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3 Things Your Teens Fear the Most

Children

What do your teens fear most? It’s different than what you fear for them. Dr. Kevin Leman discusses three things you may not realize your teens fear and what they need from you so they can stop being afraid.

May 17, 2024

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5 Characteristics of Biblical Discipline

Children

Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re disciplining your children effectively. Try using these five measures from the Bible.

May 8, 2024

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Confident, Selfless, Grounded: Helping Tween and Teen Daughters Navigate Friendships

Parenting

A girl grounded in her identity will still feel discouraged when she doesn’t have the relational connections she craves, but a lack of friends won’t define her. And it won’t destroy her. And if she’s practicing confidence and selflessness, the lonely seasons won’t last forever.

April 18, 2024

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5 Debilitating Lies Teenage Girls Believe

Children

Teen girls can easily fall prey to these five lies. Battle them with truth and arm your daughter.

August 16, 2023

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How to Help Your Adult Child Cope with Grief

Children

I’ve found that ultimately, even when my children want to be respected as an adult, they also crave the comfort of a parent.

May 31, 2023

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How To Help Your Teen Overcome Anxiety or Depression

Children

Our kids need to know they are loved, worthy, valued and created on purpose for a purpose. Their difficulty in overcoming anxiety or depression does not define them.

May 22, 2023

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CARE FOR YOUR MARRIAGE WHILE CAREGIVING FOR PARENTS

Grandparents

Caregiving is a season, so it helps to have regular getaways for empathetic listening, caring conversations, essential evaluation, and the ongoing need for flexibility and modifications.

May 18, 2023

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Build Your Child’s Confidence Through Chores

Children

Children build their self-confidence through learning small, real life skills.

May 18, 2023

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Affirming Mothers Every Day

Marriage

Wives and mothers desire expressed and demonstrated respect rather than the mere avoidance of disrespect.

May 18, 2023

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The Power of a Mother’s Love

Children

A mother’s love needs to be given unconditionally to establish trust and a firm foundation of emotional intimacy in a child’s life.

May 16, 2023

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Practicing Generosity as a Family

Children

Money can have a strong hold over us. Giving it away breaks that hold.

May 9, 2023

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IS CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IMPACTING YOUR MARRIAGE?

Children

Each person comes to their wedding with a unique set of life experiences and levels of childhood trauma that impact the marriage relationship.

May 9, 2023

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How Do I Keep My Anxiety from Affecting My Parenting?

Children

Addressing anxiety in your parenting can be difficult. But there are ways to practically and appropriately manage your anxiety and stress to serve and love your family well.

May 5, 2023

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MOTHER’S DAY – SACRED SPACE AND PROFOUND PLACE

Parenting

Through the years, I have come to understand that Mother’s Day, oftentimes, encompasses a myriad of emotions. The dichotomy of immense joy coupled with unbelievable sadness and grief. It is a sacred space where mere words struggle to fill the void and can serve as a reminder of unfathomable anguish and represent immeasurable heartache.

May 4, 2023

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How to Deal With Bullying

Children

How to know if your child is being bullied, and what to do if your child is the one bullying others.

April 26, 2023

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Let’s Help Our Kids Manage Money Well

Children

“As a young person, I didn’t realize the impact that early financial habits would have on my future,” says the author in this book excerpt. Join him on a journey of personal discovery and learn about practical and biblical lessons for wise money management.

April 21, 2023

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Prevent the Sexualization of Your Daughter

Children

The sexualization of young girls has numerous effects on mental health, identity, and sexuality. However, as a a parent, you can positively shape your daughter’s development throughout the critical ages and stages of her life.

April 20, 2023

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How Can I Help My Toddler Learn to Obey?

Parenting

Teaching your toddler to obey is one of the most important building blocks for their continued development. Learn how to establish a healthy foundation of obedience in your home.

April 18, 2023

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The Dangerous Trend of Manifesting and Witchcraft on Social Media

Children

Manifesting your dreams is a dangerous trend sweeping through our schools and social media. Manifesting and setting intentions is witchcraft.

