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Turn Your Cheek?

Countless churches have taken Luke 6: 29 to mean that Christians, especially Christian children, are to adopt a fully passive approach to the outside world, including bullying...

Taking on Twilight

Readers everywhere—Christians included—are going crazy for a vampire series with a love story that’s to-die-for. One writer sinks her teeth into the books and movie to discover the good and bad behind Bella and the Cullen clan.

  • Wendy Lee Nentwig |
  • January 13, 2009 |
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Family Worship in 2009

Courage is Not Optional!

We want our children to stay away from sins of commission — choices and actions that are wrong. Yet we also need to teach them the consequences that come from the sins of omission -- the failure to make choices or act in ways that are right.

Training the Soul: Return to the One-Room School

For most people, the one-room schoolhouse is just something out of the history books. For 11 students in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, the one-room schoolhouse is a living reality.

How Hellish is "Time Out"?

Some commenters on "The Eschatology of Parenting" have raised the issue of “time out” as a tool for discipline, especially in light of my statement that extended periods of “time out” don’t communicate well the discipline of God over his children...

A Generation Immersed in Media

Parents should look to this new report about childhood media immersion with interest and concern. Does anyone really believe that all this media exposure has no ill effects on children and adolescents?

No One Else Named Mom

Her feelings of joy and self-worth were derived from ministering to others, not from raising her children. Her children knew it and responded in kind. Home was chaotic and miserable.

Our Choice: Be Part of the Agony, or Part of the Answer

We tend to micro-focus on bullies and who they target without considering that most bullying wouldn’t take place if not for the captive audience that both feeds a bully’s ambitions and also sometimes becomes his accomplices...

Cramped Hospitality

Holidays and houseguests! They go together like love and marriage, don’t they? But what if you don’t have much room for extras?

  • Marcia Washburn |
  • December 19, 2008 |
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Tales from the Dad Side Sheds Positive Light on Fatherhood

In his witty and creative way, author Steve Doocy shows parents how they can make a difference, even when they feel inadequate...

  • Rebecca Hagelin |
  • December 12, 2008 |
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The Eschatology of Parenting

When we think of Christian eschatology, we tend to think first of prophecy charts or apocalyptic novels, but nothing is more eschatological than parenting...

The Real Santa Claus

While he never wore a red suit, smoked a pipe, or slid down chimneys, the real Santa's story actually has a lot to do with the true meaning of Christmas...

Looking For a Bargain? Pack a Shoebox With Love

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes often are received by children who often have lost everything — parents, home, country — and go a long way toward relieving their suffering.

  • Rebekah Montgomery |
  • December 09, 2008 |
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Christmas in Public Schools? Yes, We Can!

Several Christmases ago, my daughter’s art teacher gave this assignment: Make holiday posters. She also made it clear: No religion allowed...

Renew Your Faith by Celebrating Advent

Slow down and bring Christ into focus this season through an old Christian tradition that has made a difference in the faith of many: Advent.

Divorce Recovery: Practical Strategies for Change

Living in the wake of divorce will push you to the limit. You might feel like you don’t have the resources you need to move forward. Start with small steps...

  • Winston T. Smith, M.Div |
  • November 28, 2008 |
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Heeding the Cry of the Orphan

Whether it’s adopting a child with special needs, or even considering becoming a foster parent, we all need to make room in our hearts for those who hold such a close place in God’s heart.

Today's Teens: Believing in Themselves

It seems that high school graduates surveyed in 2006 consider themselves much more likely to succeed in life when compared to the self-assessment offered by graduates in 1975, perhaps displaying excessive self-esteem...

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