CENTRE YOUR HOME ON JESUS...
Another Day Has Passed And You're Wondering...
When was the last time you tucked your kids in for the night, flopped down on the couch (exhausted), and realized you had spent another full day without having a single faith-related conversation with them?
Maybe you planned to read a devotional at breakfast, but you forgot (again). Life gets so busy and most days it’s hard to find the time for everything, so God gets left out.
By the time bedtime rolls around, you are all so tired and cranky that you just tuck them in and walk out the door.
You might have a pile of devotional books that are gathering dust on a shelf because your kids thought they were boring. You’d like to just read right from the Bible but are afraid that you don’t know enough to teach them.
Worse, you’re not sure you even have the time to spend time with Jesus yourself, so you worry you’ll be a little hypocritical if you ask your kids to do something you’re not doing!
When your first child arrived, you dreamed of someday sharing devotions and praying with your family.
Except...family life hasn't exactly panned out like you dreamed.
...but watch out for the overwhelm!
THERE ARE SO MANY IDEAS ONLINE, AND YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY DO THEM ALL!
One article tells you there's "25 things to do everyday to make sure your kids grow up as Christians". Another tells you there's just 10.
But honestly, who has time for even 10 more things in your busy day?
YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME OR THE ENERGY TO DO IT ALL...
...so instead you do nothing.
It's easier to do nothing, or to drop the kids off at Sunday School and hope they're learning something.
BUT YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE NEGLECTING SOMETHING IMPORTANT.
Wouldn't it be great if your husband would take charge of developing a Christ-centered home? But he's not interested.
It's too hard to summon the gumption to develop a Christ-Centered home without his help.
Or is it?
I felt the same way!
I hated not knowing how to build a Christ-Centered home when it seemed like I was the only one who really cared.
No more throwing the kids in front of a VeggieTales movie, and crossing your fingers that they'll learn something important. 😆 (Been there, done that!)
After years of sifting through books and blog posts and seeing what works in my own family, I've found a way to build a Christ-Centered home.
And now I'm sharing my secrets with you!
I don't want to keep them to myself, because I want YOUR family to grow with Christ too!
And Why I Finally Stopped
I was the Children's Ministry Director in my church in Alberta, Canada for most of 2006 to 2018.
When I wasn't leading the children's ministry, I was birthing and raising three sons in partnership with my husband, Jonathon.
Because of my work in children's ministry, I was passionate about helping my kids know Christ, but I often felt derailed by my expectations.
I expected my husband to pray and lead devotions, but I was the one who was passionate about it.
So I chafed, nagged, and passively aggressively tried to get him to take on obvious spiritual leadership.
I learned that nagging and criticizing did nothing to help grow a Christ-centered home.
But the problem was, I felt unequipped to take on the challenge. I was overwhelmed by all the to-dos that the books I was reading were telling me to do.
I'm a spontaneous person and not very good with keeping to strict routines, and at the time I wasn't a homeschool mom so I felt like I couldn't grow a Christ-centered home.
How do people know what to do and actually remember to do it??
Once I finally accepted that God wasn't asking me to CHANGE my husband, but instead, to rely on Him and obey Him, things shifted.
I gave myself permission to passionately pursue Christ, and to lead my kids in prayer and devotions. I stopped inwardly chafing and nagging and passively aggressively trying to change my husband.
God changed ME.
...without wasting time finding ideas online or wasting money on devotionals that don't create conversations
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I know God led me to this group—it’s helping me flourish just as much as
it helps me encourage my children to flourish. And the best part is
I get to take it with me each time I move.
Laura (mom of 3, military family)
I have spent countless hours creating Bible studies that work both for YOU as a mom, and for your whole family. If you find that anywhere else, online or in print, I'd be very surprised.
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This is going to save you a bunch of time and frustration because you won't have to scour Amazon (or your local bookstore) for a good Bible study or devotional book.
In fact, by using my Bible studies regularly, you are going to learn how to engage your kids in the Bible YOURSELF. You'll get the hand of asking open-ended questions that get kids talking, and eventually, you won't need devotionals at all!
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If all that changed during your time as a member was...
you now spend a few minutes of focused, Spirit-led conversation with your kids in the middle of your chaotic life, would it be worth it?
If all this membership did was...
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If all that changed during your time as a member was...
that you broke through the barriers that keep you from a thriving relationship with God, would it be worth it to you?
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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
A membership provides the ongoing support that parents need, while giving information and resources in small doses so they don't feel overwhelmed or guilty. Each member knows where they fall in the growth path, so they know which resources apply to their family.
After paying on the secure page, you'll be taken to a registration page. You'll create your login info and be all set to go. Your next email will include your bonuses, and will give you an introduction to the site. Then I will send you a few emails to help you figure out where to start, and where to find what you need.
You will have access to the material as long as you remain a monthly member!
You do not need Facebook! I have a dedicated membership site where you can log on at your convenience and access what you need. The Facebook group is an extra touchpoint for those who would like more connection with other parents.
The membership is specifically designed so that overwhelmed parents don't become MORE overwhelmed! I share only one new resource/video per week. Everything is designed in do-able chunks. As Shanna says, "I think there is so much goodness in this membership - not overwhelming. You can do as much or little as you want." In fact, not everything WILL be useful for you. The beautiful of the membership site is that you get ongoing support. The community and resources are there when YOU need them, not the other way around. If you find yourself unable to connect with the community for a month or use the resources, it's all still available for when you are able to reconnect.
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I hope you won't, but if you do, it's simple - you just email me! I am very open to conversations on this topic. Here's what Jenica, a missionary, has to say about that: "Unlike picking up a book at the Christian bookstore, with these resources we actually have contact with the author! If we have a doubt or a need, Christie is just a click away and so willing to help!"
I know there’s lots of “too good to be true” promotions online so you want to carefully choose who you learn from!
That’s why I’ve included a one week risk-free trial period. Try HopeGrown Faith for a week, or a month. If it’s not everything that I say it is and you don’t feel like I’ve delivered, let me know and I’ll refund your first month’s fee.
This membership is specifically for moms only. It's for the mom with a spouse who is unbelieving, agnostic, atheist, spiritually questioning, or just plain too busy to lead the family spiritually.
A low monthly fee is the best way to pay for a membership site, because it doesn't cost your firstborn child just to check it out. It's low risk! If you are ready to jump in and would like to save a few dollars, please contact me for an annual fee option.
If you have another question, please email me at christie @ christiethomaswriter.com.