Co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting
Who Are You?
My name is Joanne Miller. I’m a mother, a daughter, a sister, a nurse, an author, a teacher, a friend, and an administrator. I’m a daughter of our heavenly Father and a native New Jerseyian.
My husband Ed and I married in 1982. We met through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship with whom Ed served in a variety of roles and capacities for over thirty years. Upon retiring from InterVarsity, Ed began his own business, Miller Projects LLC. Ed has been trained as a presenter and a coach for the National Center for Biblical Parenting in addition to developing his own parent coaching program The 3 Pathways. Ed is a coach through and through. Whether it be equipping church leaders or coaching parents, Ed is an encourager and a trainer and has a passion for working with young people. Ed and I have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
I love children. I suppose that’s why I teach parents. I want to see family life done well. I believe there is so much we can do to connect with and grow the hearts of our kids and it’s all about relationship. If I can teach parents and children how to relate well together, I feel a sense of joy and peace. I also love my career as a nurse. I have been a pediatric nurse for over 30 years.
Joanne’s Favorite Resources
My favorite is the Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes in You and Your Kids curriculum. It’s a positive way to change how a family works together and relates to one another. Besides the book, there are audio MP3’s. I recommend that the whole family listen to them. The children’s program, Kids Honor Club, is a great way to teach the kids ages 3-12 about honor. When families learn honor, their relationships grow and deeper, and that’s the foundation for everything else we do. It’s amazing.
Another favorite resource is The Baby Adventure book. This book is a guide for new parents to answer some basic and foundational questions about interacting with, and caring for a newborn, and an infant, and really delighting in this stage of life. Scripture verses are woven throughout to help the new mom and dad understand how parenting an infant teaches more about our heavenly Father and his care for us.