April 4, 2023

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How to Teach Your Kids Patience

Children

Help your kids understand the importance of patience through these age-appropriate activities.

March 31, 2023

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Parenting Adult Children Through Prayer

Children

Spending time in intimate conversation with our Heavenly Father on behalf of our kids can take away the feeling of powerlessness that we sometimes battle. These times spent with God can renew our sense of hope, open our eyes to what God is doing now in our kids’ lives, and impact our interactions with our children.

March 31, 2023

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Witchcraft: What Christian Parents Need to Know

Children

Witchcraft is a difficult subject to broach in Christian circles. Many people are so uncomfortable with it, they don’t even want to discuss it, and don’t believe it is real.

March 22, 2023

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How To Get Your Kids Talking

Children

As a parent, you know each child is different. Some are talkative, some are not. For children to communicate well, we have to take the first steps to teach them.

February 28, 2023

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Grow Together in Faith With Family Prayer

Children

Praying as a family can be much more than a bedtime ritual.

February 28, 2023

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Raising Little Boys

Children

It didn’t take me long to see my little boy acted differently than his five big sisters.

February 27, 2023

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4 Essential Parenting Tips to Raising Responsible Kids

Children

There’s no magic formula to raising children. There are, however, time test principles that help.

February 27, 2023

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Prevent the Sexualization of Your Daughter

Children

The sexualization of young girls has numerous effects on mental health, identity, and sexuality. However, as a a parent, you can positively shape your daughter’s development throughout the critical ages and stages of her life.

February 16, 2023

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Teen Defiance? Look for Emotional Wounds

Children

If you have been wondering, “Why is my good kid, all of a sudden, defiant?” Emotional wounds could be the underlying culprit.

February 16, 2023

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4 Parenting Styles and Effective Child Discipline

Children

How do you get your children to obey, and what should you do when they won’t?

February 10, 2023

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Why Has Astrology Become So Popular With Teens?

Children

Astrology has saturated social media, teens are drawn to it believing it is harmless.

February 10, 2023

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Loving Your Pregnant Teenager

Children

Parenting your pregnant teen is a whole new level of motherhood. It can also be a deepening of your relationship.

January 24, 2023

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Helping Kids Stand Firm While Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Transgenderism

Children

There is a crucial shift in youth culture, and Christian teens need to understand transgenderism as well as how to respond in love and truth.

January 23, 2023

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Are You Protecting Your Kids Enough?

Children

There is a balance in protecting our kids from harm and giving them the freedom to fail, struggle, and the skills to succeed.

January 12, 2023

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What Conscious Parenting Is Missing

Children

What do you know about conscious parenting? Learn more about how this parenting approach and how you can develop a healthy relationship with your child starting with your parenting style.

January 12, 2023

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Mom: Friend or Foe?

Emotional Health

Ask the Lord to give you empathy for your mother, to help you understand, and to show you how you can love and support her in her struggles.

January 12, 2023

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids’ Phone Time Under Control

Children

Phones are everywhere these days. Knowing how to approach phone time for your kids can be tricky. But here are some strategies for how to create a healthy environment for your kids.

January 11, 2023

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Childhood Cancer: God, Hold My Everything

Children

Childhood cancer brought the presence of God in ways they never knew existed.

January 9, 2023

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Christmas Activities That Focus on Jesus

Children

Are you looking for ideas to help keep your children focused on the reason for the Christmas season?

December 20, 2022

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Christmas Devotional

Faith

Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God! Find time to join us in a Christmas devotional to celebrate our Savior today.

December 20, 2022

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15 Creative Activities To Do With Kids

Children

There are many creative activities to do with your kids that can bring laughter and a sweet time of bonding. Here are fifteen creative ideas to get you started.

December 12, 2022

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Why is Advent Important?

Children

Why is Advent important? Advent is a time of hope. When we show our children Advent’s profound truths, they receive a higher hope than anything this world can offer.

December 8, 2022

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Go From “Gimme” to Grateful Kids

Children

Teaching children to be grateful and generous is a Christmas gift that can last a lifetime.

December 7, 2022

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Why Authoritative Parenting Doesn’t Fall Short

Children

Does the authoritative parenting style work? Learn more about how this parenting style equips you to discipline and lead your kids well.

