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New Parents Guide - Resources and Advice for Christian Parenting

God Has a Mission for Your Family

God’s call to reach lost people with the Gospel is for all believers – adults and children alike. Answering God’s call to focus your family outward can bless each of you as you all bless others...

Adoption Offers Profound Opportunities for Racial Unity

The Yeats family has had to work through the challenges associated with transracial adoption, but they see all of the random questions and false assumptions as opportunities to educate people...

Turn Your Cheek?

Countless churches have taken Luke 6: 29 to mean that Christians, especially Christian children, are to adopt a fully passive approach to the outside world, including bullying...

The Eschatology of Parenting

Joseph: Adoptive Faithful Father of Jesus Christ

As an adoptive parent my curiosity in the character of Joseph is great. Did he ever wonder? Did he ever feel inadequate? Did he ever gaze into the night sky wondering how he would do it?

  • Sharon Beth Brani |
  • December 26, 2008 |
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Mary: A Model of Strength for Mothers

It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized part of the miracle of Christmas was Mary’s own quiet strength...

  • Jeannine Norris |
  • December 19, 2008 |
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Heeding the Cry of the Orphan

Whether it’s adopting a child with special needs, or even considering becoming a foster parent, we all need to make room in our hearts for those who hold such a close place in God’s heart.

Debunking Adoption Myths

Adopting a child is a lengthy, expensive process that poses great emotional and legal risks to prospective parents -- or is it? Natalie Nichols Gillespie, author of Successful Adoption, addresses some of the more common myths and fears along with the realities of the adoption process....

  • Natalie Nichols Gillespie |
  • December 04, 2008 |
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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 |
  • November 28, 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?

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 |
  • November 06, 2008 |
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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.

The Culture of the Congregation: Celebrating Adoption

In recent years, American Christians have seen a recovery of adoption as a living concept -- and as a focus of congregational celebration.

Special Needs, Special Love

Many families out there know what it means to have kids with real special needs, families whose daily experiences, and choices in response to those experiences, give the rest of us hope that life can still go on, hope can still ring true...

  • Hal Runkel, LMFT |
  • September 30, 2008 |
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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 |
  • September 23, 2008 |
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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...

  • Grace Thornton |
  • September 12, 2008 |
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My Daddy’s Name is Donor?

Reproductive technologies bring moral risk -- and the more procreation is abstracted from marriage and the marital act, the greater the risk and responsibility.

Does 'Equal Parenting' Work?

Those committed to the "equal parenting" movement share a simple assumption: "Gender should not determine the division of labor at home." Yet even those families who adhere to this belief don't live it out...

Dads...Want To Leave A Legacy? Affirm Your Children

The first step to leaving a positive legacy is to love your wife. Even if that is no longer an option for you, another way to redeem the father/child relationship can be found in Paul's letter to the Church at Colossae...

Why We Run from the Father

  • Whitney Von Lake Hopler |
  • July 12, 2008 |
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