This is an essay from 2005 that I believe has been helpful to a few parents. It was printed in Modern Reformation.
Christian parents are always on my mind and heart. I know it’s difficult parenting children when the thing we most want for them can only come into their lives, ultimately, by the grace of God and their own openness. Many parents will have a season of apparent or actual unbelief before the seeds of faith begin to bear fruit.
If you are finished with the parenting years, this essay may be helpful to some in your church or small group.