November 27, 2022

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Your Best Present is God’s Presence

Children

From God’s perspective, Christmas is the story of a God of love who desires to have a lifelong relationship with you.

November 27, 2022

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Gratitude is Good for a Child’s Health

Children

Gratitude rescues us from the trap of negative thinking and helps us enjoy life more. It is an essential trait for parents to develop in their children as they lead them toward a thriving faith.

November 25, 2022

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6 Ways to Respond to a Strong-Willed Child

Children

Raising strong-willed children can be demanding, but it’s also incredibly gratifying. When taught with patience and firm, loving guidance, they can become life-changing leaders.

November 23, 2022

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November 16, 2022

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10 Ways To Raise Influential Kids

Children

“Children inspire in me a sense of wonder. God created each of us uniquely, designed to change the world for good.” – Mandi Hart

November 10, 2022

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Are Young Kids Influenced to Identify as Transgender?

Children

I’ve been hearing a lot of mixed messages. What are some of the main influences a child to identify as transgender?

October 28, 2022

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Teens and Eating Disorders

Children

Discussing body image and eating disorders is difficult, but it is important to create a safe place for your teens to express what they are going through.

October 26, 2022

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DID YOU MAKE ANY FRIENDS TODAY?’

Children

Does your tween struggle to become comfortable socially? Read about ways to help your children overcome social awkwardness.

October 12, 2022

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How to Talk to Your Daughter about Puberty

Children

Your tween girl needs you as she starts to go through physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. Learn how to appropriately approach the topic of puberty with your daughter.

October 11, 2022

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HOLDING TIGHT THROUGH THE LOSS OF A CHILD

Children

Steven and Mary Beth Chapman have guided their kids through grief and confusion. They’ve done this by being real and sharing openly as they’ve grappled with their own emotions and unresolved questions.

October 10, 2022

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October 10, 2022

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What To Do When Your Kids are Feeling Anxious

Children

Here are four things you can do to help your child when they are dealing with anxious feelings.

September 27, 2022

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Facing the Fear Factor

Children

Does your teen function out of faith or out of fear? Find ways to encourage your anxious teen.

September 20, 2022

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Reinforce Your Child’s Sexual Identity

Children

Help children understand that their sexual identity is an indelible part of who God created them to be.

September 20, 2022

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Why Did My Dad Leave Me?

Emotional Health

While you may never know the reason that your father left you, there is one thing you can be absolutely sure of: You have a Heavenly Father who loves you and will never leave you or forsake you.

September 12, 2022

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Six Ways to Build Your Teen’s Identity

Children

Try these strategies to counteract culture by helping your teen develop a strong, positive identity.

September 12, 2022

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Creative Kids: How Parents Can Cultivate Creativity

Children

Do you know how to parent your creative kids? Poet Tanner Olson has some advice for you. Learn how to effectively connect, support, and encourage the creativity in your family.

September 8, 2022

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PROVIDING KINSHIP CARE AS A GRANDPARENT

Children

Providing kinship care as a grandparent can be challenging. But Richard Dixson has embraced the opportunity to parent again.

September 8, 2022

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Why Neglectful Parenting Falls Short

Children

Do you feel like your life is mostly chaos? You have an opportunity to overcome neglectful parenting habits to build a strong foundation for your kids and family.

September 8, 2022

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What You Can Do about LGBT Curriculum in Your Kid’s Public School

Children

As a parent, you have the responsibility to protect, guide, and support your child’s education. Equally, you have the right to interact in a meaningful way within your child’s school community to positively impact their future success and learning. As you consider how you can move forward in these areas, remember to focus on what you can control rather than what you can’t. Commit to supporting your relationship with your child to cultivate healthy discussions about potentially sensitive topics such as LGBT curriculum.

August 23, 2022

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What Parents Should Know about the Metaverse

Children

The metaverse presents an interesting situation for parents. With its introduction, the line between real and virtual is growing blurrier by the day. That’s why it’s important for parents to have a good understanding of boundaries for your family.

