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10 Things Every Teenager Needs to Know About Their Parents

Face it -- you are stuck with us, at least for the next few years! And avoiding spending time with us, rejecting our hugs, and refusing to talk is not going to change that. So in the interest of peace and harmony, I am going to share a few things with you that you probably don't know in the hopes that they may help you to better tolerate us.

  • Deborah J. Thompson |
  • September 01, 2010 |
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God Hears Mothers' Long Distance Prayers

Letting go has never been easy for me. My son joining the military only compounded my fears. I struggled. I cried...

Focusing on the Good

I tend to see the frustrating things in my kids. The things I think need changing. The things that I'm mad at myself for not being more consistent about...

  • Elisabeth K. Corcoran |
  • August 27, 2010 |
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College-Bound: Turning Your Child Over to the Campus Culture

On most college campuses, the prevailing orthodoxy opposes both Christian values and conservative principles. Be wise and consider course offerings, dorm environment, and the intangibles of the college experience.

Gagging on Gaga

While her preoccupation with violence, sexual promiscuity and exhibitionism may be her path to fame, they are also a symptom of a hungry, sad and unsatisfied soul.

How The Music Industry Sexualizes Children

Every twelve-year-old knows Rihanna. And Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Do you?

“But He's a Good Kid…”

It’s hard for parents in pain to recognize and admit that who our children used to be is not who they are now. Many of our adult children are emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, socially, and spiritually stunted...

Christians and Public Education

I am frequently asked for my thoughts on "public education." Granted this is a dicey issue that can get you into a lot of trouble very quickly. However, the question is legitimate, given education's enormous role in shaping our children; thus, as Christians, we have no choice but to wrestle with the answers, even if we don't like them.

  • S. Michael Craven |
  • August 09, 2010 |
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Bringing Christ to School

A new school year begins soon. What an opportune time for a church to encourage students and teachers. Need fresh ideas?

What Parents Should Know About Teen Suicide

With the increasing prevalence of teen suicide, no parent can afford to ignore the possibility. Suicide is now the third leading cause of death for high-school students. Here are warning signs a teen may be struggling.

The Long Good-Bye: Five Lessons for Parents of College-Bound Children

We have watched hundreds of parents drop their kids off at camp or college and have learned a few things in the process. As parental mistakes were made we came to recognize those parents: the ones who made growing up much harder for their adult children.

Discomfort with Dad Signifies a Deeper Problem

The Atlantic recently made the case that "there's nothing objectively essential about his contribution" in an age when any two adults can make a family. Are fathers unnecessary after all?

Allowances, Chores and Teaching Biblical Stewardship

Should you give your child an allowance? Should it be connected to chores? Financial and parenting expert Shane Barkley addresses the differing approaches to teaching kids money management skills.

An Adoption Movement? Agencies Say Interest on Rise

The adoption agency Bethany Christian Services says interest from couples in adopting is significantly ahead of what it was last year, a trend that is being seen elsewhere and, adoption leaders say, is an example of a growing adoption movement among Christians.

From One Single Mother to Another: Sandra Aldrich Offers Encouragement

Can I do this alone? Will my children turn out alright? Where do I fit into the Church? Author Sandra Aldrich offers wisdom and reassurance regarding these and other concerns single mothers face. Read the Crosswalk interview.

Connecting Church and Family, Part 2

How does God intend to relate marriage and family to the church? How can churches today strengthen families? Authors Andreas Köstenberger and David W. Jones weigh in on this delicate issue facing church leaders today (Part 2).

  • Andreas Köstenberger with David W. Jones |
  • July 20, 2010 |
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Playing With Your Children Can Be More Than Fun and Games

As Christian parents, it's easy to become overly serious given the gravity of our faith. But incorporating playfulness into your weekly routine opens up opportunities to pass on your Christian values, bond as a family, and guide your kids as they mature.

Shedding Some Light on Twilight

If Bella were my daughter, several alarm bells would be going off in my head about her relationship with Edward. I would not approve.

Connecting Church and Family, Part 1

How does God intend to relate marriage and family to the church? How can churches today strengthen families? Authors Andreas Köstenberger and David W. Jones weigh in on this delicate issue facing church leaders today (Part 1).

  • Andreas Köstenberger with David W. Jones |
  • July 12, 2010 |
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Father to Son: One Father's Journey from Adopting to Adopted

Ted Kluck and his wife, Kristen, navigated through foreign customs and culture shock, the painful reality of infertility, and even a few near-death experiences to bring Tristan home with them. Yet in all of this, God's faithfulness marks every turn, threading the events together with the grace of One who risked everything to adopt His church.

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