3 Ways Pray with Your Kids Every Day

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We had a minor tragedy in our home recently. Raquel and Fudge, gerbils who had lived long past a normal life expectancy for small rodents, passed away without warning. My nine-year-old son and eleven-year-old daughter were devastated when they found the lifeless clumps of fur in their cage. My husband dutifully dug a proper grave…

Happy-Go-Lucky Moms and Their Serious Kids

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When the apple falls far from the tree, life can suddenly become very uncomfortable for a mom and the child she is raising. After every parenting talk I give, a line forms of moms with questions to ask. You can bet at least one of them will be a jovial mom who is at her…

Why Family Faith Conversations are Important

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One of the difficult findings about teens and faith in recent years is that a majority of teens who graduate from high school do not attend church the following year. There are several reasons for this, and youth ministry experts are searching for answers to change this downhill trend. However, Richard Ross of Southwestern Baptist…

4 Ways to Bring Faith into Family Time

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We see the statistics about how the family is struggling. The divorce rate for both Christian and non-Christian homes is now about the same. Our children are facing their own hardships, whether it be bullying, drug abuse, cutting, or even suicide. The world in which we live in is compromised by evil. It’s easy to…

Let the Little Children Come

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“Let the little children come” is a very familiar verse of scripture and key topic in many parenting sermons. But what does it mean today to “let the little children come?” The Apostle Matthew records the story in his Gospel of people bringing their little children for Jesus to lay hands on them (Matthew 19:13-15).…

Authors Urge Parents to Teach Children about Appropriate Touch

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It’s perhaps a parent’s greatest fear – that at some point his or her child will become a victim of sexual abuse. The statistics are alarming: Approximately one in five children will become victims by his or her 18th birthday. Authors Justin and Lindsey Holcomb have responded to parents’ concerns by writing God Made All…