Welcome to the website of Jessica Thompson
Jessica is an author of several books and a frequent conference speaker. Her heart is to see women, families, and children freed from the bondage of moralism and to live in the truth that in the gospel there is joyful freedom awaiting them.
Give Them Grace is written by Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter, Jessica Thompson. In it Elyse and Jessica apply the beautiful declarations of the gospel to parenting in practical yet paradigm-shifting ways. Get readys to be dazzled by the love of Jesus yourself…and freed from the covenant of works that most parents suffer under. The gospel is for children, too!
What makes Christian parenting distinctly Christian? More pointedly, what would make your parenting different from that of a Mormon or moral athiest? When we witness to adults about our faith we’re careful to tell them that they can’t work their way into heaven, but is that the message we give our children? Do they know what the gospel is? Have they been dazzled by the love of Jesus? Or do they think Christianity is about being “nice” and making Jesus smile? Have they heard the message of the glorious gospel?
Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Family
Children need more than behavior modification. They need the gospel.
But every parent knows how hard it can be to communicate the truth of God’s Word and the message of God’s grace in a way that engages the hearts, minds, and affections of the little ones we love so much.
Assisting parents with this high calling, Jessica Thompson offers us an alternative to merely telling our kids what they must do to please God and be a “good Christian.” Designed for the whole family, this collection of gospel-centered devotionals will help you teach your children to treasure and rely on Jesus more than anything else.
Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Question: Helping Them Understand Loss, Sin, Tragedies, and other Hard Topics coming in July from Bethany House Publishers is co-authored by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
The Honest, Loving Answers Children Need to Hear
It’s not easy to know what to say when a child asks about a dying grandma, or the reality of the devil, or some act of violence featured on the news. But ignoring the questions won’t help. Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter Jessica Thompson carefully walk parents through these difficult conversations, one topic at a time. These experienced moms will come alongside readers, offering helpful hints and age-appropriate guidelines on how much to share and when. And most importantly, they teach how to answer children in a way that points back to the truth of God’s amazing love.