Jill Nelson

  1. Being a Psalm 78 Grandparent

    Being a Psalm 78 Grandparent

    When I first became a grandparent nine years ago, people would ask, “How do you like being a grandma?” My answer typically was something like, “It’s great! All of the benefits of having children without the responsibilities.” I quickly came to realize that that was a really careless, thoughtless answer. Why? Because God has given grandparents a huge and glorious responsibility—one that is also an awesome privilege… ... More

  2. The Family Devotions Collection

    The Family Devotions Collection

    Parents often hear about the importance of family devotions, but I wonder how many parents actually feel readily equipped and personally encouraged in doing family devotions. How can the church help “to equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Ephesians 4:12) in discipling their children? One way is to make sure parents have access to biblically-solid, engaging, easy-to-use devotional resources. Toward that end, we are excited to announce a specially discounted Truth78 “Family Devotions Collection.” ... More

  3. God’s Promises for Parents

    God’s Promises for Parents

    Parenting is HARD WORK. PERIOD! Christian parenting is even harder. But God’s Word offers unshakable hope and help for every parent who is trusting in Christ and His good and loving provision. ... More

  4. What Will Our Children Believe?

    What Will Our Children Believe?

    What we do in children’s ministries will serve to either foster theological confusion or bring gospel clarity. What we begin teaching about the Bible, God, sin, Christ, salvation, and the Christian life from preschool on informs and shapes our children’s theology both now and into their adult lives. ... More

  5. Your Home As a School for Christian Character

    Your Home As a School for Christian Character

    In the past several months the essential and God-given role of parents in discipling their children has come to the forefront, either as a shining light of parental faithfulness or as a glaring omission of consistent parental involvement – or something in between. Here is a good reminder from Dr. Timothy Paul Jones about how the home and church partner in discipling children.... More

  6. Introducing More Than a Story: Old Testament

    Introducing More Than a Story: Old Testament

    Now more than ever, our children need to know, understand, and embrace the truths of Scripture. Toward that end, they also will benefit from solid Bible resources that not only reveal and explain the grand narrative of Scripture but also clearly help children understand the particular parts. Furthermore, they need Bible resources that serve to guide, challenge, and urgently impress upon them the need to whole-heartedly respond to God’s Word with faith in Christ, resulting in love, honor, obedience, and worship of Him. I am delighted to say that More Than a Story is such a resource. It stands out as a unique discipleship tool for acquainting children with God’s holy Word.... More

  7. Family Devotions for the Long Haul

    Family Devotions for the Long Haul

    Have you ever had ambitious plans for starting a new and exciting project but then partway in, your enthusiasm dwindles and you’re tempted to give up? Unfortunately, family devotions can follow this same kind of pattern. At the beginning of the school year, we’re all geared up and excited to commit to regular family devotions but maybe days or even weeks later, we’re ready to throw in the towel. Sound at all familiar?... More

  8. How Can You Guide Teens Toward a Deeper Relationship with God?

    How Can You Guide Teens Toward a Deeper Relationship with God?

    Perspective for the teen years along with eight ways to guide teens toward a deeper relationship with God along with training and resources.  ... More

  9. 8 Questions for Helping Children and Youth Evaluate Their Reading and Media Choices

    8 Questions for Helping Children and Youth Evaluate Their Reading and Media Choices

    My grandchildren love to be read to. Books are scattered everywhere in their homes. Fortunately, their parents are very careful in evaluating and choosing books that feed the mind and soul. But I know that, as they grow older, my grandchildren will need to learn how to evaluate what they read for themselves. How will they learn to do this – not only for what they read but also for what they watch and listen to? What kinds of questions should they ask? What kind of standards should they apply? ... More

  10. Tips for Getting Children to Read the Bible

    Tips for Getting Children to Read the Bible

    As a Christian parent, do you affirm the statement once made by Theodore Roosevelt: "A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education"? Does this show in the priority you give to biblical instruction in your home? ... More

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