Parenting in a World of Tech

How many hours a day does your teen staring at a screen? How much of their social life is connected to social media? Tech is a huge part of our teens’ lives and it needs to be a huge part of our parenting. In this seminar, Dr. Rienow (www.VisionaryFam.com) and his son...

Run to Win in 2017

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do...

Should Church or Family Come First?

“Which should come first – church or family? The Bible says honor your father and mother. But Jesus said his disciples must put him first – before mother, father, children and spouse!” Earlier this month Rob had the chance to speak into this...

Help us reach families around the world

It’s hard to turn on the news today and not be overwhelmed at the incredible needs of families around the globe. Refugees, financial chaos, wars and famines dominate the headlines, and our hearts break at the pain and suffering endured by so many. While VFM continues...

I Grew Up In a Christian Home, But…

In our early years in ministry, we led dozens of youth retreats and mission trips. Often, when we returned from these “spiritual mountain top” experiences, the church would gather for a worship service where students shared testimonies about the trip. So many of the...

Don’t Delegate Your Teen Away!

We live in a world of delegation parenting. Do you want your children to learn to play the piano? Sign them up for piano lessons. Do you want them to learn basketball? Find a coach. Do you want them to learn math? Hire a tutor. Do you want them to learn about Jesus?...

Confessions from Rob and Amy

Sadly, in the early years of my (Rob’s) journey as a parent, my heart was not turned toward my children. Amy and I were married in 1994. During our first 10 years together, I was serving as a youth pastor and we were blessed with four children. Even though I...