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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.

Drug Abuse Starting Earlier Than Ever

It used to be that older teens were the most susceptible to drug experimentation, but kids today are starting earlier than ever. In fact, 10- to 14-year-olds are now the most likely to begin using one intoxicating substance or another.

The Twilight Feeding Frenzy

Is The Twilight Saga phenomenon just harmless, escapist entertainment? Is it nothing more than a fictitious tale of teen romance? Or is it something that easily deceives, drawing young women away from the truth to fill the empty void in their lives?

Parent Beyond Your Capacity

As a parent, your influence in your children's lives is vitally important. But your limitations prevent you from giving your children everything they need through just your own efforts.

Crazy Summer Days: Keeping Teens Busy through July and August

Keeping teens busy in the summer is a challenge. They've abandoned the sandbox and outgrown the plastic pool in the backyard. Here are several suggestions.

Bullying at Mount Si High and Christian Bystanders

At Mount Si High near Seattle, one young man knows the pain of trying to be a hero. Sadly, bullying based on perceptions of sexual orientation bring out the bystander in far too many Christians.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • June 23, 2010 |
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Meet the New American Family, Digitally Deluged

Christians are not called to be modern-day Luddites, smashing digital devices with sledgehammers. But we are called to be faithful stewards of digital opportunities, even as we are also called to be faithful in all our relationships.

Start a Revolution on Father's Day

What we need when Father's Day arrives on Sunday is nothing short of a family revolution, led by America's fathers.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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