Recommended Books and Resources

Books and Resources to Help You Be More Intentional

Take Back Your Family - Jefferson Bethke 
The West's multi-century experiment with the nuclear family has failed. Its toxic hyper-individualism has left us with an unprecedented number of broken homes and rampant confusion over what a family is supposed to be. Jefferson Bethke delivers the solution we've been seeking: a plan for taking back our families from the modern myth that has derailed us and a vision for returning to the life-giving, biblical model of multi-generational teams.
Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms - Justin Earley
Discover simple habits and easy-to-implement daily rhythms that will help you find meaning beyond the chaos of family life as you create a home where kids and parents alike practice how to love God and each other.

You long for tender moments with your children--but do you ever find yourself too busy to stop, make eye contact, and say something you really mean? Daily habits are powerful ways to shape the heart--but do you find yourself giving in to screen time just to get through the day? You want to parent with purpose--but do you know how to start?
The Intentional Father: A Practical Guide to Raise Sons of Courage and Character - Jon Tyson
Self-initiation is killing our young men. Without strong mentors, boys are walking alone into a wilderness of conflicting messages about who they should be as men. It's no wonder that our sons are confused about what the world expects from them and what they should expect of themselves.

The Intentional Father is the antidote. This concise book is filled with practical steps to help men raise sons of consequence--young men who know what they believe, know who they are, and will stand up against the negative cultural trends of our day. Jon Tyson lays out a clear path for fathers and sons that includes specific activities, rites of passage, and significant "marking moments" that can be customized to fit any family.
Visionary Parenting: Capture a God-Sized Vision for Your Family - Rob and Amy Rienow
Readers will capture a fresh, God-sized vision for their family. It begins with understanding God's purpose for the family and taking an honest look at the current state of the home. The author shares foundational truth that God created the family to ensure that the next generation grows up to know, love, and serve Him. He reminds readers of the instructions from God given to parents in Deuteronomy 6:5-7 that will transform your home.


Raising Boys and Girls Podcast
Our newest season, Intentional Parenting, takes the 6 ideas we’re hearing parents say they need help with the most in our offices: consistency, patience, connection, balance, playfulness and hope. We talk about what each of those can look like in your parenting AND we give three intentional practices you can start implementing today in your homes. Each episode also has a spiritual moment, digging deeper into how God meets us in our need of each idea. For the first time, we also have some fantastic interviews coming your way—with some of the wisest, most fun, and most intentional parents and grandparents we know.
Intentional Families Podcast  
A special miniseries podcast hosted by Jefferson Bethke & Jon Tyson, where they highlight both the problem and the solution to leading a family with intention.

Dadville: Funny Thoughts and Deep Talks
Welcome to Dadville! Join musicians and sometimes-comedians Dave Barnes and Jon McLaughlin in the journey of life, love and the pursuit of dad-ding on the Dadville Podcast. Get your fill of dad jokes, laughs, and heartfelt conversations while these dads and their guests talk about the journey of life and fatherhood.
Focus on the Family Parenting Podcast
Need help with raising your kids? Focus on the Family provides tried and true parenting advice to help your children thrive.
Family Discipleship Podcast 
Imperfect parents having conversations about the critically important and mostly ordinary work of leading at home.
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