After 25 years of working in Family Ministry, we’ve learned there are some things adults just can’t do for kids. You can’t force a toddler to love broccoli. You can’t make a teenager “not date him.” And you can’t make a kid love God. Can you? At some point it just starts to break down.
That’s why we wrote Playing for Keeps. It’s a book for parents and leaders (and anyone else who influences the lives of kids and teenagers) about six things you can give a kid over time that will make a significant impact. These six things can help give a kid the kind of history that will show them why they matter to God.
But Playing for Keeps is really two books in one. On the flipside is a short story called Losing Your Marbles that makes these six ideas come to life.
Playing for Keeps/Losing your Marbles is a book for anybody who interacts with a kid or teenager every week–from a parent to a coach to Small Group Leader. Anybody. Playing for Keeps explores six things every kid needs over time, and provides 18 practical ideas for anybody who wants to make what really matters matter more.