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Some doctors are speaking out against the dangerous ideology creeping into American parenthood that says:


The American College of Pediatricians has released a statement, Gender Ideology Harms Children, urging “educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.” These pediatricians are not afraid to call this what it is: child abuse.

This group of doctors is small in numbers, but their courage is admirable. Read more about their history and vision here.

As Frontline Moms, we knew the current gender madness was dangerous but we have been waiting for someone to back up what our hearts were screaming.

In contrast, the 64,000 member American Academy of Pediatricians has their policy statement: Office-Based Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth. In lock-step with the culture, they recommend that pediatricians should be non-judgmental toward “sexual minority” youth, and provide for “transgender” youth ... the opportunity to acknowledge and affirm their feelings of gender dysphoria and desires to transition to the opposite gender.

Which organization would you hope your child's pediatrician belongs to?

Please share this article with others. Let's stand behind this sensible announcement as so many young lives are being influenced by this confusion.


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Someone sent me this post today:

Deal Breakers: Advice to Unmarried Women (and Daughters)

It was so good I immediately sent it to my unmarried daughters!

Surely one of our greatest concerns as parents is to make sure our daughters do not marry a dangerous man who hurts her ...and our precious grandchildren!

But how do we train them to "see problems" in the men they meet before they become the blinded women who gets sucked into a dysfunctional mess? Surely listening to the women who made this mistake and came back to tell us what they missed might be a good way to learn!

As you read this article, please note what the author clearly states several times. Just because you see one of these weaknesses in your men, does not mean they are abusers. You are looking for patterns and the "deal breaker" big ones that are like alarm bells we should never ignore.

This is a good one to pass on to your friends who are raising daughters. If you are like me, you know too many good Christian women who have been affected by this problem to not speak up to prevent more pain.

Here is another thought. Perhaps you read this list and you become concerned that your own son could be exhibiting these warning signs.  Wow. This article might be your best friend also! Now is the time to get your son the help he needs to resolve anger issues and wrong belief systems!



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Happy Valentine’s Day

Lisa Cherry —  February 13, 2016 — Leave a comment


Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is a great day to strengthen your marriage!

Doug and I have been watching these videos from Francis and Lisa Chan and found them to be really helpful to build our marriage. Hope you enjoy them too.

These would be good to share with your kids as you're trying to help them get them a tour of marriage also!

Click on the picture to go to a list of the videos.


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My title is a much debated question in our world today. But not so debated if you are accepting all the popular press on the issue that says homosexuality is an inborn trait.

But what if there is no research to back up that claim of a genetic cause of homosexuality?

What if homosexual identity and behavior is developed under certain conditions in a person's life? What if it could be prevented or healed?

A couple weeks ago I had a chance to speak at one of the most timely and powerful conferences I have ever attended. It was called.... Parent Pipeline Project.

Ricky Chelette of Living Hope Ministries was one of the presenters who literally had a crowd of parents on the edge of their chairs tackling one of the most controversial questions of our day:

How is gender identification formed in children?

As I took copious notes, I knew I had to share what I learned with my fellow parents....even if some may not agree/like this message.

I came home and found a vimeo link so you can learn what I learned.

Christian parents, we may not want to learn about this issue. But we have no choice! 

So many families are being affected by homosexuality, lesbian experimentation and gender confusion that we must ask ourselves the tough questions and then make the necessary adjustments to our parenting priorities to guard and protect our children.

In this seminar, I learned that my sons and my daughters need certain things from Doug and me in order to develop healthy gender identification and healthy sexuality.

Please invest the time and watch this teaching. Be warned, it is forthright and not for your children to view with you. 

My heart is to help you and your family as together we navigate this sexually confused generation. I am so grateful that our Father forgives and heals our families from even the most complex issues. If this video hits you in a convicting way or causes you to need prayer and support, please email me or call. I would count it a privilege to intercede for your family!

In this vimeo link, Ricky only briefly talks about the female version of this story. The full teaching on the issue of female gender development and the theory of lesbian sexuality are taught in this fuller DVD resource: Why? Understanding Homosexuality and Gender Development in Females.


Related external link:

Homosexuality and the scientific evidence


Linking up to

Tell it to me Tuesdays

Good Tips Tuesday (a Diligent Heart)

Teaching What is Good

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Valentine's Day is drawing near.

Everywhere you look you find images of hearts and romance…

…Which is great, but also quite confusing to young lives.

I ran across the most incredibly simple and profound article by Josh McDowell they could really help us open a conversation during this season of the year.

Check out his two lists!

What’s the Difference Between Love and Infatuation?

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