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Parenting: A Call to Patience

Our perky waitress managed to keep a smile on her face in spite of multiple requests. It made me wonder if I wait on my beloved family as graciously as that young woman waited on a table full of strangers...

  • Rebecca Ingram Powell |
  • October 29, 2008 |
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Straight Talk About Casual Sex

The secular mantra, heard from middle school on up, is that sex will make you popular and happy; it's great recreation that is free and fun.

  • Janice Shaw Crouse |
  • October 24, 2008 |
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Why Celebrate the Saints? A Parent’s Perspective

October 31st is the eve of All Saints' Day. But is teaching our children about the Saints a distraction from the Word of God?

Parenting with a Diligent Hand, Part 2

Today, I’d like to look at the question, “How and why do Christian parents let their children get off the right path? And how can diligent parents help keep their children on the right path?”

Generation Hex: What Christians Should Know about Witchcraft

What can parents and churches do about rising interests in Wicca? In their new book Generation Hex, cultural experts Dillon Burroughs and Marla Alupoaicei explain the need to debunk stereotypes and become educated on the truth about modern paganism. Read the Crosswalk interview...

Low Self-Esteem at Crisis Levels for Girls

The majority of girls feel they do not measure up in some way including their looks, performance in school and relationships. Most disturbing is that these girls are engaging in harmful and destructive behavior that can leave a lasting imprint on their lives...

Parenting with a Diligent Hand, Part I

My thinking for most of the years my children were being raised was this: If a father and mother will generally do what is biblically right in relation to a child, then that child will turn out right without ever going far astray. But my understanding was off-target...

Rethinking Halloween through 7 Scary Stories of the Bible

A couple years ago my friend and co-worker Fred Alberti shared with me a lesson he prepared for the boys' class he was teaching. It was a big hit in that it didn't focus on the meaning of Halloween or whether we as Christians should celebrate it. Rather, it just provided another way to get the lads excited about the Scriptures...

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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