As a parent, you now your kid better than anyone! We want to team up with you to be a strong voice of love in your child’s life during some of their biggest challenges, transitions, and joys. Below you will find a handful of resources that we believe will empower you to connect with your child in Christ-centered, meaningful ways.
Growing up doesn’t have to mean growing apart.
One day they seem content to hang out with you. The next, they’re too busy.
And even if they weren’t busy, you aren’t sure they would want to.
As parents, we often feel the gap between us and our kids widening when they become teenagers and young adults. Maybe it’s just that they’re growing up. But we fear that gap is a symptom that we’re growing apart.
Filled with brand-new research and real-life stories from remarkable families, Growing With shows you how to close the family gap, giving parents courage to take the next faithful step on a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform you all.
Discover strategies to help you invite doubt, rather than avoid it. Growing With will show you how to help your kids keep their roots, even as they spread their wings.
Don’t miss it
Parents have approximately 936 weeks from the time their child is born until he or she graduates from high school. That time goes by fast. And the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character can seem overwhelming.
But there is something parents can do. They can make this week count. And then do it again, and again.
In Don’t Miss It, authors Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy help parents discover that what they understand about their kids now has the potential to change their kids’ future. If parents don’t miss what’s happening during this phase of their kids’ lives, then maybe kids won’t miss some important things they need to know about life. That’s why what parents do this week matters.
It’s just a phase. And none of us want to miss it.
Just a phase
Every week leaders across the country spend countless hours and dollars investing in kids and teenagers. Moms and dads hope their children will grow up with the kind of faith that transforms their decisions, enriches their relationships, and leads to a better future.
But in spite of the best hopes and intentions, many kids still grow up and miss experiencing God’s unconditional love and forgiveness.
Maybe they miss it because we missed something about…
A preschooler’s brain development
A child’s way of reasoning and relating
A middle schooler’s basic emotional needs
A high schooler’s most fundamental motive
Any leader or parent who wants to connect the message of God’s love and forgiveness to this generation of kids and teenagers needs to know two things:
1. They need to know God’s love and forgiveness personally.
2. They need to know kids and teenagers.
That’s why the Just a Phase Project was created. It is a collaborative, ongoing, effort assembling classic and innovative research, with practical application.
It synthesizes the work of national leaders and authors around the country to summarize and simplify…
hundreds of hours of research
interviews with licensed professional counselors
surveys of more than 250 state teachers of the year
countless conversations with age group ministry staff
so the average parent and leader can understand kids better.
So adults don’t miss what’s happening during the critical phases of growing up.
So leaders and parents can connect God’s love and forgiveness to the heart of the next generation.
The culture translator
What is The Culture Translator?
A glimpse into what’s influencing teens right now.
Insightful perspective on the underlying issues.
A weekly nudge to start conversations about their world.
This weekly email gives insight on music, video games, politics, and much more to support you in having educated conversations with your child about what is happening in their world.
Talking about issues like smartphones, eating disorders, Snapchat, video games, and sexting with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be!
Axis created these PDFs to help you understand the things your teens face, how to have conversations about them, and how to biblically disciple your teens into lifelong faith through it all.