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Is Sexual Abstinence Realistic?
Today's question says "in this post-Christian nation, is it realistic to tell our children to be sexually abstinent? I know that is the biblical position, but the statistics are what they are regarding premarital sex. Would a good fallback position be abstinence unless you are with someone you deeply love and are looking to marry?"
Talking to Kids About Alternative Worldviews
How do we talk with our gets about alternate worldviews? How do we prepare them for ideas that compete with our biblical worldview? Elizabeth Urbanowicz shares practical advice on how to engage with your child when they are exposed to worldviews that are contrary to a biblical worldview.
Helping Parents be the Primary Disciple Maker
How do we help parents be equipped to disciple the children in their care? In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz, speaks to parents and church ministry leaders about how we can help parents see the need to be the primary disciple makers to their children, and how this can be modeled for other parents.
Family Discipleship with Different Ages
Trying to incorporate family discipleship or family worship in your home? Today's question says, "how would you recommend family discipleship with an age difference between kids?" In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz provides insights and strategies on how to best approach family discipleship in a home with children who vary in age.
How to Parent a Toddler
Today's question says, "do you have any advice for parenting a two-year-old and how to engage her? She can't sit still and does not listen. I have a hard time even taking her to the grocery store or department store because all she wants to do is run and hide in between the close racks." In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz shares advice and insight on how to train a toddler, ages 2-3 years old, to meet your expectations.
Historical Proof Jesus Existed
If Jesus is not a fictional character, how could we show our children proof of Jesus from the historical records? In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz examines how to approach this subject with a child who is curious, skeptical, or who may have a hard heart towards Jesus.
Talking to Kids About What the Bible Says About Masturbation
Masturbation tends to be a hot topic. What is the biblical standpoint on this and how do we speak about it with our kids? In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz looks at the biblical theology of sex to understand what the bible says about masturbation and how to effectively communicate this your children.
Biblical Worldview and Comparative Worldview Instruction at Home
In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz provides tips and insight in how to best incorporate both biblical worldview and comparative worldview instruction at home. If you're a parent looking for ways to bring this teaching into your every day life, you won't want to miss this episode.
Developing a Worldview that Accepts the Supernatural
How do we develop in our children a Worldview that accepts the supernatural? We live in a world that often discounts anything that cannot be proven through the scientific method. In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz explores what what we mean by supernatural and offers practical ways to help our children to have an understanding of the supernatural within a biblical worldview.
Sexuality in the Public School
This episode's question says, "my daughter's math homework included word problem examples with gay couples. How do we lovingly confront this undermining ideology while keeping the other students in the class in mind? Do we tell our children not to mention these things in front of other students?"
How to Discuss Unbiblical Concepts with Your Kids
Are you seeking to slowly transition from sheltering your children to equipping them with the biblical understanding needed to navigate this world? In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz explores how parents can have meaningful conversations with their kids around unbiblical concepts or ideas. As children grow older, it's important to initiate conversations, equip them to evaluate every idea they encounter, and engage in healthy dialogue about difficult topics from a Christian worldview.
Discipline Your Child Without Spanking?
Is it okay to discipline children without spanking? To answer this question, Elizabeth Urbanowicz explores the goals in disciplining our children according to what we find in scripture and then discusses the positives and negatives of spanking itself. Plus, she'll talk about why it's important to consider alternate methods of discipline and the individual personality of your child when trying to accomplish the goal of discipline.
Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and the Truth
If we are teaching our children about objective truth, evaluating claims and understanding that the biblical worldview is true, is it harmful or antithetical if we're encouraging belief in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy?
Children's Ministry: From Entertainment to Biblical Teaching
Does the children's ministry at your church feel superficial and entertainment-based? If you want to make a change, then this episode is for you! Join Elizabeth Urbanowicz as she explores how to transform your church's Sunday school program by incorporating sound biblical teaching.
Finding the Right Words to Label False Ideas
Ever hear a false claim but struggle to come up with a way to articulate why it's false? In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz demonstrates how to identify false ideas and how to practice finding the right words to communicate why the idea is false.
When Should Kids Start Reading the Bible Independently?
At what age should kids begin learning to read the Bible independently? In this episode, Elizabeth Urbanowicz looks at how and when to start kids on their way to read the Bible on their own with practical tips you can use today.