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Large Families: Blessings or Burdens?

These days, having more than two children can unleash a tsunami of ire from family, friends and total strangers. Three mothers give their perspectives on the most common complaints and misconceptions about large families.

Moms Have a Mission Field

Recently, I found myself armed with drop cloths, brushes and a stepladder as I tended to some much-needed interior painting. While I worked, I listened to a talk show on Christian radio. "I feel like I'm not doing anything for God!" moaned one mom who called in...

Find Joy in Raising a Boy

If you have a son, you know that a boy can be both wild and sweet. You'll encounter some hair-raising challenges while raising him to become a strong man, but you'll also enjoy the many rewards of sharing adventures with your son.

Love is a Choice: The Realities of Adoption

Nothing could have prepared me for the challenges I faced after bringing 2-year-old Jenny home from Russia. "Can't you send her back?" a well-meaning friend suggested...

Parent with the Real World in Mind

There's no magic formula you can use to make sure that your kids fare well in this fallen world. What matters most is for your kids to see you living for Jesus in a real way.

Adopting from Haiti: How Author Karen Kingsbury Doubled Her Family

In the quiet incandescent glow of my computer screen, I stumbled upon an Internet site that had a photo listing of children available for adoption in Haiti. One of those was a darling five-year-old boy with huge brown eyes and dimpled smile...

Despite USC Study, Children Still Need Both a Mom & Dad

"Same-sex couples can be effective parents, researchers find." This headline in USA Today in January has raised quite a few questions from those interested in family.

How to Catch Your Kids in a Lie

That first lie told by a three-, four- or five-year-old is a landmark. It's a moment of huge consequence during which a moral code begins to take shape.

The Three Generation Family: Is It Gone?

10 Lenten Traditions to Enrich Your Family's Easter Celebration

As new believers, we wanted our relationship with Christ to be part of our family’s daily life - not just Sunday only. Traditions provide vivid impressions for children which parents can build year after year...

Women of Advent and Christmas: Elizabeth

Just when most friends thought her time had passed, Elizabeth found herself at the beginning of Christmas.

  • John Mark Reynolds |
  • December 25, 2009 |
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Advent in Church and Cultural Tradition

Celebrating Advent helps families prepare for the coming of Christ. But where do Advent traditions come from?

Advent: Enlarged in the Waiting

Wendy Wright, in her book of reflections on "keeping watch in the season of Christ's coming," suggests, "Of all the types of waiting, the waiting of pregnancy is most like the waiting that we do during Advent."

10 Tips to Prepare for the 2009 Holiday Season

This year, the stress and anxiety level is likely to be amplified. With this in mind, here are ten tips I believe can be helpful in getting ready for an enjoyable, meaningful holiday season in 2009.

Dr. John Rosemond on Disciplining Your Child Successfully

If you're struggling to get your kids to behave well, there's hope. Dr. John Rosemond's book The Well-Behaved Child offers practical ways parents can discipline kids successfully.

Not So Fast: Slowing Down the Busy Family

Of all the groups most affected by the busyness epidemic—perhaps the American family has been the worst hit. Under all the self-assumed pressure, something gets buried. And it just might be our souls.

How to Partner in Parenting with Our Heavenly Father

Does God answer when we partner with Him in prayer? Let me share one, simple prayer request I made for one of my sons, Brock, when he was a baby...

  • Pam and Bill Farrel |
  • October 26, 2009 |
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Parenting with Love and Logic

Parenting with Love and Logic shows readers how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching children responsibility. Establish healthy control without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.

  • Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay |
  • October 23, 2009 |
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The “Me Time” Myth

Why did my search for this hallowed “me time” always leave me feeling as though I needed more? While taking time for myself, I definitely felt refreshed, but the moment I got home, I wanted to head right back out the door.

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