Friday Introductions: Clubhouse Magazine

My girls love magazines. They're quick to read. They hold their interest. The come in the mail. It's a recipe for success.

Too often, though, I'm disappointed with what's in the magazines aimed at kids, especially girls. Too often, those magazines want my kids to grow up faster than I want them to. It's important that we know what's going into our kids' heads and hearts. What they read can be an important influence on what they think, especially when it comes to magazines where most of the information is real, not fiction.

Philippians 4:8 says "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Too many of the magazines aimed at kids encourage them to think on things that don't meet this standard.

That's why I like Clubhouse magazine and Clubhouse Jr. These are magazines aimed at kids from a Christian perspective. The main article each month is called Truth Pursuer, and it's about an important biblical concept or character quality. Other articles in the magazine are filled with humor, cool facts and stories about kids just like yours who are doing amazing things.

The magazines also have a great website that include articles from the magazine, games and videos. It's a safe place where your kids can play online without you worrying about what they're getting into.

If your kids like magazines, I encourage you to check out Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. It's definitely money well-spent.