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New Parents Guide - Resources and Advice for Christian Parenting

Adopted For Life

Adopted for Life is a manifesto calling Christians to adopt children and to equip Christian families going through the process. Offers biblical foundations for adoption and identifies adoption as a Great Commission priority.

  • Russell D. Moore |
  • September 05, 2009 |
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Cultivate Relationships in the Middle of Motherhood’s Chaos

Becoming a mom changes your life in ways that significantly affect all of your relationships – with God, yourself, and every other person in your life...

Parenting Again

More than 2.4 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. It is hard to get one’s mind wrapped around this global epidemic being caused by divorce, teenage pregnancy, drugs, alcohol addiction, incarceration, lack of responsibility of one or both parents or mental illness.

We Believe in Miracles – And CPR

Sometimes miracles aren’t as simple as they look. Sometimes they depend on decisions we’ve made before, and whether we listened to the still, small voice.

Pray God’s Promises for Your Kids' Lives

No matter how hard you may work to help your kids experience God’s best for them, there are limits to what you can do. Prayer, though, has no limits.

Leap of Faith: Adoptive Parents Share Their Perspective

"Would you be interested in adopting a child?” Jay and I tried to show appropriate and mature interest, knowing that we both wanted to jump up and down and scream like kids at a birthday party...

  • Jay and Margot Stegmaier |
  • July 16, 2009 |
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Mothers of the Bible Still Give Advice to Mothers Today

The Bible is filled with stories about mothers who struggled with many of the issues still common to mothers of today, and though their voices are long-since silenced in this life, we can still hear from them—if we listen very carefully.

Never Underestimate the Power of a Mother

From the moment our precious little ones are placed in our arms at birth, today's society seems to want to relegate moms to the back bench.

5 Ways to Build the Family You've Always Wanted

It’s possible to create a better family, no matter what your background or current circumstances. Here are five principles from Dr. Gary Chapman's book The Family You've Always Wanted.

When Parenting Feels Lonely

Instead of overflowing with a sense of fulfillment at the opportunity to be at home with my child, I found myself missing my job, craving adult conversation, and even fantasizing about my care-free life before I was a mom...

Honoring Fatherhood

As a wife and mother of two young men who are being raised in an anti-male culture that spews the mantra of radical feminism, I'd like to say a few words to America's dads: We need you.

Our Heavenly Father Knows Best

If I want to do what is best for my daughter as a human, flawed, sinful mother, how much more does God love us as a perfect, holy, flawless Father?

Help for Autistic Children

Kym Wright, writer and mother of a child with autism, gives parents resources for understanding and treating autism.

The Adoption Option: One Mom's Decision to Give Up Her Baby

Recently, blogger Jamey Stegmaier wrote an article for Crosswalk describing his experiences growing up as an adopted child. After a reunion with his biological mother via telephone, Jamey's birthmother shares her side of the adoption experience...

  • Laurel C. Schaffer |
  • April 27, 2009 |
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Eight Is Enough? IVF and Nadya Suleman

It’s increasingly difficult for me to escape the conclusion that the very process of in-vitro fertilization represents a rejection of the natural order and the God who instituted that order.

Adopting Me: An Adopted Child Shares His Perspective

Not only do I have two parents who have raised and nurtured and loved me for twenty-eight years, but I also have a birthmother who carried me for nine months so that I may live...

  • Jamey Robert Stegmaier |
  • April 13, 2009 |
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Christian Morality and Test Tube Babies, Part One

The development of "test tube baby" technologies presents us with moral issues which demand answers, and require our most careful thought and reflection...

Reborn to Emptiness: What to Make of Lifelike Doll Babies

The dolls in question are “incredibly life-like baby dolls” known as “reborns” that can cost as much as $4,000. As you have probably guessed, at these prices, the buyers aren’t young girls, but adult women...

Could 2009 be the Year to Start a Family?

Even though current financial challenges and uncertainties might make this seem like a bad time for such a goal, there are still surprising reasons for couples to make this the year to have children...

  • Steve & Candice Watters |
  • March 19, 2009 |
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Find Rest for Your Family

If you always seem to be in a hurry and struggling to keep up with your activities, it’s time to slow down...

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