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Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is the lead pastor of Connexus Church and author of several books, including Parenting Beyond Your Capacity (with Reggie Joiner) and his latest book, "Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow." Carey speaks to church leaders around the world about leadership and parenting. He writes one of the most widely read church leadership blogs at www.CareyNieuwhof.com and hosts the Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast where he interviews top leaders each week.

3 ways to help kids push past fear

Character and Values

3 Ways To Help Your Kid Push Past Fear

I'm going to guess you wish you had a little more courage as an adult, and maybe even as a parent. We all do. Fear isn't just an emotion, it's… Read More

Faith

What Should Kids Know About Good Friday?

It's Good Friday–one of the most humbling, powerful and difficult days Christians observe. To think about the trial, torture and execution Jesus endured for humanity's sake is truly astounding. If… Read More

Family Life | Fight For The Heart

How To Communicate In a Way That Values Your Relationships

I think it's kind of fun that God puts families into a little box called a home—where they bump into each other daily for years on end—and tells them to… Read More

Fight For The Heart

How to Lose (and Gain) Influence as a Parent

Every parent wants influence, and while a parent is the greatest influence in a child's life, that influence can wax and wane with the seasons.  In fact, a lot of… Read More

Celebrations | Make It Personal

New Year, New Heart

So it's a brand new year. Here's a question to kick it off. How's your heart? The heart is pretty vital. It's what we live out of really; it's the… Read More

Celebrations

7 Ways To Get to Christmas Without a Total Meltdown

Instagram lies. Well, at least I'm sure it does at some point over Christmas.  When I see people posting pictures of how wonderful setting up the tree is and how… Read More

Family Life | Imagine The End

A Story Worth Telling

Everybody loves a story with a great plot line. We applaud the hero, sitting mesmerized at the edge of our seat while good battles evil, or while right struggles with wrong,… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

5 Things You’ll Never Regret

Yes, it really was a bad idea to give your six-year-old access to the finger paints while you did the laundry. Or to let your fourteen-year-old son stay overnight at his… Read More

Family Life

You Are Not Disqualified

Because when you find yourself the villain in the story you have written It's plain to see That sometimes the best intentions are in need of redemption Would you agree?… Read More

Family Life | Imagine The End

You Bet Life Isn’t Fair, Kid!

Your kids have likely screamed 862 different versions of "That's not fair!!!!" from their small lungs before their fifth birthday. Whether it's the attention you gave her sister but not… Read More