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October 02, 2017
When Your Christian Family is Not Perfect
The Perfect Christian Family You know the one, Dad is a well respected elder in...
September 06, 2017
No, John Piper, Kids Do Not Delight to Fear Dads
“Kids delight to fear good Dads," a sermon by John Piper. It has long been established...
September 05, 2017
Back to School and Child Shaming
Of course, parents love their kids. But are viral rants, memes and jokes about their...
August 16, 2017
Should I Have a Kid?
“Did you always know that you wanted to be a parent?” A few weeks ago...
August 15, 2017
Parenting with Shifting Faith – Kathy Escobar
"When you read the Bible, you are wondering how in the (expletive) am I supposed...
June 06, 2017
5 Things Therapy Training Taught me about Parenting
I went back to school for a master’s degree in counseling psychology in preparation for...
June 01, 2017
The Hate You Give: BLM and Parenting
Lately, I’ve been struck by the power of names. I’ve been struck by the courage...
May 12, 2017
I’m Bad! Rewriting Fundamentalist Beliefs of Depravity
Our best conversations usually happen around the dinner table. Between bites of mac and cheese...
May 10, 2017
Six Ways to Teach Children without Gas Lighting
Image: Unsplash Gas lighting is a term to describe psychological manipulation inflicted on a victim...
May 01, 2017
Should my Daughter Defy Modesty Rules at the Youth Group Beach Retreat?
*This is part of Ask Unfundamentalist Parenting series where I answer real life parenting dilemmas. You...
April 24, 2017
How to Parent when Grandparents are Conservative?
I am honored to interview Carol Howard Merritt today on the blog for Unfundamentalist Parenting....
April 19, 2017
The Gospel According to Moana
Image provided by Disney In fundamentalism, when a child misbehaves, it is to be expected...
April 14, 2017
What Holy Week Means for Children
Image: Unsplash Holy Week can sometimes be thought of as Humility Week. Stories from this...
March 31, 2017
Bearing Down on Them: What Parents Can Learn from Elisha and the 42 Boys
When the group of prophets at Jericho saw Elisha, they said, “Elijah’s spirit is now...
March 30, 2017
7 Unfundamentalist Parenting Podcast Recs
Image: Pixabay There are a lot of wonderful progressive Christian podcasts out there, and a...
March 08, 2017
Every Christian is a Universalist at Baby Funerals
Image: Pixabay I would argue, practically speaking (perhaps not theologically), every Christian is a...
February 27, 2017
Understanding My Human Rights
"I have the right to ask questions and get honest answers." This is the perfect...
February 24, 2017
Encouraging Children to Doubt
Doubt is an important part of faith. That may sound contradictory, but it is true....
February 22, 2017
Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Parenting Trick
These are perilous times when the President of America is inciting a deep mistrust of...
February 13, 2017
Parenting With Spiritual Baggage – 5 Tips
Image: Pixabay Deconstructing can be emotionally, spiritually and intellectually draining. Add that into the work...
February 10, 2017
Is Parenting Political?
Image: provided by Meggin Ball “Why don’t you stick to talking about parenting? You’re talking...
February 07, 2017
BETTER Parenting – Interview with Melvin Bray
Image provided by Melvin Bray Hi Melvin, welcome to Unfundamentalist Parenting. We are excited to...
December 06, 2016
Six Ways Unfundamentalist Parenting is Better
Image: Canva If I were to sum up the core difference between fundamentalism and unfundamentalism...
November 23, 2016
The One Thing that will Make You A Strong Christian Parent
Image: Pixabay So much anxiety abounds in how to raise strong Christian children in Christian...
November 11, 2016
Five Ways to be an Unfundamentalist Parent After the Election
Image: Pixabay The worst outcome is now our reality—Trump has won the presidential election. If...
October 04, 2016
10 Signs You are an Unfundamentalist Christian Parent
Image: Canva Ever since I started gathering a community of Unfundamentalist Christian parents, people have...
September 29, 2016
Kazoo Magazine for Girls – A Review
The TL;DR version: It's SO good It's just refreshing to have a magazine...
September 15, 2016
Intersectionality 101 for Kids – Resources
Bringing up topics like intersectionality and everything that entails can with kids can be...
August 24, 2016
Why I Think Richard Rohr is Wrong on Parenting
Image: Pixabay A lot of progressive Christians, those of us who grew up “on fire...
August 18, 2016
We were sitting in a Starbucks in London, my sister-in-law, her two young...
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