August 22, 2022

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Hope For Parents of Prodigal Children

Marriage

If you’re experiencing the loss of a prodigal son or daughter who isn’t currently in touch with you, you probably feel helpless. Here are some ways to understand a prodigal child and find hope if you have a prodigal child.

August 22, 2022

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25 Things I Want My Kids to Know

Children

There are hundreds of things to teach our kids during their lifetime. Here are just twenty-five things that I want my kids to know. What would be on your list?

August 18, 2022

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Teaching Kids about Empathy in an Anti-Empathy Culture

Children

Our culture de-values empathy instead choosing to cultivate narcissism and apathy. Because of this, it’s more important than ever to teach our kids about empathy.

August 15, 2022

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Train Your Kids and Teens to Manage Technology Wisely

Children

Our long-term goal as parents is to raise children who will practice self-control and manage technology well on their own.

August 12, 2022

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The Source of Self-Worth

Children

Our teens’ self-worth must come from their knowledge of who Jesus is and from the assurance of His love and care. Parents can emphasize these truths as they model acceptance, forgiveness and love.

August 12, 2022

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Growing Up Too Fast

Children

Before she was a teenager, Chelsea* had a cell phone. She also had her own bedroom complete with a TV and a computer with Internet access. As she continued growing up into a young teen, she made regular salon visits and had an artificial tan that made her look much older than she was. By […]

August 10, 2022

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Living Your Best Life Later: The Power of Writing Letters to Your Kids

Children

In his book Your Best Life Later, pastor Andy McQuitty explores how writing letters to his kids not only prepared his kids to live their best life, but also how he could live his best life as a father. Explore these messages from Andy to positively impact your parenting approach with your kids.

August 10, 2022

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“NO ONE LOVES ME”: CHANGING A CHILD’S BELIEF SYSTEM FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Children

Abuse and neglect affects a child’s belief system. But it is possible to reverse the effects through new words and experiences.

August 3, 2022

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My Toddler Doesn’t Obey

Children

It’s important for your disobedient child to know two important facts: 1) You love him unconditionally; and 2) You are in charge — and he isn’t.

August 1, 2022

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Invisible Disabilities: Hidden, But Real

Children

Invisible disabilities may be internal or mental, so people living with these issues can endure bullying at any age.

July 27, 2022

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4 Words Kids Use When Coping with Emotions

Children

You can help your children to learn true freedom when coping with emotions and difficult situations by teaching them to think about life using certain words and phrases.

July 25, 2022

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How to Talk to Your Daughter about Puberty

Children

Your tween girl needs you as she starts to go through physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. Learn how to appropriately approach the topic of puberty with your daughter.

July 21, 2022

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HOLDING TIGHT THROUGH THE LOSS OF A CHILD

Children

Steven and Mary Beth Chapman have guided their kids through grief and confusion. They’ve done this by being real and sharing openly as they’ve grappled with their own emotions and unresolved questions.

July 21, 2022

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Protect Your Kids from Negative Influences

Children

Get tips to help you be a proactive parent during turbulent times.

July 18, 2022

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Fathers Encourage Identity Development

Children

When fathers choose to serve the Lord, live consistently and seize the opportunity to be present and involved with their children, they encourage identity and teach values.

June 22, 2022

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Is Your Teen Depressed?

Children

I knew my daughter was struggling emotionally, but I had no idea about the extent of her depression.

June 13, 2022

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4 Steps to Teaching Your Child Emotional Control

Parenting

With your guidance and practice, your kids can learn to control their emotions. Here are four steps for helping your children regain the upper hand when intense emotions threaten to spiral out of control.

June 9, 2022

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Talking to Your Son about Puberty

Parenting

Few words carry more awkwardness and confusion than puberty. However, this is the most critical point in your son’s life. Take initiative in leading your son through these physical, emotional, and mental changes.

June 7, 2022

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Science and Christianity: How Science Can Strengthen Your Teen’s Faith

Faith

Finding a way to fit science and religion together can feel overwhelming. For our teens, logic and reasoning present some of the greatest threats to complete belief in Christianity. However, as parents, you can guide your teen to a deeper understanding of how God created science to support our faith and belief in Him.

