Sorrow and Hope

Sorrow and Hope

As many of you know, Amy’s brother John died in an accident almost two months ago. He and his wife Meg, along with his five children, are all very close to our family. Since his passing we have been walking the difficult journey of grief…and hope. Our 13-year-old...
Give Me Your Heart

Give Me Your Heart

(This is the third in a series of posts by Lissy Rienow that will address how, as teenagers, we can learn to be Christians with our families. Read the first post here: http://visionaryfam.com/encouragement-for-teens-living-for-christ-at-home/) Solomon writes to his...
Encouragement for Teens: Living for Christ at Home

Encouragement for Teens: Living for Christ at Home

(This is the first of four posts by Lissy Rienow that will address how, as teenagers, we can learn to be Christians with our families). Do you ever feel like it is easier to be a Christian outside of your home than with your own family? For example, why is it so much...
I Grew Up In a Christian Home, But…

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!

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?...

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