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Walking Through Old Testament Law with Kids

Today's question says, "What is the best approach to getting through the Old Testament with kids? I'm having some trouble, even myself, getting through many of the commandments that came from God."

Balancing Hospitality and High Standards in Your Home

Today's question says, "I've been trying to implement your advice in previous podcasts about making my home an inviting place for my children to bring their friends. However, I worry that my standards for behavior are off-putting. How can I maintain high behavioral and moral standards without creating a hostile atmosphere?"

Discerning Appropriate Humor

Today's question says, "How does one discuss humor with kids? It's one thing to tell them a statement is wrong, but how do I explain that some humor should not be laughed at."

Explaining Sexual Sin To Kids

Today's question says, "Many of our family members are living together before they get married. My children three, four, and five are beginning to ask questions about why their uncle lives with his fiance and why their cousin was at her parents' wedding. How do I walk through this without making our family feel unloved?"

How to Deal with Toddler Tantrums

"How should I deal with my toddler's temper?" This episode dives into effective strategies like setting clear expectations, consistency in discipline, and developmentally suitable consequences.

February 2024 Book Club Recommendations

Foundation Book Club's recommended books and discussion questions for February 2024.

Talking to Kids About Slavery in the Bible

In this Foundation Worldview Podcast, Elizabeth Urbanowicz addresses the pressing question: "How can we prepare our kids to counter the claim that the Bible's view of slavery undermines its credibility?"

Balancing Ministry and Family: Nurturing the Spiritual Lives of Pastor's Kids

Join host Elizabeth Urbanowicz as she tackles a question from a pastor's wife: How can we serve faithfully without neglecting the spiritual lives of our children? Discover practical insights and biblical wisdom on balancing ministry and family discipleship, and learn how to keep your kids from falling away.

Is God Real? Evidence for God

In this episode of the Foundation Worldview podcast, we tackle a question that many parents face: how do we help our children believe in the existence of God? Join host Elizabeth Urbanowicz as she provides practical advice and resources for equipping your kids with rational reasons for belief in God.

Aiming High: Navigating Varying Levels of Biblical Literacy in Kids' Ministry

What should we do in kids' ministry when half of the children have almost zero biblical literacy and the other half come from homes where their parents faithfully disciple them each week?

Teching Objective vs. Subjective Statements to Kids

In this episode, we tackle the question: How do we tell the difference between objective and subjective statements? Join us as we dive deep into this topic and discover practical ways to teach kids this important skill.

Sex as a Good Gift?

Today's question says, "I've been married for 10 years and we have children ages two through five. My husband and I have been to Christian couples counseling on and off for years because of my aversion to sex. Because of this, I'm terrified to talk about sex with my kids. How can I pass on that it's a good gift from God when I don't feel that way?"

Memorizing Scripture: Tips for Memorizing Longer Passages

Elizabeth Urbanowicz dives deep into the world of Scripture memorization and equips listeners to instill a love for God's Word in the hearts of their children.

How To Explain Divorce to a Child?

How do we explain divorce to our children from a biblical perspective? Join host Elizabeth Urbanowicz as she tackles this tough topic and provides practical guidance for parents navigating divorce or separation.

January 2024 Book Club Recommendations

Foundation Book Club's recommended books and discussion questions for January 2024.

Kids Playing in the Neighborhood?

In this episode, we tackle the question of how to navigate relationships with neighborhood children while maintaining a biblical worldview. We discuss the importance of discipleship, setting boundaries, and preparing our children to be a faithful gospel witness in their community. Tune in for practical insights and overarching principles to guide you in this important aspect of parenting.

Parenting Regrets and Redemption

Today's question says, "...I feel there are so many things I should have done when my kids were younger that I didn't realize. Is there anything specific or any encouragement you can give to parents who feel the train has passed and there's not much we can do with our teen slash young adult spiritual lives?" Listen as Elizabeth Urbanowicz offers encouragement and advice for parents who feel they missed opportunities when their children were younger.

How to Teach Our Kids to be Discerning

Today's question says, "How can I explain to my children how to discern what is of the Lord? Particularly if the negative aspects of certain things are not clear. Satan cleverly hides in cute, fun and attractive things that don't seem like they go against God at all."