Formal Bio:

KARA DURBIN has enjoyed continually serving in various roles of children’s ministries for over 20 years. She has a degree in elementary education from Texas A&M University and homeschools her children part-time through a University Model School. Kara’s inspiration for the book was her mother, who blessed her life by parenting her with Scripture. When thinking about how to best parent her own children, Kara looked for a reference book that would have Scriptures to use for specific parenting moments. Not finding one, she began work on the book project. Parenting with Scripture has been a consistent seller for Moody Publishers and Kara has been interviewed about the subject on 50 radio programs nation-wide and globally through Focus on the Family. Kara, her husband, their teenage daughter and son, and two crazy dogs make their home in Murphy, TX (a Dallas suburb).  For tips on parenting with Scripture and teachable moments, visit her website at


I’m a regular mom who is in the trenches of parenting just like all other parents. There are great parenting days and other days where I’d rather dig a hole and stick my head in the ground. I think one reason God gives us kids is to keep us humble and ever dependant on Him. Can I hear an “Amen!?” Thankfully the trials are balanced with blessings. What joy children bring to our lives! I love being a mommy and count it as the best job the world! My prayer is that all of our children would learn to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:5). And, I hope my ideas will be an encouragement and help to you!


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