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.

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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

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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Is it OK to Spank?

  One of the most common questions parents of young kids ask me is, "Do you  recommend spanking?"   Depending on the group, they believe I will be a solid, "Absolutely." Or a definite, "Never in a million years."  Instead I answer with total conviction,"It depends."...

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How to Get Your Child to Listen

“Don’t even think about climbing on the shelves.” Uh, oh. Before you could say, “Monkey-bars,” the three-year-old turned into George, the curious one, and made it to the top of the rack. He’d been doing a terrific job staying close to his mom while in the toy aisle of...

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The Surprising Ingredient Required for Your Child’s Success

Friends, Meet my good friend and licensed professional counselor, Lucille Zimmerman. She will help us protective moms and dads understand why struggle is a critical component  to our kids development. Enjoy! ~Lori Grit... The Surprising Ingredient Required for Your...

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5 Actions to Take if Your Child is in an Abusive Relationship

  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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