There are several parenting magazines in the marketplace. Some are actually fairly helpful. The problem is none of the secular parenting magazines really address parenting issues that are of special importantance to Christian parents. Fortunately, there is a great magazine that totally focuses on helping us.
Thriving Family is a magazine focusing on Christian parenting and marriages. It has lots of short, practical articles that only take a few minutes to read. In addition to the feature articles each issue, the magazine contains regular features on family stages (dealing with the issues of children in various age groups), family media, family faith and family living.
The magazine is bi-monthly (6 issues a year) and the latest issue covered topics like anger management for kids, overcoming selfishness in marriage, toddler modesty, retooling timeouts, solution for messy rooms, logical faith (for teens) and much more.
The best news is that the publication is distributed by a ministry – Focus on the Family. As such, the subscription “price” is a donation. I have spoken with them in the past and they are willing to send it free to those who cannot afford to pay for a subscription. (Possible donation amounts are suggested, but a box is available to write in what you can afford. There is no pressure to check one of the boxes with a higher amount.)
Because it is free if you can’t afford it, there really is no reason for your family to miss the benefits this magazine can provide. Even if you are doing the Christian parenting thing “perfectly”, the articles will encourage you to continue what you are already doing. If you, like the rest of us, struggle with various issues from time to time, this magazine might just deliver the answers you need right to your mailbox.
Do yourself and your family a favor and take advantage of this wonderful resource. You won’t regret it!