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Finding Hope When Life Drives You to the Edge

I remember a season of my life in which I was feeling desperate. I wanted out of the frustration, out of the house, out of everything. But I didn't know where to go...

Passing on Healthy Financial Habits to Your Children

Fewer than half believe they are good role models for their children regarding saving and spending. Yet, 94 percent of students say their parents are their primary teachers on financial matters. Oops. We have a problem.

Moms Have a Mission Field

Recently, I found myself armed with drop cloths, brushes and a stepladder as I tended to some much-needed interior painting. While I worked, I listened to a talk show on Christian radio. "I feel like I'm not doing anything for God!" moaned one mom who called in...

Are We Adequately Preparing Our Young People for Life?

Today's generation of youth leaders are reaching young people in wonderful and innovated ways. Unprecedented resources are being thrown at Christian youth. But I hear very few messages that encourage actual maturity.

Find Joy in Raising a Boy

If you have a son, you know that a boy can be both wild and sweet. You'll encounter some hair-raising challenges while raising him to become a strong man, but you'll also enjoy the many rewards of sharing adventures with your son.

Forever Mother

Separation. Pulling apart. A growing need for freedom. They are healthy, important parts of becoming an independent human being. But don't let the modern culture twist that truth into a lie that says your teenagers or adult children don't need mothering. They do.

Mother’s Day and Mixed Emotions

Mother's Day can bring mixed emotions. The idyllic imagery of motherhood often doesn't match up with the reality that the relationships involved are often far more complicated than we wish. If Mother's Day is bittersweet for you, here's some encouragement from God's word.

Straight from The Middle: Patricia Heaton on Mother's Day

Patricia Heaton just wants to be "left alone." Not all the time, mind you. But definitely on Mother's Day—and that's whether she's playing Frankie on ABC's hit sitcom, The Middle, or at home in real life with her husband and four boys.

Mother's Day: What’s a Stepmom to Do?

One of the reasons Mother's Day can evoke so much emotion is because many stepmoms feel as though they have all of the pain, frustrations, financial strain, and difficulty of being a parent, but none of the rewards or joy. Here are some ways husbands can take the lead to make Mother's Day a special day for their wives.

Kyrgyzstan's Revolution Leaves Growing Orphans in Limbo

The Kyrgyzstan revolution has thrown families in America in limbo as they wait to finalize their adoptions. If their children reach age 16 before the adoptions are finalized, it may be too late.

Moms: Should You Find a Mentor for Your Daughter?

It takes a choir surrounding a soloist to really highlight her voice; in the same way, loving adults surrounding your daughter will make her life sing...

Hope for Parenting the "Me" Generation

The big question is this: How do parents establish their position of authority, while also maintaining their relationship with their teen?

The Death of Conscience

When a young child's sensibilities are constantly violated, and he begins to ignore the natural pangs of guilt after yielding to cultural pressures, he can end up being miserable, and begins to develop a hard heart and weak spirit.

Expert John Rosemond Urges a Return to Common Sense Parenting

John Rosemond, author of nearly a dozen books on parenting, calls on today's parents to return to the parenting principles of an earlier generation.

Love is a Choice: The Realities of Adoption

Nothing could have prepared me for the challenges I faced after bringing 2-year-old Jenny home from Russia. "Can't you send her back?" a well-meaning friend suggested...

Do Adopted Children Have More Problems?

The world is an uproar over an adoptive family in Tennessee who put their 7-year-old boy on an unaccompanied one-way flight back to Russia. It is good to understand the issues that surround adoption because understanding brings a family to a different response, a calmer approach to handling conflict...

Pray for Russia's Orphans

Every time I see what is going on in Russia, with the government calling for an immediate halt on American adoptions, I think about the orphanage where I first met my two oldest sons. Before my mind's eye are the faces of the children we couldn't adopt...

Phoebe Prince, South Hadley, and the Fruit of Sin

The bullying endured by a South Hadley teenager who subsequently killed herself shocked the nation. It shouldn’t have.

Parenting Super Hero or Not?

Counter to what some people might think, I find that the most irresponsible teens come from the most responsible parents...

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