Interviews on Parenting

Youth Athletics

Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders

by Ed Uszynski

Ed Uszynski discusses the peril and potential of youth athletics.

Counsel for Couples Pondering Adoption

by John Piper

In episode 350, Pastor John offers counsel to parents considering adoption.

One Beautiful Adoption Story

by John Piper

In episode 349, Pastor John shares his family’s adoption story.

Childless Missionaries by Design?

by John Piper

In episode 286, Pastor John considers whether some missionaries should refrain from having children.

Should Christians Use the Pill?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In episode 230, Pastor John talks about contraceptives and family planning

Should Moms Work Outside the Home?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In episode 227, Pastor John encourages mothers to focus on ministry with their family rather than working outside the home

With So Many Orphans, Why Have Children?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 202, Pastor John talks about having biological children and adopting.

A Mother’s Role in Raising Boys

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 90, John Piper talks about a mother’s role in raising boys.

The Parent’s Role in a Child’s Gender Development

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 67, Pastor John talks about the parent’s role in a child’s gender development.

If Parents Raise Their Children According to the Bible, Does God Promise to Bring Them to Know Him?

by John Piper

John Piper says God's word does not go forth void into the lives of children.

It Seems Our Potential Son-in-Law Became a Believer to Win Our Daughter. How Should We Respond?

by John Piper

John Piper says parents must be very careful in their guidance to grown children.

What Have You Done to Teach Your Children the Importance of Giving Tithes and Offerings?

by John Piper

John Piper describes how he and Noël have taught their children about money.

What Can I Do to Help My Mother Not Idolize Me?

by John Piper

John Piper says that other people help us keep Christ at the center of our spiritual solar systems.

Why Would Anyone Risk Conceiving a Child Who Could Easily End Up As an Enemy of God Being Tormented for Eternity?

by John Piper

John Piper says that the hope of a child going to heaven outweighs the fear of hell.

Would Jesus Spank a Child?

by John Piper

John Piper explains why he believes it's God-like and healthy to spank.

What Can Parents Do to Keep From Having Favorites Among Their Children?

by John Piper

John Piper has three thoughts on how to love your kids like God does his.

How Can We Keep Christmas Giving Christ-Centered, Especially With Young Kids?

by John Piper

John Piper explains how he and Noël have sought to keep Christ central at Christmas.

Do Fathers and Mothers Have Different Roles In Parenting?

by John Piper

John Piper says that dads have a unique responsibility in parenting, but that mom and dad are no less an essential team.

Can We Pass the Spiritual Responsibilities of Raising Our Kids Onto Others?

by John Piper

John Piper says that church should supplement and bless what is already happening at home.

How Does Pastor John Handle Spiritual Training In the Home?

by John Piper

John Piper shares the basics of how he seeks to lead his family spiritually.

How Does the Command to Honor Father and Mother Relate to God?

by John Piper

John Piper says that God instituted parenting to teach children about him.

How Can We Teach Our Children About God's Character and Not Just His Commandments?

by John Piper

John Piper says that parents must both teach and model the greatness of God to their children.