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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Helping Our Kids Think Critically This Christmas

At some point between Thanksgiving and Christmas, most of us will read our kids the Christmas story from Luke’s gospel. Just thinking about this probably elicits memories of crackling fires, cozy blankets, and twinkling lights. This tradition can make for great family memories! But, have you ever paused to think about how you could use

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Five Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Seeing Frozen II

It’s been six years in the making, but Frozen II has finally hit the box office. This sequel is bound to captivate millions of children, rake in big bucks for Disney, and leave many Christian parents scratching their heads. Like most Disney movies, Frozen II is a mixture of the good, the beautiful, and the

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

How Not to Teach the Bible to Our Kids – Part 2

In our previous post, we explored how asking our children the question, “What does this passage mean to you?” trains them to falsely believe that they bring meaning to the biblical text. In this post, we will continue our series exploring common errors we should avoid when instructing our children in Scripture. Error Two: Teaching

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

How Not to Teach the Bible to Our Kids – Part 1

As an educational consultant, I interact with thousands of Christian teachers, leaders, and parents. These individuals love God and seek to instruct children in the truth. However, I have observed many unwittingly teach kids faulty methods of Bible reading. If we are not careful, these harmful practices can seep into our own homes, churches, and

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Teaching Our Children the Difference Between Emotions and Discernment

“You always have to follow your feelings, no matter what anyone else says.” This statement caught my friend’s attention while she watched a Sofia the First episode with her daughters. The theme of the show was helpful – do not place blind faith in those who aren’t worthy of trust. However, my friend didn’t want

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Dear Homeschooling Mama, Here Are Three Worries You Can Stop Carrying

Over the past three months, I have interacted with several thousand homeschooling moms. These women vary in age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, educational background, and geographic location. However, I have found that most bear three similar educational worries. As a former teacher, my heart aches every time I hear these unfounded anxieties. So, homeschooling mama, if

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

The Root Issues Behind Arthur’s Gay Wedding

Social media is abuzz this week after the beloved PBS Kids show, Arthur, featured a gay wedding on its season premiere. Though Christians found this incident alarming, it was by no means surprising. We live in a culture that not only celebrates the LGBTQ lifestyle but aggressively seeks to indoctrinate our children into it. What

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Are Our Children Actually Leaving The Faith?

There is a lot of talk within the Christian community about young adults abandoning the faith. Most Christians have at least one friend or family member who put Christianity on the shelf before their thirtieth birthday. However, is this an overwhelming trend? Or is it just something that happens here and there? Rather than speculate,

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Three Reasons We Shouldn’t Settle for the Jesus Answer

One of the highest compliments I ever received as a teacher came in the form of a complaint. One of my third-grade Sunday school students saw me in the church hallway and said, “Oh no, it’s you!” I laughed and replied, “It’s good to see you too, Samuel. Why aren’t you happy to see me

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Elizabeth Urbanowicz

What Do Our Children Need to Know About Postmodernism?

Postmodernism is perhaps the most confusing worldview threatening to capture the hearts and minds of our children. It promotes concepts such as love, acceptance, and tolerance – all of which stem from the Christian worldview. Yet the postmodern version twists Truth into a counterfeit. What exactly does postmodernism teach and how can we prepare our

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