Posts by Natasha Crain

How to Disagree Better about COVID-19, Conspiracy Theories, and Pretty Much Everything Else in Life

Aside from feeling the fatigue of quarantine in general, I am feeling the fatigue of people arguing about the quarantine. This includes Christians fighting with other Christians, Christians fighting with non-believers, and non-believers fighting with non-believers. If you spend any time on social media, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Our culture has largely lost the ability to disagree well. I’ve experienced this for years when discussing worldview issues with both Christians Read More…

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8 Things Christian Parents Should Consider Before Sending Kids Back to Public or Private School This Fall

This is going to be a very long post, so I’ll cut to the chase: My husband and I decided back in January that we were going to begin homeschooling our twins for middle school this fall…weeks before we had any idea that the coronavirus existed and that it would lead to everyone schooling at home this spring! I guess we were unintentionally ahead of the “curve” on this. (Get it? Curve? Coronavirus? Hello?) This decision was the product of a long period of consideration, during Read More…

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One of the Greatest Gifts to Give Your Kids This Easter is a Sense of Hopelessness

A few months ago, I experienced a moment of personal insight that deeply transformed how I think about faith. It happened while debating whether or not to go to the grocery store. It was mid-morning on a weekday. The kids were at school and I was at my computer working. I hadn’t had time for breakfast that day and my stomach started rumbling. As my thoughts turned to food, I realized I needed to go grocery shopping. I actually enjoy the grocery store, so I started thinking about all the Read More…

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Talking with Your Kids about Jesus is NOW AVAILABLE!

Talking with Your Kids about Jesus

People sometimes say that the day a book is released is like giving birth for an author. I used to think that was a cheesy analogy, but I have to admit there’s a lot of truth to it. I’ve poured an enormous amount of work into Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have over the last two years, and TODAY is the day it is finally released into the world! It’s a thrill to share it with you! Admittedly, the pandemic we’ve been experiencing for the last Read More…

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God Uses Our Dreams and Disasters to Accomplish the Impossible

If you’ve read my books or followed my blog for a while, you know that the focus of my writing is to equip parents with an understanding of how to make a case for and defend the truth of Christianity so they can pass that knowledge on to their kids. This is my passion and focus, but it certainly doesn’t represent ALL that kids need to know and experience in their faith.  It’s not enough to KNOW what’s true if that truth doesn’t transform us. For years now, I’ve followed blogger and author Read More…

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Why Secular Culture, Progressive Christians, and Traditional Christians Disagree on What It Means to Love Others

For Valentine’s Day last year, my husband and I exchanged notes with fifteen affirming words that describe one another. One of the words my husband chose for me included a qualification: “Adventurous (unless there’s danger).” When I first saw it, I thought he was joking. How adventurous can a person be if there’s no danger? But he defended his questionable choice of a compliment by clarifying that he loves how I embrace the idea of adventure, even if I eventually panic when doing something. One Read More…

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Here’s the Key to Ongoing Deep Faith Conversations with Your Kids

[The following post is the Introduction from my new book, Talking with Your Kids about Jesus! It releases next month and is available for preorder now.] I was scrolling through Facebook recently when I saw an article that stopped me in my tracks: “5 Things People with Tidy Homes Don’t Do.” Oh boy. This is one I need to read. Immediately. I am constantly fighting a messy house. Whenever I take my kids to a friend’s home, I’m amazed at how relatively clean it is. How do they Read More…

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Answering Your Kids’ Tough Faith Questions: My Focus on the Family Interview Airs Today!

Answering Your Kids' Tough Faith Questions

Today on the Focus on the Family radio broadcast, president Jim Daly and co-host/VP John Fuller interview me on answering your kids’ tough faith questions! The interview is based on my first book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side. You can hear it on local radio stations, watch it on YouTube (embedded at the end of this post), or listen on a podcast app. If you don’t already have a copy of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side, you can get one from Focus on the Family for a gift of any amount! Check Read More…

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