Family Devotional Resources from Patrick Schwenk:
Faith Forward Family Devotional
Do you need a devotional to help connect your family? With 100 devotionals, Faith Forward Family Devotional by authors Patrick and Ruth Schwenk equips parents to raise faith-filled kids who know, love, and live for God.
Somewhere between diapers and sippy cups, piano lessons and soccer practice, dating and college searches, even the most well-intentioned family can lose sight of creating a God-centered home. As parents of four, pastor Patrick Schwenk and his wife, Ruth, of The Better Mom blog, understand the challenges–and importance–of raising faith-filled kids.
Faith Forward Family Devotional is aimed primarily at families with kids ages 8-12, but it also includes ideas for activities for younger children and recommendations for further study for older kids, so the whole family can join in the devotional gathering. Whatever season of parenting you are in, sharing this devotional time together will help your children nourish a faith that lasts a lifetime.
THE DIG FOR KIDS Proverbs: Words of Wisdom
The Dig for Kids is a simple and easy way for parents to study through books of the Bible with their children. It is a great resource for parents because it makes teaching children the Bible simple, fun, and interactive! Now your children can study the book of Proverbs!
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The Dig for Kids: Proverbs (Kindle)
The Dig for Kids James: Faith in Action
The Dig for Kids is a simple and easy way for parents to study through books of the Bible with their children. It is a great resource for parents because it makes teaching children the Bible simple, fun, and interactive! Now your children can study the book of James!
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The Dig for Kids: James (Kindle)
The Dig for Kids: James (paperback)
The Dig for Kids: Luke [Volume 1 and 2]
The Dig for Kids is a simple and easy way for parents to study through books of the Bible with their children. It is a great resource for parents because it makes teaching children the Bible simple, fun, and interactive! Now your children can study the book of Luke!
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The Dig for Kids: Luke Volume 1 (Kindle)
The Dig for Kids: Luke Volume 1 (paperback)
The Dig for Kids: Luke Volume 2 (Kindle)
The Dig for Kids: Luke Volume 2 (paperback)
The Warrior Weekend: Helping Dads Raise Boys to Be Godly Men
Get away, get outdoors, and get into God’s Word! The Warrior Weekend is a resource to help dads raise boys to be Godly men. Written as a devotional, it is full of biblical wisdom specific to boys, applicable stories of brave men, and adventurous activity ideas or a weekend away. The Warrior Weekend is a great resource for helping dads and sons explore God’s Word and God’s world together.
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The Warrior Weekend (Kindle)
The Warrior Weekend (paperback)
Additional Resources by Patrick Schwenk:
In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake
Your Storm Doesn’t Have to Sink You
At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves in a boat in the middle of a lake. We might be there due to a job loss or the death of a loved one. Maybe disability, divorce, or financial insecurity has stranded us. Patrick and Ruth Schwenk found themselves feeling battered after five miscarriages and then surrounded by the waves with Patrick’s cancer diagnosis at age forty-three. They were alone. Drifting. And that’s when their transformation began.
In this compassionate and powerful book, the Schwenks weave together lessons from their own experience with insightful Bible teaching to remind us that one of the greatest ways God transforms us is through trials. As they unpack why Jesus called the disciples into the middle of a lake when dry ground was so safe and comfortable, they help us
- understand why the depth of our hurt enables us to experience deep hope;
- learn to conquer fear to experience the freedom God has for us; and
- discover how God uses chaos, and not just the classroom, to shape and work through us.
Today—in your confusion about God’s intentions, your disappointment over lost dreams, your disillusionment about prayer—God is offering hope. Because Jesus is still Lord over the water. And while he is not moved by the waves, he is moved by you. And this flood might just be a path to abundance.
For Better or For Kids
The transition from “married” to “married with children” can be tough. Before they know it, a once youthful and energetic married couple finds themselves in a minivan loaded with noisy kids and littered with Cheerios, crusty Sippy cups, banana peels, and missing library books. As much as you love your children and work hard to nurture and train them for the future, the challenges that come with parenthood can make the “for better or for worse” promise a hard one to honor.
For Better or For Kids will enable couples to:
- Build a God-centered marriage instead of a Child-centered or Me-centered marriage
- Avoid the dangers of spouse-neglect and self-neglect
- Effectively communicate in the chaos
- Explore ways to parent together as one team
- Find balance in the busyness
For Better or For Kids is about remembering that even when you feel worn out, over-extended, and neglected, you promised to be a team. Marriage with kids may not always be what we expected, but it is good. We need to make a vow to love our spouse with kids in the house.