Orange Books
Don’t Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts

Don’t Miss It: Parent Every Week Like It Counts

Authors: Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy

Parents have approximately 936 weeks from the time their child is born until he or she graduates from high school.

It goes by fast. The responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character can seem overwhelming.

If you are a parent, you have probably realized by now that you can’t make a toddler share. Can’t force a child to have faith. Can’t compel a teenager to make smart decisions.

But there is something parents can do. They can make this week count. And then do it again, and again.

In Don’t Miss It, authors Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy help parents discover that what they understand about their kids now has the potential to change their kids’ future. If parents don’t miss what’s happening during this phase of their kids’ lives, then maybe kids won’t miss some important things they need to know about life. That’s why what parents do this week matters.

It’s just a phase. And none of us wants to miss it.


“If you are a parent, don’t miss reading this book. It will change how you see the potential of your kids forever. It could also change how you parent this week.”—Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author

10.99 (print), $9.99 (ebook)
  • Reggie Joiner

    Reggie Joiner

    Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of The reThink Group (also known as Orange), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to influence those who influence the next generation. reThink provides resources and training for churches and organizations that create environments for parents, kids, and teenagers.

    Prior to reThink, Reggie co-founded North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Andy Stanley. During his 11 years as the executive director of family ministry, he developed a new concept for relevant ministry for children, teenagers, and married adults. If you end up road tripping with him across the country on Orange Tour, be prepared to stop at every antique store along the way. He has found a way to wear orange for 3,453 days and counting.

    Reggie has authored and co-authored many books including Think Orange; The Think Orange Handbook; Zombies, Football and the Gospel; Seven Practices of Effective Ministry; Parenting Beyond Your Capacity; Lead Small; Creating a Lead Small Culture; and It’s Just a Phase.

    Reggie and his wife, Debbie, live in Cumming, Georgia, and have four children: Reggie Paul, Hannah, Sarah, and Rebekah. For more information about Reggie Joiner, follow him on Twitter @ReggieJoiner.

  • Kristen Ivy

    Kristen Ivy

    Kristen Ivy is executive director of messaging at Orange. Before beginning her career at the company in 2006, she was a high school biology and English teacher, where she learned first hand the joy and importance of influencing the next generation. She received her Master of Divinity in 2009. At Orange, Kristen has played an integral role in the evolution of the preschool, middle school, and high school curriculum and has shared her experiences at speaking events across the country. Kristen is co-author of Creating a Lead Small Culture, It’s Just a Phase, Zero to One, and One and Two. She is an eclectic mix of collegiate cheerleading captain turned theologian whose dream is to star in Cirque du Soleil.

    Kristen lives in Cumming, Georgia, with her husband, Matt, and their three young children. For more information, visit or follow her on Twitter @Kristen_Ivy.