The Newborn Promise Projectx
A Family Project
Even more so than getting married, having a child is a profoundly spiritual passage of life for a husband and wife. You start thinking more earnestly about God and the role of faith in your growing family. What kind of parents will you be? Will you avoid repeating mistakes from your past? How will you spiritually nurture a new life?
Parents don’t have to figure it out alone.
A body of knowledge found in the Bible and from Judeo-Christian experience throughout the ages speaks directly to expecting and new parents about this major life event. Created by Graham Blanchard’s editorial team of teachers, pastors, and parents, Your Newborn Promise Project: A Christian Pre-Parenting Primer for Husband and Wife, along with Your Newborn Promise Project Group Study, explore the vital role of the spiritual abilities to love, remember, seek, question, and persevere. The Primer includes related discussions of five newborn facts of life, as well as Learn, Absorb, Praise, and Connect planning activities. It serves as the foundation for the six-session Group Study, both of which are supported by Your Newborn Promise Project True Story Videos.
Christian husbands and wives now have the pulse on important topics for their family-building season, such as infertility, miscarriage, postpartum-depression, and adoption. Co-author Audra Haney features guests like Kari Jobe, Carlos Whittaker, Tim Kimmel, and Charissa Kolar, who reveal their struggles, share their experiences, and inspire with their testimonies of faith that encourage believers in all stages. The Newborn Promise Project App links to the podcast, an online Bible and reading plan, blog, assessment, and other parenting resources.
How to grow faith as a family?
Christians of all ages follow Jesus by learning from him, nurturing their inner life with him, and recognizing his majesty and movement in their daily lives. Graham Blanchard’s Learn, Absorb & Praise™ children’s books and additional Connect resources for parents are thoughtfully designed to prepare, encourage, and support parents in their faith, while equipping them for their most important role of all—nurturing their children’s faith in the vital first years.
And there will never be a better time for a child. Research today confirms what wisdom has long understood: the first years of a child’s life are the most important time for cognitive, social, and emotional development, and are essential for establishing a life-long love for Jesus (see Evangelism is Most Effective Among Kids, by the Barna Group).