recommended books & blogs


RisenMotherhood

There's something we've noticed in ourselves and in Moms around us... a heaviness, and a need for burdens to be lifted. A need for there to be less on our plates, less on our minds and less on our hearts. 


If moms hear one more thing that they aren't doing right, it seems that we will all collectively hit our knees in mourning and despair. There are enough hard things, and it is so easy to just stay there. We cope in a myriad of ways: we joke, we eye roll, we let our kids go untrained and undisciplined, we escape, we eat, we exercise, we work, we do whatever we can to get out from underneath the weight of our calling.


The good news that when we live in light of the resurrection of Christ, we can have a secure identity and be part of a bigger story - God's redemption story.


This is a community that will remind you of gospel-truth, no matter how you feel about your motherhood. It's for the imperfect mother, still learning, still growing and still fully recognising she doesn't have it all together - but we serve a God who does.

PARENTCUE

What is Parent Cue?

It is a blog. A cue. A prompt.


It’s not an encyclopaedia on everything you need to know. It’s not an exhaustive training course to make sure your kids “turn out” ok. It’s not a counselling hotline you can call when you have a help-I-can’t-believe-my-child-just . . .- crisis. This blog is a cue. It’s a prompt. 


Because really, we know you’re already incredibly busy doing all the things you should do to invest in your kids and to help them on their way to adulthood—and hopefully out of your house. 


But just because you are really busy doing great things doesn’t mean it’s easy to stay focused on what’s important. That’s where we come in. We want to make it easy for you to remember what’s important.

LAUNCHINGROCKETS

17 Observations On Being A Parent

Rob Bell says: “I hope that as you listen you’re reminded of the sacred exhilarating joy of launching rockets”.


Tom Basson our Riverside Campus Pastor says: “Probably one of the most insightful and fresh books on parenting I’ve read”.

raising boys by design

This unique resource combines the latest research in brain science with timeless truths from the Bible, offering parents a practical blueprint for raising their sons.


Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO—one who values Honour, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son:

  • strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline
  • nurture genuine compassion and empathy
  • process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry
  • succeed in school and hone crucial life skills
  • develop a healthy perspective of sexuality
  • avoid the pitfalls of media and technology
  • embark on a lifelong adventure of faith

WHAT A GIRL NEEDS FROM HER MOM

Mystified by the situations girls face today? 

There's a good reason, Mom. Our girls are growing up in a completely different world than we did. 


With keen insight and warm encouragement, Cheri Fuller shares how you can become a more welcome influence at every stage in your daughter's life. "How can I counter society's unhealthy messages about body image and sexuality? "How can I help my daughter (and me!) deal with her emotional ups and downs?" "What are the best ways to instil good values?" "How can I help her grow a firm faith in God?" 


Filled with trustworthy suggestions, this book will help you steer your daughter toward becoming a healthy, confident young woman. 


A former Oklahoma Mother of the Year, Cheri has worked with kids of all ages and is the executive director of the non-profit organisation Oklahoma Messages Project. She and her husband, Holmes, live in Oklahoma and have three grown children (a girl and two boys) and six wonderful grandchildren.