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Permanent Markers

Spiritual Life Skills for Work-in-Progress Families
Janel Breitenstein
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A practical, you-can-totally-do-this guide to teaching kids critical habits for a close, thriving relationship with God and a healthy, spiritually confident life into adulthood.

Amidst carpool lines and trying to get kids to eat mashed potatoes with a fork, how can we make space for what matters eternally?

Author, speaker, and mom to a messy family of six Janel Breitenstein offers this relatable, straightforward guide to cultivating in kids a tight relationship with God, as well as real-life tools for robust spirituality into adulthood.

Perfect for busy parents, this book will help you model and teach your kids essential principles like self-control, finding identity in who God says we are, serving others, community, and prayer. Janel unpacks doable ways to keep you focused on what matters most and know confidently how to make it happen.

With each chapter, you'll find:

  • Dozens of accessible, easily doable ideas for each age group and attention span, enabling you to work smarter, not harder.
  • Discussion questions and engaging prompts to help kids think about the whys and hows of each life skill in meaningful ways.
  • Thoughtful prayers you can use for your own family.

A practical and fun handbook for the most important part of parenting, Permanent Markers is one book you'll want to keep close at hand and reference again and again.

About the Author

Janel Breitenstein is an author, freelance writer, and speaker. After five and a half years in Uganda, East Africa, her messy family of six returned to Colorado, where they continue to work on behalf of the poor with Engineering Ministries International. You can find her—"The Awkward Mom"—having uncomfortable, important conversations at and on Instagram @janelbreit.

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 272
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310360377
  • Release: March 30, 2021