Anxiety, Worry, & Fear in Parenting

Articles on Rooted

Mystery and Lament: When It Looks Like Your Child’s Life is Falling Apart by Cameron Cole

Why We Don’t Have to Fear Sending a Child Off to College by Carolyn Lankford

My Child Left the Faith; Am I A Failure As A Parent? by Davis Lacey

Why Isn’t My Child a Christian? by John Pond

What Stressed Out Kids Need From Their Parents… Who Are Stressing Them Out by Kristen Hatton

Don’t Hurry the Hurt by Kristen Hatton


A Praying Life: Connecting With God in a Distracting World by Paul Miller. This book is biblical, encouraging, and practical. Miller demonstrates the joy and peace that has been a direct result of connecting with God in prayer. Miller is a father, and much of the book focuses on how he prays for his six children, one of whom struggles with severe autism.

Unhitching From the Crazy Train: Finding Rest In a World You Can’t Control by Julie Sparkman and Jennifer Phillips. An excellent resource for anyone who seeks to dismantle their idols and take on the yoke of Christ, living free under the leadership of God alone. See our Rooted review here.

Sufficient Hope: Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Moms by Christina Fox. Read our review here. “Beautifully written and full of the comfort that only the truth of Jesus can offer, Sufficient Hope is the kind of book that moms will dog ear, underline, and return to over and over in the long-short years of motherhood.”

Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves by Trilla Newbell. “In Fear and Faith, Trillia will encourage you as she reflects on Scripture and her own story. She will show you Jesus, who was tempted like you in every way. She will show you the character of God and how it inspires faith.”

Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This? A Guide to Helping Teens Through Anxiety and Depression by David Murray. Counselor and professor David Murray has written a unique resource: two books that work together in tandem to help families whose teenagers struggle with anxiety and/or depression.

Why Am I Feeling Like This? A Teen’s Guide to Freedom from Anxiety and Depression by David Murray. Veteran counselor Murray has obviously spent years talking with teens because he does a wonderful job of speaking their language without trying to seem cool or talking down to teens.

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