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 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Ministry, national speaker, and have written 5 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.

Personally I’m the mom of four now young adults (our family is smack dab in the middle of a growth spurt) and wife to Tom, my college sweetheart.

Wouldn’t  you agree, nothing smartens up a person 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


  Easter is getting hoppin' close! A few of the writers from 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting got together to create NO GREATER LOVE -a faith-filled Easter Freebie for you and your family. Click here to find Scripture verses, prayers, activities, and recipes for Palm...

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3 Critical Tips for Parents of Prodigals

3 Critical Tips for Parents of Prodigals by Lori Wildenberg  When we have a young adult child who has gone astray and walked away from their faith, family relationships, or family values or morals it is a painful thing. Part of the pain is the inability to fix the...

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4 Skills to Teach Kids Who Struggle with Making Friends

"I wasn't invited to Ashton's birthday party." "Remington is having the guys over to his house after school. I wasn't invited." "I have no one to sit with at lunch." Daggers sent straight to a parent's heart -- listening to the spoken pain of being left out. There are...

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5 Ways to Protect Your Kids from Media Violence

Most parents agree that media violence  has the potential to have a negative effect on kids. The place where we part ways is each one's particular line in the sand. How much it too much? What is acceptable? What must be avoided? These 5 ways  will assist you in your...

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10 Encouragements not Related to Performance or Appearance

  Our kids need encouragement from us, yet we often affirm them in ways that may backfire. When we focus our compliments only on their performance or appearance, our children begin to believe our love and attention is conditional. They may begin to think that positive...

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