Answering the Call

Six hundred and twenty-three days. That’s one year, eight months, and thirteen days that have passed since the day we first received the Lord’s greatest blessing on our family. He came into our house as a foster baby, and on November 21, 2017, we will have the great blessing of adopting him into our family.…

I’m Given Wisdom | Teen Devotional

My Bible Reading: He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. (Ephesians 1:8) Do you know your IQ? Just how smart are you? Some people seem to be naturally smart and are perfect 4.0 students. Others have to really work to make good grades. So does becoming a Christ follower…

Raising Kids to Leave

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The coupon arrived from the bed and bath store saying, “Campus Bound: 20% off your entire purchase.” I looked at mine and wondered who I should give it to this year. That store will be filled this month with extra-long twin sheets, mattress covers, shower caddies, and desk lamps. It is also filled with moms…

ChristianParenting Podcast | Porn and Your Kids

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As pornography becomes more acceptable to mainstream society, Christian parents must become proactive in their approach to dialoguing about it with their children. Rebecca Carrell discusses this challenge with Dr. David Henderson, who offers several suggestions for how to approach the subject of sexuality in a positive, shameless, “curiosity about sex is normal” way. Might…

When Parents Must Contradict Culture [Video]

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Beyond the basics of raising healthy, educated, socially conscious children, Christian parents must consider the spiritual growth of their families. And many times, teaching biblical truths to our kids involves being counter-cultural. How does a mother answer the age-old complaining, “But Mom, all my friends have one!” What does a Dad do to show his…

Even If

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If the president of the United States signed into law a bill stating that worshiping God and being a Christian was illegal, would you obey the law? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were faced with just that decision when Nebuchadnezzar, who was the King of Babylon at the time, commanded every person in the land to…

Contemplating Kindness [Video]

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Can kindness actually change a life? Join our carpool chat with Leon Logothetis—author, producer and host of the Netflix series The Kindness Diaries—as we chat about the very real power of kindness.

Helping Kids Learn to Handle Anger

Everybody gets mad sometimes, and kids are no exception. Anger is natural, but learning how to handle anger will mean stepping away from what is natural. Children handle their anger differently so you might not be able to use the same techniques as your friends. It’s even likely that your own kids will need different…

Raising a Helpful Child

Teaching your kids to do chores is a good idea, not just because it helps you but also because it helps them! “Knowing how to clean the house, cook a meal, wash their clothes, and manage time and money are all necessary skills kids need to learn,” says child psychologist Dr. Bob Myers. “As parents,…