October is not just for all things pumpkin spice, but it’s for all things relationships, at least it is at Ministry to Parents. We know how important relationships are in all areas of life, especially family life. How can we, as parents, build relationships with our kids and teens that will lead to the conversations we need to have and the influence we seek to gain? This month’s resources give parents practical tips and suggestions on how to focus on the connections we seek to build in our families. We have some great blog articles, coaching videos, online parenting class videos, toolbox items, and the latest episode of the M2P Podcast. Thanks for letting us speak into the families at your church, and let us know if we can help in any way.

For more on this topic, don’t forget to check out the blog articles, coaching video, online parenting class video, toolbox item, and the latest episode of the M2P Podcast. Remember that we are here to serve you and to help you serve parents, so let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you or your ministry.


The M2P Team


This month’s toolbox item called “Relational Building Blocks” is a downloadable resource that gives parents some practical suggestions for how to strengthen their relationships with their kids and teenagers. There are small things parents can consistently do that will help build and sustain healthy relationships that will last over time. 


  • Download “Relational Building Blocks” and post it on your website.
  • Email parents a copy of the resource or a link to it and encourage them to take the time to think through how they can implement these simple suggestions.
  • Print copies of “Relational Building Blocks” to have available at church.

To download, click HERE for youth and HERE for kids.

This month we want to help you think through how you can help families develop stronger relationships at home. How can you, as a youth ministry worker, build a culture and create opportunities that will help parents build the relationships with their kids and teenagers that they will need to sustain them along their journey together? Well, there are some things you can do to set families up for success in this area, and we will share them with you in this month’s video.

To view, click HERE for youth and HERE for kids.

In this month’s parent video, we encourage parents to intentionally focus on building strong relationships with their kids and teens that will last a lifetime. Our lives and the lives of our kids and teenagers are often so busy that we, as parents, must be highly intentional about carving out the time to foster healthy relationships and not allow that time to get crowded out. As parents, we need to take building relationships with our kids and teenagers seriously and make it just as much an intentional part of our parenting strategy as we do guiding, directing, and correcting.

To view, click HERE for youth and HERE for kids.

New blog posts coming this month:

  • Relationships Matter by Chris Sasser
  • Training Small Group Leaders and Sunday School Teachers to Honor Parents by Amy Diller
  • Connection Over Content by Chris Sasser
  • Tips for Building Stronger Relationships with Your Kids by Amy Diller

To view, click HERE.