Parent with confidence.
Lead with grace.

How can we help you?

You love your kids. You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t. So in what areas can we support you?

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Grace-filled, research-based parenting guidance

A Heart Full of Gratitude

In the messes and stresses of family life (especially during the holiday season), gratitude is sometimes hard to…

Dad? We’ve got you covered, too.

Look, we know most parenting advice centers on the moms. Not us. Not here. We’ve got stuff just for you.

A unique parenting framework

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Build your child’s identity

Reflect on the messages your parenting is sending. Unfortunately, sometimes instead of sending a message of, “You are called and capable,” our kids get the message, “You are irresponsible and a problem.” We want to help you change that message.

No politics

Connected Families seeks to fulfill a unique role in the Christian parenting space. While unapologetically Christ-centered, we also let parenting, brain, and trauma research inform what we do and say. And we keep our focus on Jesus. Not politics.

Our Coaches and Instructors

These are the people you will interact with when you take a course with us or sign up for coaching.

Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson

Founder & Instructor

Lynne Jackson

Lynne Jackson

Founder, Coach, & Instructor

Chad Hayenga

Chad Hayenga

Coach & Instructor

Stacy Bellward

Stacy Bellward


Lydia Rex

Lydia Rex


We love to equip you

Online Courses

Learn to parent with confidence and lead your family with grace. Take the courses as an individual, couple, or small group.

Parent Coaching

Invest in your family. Let a certified parent coach equip you with skills for success.

Parenting Workshops

Bring Connected Families’ transformational message to your community.

Books & Media

Take a look at the fantastic resources offered in our store.


Let yourself be challenged and inspired by our weekly parenting articles. Full of lots of practical ideas!


Listen to our engaging parenting podcast. Our hosts regularly role play responses to your most common parenting challenges.


Here are what real parents are saying

Parent Coaching gave us hope during a difficult season. We gained new skills and perspective as we worked through our specific scenarios with Chad. Coaching also brought us together as a team and helped us change the tone of our home.

Heidi E.
Heidi E.

Mom of three

The tools I’m learning are life changing. You all approved me for the scholarship, and I am so grateful!! These lessons are saving my relationship with my child, which in turn are helping him to grow into a confident, loved, capable person. Thank you. God bless you all.

Katy from Chicago
Katy from Chicago

Mom of 1 son

My parenting perspective has changed ever since I first came across Connected Families resources. The CF parenting framework brought a turning point that I will always be grateful for.
God bless you, Connected Families!

Elyse from Addis Ababa
Elyse from Addis Ababa

Mom of two

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