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God instructs parents to talk about his Word with their children all the time: when they sit, when they walk, when they lie down, when they rise (Deuteronomy 6:7). Helping our kids learn to love the Lord and grow into his gifts as we send them into the world is, of course, the key job of a parent. And it’s a lofty goal. 

But God knows parents do a lot, day after day, of sitting and walking, lying and rising, coming and going, listening, speaking, and doing. Pouring ourselves into our children every day for years is exhausting and often bewildering. Our parenting role changes over the years as our children age, so our job is never fully done.

Kids don’t come with an owner’s manual, so my husband Rev. Steven Koster and I put together a booklet that provides an overview of parenting advice from a biblical perspective. In it, we, along with a team of pastors, therapists, and authors, share scriptural instructions and the best pastoral advice we can find. As a primer, A Handbook of Biblical Parenting explores through five chapters the major seasons of parenting and teaches important relational life skills. 

  1. Principles of Parenting: Biblical principles with parenting advice that applies to all ages 
  2. Parenting Younger Children: Encouragement for new parents and establishing discipline 
  3. Life Skills: Cultivating relational skills like respect, empathy, conflict management and more from young ages through adulthood
  4. Parenting Tweens and Teens: Tackles the challenges of parenting in formative and difficult seasons of adolescence
  5. Parenting Adults: Our kids do grow up! What then? 

It’s our prayer that this resource on parenting blesses families like yours, as you raise your children into the next generation of God’s people.

A Handbook of Biblical Parenting is yours when you subscribe for free to Family Fire. Subscribe at

Family Fire is the marriage and parenting outreach of ReFrame Media, the English ministry of Back to God Ministries International. 

Family Fire is produced by Pastor Deb Koster in collaboration with her husband, Pastor Steven. The Kosters are passionate about using God's Word to help families nurture faith formation and navigate relationship challenges.

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