The Author

Harriet Connor is the author of Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Wipf and Stock, 2017). She lives near Sydney, Australia, with her husband—an Anglican minister—and their three sons. She has degrees in languages and theology (Sydney Missionary and Bible College). You can find all Harriet’s articles at

Strong Families Share Mission

When a family isn’t working together toward a common mission, they more easily drift apart.

Nuclear Family or Church Family? Yes

Churches and families should be collaborators, not competitors.

Give Your Children All of Your Attention. Some of the Time.

Your necessary distractions can actually help your child’s development.

Hard Truths for Modern Parents

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Good News for Modern Parents

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