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Responding to a Child's Spiritual Apathy
In this episode, our host Elizabeth Urbanowicz grapples with the challenging question of how to engage a child who is increasingly disinterested in the things of God. How can we cultivate our child's affection toward God? Don't miss this episode on how to respond to a hard-hearted child.
Teaching Kids Moral Lessons in the Bible
In this episode of the Foundation Worldview podcast, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz explores the challenge Christian parents often face: balancing the teaching of correct study of scripture and teaching moral lessons from the Bible. She offers unique insights into how the Bible should be used as a tool for understanding God's revelation rather than just correcting behavior.
How To Talk To Kids About Porn
In this episode of the Foundation Worldview Podcast, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz discusses the crucial topic of when and how to start talking about pornography with our kids. The episode covers important aspects such as being proactive in addressing the issue, understanding what children are exposed to, and building a positive biblical foundation for human dignity and God's design for sex and sexuality.
Why Does God Allow Suffering?
In this episode, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz dives into a deeply important question: how can a good and loving God allow suffering? This is a question that has been asked throughout history, and Elizabeth explores how to best teach our children to have a healthy theology of suffering. With practical advice and valuable resources, this episode will help you prepare your children to navigate a world full of suffering with a solid biblical foundation.
When is a Child Ready for Baptism?
In this episode of the Foundation Worldview Podcast, we discuss the contentious topic of baptism and how to know when a child is ready for it. We also explore how to handle family animosity that may arise from differing views on baptism. Tune in as we dive into understanding the differences between infant baptism and believers' baptism and provide advice on how to approach this sensitive issue with wisdom and grace.
Teaching Kids About Slang Words for Sex & Sexuality
In this episode of the Foundation Worldview Podcast, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz discusses whether and when to teach children about slang words related to sex and sexuality. As parents, should we be the ones who introduce these terms? Elizabeth shares her insights on age-appropriate discussions and the importance of building a positive biblical theology of sex and sexuality before our children are exposed to deviations from God's good design.
Why Orange Curriculum is Bad
In this eye-opening podcast episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz analyzes the effectiveness of the popular Orange Curriculum and discusses the pitfalls of proof-texting moral lessons. We'll even look at scripture-based alternatives to Orange Curriculum. Don't miss this essential conversation on transforming kids' ministry for the better!
Talking to Kids About Issues Like Yoga and Meditation
In today's episode, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz addresses a common question: "How do we talk with our kids about borderline things like yoga and meditation?" Tune in to learn how to distinguish between essential Christian doctrines and personal convictions, why it's crucial to root our beliefs in scripture, and how to navigate discussions about potentially controversial practices within the Christian community.
Is The Jesus Storybook Bible Theologically Accurate?
Is The Jesus Storybook Bible accurate or does it wander into heresy? In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz reviews the popular children's storybook bible that is used in many homes, churches, and Christian schools worldwide. Learn about the book's engaging illustrations, accessible language, and cohesive representation of the biblical narrative, while also uncovering potential concerns.
Homosexuality in Kids Media
In this episode of the Foundation Worldview podcast, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz addresses a parent's question about responding to same-sex marriage portrayed in a children's show. Listen in as she provides guidance on discussing feelings, desires, and the concept of truth with children, while encouraging them to evaluate ideas against the biblical worldview. Join us as we help you navigate these complex issues with your children.
Talking To Kids About Their Sin Nature without Damaging Their Self-Esteem
In this episode of the Foundation Worldview podcast, host Elizabeth Urbanowicz answers a question that many Christian parents may have: how do we teach young children about their value and worth to God while also discussing the concept of sin?
Demon Possession in the Bible
Today's question says, "I'm wondering how to handle demon possession when reading the Bible to my kids ages six and three. I catch myself skipping over those passages because I don't want to scare them. I don't want to sanitize scripture, but I'm not sure at what age kids are ready to handle this content."
When to Keep or Remove a Child from their Environment?
Today's question asks, "how do you know when you should take your children out of an environment or if you should just keep continuing to equip them to thrive within that environment?"