October-November 2020 Rooted Parent Top Ten


Welcome to this month’s Rooted Parent Top 10- a list of parenting articles from across the web for the Rooted community. This list represents ten articles we believe will encourage and equip you as you parent your kids. At the end of the list we have included several of the pieces that ran on Rooted Parent over the last month. If you have an article you’d like to contribute to the next edition of the Top Ten, please email Anna at [email protected].

Gospel- Centered Parenting

The Rightful Risks of Motherhood by Gloria Furman, Core Christianity. “The greater concern about helicopter parenting is not that children will not learn independence, but that we will inadvertently model to them that God’s faithfulness is not dependable.”

Eat, Pray, Love: How Families Grow Stronger During the Pandemic by Joe Carter, TGC. Read this one. It’s encouraging! “Despite the stress and disruption of the pandemic, many families seem to be flourishing and even growing closer during the time of hardship.”

Men, Be the Chief Repenters in Your Home by Dave Jenkins, Reformation 21. “…the real you, as a Christian man, is a repenter, a loather of sin, and a grower in the grace of God. We all are given opportunities to reflect that grace into the lives of those around us, and Christian men are given a special opportunity to do in their home.”

8 Reasons It’s Essential to Teach Kids Theology by Joshua Cooley, ERLC. “While 21st-century American parents live a far different life than that of the ancient Hebrews, our calling has not changed. We must worship the Lord with all our being and increase our knowledge about him in order to live faithfully, and teach our children to do the same.”

How Do I Raise Kids Who Are Not Naive and Cynical? by John Piper, desiringgod.org. “On the one hand, Jesus is sending us out into the world like sheep amid wolves. Sheep are very vulnerable. They’re not viewed as belligerent. Nobody is afraid of a sheep biting them. On the other hand, we are to be wise, and discerning, and mature, and stable, and strong, and shrewd, and not duped by the winds of false teaching. There it is, the paradox…”

Four Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Heidi Johnston, TGC. “Our teens are growing up in a world that’s constantly telling them that truth—if it exists at all—will be found inside themselves. They’re told that having the courage to follow your feelings and live out your own story is the way to find happiness. The problem with this is that it’s based on a lie. As a result, this search for identity and truth is one of the critical issues facing our teens.”

Teen Culture

How to Talk to Your Teen About Race by Kendal Conner, ERLC. “Gen Z has not only been identified as a generation of justice warriors but it is also America’s first truly post-Christian generation… So while Gen Z may be a generation consumed with the idea of justice, they are also a generation who knows little of its Author.”

God’s Glory and the Theater of Social Media by Julie Masson, For the Church. “For the performers on stage, you must remember that you are called to draw attention to Christ. We are made in the image of God and we’re made to reflect him. If that is true, and it is, then what we reflect on social media matters greatly.”

Have Kids? Worry About Technology? Read This for Them: When Tech Hurts, Community Heals by Amy Crouch, annvoskamp.com. “And at some beautifully invisible moment, we both just started to laugh. We laughed because we suddenly saw the smallness of these insecurities; even the very worst pain our doubts put us through was nothing compared to the light and love of God.”

To Share with Your Teenager or Young Adult

If the Birds Seem Enviable: Encouragements and a Prayer for Recent Graduates by Josiah Cox, For the Church. “As dead ends and rejections mount, as bank accounts dwindle with each sun, the pressures knot our shoulders and thoughts. What encouragement can be given to graduates or students in the midst of historic trouble?”

On Rooted

Good News for Parents: God Knows Everything by Carolyn Lankford

Trusting God With a Wayward Child by Katie Polski

Resources for Talking With Teenagers About Politics by Rooted

Cameron Cole on the Value of Pain and Suffering- Rooted 2020 

God: Frustratingly, Forgettably, and Unendingly Faithful by Mark Howard

Leaning on the God Who Is Always With Us by Katie Polski

The God Who Loves His Enemies by Anna Meade Harris

Seeing My Children As My Neighbors by Paige Bierman

Helping Teenagers Cope With Stress and Anxiety by April Haberman



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