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Real World Parents, the Book

We’re really excited to announce that Mark Matlock’s latest book—which builds on and expands all the big ideas covered in the Real World Parents seminars—is now available for purchase and, you know, reading.

If you’d like to get your very own copy, click on over to to order today.

Here’s an excerpt from the first chapter that reveals the heart of the book:

All four of my dad’s sons grew into men with a real passion and appreciation for God’s Word—even though he couldn’t get us to sit still and take the reading of the Word seriously during repeated failed attempts at family devotions.

Why? It’s because we knew that he had a real passion and appreciation for God’s Word. We saw him reading it. We saw him struggling with how to apply it to his life. We saw him and mom basing nearly every decision on their understanding of what the Bible teaches.

Ultimately, we were convinced of the biblical worldview contained in the pages of Scripture because we saw our parents openly endorsing it, talking about it, learning from it, and living it out day after day, year after year.

How can we help our kids to catch our own neediness for and reliance on Christ to live as He has called us to do in the real world? That’s what the book—and the seminars and this site—are all about. Thanks for joining us in the effort to be Real World Parents.

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