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Caught in the Crossfire: How to Deal with Mean Girls

Every girl has at least one female nemesis in life. Mean girls exist everywhere, and the church is not exempt. Here are some steps I have taken to deal successfully with mean girls in my 16 years of youth ministry.

  • Caroline Vandenbree |
  • October 10, 2008 |
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Children Lost in the Shuffle of Divorce

While we have learned much about blended families and how they can overcome natural obstacles to develop healthy, stable family life, great numbers of children are still caught in the throes of their parents' difficulties...

  • Dr. David Hawkins |
  • October 08, 2008 |
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'Twilight' Books Send the Wrong Message

You might have heard is that this teen romance series takes a strong stand against sex before marriage and are therefore a great way to get that idea across to kids. But there are other messages in the books that are also very strong - and alarming.

Why Adopt?

As little girls, most women I know dreamed of adopting a baby someday. I did, but as I grew up, married, and began my own family, those dreams of adoption faded...

  • Natalie Nichols Gillespie |
  • October 06, 2008 |
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How Should Christian Families Approach Halloween?

There is no doubt that Halloween's origins can be traced to pagan beliefs and rituals. But if parents dress their kids in costume and exchange candy, does this mean they're participating in the dark side of the holiday?

Showing Our Kids the Whole Spectrum of Virtue

When we encourage our children to be more loving, we usually encourage them to do nice things for others. We must also show them that love includes caring so much about someone that you confront him when he’s wrong...

The Rise of 'By Choice' Single Mothers

The number of unmarried women who want to have a child by artificial insemination is growing at an unprecedented rate, even as the age of women seeking to conceive a child without a father is dropping.

A Different Perspective On College Kids and Credit Cards

I am not totally opposed to college kids having credit cards. Following is a five step to-do list parents might find helpful in making that decision...

Protect Your Children from Video Game Addiction

Even if your kids are playing the tamest games on the market, they can still suffer harm from video games. That’s because video games can steal valuable time and energy away from your kids that could otherwise be used for healthy childhood activities...

  • Whitney Hopler |
  • September 26, 2008 |
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Sharing Christ in School

Without getting into the church/state discussion, there are opportunities for parents, students, and teachers to tell others about Jesus...

Are Big Families Causing an Ecological Crisis?

Within the span of just a few months, two major figures have called for putting a stop to large families -- and at least one has suggested making large families illegal.

Talking With Your Teen about Premarital Sex

As the news of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy has made its way to the general public, I want to share what it looks like to step into the fray of a cultural battle raging out of control and address this topic with our children...

  • Vicki Courtney |
  • September 19, 2008 |
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The Dangers of Raising Kids with 'Worm Theology'

As parents, we want to cultivate humility in our children. But we need to make sure we don't confuse genuine humility with false teaching that equates humility with worthlessness...

The Gift Goes On: Choosing a Family Outreach

Does your family have an outreach? Crosswalk.com contributor Sharon Brani shares the blessings she and her daughters experience through their involvement in a special ministry...

  • Sharon Beth Brani |
  • September 15, 2008 |
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Care for Your Aging Parents

If you’re a caregiver for your aging parents, you’re likely facing many stressful demands. Here’s how you can give your parents the best care while still taking care of yourself.

  • Whitney Hopler |
  • September 12, 2008 |
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Children Are Eating the Fat of Our Land

The obesity rate for preschoolers and teens has tripled and, for elementary school kids, the obesity rate has quadrupled. What can be done to get our kids healthy again?

  • Janice Shaw Crouse |
  • September 10, 2008 |
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The Culture of the Congregation: Celebrating Adoption

In recent years, American Christians have seen a recovery of adoption as a living concept -- and as a focus of congregational celebration.

Tips on College Success (for Parents)

Do Children Need a High Self-Esteem?

Children are continually bombarded with the message that they hold great significance in the universe, and must therefore believe in their significance so that they may reach their ultimate potential as human beings. Is this perspective Biblical?

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