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

Presidents in the Buff ( A President’s Day Activity)

History buff...not me. Memorizing  facts, dates, names of people who are long gone....What a SNOOZE. Unfortunately, I most likely infected at least three of my kids with the history doldrums. (What a fail!) My attitude began to turn around after watching National...

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A Prayer for the Parkland, Florida Families

  I just want to shut off the news. I can't hear it anymore. But that would be defeat. And I am not going to let the enemy freeze my prayers. If you feel at a loss as to how to pray for the families  affected by the shooting in the Parkland, Florida high school...

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Four Ways to Narrow the Gap in Your Marriage 

  Friends, I have the pleasure of introducing or re-introducing my friend and colleague, author Cindi McMenamin. I always learn so much from her. Her deep faith and love for people permeates all she does. You will love her too. Be blessed and read Cindi's article. At...

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3 Ways to Prepare Your Young Adults for Marriage

I have four young adults. Three daughters and a son. My son has been married for two years. Many of us pray for and about our kids' future spouse. Many young people are delaying marriage and are not meeting their mate in high school or college. According to an article...

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How to Deal with Your Kid’s Divide and Conquer Game

Recently I wanted to wave a red warning flag in front of a mom at the grocery store. Her child knew the line that would get his mom every time. "Dad lets me." When he spouted his claim, I could almost see the mother raising her white flag...surrendering to her...

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Adoptive Moms are Real Moms

I really hate TV shows and books that are about an adopted child being reunited with his biological parent. The stories tend to reinforce an adopted child's fantasy that all will be well once the biological parents are found. If I'm honest, I'm  turned off by these...

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