disciples Our Children

Chris Swain | August 6th 2022

Teaching your children to walk pales in comparison to teaching them to walk with wisdom in a world flooded with foolishness. Likewise, teaching your children to talk, and use proper grammar is child’s play compared to teaching them to be slow to speak, and to do so with grace and humility amidst the godless banter of modern media.... continue reading

To the Discipling Parent Whose Child Seems Disconnected

Melissa Swain | August 5th 2022

Connection. If you’re like most of us, you think about connection in the context of our digital age—connected via social media, gaming, video platforms, and even the electrical grid. Always on, always going. Disconnecting is what everyone is screaming about, as they post waterfall photos to show the rest of the world just how unplugged they are. But what if connection is something we need? I don’t mean with thousands of strangers via social media. I mean with our kids. ... continue reading

To the Parent Who Is Discipling Their Kids Alone

Melissa Swain | August 4th 2022

There are many reasons why a parent might be the solo discipler in the home. Maybe you’re the only parent. Maybe you’re the only parent who follows after Jesus. Maybe your spouse is deployed, or their job requires them to be away for long periods of time, or you are widowed, or your child’s other parent has never been present. Whatever the case may be, family dynamics are much more complicated than neat little demographic boxes we check on a registration form. And that complicates not only our lives, but our discipling relationships with our kids. ... continue reading

For the Struggling Parent Who Wants to Disciple Their Kids

Melissa Swain | August 3rd 2022

“How am I supposed to help my kids follow Jesus when I am struggling in my own relationship with him?” It’s a valid question, and one you’re not alone in asking. Or maybe you’re not struggling in your relationship with Christ, but you’re just having a hard time with life in general. Maybe it’s your job or an illness that is causing your struggles. It could be family or relationship issues that are complicating every facet of life. Perhaps your DIY remodel went off the rails and you’re living in a construction zone with your last shred of sanity holding it all together.... continue reading