Lori Wildenberg

Helping Families Build Connections that Last a Lifetime


“Who are you to lead a parenting class?” Apparently I hadn’t properly introduced myself. It feels awkward to state my bio before leading a class. But… the dad who asked the question had every right to inquire. He needed to know my background before he would embrace and implement my parenting suggestions and techniques. Perhaps you are wondering too.

Professionally I am a licensed parent and family educator, certified teacher, co-founder of 1Corinthians 13 Parenting, national speaker, and have written 4 parenting books.

I don’t think those credentials are the most important ones. I believe that personal experience is the place where wisdom is born, compassion is grown, and humility discovered.

I’m the mom of four now young adult kids (plus a daughter-in-love) and wife to Tom, my college sweetheart. Nothing smartens a person up faster, knocks one’s pride down quicker, or tenderizes a heart more than being a parent.

Parenting is my joy… most of the time.

If you are a mom, dad, grandparent, or a ministry leader looking for Christian faith-based parenting assistance or training you will find what you need here—no matter the age of your child— littles to young adults. You will feel inspired, encouraged, supported, and guided while being provided current and cutting edge information. You may even laugh a little along the way.

Personal parenting consultation or parent coaching, speaking at special women’s events and retreats, parenting workshops, and conferences are available. Just connect with me on my contact page to get the conversation started.

Sign up for my Monday Eternal Moments blog to receive weekly parenting information and inspiration. Check out my resource page for freebies, books, podcasts, videos, and radio interviews.

I would love to join you in your parenting quest to build connections in your family that last a lifetime.

With faith, hope, and love,


Book Lori for Your Event!

Book Lori for your Women’s, Moms’, or Parent Event! Choose from one of her Keynotes or have her create one just for your gathering.

Eternal Moments Blog

The One Question Every Parent Asks

Parents all wonder the same thing. We shake our head in exasperation and ask, "Why? Why do my kids act and say the things they do?"  I've wondered, you have wondered. The question is born from  exasperation. We really don't expect an answer. Yet the answer is less...

read more

Most pediatricians warn against this. Most moms do it.

Most pediatricians warn against it. Most moms do it, at least occasionally.  What is it? Cosleeping, parents and infants sleeping in the same bed. I recall those busy nights. Up every few hours to feed the baby. Sleep deprivation is a way of life. Right now my son and...

read more

4 Things to Do When a Child Prefers One Parent Over Another

I received an email from a dad of children ages 5 and 2. His kids each demonstrate a preference for one parent over another. His two-year-old son prefers mom and shows his choice through crying and other behaviors. The five-year-old daughter favors dad. She verbalizes...

read more

7 Questions for a Dad (number 6 is the most courageous)

The Wildenberg Family had an additional dad to celebrate this past Father's Day! Our son Jake just became a dad. It is so  awesome to watch him care for his little guy and to see the mutual love and support between he and his wife, Jaime. Jake has such a good role...

read more

The 3 Types of Temper Tantrums and What To Do About Them

  Throwing a tantrum, pitching a fit, having a meltdown. Screaming, kicking, and generally full body gyrations are involved in the throwing, pitching, and having  an emotional (and physical) outburst. A friend of mine mentioned on Facebook her son was having one of...

read more