Are you connected to your child?

Do you need help having heart level conversations?


In The Donut Date Journal you will find:

  • An easy, fool-proof method for connecting with your child’s heart.
  • More than 70 questions you can use to start the conversations.
  • Pages to record their answers over the years.
  • As easy plan to create a keepsake they will value as adults.

Perfect for:

  • Parents or Grandparents who want to connect with their children.
  • Birthday and baby gifts.
  • Children or youth ministers who want to equip their church.

What Others are Saying

David Michael

Co-Founder Children Desiring God, Pastor, College Park Church, Indianapolis IN

A Very Practical Resource

“As a father of two adult daughters, I wish I had such a helpful list of practical questions for our ‘daddy-daughter dates.’ As a grandfather, I now have some fresh ideas of future ‘grandpa dates.’ As a pastor, I have a very practical resource to help parents connect with their children.”

Dr. Tom Burns

Pastor of Discipleship and Family, Grace Community Church, Spofford, NH.

An Invaluable Tool

“The Donut Date Journal is an invaluable tool ready to use in reaching our children’s hearts.”

Rebekah Bettis, R.N.

Daughter of the author. Charleston, SC

It drew our hearts together.

“I loved my donut dates with Dad. They drew our hearts together. This journal will do the same for you!”


What is a Donut Date Journal?


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To Order in Bulk

For over 20 books, we are happy to give you a discount and send them straight to you. The cost for each book, including shipping and taxes, is only $5.

To order:
1. Email admin (at) theapollosproject(dot) com with:
a. the title of the book you would like to order
b. your mailing address and your phone number
c. how many books you want (20 or more)
d. the name of the person making the paypal payment (see #2).

2. Go to and pay the correct amount.

3. We will email you a confirmation when we place the order.

4. Your books should arrive less than two weeks later.

5. Pass the word and repeat the process!

About the Author

Chap Bettis is the author of The Disciple-Making Parent: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Raising Your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ and the executive director of The Apollos Project, a ministry devoted to helping parents disciple their children. For the previous 25 years, he was lead pastor in a New England church plant. He and his wife, Sharon, have four adult children and live in RI.

As a pastor in New England for the past 25 years, Chap understands both the word of God and the everyday issues of family life. When he is not ministering the word, Chap likes cycling, skiing, reading, and checking out Providence restaurants with his wife.