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Video: Give Them Grace

Mother-daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson discuss a radical approach to parenting. What does gospel-centered parenting look like?

Here are some highlights from the video below:

  • 0:55 Elyse on how she just wanted her kids to be good.
  • 1:22 The goal is to love Christ. You want your kids to know that the motivation behind rules is the gospel.
  • 1:51 We’re all legalists
  • 2:20 When you parent with the law you only address the law-breaker. When you parent with the gospel, you address the heart of the Pharisee (rule-keeper) as well.

Learn more about Give Them Grace, read a sample chapter, or see similar posts:

July 29, 2011 | Posted in: Children,Parenting,The Gospel,The Grace of God | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 3:41 pm | 0 Comments »

Video: ESV Grow! Bible

This is a brief video for the ESV Grow! Bible, a new children’s Bible coming out in October.  We can’t wait to share more!

DG Live with Nancy Guthrie

Join Nancy Guthrie tonight on DG Live from 7:00 – 8:30 (EDT). She’ll be talking about her life and testimony, as well as her new book, The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis. As usual, you can join the conversation by tweeting your questions in to #dglive.

July 28, 2011 | Posted in: Interviews | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 2:41 pm | 0 Comments »

Video: John Wilson and Larry Woiwode discuss “Words Made Fresh”

John Wilson, editor of Books and Culture and Larry Woiwode discuss Woiwode’s newest book from Crossway, Words Made Fresh. Woiwode reflects on literature, culture, the Christian community, and the universal longing for eternality.

| Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Arts & Literature,Book News,News & Announcements,Theology,Video | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 9:55 am | 1 Comment »

How You Can Best Help a Victim

What are specific ways family, friends, and pastors can help victims of sexual assault?

  • Listen.  Don’t be judgmental. Research has proven that the only social reactions related to better adjustment by victims were being believed and being listened to by others.
  • Let them know the assault(s) was not their fault.
  • Let them know they did what was necessary to prevent further harm.
  • Reassure the survivor that he or she is cared for and loved.
  • Be patient.  Remember, it will take him/her some time to deal with the crime.
  • Encourage the sexual assault victim to seek medical attention.
  • Empower the victim. Don’t tell them what they should do or make decisions on their behalf, rather present the options and help them think through them.
  • Encourage the survivor to talk about the assault(s) with an advocate, pastor, mental health professional, law-enforcement officer, or someone they trust.
  • Let them know they do not have to manage this crisis alone.
  • Remember that sexual assault victims have different needs (what may have been beneficial for one person might not work for another).
  • Remember not to ask for probing questions about the assault. Probing questions can cause revictimization. Follow the victim’s lead and listen.

From Rid of My Disgrace by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb