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,


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Eternal Moments Blog

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...

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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...

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5 Reasons Why Teens Use Drugs Plus 20 Indicators of Abuse

Substance abusers really don't look like the people we tend to picture in our mind's eye. And they certainly don't look like our kid. A vision I conjure up is one of a disheveled, dirty middle aged individual complete with rotting teeth. That picture doesn't fully...

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Can I Parent and Honor My Aging Parents?

Friends, Meet Kathy Howard, my friend and colleague. She has a new devotional coming out (published by New Hope Publishers)  titled, 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents. Her post below describes her struggle as she parents her mom with dementia. I love how...

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When Guilt Owned Me

Friends, Meet Jamie Sumner. You will relate to her whether or not you have a special needs kiddo or went through infertility. Most people (parents) wrestle with the malady of false guilt. You will be encouraged by Jamie's words and wisdom. Jamie also has some exciting...

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Tweak that Time Out so it Works

Time-Outs are a waste of time. Don't you think? I mean, have you found them to be a good learning tool? Have they been effective? They weren't for me, until I tweaked my approach, just a bit.  Most parents use Time-Outs. Conventional parenting philosophies  encourage...

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