When correcting a child, the goal is to apply light, not heat. –Woodrow Wilson Do any of you remember feeling “heat” from your parents? That one childhood incident that initiated the full fury of mom and dad? Everyone has a few stories. Woodrow Wilson himself had three daughters within three years, so I’m guessing even he had to parent with heat at least a few times. But, I think he’s on to something with his quote. It’s been said that when it comes to good parenting, it’s not about what we way, but how we say it. This is exceedingly … Continue reading →
From the beginning, Covenant Eyes was founded on the idea that open and honest conversation is the most significant weapon we have against Internet temptation. Whether you have a Christian or secular worldview, open and honest expression of thoughts and ideas generally provides some relief and/or healing. As I worked with students in ministry, I often used James 5:16 to show students the power that comes from openly sharing with trusted friends, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it … Continue reading →
Being a parent in the digital age is difficult. The doorways to distorted and false information are wherever there is Internet access. Parents having the right conversations at the right times isn’t a guarantee that their children won’t make poor decisions, but, recent data provided by The Barna Group prove that accountable families who take the spiritual formation of their children seriously are successful in passing on their values to the next generation. Consider these two, very different stories. A Story Without Accountability In a church much like yours, a dad walked up to one of our Covenant Eyes representatives and … Continue reading →
Today is the day! We’re celebrating because Parenting the Internet Generation: A Blueprint for Teaching Digital Discernment is ready to download! With your help, we’ve been hard at work making sure this new e-book is absolutely perfect for you. Parenting the Internet Generation is finally ready. Click here to download your free e-book! But, you’ll want to download your copy soon! For anyone who downloads Parenting the Internet Generation before midnight on May 8, you will be invited to a free, live question and answer session with author Luke Gilkerson and contributor/editor Chris McKenna held in Mid-May!
Our children are growing up in a porn-filled world. Apps, commercials, movies and even kids’ shows point towards a world that values sexualization. Without the deliberate intervention of observant, engaged and informed parents, our kids run the risk of becoming another statistic. Some of the pressing questions we’ve received from parents include: Can you tell me the right age to have conversations about sex and sexuality? Are there any examples of what to say and not to say so I don’t scar my kid for life? Where do I go to find the latest information on parental controls, apps, games … Continue reading →