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Are My Kids on Track?

Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan

Preorder the newest book on Amazon today! Release February 14, 2017

From birth to adulthood, our children's physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? After all, how our children develop emotionally, socially, and spiritually will determine who they become as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends and co-workers.

Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way.

Filled with decades of experience from three practicing counselors, speakers, and writers, this book provides you with valuable, current research and user-friendly, hands-on practices to make supporting your kids' soul development a seamless part of family life. Don't just raise smart kids--raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.


Intentional Parenting

Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan

Intentional Parenting is built around 12 chapters that each dispel some of the most common parenting myths. It also reminds all parents of truths that can empower them to be not only the parents their children need without feeling guilty, but also be the individuals that God called them to be.


Raising Boys and Girls

Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan

Raising Boys and Girls helps adults understand the differences in girls and boys and learn to use tools that will help them communicate, understand, and connect with kids of all ages. Parents, grandparents, church volunteers, and other caregivers of children from preschool to high school can learn to recognize that being a positive adult example for their boys and girls is one of the most important jobs they have. It's a great resource for: Sunday School classes, parenting classes at church or as a community outreach, and teacher training at church.


Modern Parents, Vintage Values

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

"This is it! The book I've been waiting for as a mom! Modern Parents, Vintage Values answers every question I've thought about as a concerned and invested parent, giving practical and biblical solutions to each, my life just got a little easier. I need 2 copies of this book-one for my nightstand and one for my purse." - Candace Cameron Bure, actress, author, Reshaping It All

"This book refreshes a parents heart and gives them permission to return to what God meant us to spend our time doing all along: instill virtues into our children. You'll love the practical ideas! I did." - Dannah Gresh, author, Secret Keeper Girl and co-author, Lies Young Women Believe


Raising Girls

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

"Every chapter of Raising Girls brought heartfelt cheers of yes, yes, yes as I read, sometimes laughing out loud, sometimes getting choked up." - Amy Grant

"I'm so grateful for this book--for the hours, months, weeks, and years and years of conversations that have helped Sissy and Melissa understand, so deeply and completely, what it feels like to be a girl and what tools their parents need to help girls grow into the beautiful, splendid creatures God intended them to be." - Cindy Morgan


Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys

Stephen James and David Thomas

"God has entrusted a unique and powerful gift to David Thomas to understand the complex language of a boy's heart and to help interpret it for those of us who love and lead boys.  This is an important book about a very important subject." - Steven Curtis Chapman and Mary Beth Chapman

"David Thomas is a godsend! I cannot express how valuable he has been to the life of my son.  His compassion and love for children is overwhelming.  I know that this book will impact parents and children like no other. This is a must-read for every parent." - Sara Evans, recording artist


The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

"We all want to have good relationships and communication with our teens.  In this book Sissy and Melissa share some tried-and-true methods to reach your teen gleaned from their many years of counseling.  I think parents reading this will be helped greatly!" - Dennis Rainey

"This book represents years, thousands of hours, of rich, life-changing involvement with teens.  It could become a classic!" - Larry Crabb


Becoming a Dad: A Spiritual, Emotional And Practical Guide

Stephen James and David Thomas

Growing Up Without Getting Lost: Discovering Your identity in Christ

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

For Girls 15-19
"What a valuable resource for high school girls! We have known Melissa over the years as a youth leader, mentor, and friend, and Sissy as a gifted counselor and mentor to many teens in our community. Now, they are authors who have produced a work that will help girls all over the country discover who God is calling them to be." - Michael W. and Debbie Smith, Author, Songwriters, and Recording Artist, Parents of 5


Mirrors & Maps: A Girl's Guide to Becoming a Teen

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

For Girls 11-14
“There’s nothing like setting out on a journey that’s clearly mapped in front of you. Mirrors & Maps does just that! I love the way it not only prepares young girls for the road ahead but also allows them to get to know themselves better along the way. I only wish this book had been around for my journey. Dream big!” - Melinda Doolittle, American Idol Finalist and Recording Artist


How to Hit a Curveball, Grill the Perfect Steak, and Become a Real Man

Stephen James and David Thomas

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