This page has links to various information sources about raising families.


Faithful Generations Adult Sunday School Class: Topics and Resources


It’s Just a Phase


The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (CPYU) is an organization dedicated to understanding youth culture with a helpful newsletter, that is posted in the Sant Library at CSMSG and on the YM Bulletin Board).  For more resources about parents and youth:

CSMSG Youth Ministry Tuesday Newsletter
Please email Timothy Chapman to subscribe to the YM Eletter.

  Homeword: Parent Resources



 Fuller Youth Institute






The Road Back to You, by Jan Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile




It’s Just a Phase-So Don’t Miss It: Why Every Life Stage of a Kid Matters and at Least 13 Things Your Church Should Do About It
by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy


iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean Twenge
Book Review by Timothy Chapman





Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life, by Jen Hatmaker



Read book review by Jeannette Thompson
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The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans: How to Decode Their Behavior, Develop Unshakable Trust, and Raise a Respectable Adult
by Josh Shipp  more

Character Matters! Raising Kids with Values That Lasts
by John and Susan Yates   more

Raising Children in a Digital Age: Preparing Your Children for the Digital Jungle
by Bex Lewis   more



Tips for Parents of Graduates
“When it is time for our kids to leave the nest, it is time for us to pray.”- Jodie Berndt.

10 Ways to Avoid Mama Burnout-Part 1 by Susan Alexander Yates

Eight Ideas to Help You Reclaim Gratitude This Season

Raising Kids With Religion Or Spirituality May Protect Their Mental Health by Alice G. Walton

Ok, I’m Really Mad by Susan Yates

Eight Ideas to Reclaim Your Gratitude This Season

“Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?  Jean Twenge, September 2017

Readings on Mercy  (November 19, 2017)

The Compassionate Instinct _ Greater Good Magazine

The Importance of Teaching Mercy to Children

AACU article: A Plea for Civil Discourse: Needed, the Academy’s Leadership   Fall 2013, No. 4

Faithful Generation Articles


CSMSG Parent Ministry Recommendations

Report by Chris Sasser, Ministry Architects Consultant, May 2017