How Do You Define Father?

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A note from Janet: The article today is written by John Finch, with our editor, Blake Atwood. Our thanks to John and Blake (who edits for all our ministries) for sharing these words with us. We hope this article will find its way to the laptops of as many dads out there as possible, so…

How to Help a Grieving Friend

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A note from Cynthia: Abby Rike is a dear friend who faced an unfathomable tragedy in October 2006 when her husband, five-and-a-half-year-old daughter, and two-and-a-half-week-old son were killed in a fatal car crash. In the years that followed, Abby has experienced God’s grace and restoration firsthand. Now, she endeavors to share his goodness so that others…

The Kate Spade Conversation

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The Kate Spade conversation used to be about the price of a purse instead of the person who began the company. When Kate Spade chose to take her life, she became national news and, chances are, the topic of conversation among some of your kids. Suicides are always shocking news, especially when the person involved…

Raising a Jason Witten

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If you live in Dallas or even slightly follow the Cowboys, you know that Jason Witten just retired. He’s a Hall of Fame tight end with more records and stats than I can possibly list (and, let’s be honest, I couldn’t list them if I wanted to because I’m hardly a football aficionado). But it’s…

Raising a Jason Witten

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If you live in Dallas or even slightly follow the Cowboys, you know that Jason Witten just retired. He’s a Hall of Fame tight end with more records and stats than I can possibly list (and, let’s be honest, I couldn’t list them if I wanted to because I’m hardly a football aficionado). But it’s…

God Gave Them Wings

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Christian radio stations may cause a certain number of fender benders this month. Every May, they dust off the song “Give Them Wings” by Mark Harris, and parents of kids graduating to the next level of school tear up and lose sight of the road or the car in front of them. If your child…

To the Mom Whose Kid Didn’t Make the Honor Society

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It’s that time of year. The school year is ending and, with that, brings all the accolades and recognition of school-year achievements. Every time I look at social media (including my own accounts), I see pictures posted of kids receiving certificates for academics or trophies for sports, or the excitement as seniors get accepted to…

Teaching Kids to Copy the God Stuff

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We teach our kids to copy others from the beginning, and that can be a good thing. Modeling behaviors is how they learn to hold a spoon, play with a toy, and treat other people. We took our four-year-old granddaughter to her soccer game the other day. The entire coaching strategy was to model the…