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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?

Thrive on a Secular College Campus

Have a child heading off to college this Fall? Abby Nye gives ways Christian students can thrive on a secular campus...

Building Kids' Character in a Culture of Plenty

I grew up poor, and I know firsthand the powerful lessons poverty can teach. I’m grateful my husband and I are able to give our children more, but I’m also painfully aware how those advantages crowd out character building. Here are practical ways parents can teach children virtues like compassion for others, giving to those in need, and gratitude for blessings...

The Prodigal's Father

Most of us are familiar with the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke, but, how often do we look at the parable from a parenting perspective? We can learn from the example of the father who recognizes, like our Heavenly Father, what is required for real transformation in our kids...

  • Chris and Michelle Groff |
  • August 25, 2008 |
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'American Teen' Is Not a Pretty Picture

The big question now is whether the public will pay theater prices to see a film about what goes on at the local high school. In the meantime, the film is attracting controversy.

Tune in When Your Kids are Logged On

The rapidly changing technology your kids use may baffle you. But to be an engaged and caring parent, you need to enter their digital world yourself. Here’s how...

What You Need to Know about Special Education

If you have a child with special needs, or suspect your child may require special assistance, the start of the school year will be more hectic for your family than most. School Psychologist Wesley Sharpe gives parents a simple, detailed guide on special education in his book The ABC's of School Success.

  • Wesley Sharpe, EdD |
  • August 15, 2008 |
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The Faith of Our Twenty-Somethings

Many young people raised in Christian homes reject their parents' faith and morals during their early twenties. So what can parents of straying young adults do?

China Adoptions: Families Tell Their Stories

Bringing a child from China home is "a challenge" but you "find love you didn't know there was," said Sherry Meadows, a member of Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala...

Just What Are Schools to Do? The True Aim of Education

Schools are never just about education. The school as an institution is founded and supported as a means to some end. The question parents and educators must answer is -- what end should we be seeking?

Fearing God More than Textbooks

The Pritchard's have raised 8 children in public schools, so they've encountered more than a few situations where they didn't agree with a teacher or textbook. Here's how they turned potentially damaging experiences into faith-building experiences for their kids...

  • David & Kelli Pritchard |
  • August 06, 2008 |
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Rebels for Christ: Harris Twins Challenge Teens to Do Hard Things

Parents dread having rebellious kids. But 19-year-old twins Brett and Alex Harris aren't rebelling against their parents. They're rebelling against society's low expectations by proving teens can be responsible, informed, and mature. Check out Crosswalk's recent interview with Brett...

Teen Pregnancy, Hollywood Style

Early in July, OK! magazine featured a cover story about Jamie Lynn Spears and her new baby, Maddie. This week, Newsweek is out with an article that questions how Hollywood is presenting teenage motherhood.

Protecting Your Kids from Sexual Abuse

Sexual predators do more than assault children physically. They hack into their minds and tell them lies are true...

Leading Your Grandchild to Christ

I once heard that the only things we can take to heaven with us are people. And as grandmothers, we play an important role in being certain that the people closest to us—our own family members—will share the glory of eternity in God’s presence.

Should I Send My Child to Public School?

Public, private, or home school? David and Kelli Pritchard wrestled with this momentous decision for each of their children and discovered that seeking the Lord in prayer was the most important step...

  • David & Kelli Pritchard |
  • July 23, 2008 |
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A Call to Holiness

What if the reason our young generation doesn’t espouse to higher standards is because few parents and leaders have the courage or conviction to live “less popular” lives in front of them?

Savior in a Bottle: Kids and Cholesterol

If the prospect of commercials featuring child actors hawking cholesterol-reducing drugs seems outlandish, it should not come as a surprise...

Raise Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World

By giving children the message that their lives are all about their own fulfillment, parents could prevent them from discovering true fulfillment. Here's how you can raise givers instead of takers.

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