5 Essential Family Goals for the New Year

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Very few of us ever follows through on a New Year’s resolution. But maybe if we put our minds to it we could actually make a change or two over the long haul. Let me actually suggest five areas to work on to take your home to a higher plane this year. First, spend more…

Help Your Child Set Goals for the New Year

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For most adults, the days leading up to January 1st are a time of reflection and projection. We take stock of how well we did life the last twelve months and make a list of things we want to change or new things we want to try. We are conditioned to do this from years…

I’m Given Wisdom | Teen Devotional

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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

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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…