June 7, 2022

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7 STRATEGIES FOR RELATING TO IN-LAWS AND BUILDING A STRONG MARRIAGE

Communication

Together, you and your spouse can face in-law issues and use healthy strategies that will foster peace in your marriage.

June 3, 2022

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What Can You Do to Safeguard Your Teen from Suicide?

Children

Unfortunately, a guarantee doesn’t come with the safeguarding suggestions, but they can help prevent teen suicide.

May 19, 2022

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GUIDING YOUR CHILD THROUGH DISAPPOINTMENT

Children

When life doesn’t go as planned, you can help your child gracefully move past setbacks and embrace the path God provides.

May 16, 2022

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The Secret of Gratitude

Faith

The work of Christ in our lives is just plain bigger than our circumstances

May 16, 2022

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Let Your Kids Fail

Parenting

My son had an ambitious plan. He would drop out of college and focus on his music. All his life, I had urged him to discover what he was created to do and pursue what God had laid on his heart. I just didn’t think it would be this — at least not if it meant skipping college. But music was his passion. College wasn’t. He had made up his mind.

May 16, 2022

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SURVIVING YOUR KIDS’ EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Parenting

Is it a good idea for children to get involved in sports, dance classes, music lessons, and other commitments outside of their school work and household chores? How much of this kind of thing is too much? Can you suggest any practical guidelines?

May 16, 2022

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UNDERSTANDING TEEN CUTTING

Emotional Health

How should I respond to my adolescent daughter’s cutting habit? I only recently discovered that she’s been cutting herself. I’ve tried to let her know much this concerns me. I’ve even requested that she let me “monitor” the situation. But she is very sensitive and perceives this as criticism and lack of trust. I promised I wouldn’t pry anymore, but I did ask her to talk to me whenever she feels compelled to cut herself. Do you think we can work this out between ourselves? Or is that a naive assumption?

May 16, 2022

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3 Steps to Help Your Out of Control Kid

Children

Out of control children want the boundaries and consistency parents can give. With these three steps you can help your wild child.

May 12, 2022

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The ‘Perfect’ Mother’s Day

Parenting

As you sort through your unmet expectations on Mother’s Day, realize that you may play a part in fueling your disappointments.

May 5, 2022

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Is “Gentle Parenting” Really All that Gentle?

Parenting

Within parenting, we must directly face the reality that our children are our responsibility, but at the same time, they are separate from us. As your children grow up, there will be more opportunities for better parenting and better obedience. Because of this, gentle parenting’s popularity is rising. How does this parenting style really play out in practical ways?

May 5, 2022

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Girls with Autism

Children

Autism in females can be diagnosed and supported in young girls and teens. Girls with autism need to be highlighted and understood.

May 4, 2022

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO MY MOM WHO CHOSE LIFE

Life

Time is a funny thing. Sometimes it seems to run, and sometimes it seems to walk, but time is always a thread of moments.

May 2, 2022

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Steadfast Love: The Differences Between Boys and Girls

Children

Knowing how your son or daughter best receives your love and demonstrates it to others will help him or her be secure in the knowledge that he or she is precious in your eyes.

April 28, 2022

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Adaptability as a Parent

Parenting

The ability to adjust and respond with flexibility and optimism is a lifeline to the struggling family. Learn how adaptability is one of the seven traits of effective parenting.

April 23, 2022

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Helping Our Teens Transition to Adulthood

Children

We can’t sacrifice the future that God has for our kids because of our own fears and insecurities. There is a middle, a balance, and a transition. Here are some ways to help your teenager successfully transition into adulthood.

April 12, 2022

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EVERYTHING WILL BE EASIER … AND OTHER MYTHS ABOUT BLENDING YOUR FAMILY

Marriage

When expectations are realistic, a difficult reality becomes a lot less difficult. Overcoming blended-family myths.

April 8, 2022

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Family Estrangement: 6 Ways to Reconcile with Adult Children

Parenting

You can move forward after a rift with your adult children by learning new ways to build trust and respect between you and your child.

April 8, 2022