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

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  Abusive personalities are actually people with great self-control. That's different from the picture you had in your mind, isn't it? Controlled. Deliberate. Manipulative. This person is not out of his mind nuts. He or she is CRAZY like a fox. The abuser is very good...

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10 Dating Warning Signs to Share with Your Teen

  "Her husband killed her." My daughter and I were sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office-waiting. What a surprise to run into one of my daughter's former teachers. The woman described why she loved our shared physician, "She helped me so much during my...

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4 Effective Ways to Encourage Your Kids

Kids can smell a phony a mile away. After I would attempt to build up my children following a disappointment or even an event that went well, my kids used to say, “You’re my mom. You have to say that. You don’t count.” So… I have learned to make my words COUNT. When...

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How to Create a Faith and Fun Filled Easter Basket

The night before Easter, my husband and I were determined to foil our children by hiding their baskets in unexpected locations. Our four kids had become quite adept at finding their baskets in no time flat. As I opened the oven door and slid the pink basket onto the...

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A Special Easter Freebie for Your Family

Friends, This is an Easter  gift from the 1st Corinthians 13 Parenting Ministry, a resource site for parents and those who work with parents. If you need a team of  parenting experts who personally relate and professionally support moms and dads choose 1C13P to  lead...

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5 Ways to Create an Emotionally Safe Home

  The day after returning to Denver from the Philippines, I made my way down to Colorado Springs to attend a two-day conference. Jet lag was getting the best of me. The cucumber and orange slices beckoned my weary self as they floated in the clear container of water....

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