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Are You Provoking Your Teen to Anger?

Are the answers given at your house gentle, truthful, humble, and delivered with kindness, understanding and wisdom? Or is your behavior exasperating your teen?

Five Tips to Slow Down and Simplify the Holidays

There's got to be a better way to shepherd our families through the holidays—to be able to slow down enough to enjoy each other and not get caught up in the rat race of preparation and money-frenzied spending.

Issues to Think Through Before Adopting

Such a big life change will affect you and your family in profound ways. Here’s how you can think through the important issues before adopting.

Rising Above the Parent-Child Power Struggle

Why is it that when you really need kids to move quickly, they choose that time to move in slow-motion? Expert Hal Runkel gives parents tips on maintaining your composure when your kids test the limits.

  • Hal Runkel, LMFT |
  • November 05, 2007 |
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Beyond Manners: Trade Nice Parenting for a Bold Gospel

Children today are more timid and anxious than ever before. Is it possible Christian culture contributes to the problem?

Troubled Teen Equals Marital Trouble, Too

Parents dealing with a troubled teen can feel a similar sense of grief and loss as if the teen had actually died. This puts a great amount of pressure on the marriage and all too often leads to divorce.

The Prayer Every Mother Must Pray

Fortunately, Jesus never tires of our neediness. Nor did He tire of the pleading of the relentless mother...

  • Rebekah Montgomery |
  • October 31, 2007 |
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Why Some Evangelicals are Throwing Out Birth Control

Writer Barbara Curtis shares how she and her husband made the decision to forgo artificial birth control and discusses why other Christian families are increasingly choosing a similar path.

Are You Controlling Your Teen Too Much?

Handing over some control is essential to fostering maturity in your teen.

Please, Portland, Let Them be Kids

Should a public school encourage students to engage in risky behavior that is also illegal? Administrators at King Middle School, located in Portland, Maine, say yes.

Parenting Is Not About Kids, It's About Parents

In ScreamFree Parenting, author and marriage and family therapist Hal Edward Runkel shows you how to parent less out of your deepest fears and more out of the highest principles based on scriptural truths. Read an excerpt from Chapter One.

  • Hal Edward Runkel |
  • October 22, 2007 |
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Parenting Teens with Grace

Grace, given at just the right moment, has the power to change the direction of any struggle, and may ultimately bring it to an end.

Finding Home: Jim Daly on His Imperfect Path to Faith and Family

As he says in his new book, Finding Home: An Imperfect Path to Faith and Family, when people hear what Jim Daly’s childhood was like they tell him he “should be insane—or in jail.” Instead, he is now president of Focus on the Family.

Is Your Teen Caught in the Spin Cycle of Destruction?

There are few things worse than living with a teen spinning out of control -- and no worse feeling than the hopelessness parents experience in the process. What can you do to reverse your teen's destructive behavior?

Want a Close-Knit Family? Make Time for Shared Life Experiences

Over the course of my career, I've notice that certain families experience unusually happy interactions. These families consistently give the same explanation as to why: "We do a lot of things together."

  • Dr. Greg Smalley |
  • October 08, 2007 |
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Will the Kids Ever Grow-up? An Interview with Diana West

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Albert Mohler recently interviewed author and columnist Diana West about her new book “The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development is Bringing Down Western Civilization.”

For Parents Only: Rebel with a Cause - Part 2

In For Parents Only, authors Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa A. Rice take readers inside the mind of teens and preteens, as they explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens. Read the second part of an excerpt from Chapter Two: Rebel with a Cause.

  • Shaunti Feldhahn & Lisa A. Rice |
  • October 03, 2007 |
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Facing Failure as a Parent

You’ve faced a critical test (with your kids this morning, for instance), you had every desire to respond in the right way, do the right thing, and you do the very thing you swore you’d never do again...

  • Hal Runkel, LMFT |
  • October 01, 2007 |
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What is True Happiness? Our Kids Need to Know

Instead of learning the basic tenets of their faith or developing a loving relationship with God, teens are simply absorbing a belief that if you try to be good all the time, you will be happy—and being happy is what life's all about.

For Parents Only: Rebel With a Cause - Part 1

In For Parents Only, authors Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa A. Rice take readers inside the mind of teens and preteens, as they explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens. Read an excerpt from Chapter Two: Rebel with a Cause.

  • Shaunti Feldhahn & Lisa A. Rice |
  • September 26, 2007 |
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