Release Date: June 2020
Print Length: 240
Building Character in a World of Compromise
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How can I raise them righteously in a fallen world?
Maybe you caught your child in a web of lies. Perhaps your kid is repeating the bad language she hears on the playground. Or he’s picking up the lazy habits of his peers. Have you ever wondered how to raise your kids to change God’s world when filth and folly get all the air time?
While the moral tide of our culture is sweeping virtue, hard work, integrity and godliness out to sea, raising a child with godly values is countercultural. But it’s not impossible. Change starts with you. You can reject passivity and equip your kids to reflect Christ to the world.
Author Lee Nienhus offers guidance to every struggling parent. As you work on building your own character and confidence, you will learn to model a life of discipline and integrity for your children and become the kind of countercultural parent your kids need.
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“In Countercultural Parenting, Lee Nienhuis offers a paradigm shift desperately needed in today’s culture. She reminds us that the journey to raising children with character begins with us! Lee writes that we have to personally and actively cultivate a deep life of virtue and moral fiber, relying on God’s power to produce the fruit of the Spirit in our lives as we live out our faith and train up our kids. This refreshing book is filled with transparent stories and biblical advice to help you trust God with your children’s future.” &
—John Fuller, vice president of Audio and cohost of the Focus on the Family radio program
“Don’t think you can make a difference in this world? Think again. Your best contribution is to parent with countercultural intentionality. The words in this book will show you how.”
—Jill Savage, author of Real Moms…Real Jesus
“Do you need to believe you can parent well in hard times? Really believe? This is the book for you. You’ll find the encouragement and inspiration you need because of Lee’s use of Scripture, stories, and specific ideas. She teaches us how to join the oppositional forces that trigger cultural changes and how to make sure our kids are in this group. Lee both inspired me and equipped me. We can battle and win!”
—Kathy Koch, PhD, founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., cofounder of Ignite the Family, and author of Start with the Heart
“Are you stunned by the corruption, foolishness, and egomania displayed by our leaders and celebrated in our culture? Are you devastated by the reverberating character deficits you see in your own kids—and even in yourself? With wisdom, wit, and mom-in-the-trenches perspective, Lee leads us to our only character-renovating hope: God and the truth of his word. Come leave your apathy and hand-wringing behind and follow Lee on a charge to change the world—one mom and kid at a time.”
—Shannon Popkin, author of Comparison Girl
“‘For such a time as this’ God has placed your child in this world and into your home to fulfill the incredible calling He has for him or her. God knew this period of time would be filled with all sorts of temptations and distractions. Lee’s book is masterful in helping parents see and understand that they can rise up children with godly character, morals, values, and strength no matter the child, situation, cultural, or parent. This deep, rich resource along with the Bible will help you and your child become remarkable men or women of God!”
—Sally Burke, president, Moms in Prayer International
“In our current culture, it’s tempting to become lax and disheartened when it comes to matters of character. Thankfully, Lee Nienhuis has diligently and boldly laid out a guidebook to reorient parents with their God-given responsibility to raise children who live under His authority and do some earthly good. I stand with Lee in believing that revival is possible in this generation and the next, beginning with a subgroup who is willing to go against the status quo and train their kids in the countercultural ways of Christ.”
—Katie M. Reid, author of Made Like Martha, cohost of The Martha & Mary Show, and mother of five
“As a parent, you have one of life’s most precious and holy responsibilities: to shape the character and heart of your children. I’m thankful my friend Lee has poured her heart and soul into these pages for you to have all you need to build on the foundation of faith in your family. Don’t get so caught up in the busyness of daily life that you forget to think about the legacy you are instilling every day in your kids. If we want to change the world, we need to start in our homes.”
—Matt Brown, evangelist, author, and founder of Think Eternity