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Advent in Church and Cultural Tradition

Celebrating Advent helps families prepare for the coming of Christ. But where do Advent traditions come from?

No Stress Gift-Giving

Why not take the stress of gift-giving away by offering something that can be actually given later on in the year? Here's an idea that includes the entire family...

Advent: Enlarged in the Waiting

Wendy Wright, in her book of reflections on "keeping watch in the season of Christ's coming," suggests, "Of all the types of waiting, the waiting of pregnancy is most like the waiting that we do during Advent."

When Do Kids Become "Young Adults?"

Elements of our society have unofficially declared that the onset of adulthood matches the onset of puberty at the very grown-up age of 12...

  • Rebecca Hagelin |
  • December 07, 2009 |
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The Answers Adopted Kids Seek in the Teen Years

When an adopted child enters the adolescent years and their thinking transfers from concrete to abstract, they might begin asking that unanswerable question, "Why did my mother give me up?"

Advent: Waiting on Jesus Christ

How can we make the most of this brief season and cultivate joyful, fruitful anticipation in our hearts and the hearts of our children?

Movies: Choosing Wisely and Raising Kids Who Will Too

When it comes to some issues - drugs, alcohol, destructive relationships - you can create strict boundaries. But issues like movie choices are an area where we are not doing our teens any favors by making arbitrary decisions...

10 Tips to Prepare for the 2009 Holiday Season

This year, the stress and anxiety level is likely to be amplified. With this in mind, here are ten tips I believe can be helpful in getting ready for an enjoyable, meaningful holiday season in 2009.

The Lure of the Vampire: An Interview with Kimberly Powers

The eternal attraction to Edward Cullen begs the question - just what is it about these books that captivates the hearts of so many girls? Author Kimberly Powers talks about the longing inside every woman.

Carrie Prejean, Sexting, and a Lost Generation

As Carrie Prejean continues to suffer, grow up, fall and stand back up in front of the entire world, parents should discuss with our own children the many truths that Carrie's drama reveals...

  • Rebecca Hagelin |
  • November 20, 2009 |
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Teach With An Eye On Eternity

We want our children to succeed in life and be responsible citizens, but what good have we done if their souls are lost in the process? Our highest goal is to prepare them for eternity.

God Cares for You While You Care for Your Aging Parents

When you look beyond your challenges as a caregiver to the God who cares for you, you can experience joy even in the middle of a tough situation...

A Mother’s Prayer

Watching families at Ft. Hood lose their loved ones this past week was difficult. Yet, the Bible is full of promises for parents, and we can trust God with our children even when faced with difficult times.

Parents, Teens and Sex

Recently I asked a beautiful teenage girl who is very bold about her stance for purity what motivates her to hold her ground. She said simply, "My sense of morality, which is based on my faith and the values my mother and father have taught me." Parents, you are a huge influence on your teens...

  • Rebecca Hagelin |
  • November 09, 2009 |
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How Do I Stop Losing it With My Kids?

Dinner is late again, and the living room looks like a failed disaster relief effort. You ask your son to put away his part of the mess, but he ignores you...

  • William P. Smith, M.Div., Ph.D. |
  • November 06, 2009 |
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Are You Parenting with Faith?

Whenever I look ahead I tend to get fearful. Doubts arise and questions pepper my thoughts. How will I ever afford college? How will I be able to weather those teenage struggles?

  • Sharon Beth Brani |
  • November 03, 2009 |
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Of Marshmallows and Wise Money Management

Would you like to raise your children to be wise money managers? Teach them to be two-marshmallow kids...

Handling Social Media With Your Kids

Social media has become part of the fabric of American youth culture. Here are some of my thoughts on handling social media in your home.

  • Jim Burns, Ph.D. |
  • October 28, 2009 |
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Never Give Up Parenting a Difficult Teen

You may right now be thinking, "I've been pushing against this wall forever…I just can't do it anymore." But let me encourage you to never give up…keep parenting, even when the going with your troubled teen gets toughest...

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