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

Dangerous Games Tweens and Teens May Play

Halloween can be fun...or it can be the catalyst for truly frightening things. Here are some games for parents of tweens and teens to be aware of and to educate your children in. These games are beyond daring, they can be deadly.  There are 5 new online games that...

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10 Halloween Dos and Don’ts

To boo or not to boo—the Christian’s Halloween dilemma. We have three choices. We can receive, reject, or redeem Halloween. If you and your family choose to participate in Halloween on some level here are 10 dos and don’ts. Study the history of Halloween. The...

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Real Life

I want the best for my kids. I want to protect them from pain. I want them to be successful. I want them to be happy. When my children face challenges, my heart aches. I want to jump in and make it better. I want to rescue them. I want to fix it for them. I don’t want...

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What a MESS!

Has life turned out as you would have dreamed or expected? Ahhh! The answer is a resounding, "No" for most of us. We are are living in the unexpected, the messy life. But we parent as if we are not. That's why I wrote The Messy Life of Parenting. This book equips us...

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Don’t Steal from Your Kids

Have you heard this quote by Theodore Roosevelt , “Comparison is the thief of joy.” It’s true. Comparison steals joy and turns admiration into envy and jealousy. When we compare our kiddos to one-another we can do some damage. Sibling rivalry is as old as time. It...

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Pull the Plug on Power Struggles

Don't you wish you could just plug the plug on those annoying power struggles? Perhaps there is a way.  Here's the thing. Kids are in it to win it. They are all in when it comes to fighting for their way. And the reality is parents are consumed with other concerns as...

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