Marilyn is available to write articles on faith-based topics and programs for congregations, church professionals, journals, newsletters, volunteers, and households.

Metro Lutheran

Since January of 2005, Marilyn has written a monthly Positive Parenting column for the Metro Lutheran newspaper, delivered to all Lutheran congregation in the seven county metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. These articles are easily reproducible for use in parenting groups or classes or adult forums. They can be great conversation starters, with family activities to help live the topic.

Marilyn’s E-Newsletters

Marilyn’s E-newsletters are sent out once a month. They are collected here so that church professionals, ministry volunteers, parents and faith parents may use them to nurture faith in children, youth, and families. Congregations may use them for planning with ministry teams or reaching out to the children, youth, and families they serve. Some congregations have copied them for volunteer trainings. Some have sent them to homes as a take home from Sunday school or other faith formation ministry, as a bulletin insert, or a newsletter or email article.

The Clergy Journal

Marilyn has written a series of articles for The Clergy Journal on issues of Youth and Family Ministry. These will be helpful for education, children, youth, and family ministry planning teams. Make copies for use in your congregation.


Other journals, online resources, and other publications can be viewed here.

For Heaven’s Sake!


Marilyn is the author of For Heaven’s Sake!  Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully and a Book Study, helping you make parent education in your congregation a reality.  To learn more about her book, click here.

Also available from Kirk House, a companion book study, which will be sent to you electronically as a PDF, with detailed lesson plans for every chapter of the grace-filled Christian parenting book, For Heaven’s Sake! Parenting Preschoolers Faithfully. The Book Study provides many options for using the book—in six lessons or thirteen lessons for a parenting class, as a series of adult forums, and as curriculum for a family camp or retreat.