Discipling Kids

Discipling Kids

Becoming His Hands and Feet
How Child Sponsorship Changed Our Family

by Leslie Ludy

Pure and undefiled religion before god and the father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble...James 1:27HUDSON'S FIRST SERMONThe chapel was vacant and dark.  Hudson, my four-year-old son, ran happily around the big empty room as a small group of our friends and co-workers explored the facility.  Our ministry had recently taken possession of a former Bible college camp


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A Christ-Centered Day
Creative, Simple Ways to Keep Jesus Central

by Leslie Ludy

A Christ-Centered Day: Over breakfast or while we are driving to school or other actives, we will often take some time to pray for Christians around the world. When our kids learn of a specific Christian who is being persecuted for his or her faith...


Discipling Kids

Creative Cultivation
Helping Kids Trade Self-Esteem for Christ-Esteem

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Cultivation: When I was twelve, I attended a youth group session in which all of us middle-schoolers were encouraged to go home and look ourselves in the mirror and make the declaration, “I love you!” to our reflection. It seemed that everywhere I went, at school and at church, well-meaning...


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Creative Conversations
Discussions that Help You Go Deeper with Your Kids

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Conversations: In my article on Purposeful Watchfulness I shared about a documentary that told the story of over one hundred teens being treated by the health department for a wide-spread outbreak of a serious sexually transmitted disease, because dozens of them. . .


Discipling Kids

Teaching Your Kids to Share the Gospel
Bonus Devotional

by Leslie Ludy

It started at a bagel shop. Eric and the kids were eating dinner and waiting for me to return from an appointment. They decided to look around the shop for someone who might need to hear the Gospel. After chatting with the two people working behind the bagel counter, and learning that their names were “Blake” and “Alyssa,” the Ludy kiddos came up with a plan.


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Creative Evangelism
communicating the child-like wonder of the Gospel

by Leslie Ludy

Creative Evangelism: I once read through a Sunday school preschool curriculum that walked teachers through the process of sharing the Gospel with young children. It cautioned against using “heavy terms” such as “sin,” “death,” and “hell” and encouraged teachers to focus mainly on the light and happy aspects of the Gospel message...


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Building A World-Changing Family
The Power of a Gospel-Centered Home

by Leslie Ludy

Building A World-Changing Family: A few years ago, Eric and I spoke at a large home-school event. One of the young men who helped chauffeur us around was a home-school graduate, now in his thirties. He was an articulate, smart young man who seemed to be doing well in life...


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Teaching True Love
Guarding Their Innocence, Preparing Them for Purity

by Leslie Ludy

Teaching True Love: I once heard the parents of a young child declare, “We are not going to let our son find out anything about sex until he’s ready to get married!” Somehow, this well-meaning couple believed that if they kept their son naive of certain things until he was in his twenties or thirties, it would...


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A Vision for More
Passing on a Heavenly Expectation for Marriage

by Leslie Ludy

A Vision for More: Several years ago, a young woman told me that her mom was trying to convince her never to get married. “She says that marriage only leads to heartache and regret. She doesn’t want me to go through what she did,” the young woman told me. “She said it is better if I just stay...


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The Lost Art of Godly Honor
Modeling Noble Behavior to Our Children

by Leslie Ludy

The Lost Art of Godly Honor: I once heard about a young wife who was extremely purposeful about welcoming her husband home after a long day at work. She put dinner on the stove, lit candles, played soft music, took a bubble bath, and put fresh make-up on before he arrived. Each night, her...