In the Old Testament, the Spirit of God lived in a box (the ark of the covenant).  But God said, 'That's not good enough, I have to be closer to my people.'  So in His new covenant, He put His Spirit IN US! — Karen Jensen

Encouragement for Single Parents

Are you a single parent? Me too! When my sons were 12 and 13 years old, my dear husband, their wonderful father, died suddenly. That left me to raise them on my own through their teenage years.

I never expected to be a single parent, but I’ve learned that while WE may be surprised by where we find ourselves, but God never is. He has seen ahead in our lives, and He has provided everything we need. He is our helper!

And I just want to encourage you, now that my children are in their late 20s and serving God with all their hearts – GOD IS FAITHFUL to help single parents! With Him, all things are possible.

YOU CAN RAISE GREAT KIDS AS A SINGLE PARENT! I want you to believe that. (more....)

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Don't Be Afraid!

When it comes to our kids, there’s a lot to be afraid of these days….drugs, gangs, danger, kidnapping, failing in school, rejection…..it’s easy to have fear for your children.

But if you’re a Christian, remember that you are not of this world….we have inside information – INSIDE THE BIBLE.

You don't want to surround your kids with fear and doubt. Instead you want to surround them with faith and the protection of God.

You don't have to be afraid! God promises protection and victory for us, and for our children. (more)....

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Raising Your Kids to Follow God

One time I was reading a friend’s post on facebook – she and her little boy were looking at pictures of him as a baby and he said,

"Mom, I'm glad you took pictures of me when I was little. That way when I grow up to be a great man of God I can show my kids what I looked like.”

I love that this little guy thinks he’s going to grow up to be a man of God!

When I asked her about it, she said, “I've been speaking that into his life the past several months. The first time I told him, ‘You're going to grow up to be a great man of God and change this world,’ he said, ‘I am?’ I said, ‘Yep’ and he said, ‘How do you know?’ I said, ‘Mommy's just know these things...’

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Worried About Your Kids' Friends?

As your children get older, their friends mean more and more to their lives, and sometimes that starts to worry us as parents.

We may not know their friends very well, or not be thrilled about the influence they have on our children.

Here are some things to think about:

1) As a parent, you still have more influence over your children than anyone else does. Think about yourself – no matter how old you get, you still want your parents to be proud of you, don’t you? Children (you included) have a built-in desire to please their parents.

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What Parent's Are Saying

“My four year old son was out of control, to the point where I had to take him out of pre-school and stay home with him. But after just a few days of applying these parenting principles, he has changed dramatically!  Now he listens and obeys, and our home is peaceful – it’s almost miraculous! I am putting him back in school and able to continue with my own schooling.  Thank you so much!”  — F.L.

“My wife and I began putting these principles into practice right away and began to see excellent results. Our children respond very well to our godly way of discipline.  So much better for us. Thank you!”    — M.L.

“I attended one of Karen's seminars and it was far above everything I expected. It has equipped me with information that I needed to properly launch my children into their destinies.” — R.T.

“I have a 2 year old daughter and I didn’t believe in spanking until I watched Parenting With a Purpose and was made to understand the biblical purpose of spanking. Now I get it!  Now my daughter will benefit every day of her life – she’ll be able to fulfill God’s purpose for her life.  My home is now peaceful and calm with a loving and obedient daughter who will grow up obeying God’s Word quickly.”   — T.O.

“I learned SO much from Parenting With a Purpose about God’s view of parenting. I especially learned about correction and why & how to do it.  I can’t imagine waiting until my child is older before taking this course.” — K.H.

“After applying these principles of correction then praying with my son afterwards, he gave me a big hug and looked straight into my eyes and said, ‘I love you, Mom!’ I just melted.  He is 3 and has never expressed this kind of emotion before. I have taken many parenting classes and finally one that works! I now have the skills to help my child obey me so he will obey God." — M.J.

"Our 6-year-old grandson got his first report card at school this Friday.  The teacher had only positive things to say about him.  She said he is affectionate and helpful, both to her and his fellow sutdents.  He is obedient, attentive and a good worker. His big ‘turn around’ from being a rather disobedient and whiny troublemaker began when you came to our city and taught us how to raise children God’s way. My husband and I bought your Parenting With a Purpose CDs and gave them to our daughter.  Since then our grandson has never been the same.  I am so happy.  Thank you so much for coming!"  — L.K.