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New Parents Guide - Resources and Advice for Christian Parenting

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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Adventures in Discipline with Jon & Kate Plus Eight

How does a family with four-year-old sextuples and seven-year-old twins maintain order and teach their kids self-control? In the most recent episode of John & Kate Plus Eight, parental unit Jon and Kate Gosselin discussed their modus operandi when it comes to the discipline of their brood....

The Incontrovertible Facts about Fathers

The U.S. leads the world in the percentage of mother-only families, but research overwhelming shows that God's original design for the family - with an active father as the head - is essential to the health of our children...

Grieving the Loss of a Child

The recent tragedy that struck the Steven Curtis Chapman home brought this issue to the forefront of our minds. As the Chapman's grieve and piece their lives back together, thousands of other couples are experiencing similar tragedies. How can families come through the other side of a child's death?

Teaching the Littlest Ones about God

How does one start the process of teaching a child the realities of the one true God of the universe?

Reflections in the Mirror: Healing from Your Mother's Mistakes

Not everyone has a positive relationship with their mom. Jan Coates shares her own difficult childhood and gives insights on coming to terms with your parents' failings to become a healthy parent to your own children.

Every Mother’s a Working Mother

While motherhood can look easy, the irony is this: while lots of important people in important places conduct important business every day, the truly most important work in the world is going on at home, where the CEO is mommy...

A Better Tomorrow for Today's Children

The breakdown of the traditional family has ushered in an era of lost and confused children. Turning the tide will require a comprehensive strategy. Regis Nicoll offers several ways the everyday Christian can do their part...

Create the Home Your Family Needs

If you’re intentional about creating the kind of home your family needs to thrive, you’ll make a significant positive impact on their lives that will matter for eternity.

'Raising Dad' a Primer on the Importance of Father-Child Relationships

At first glance, Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, looks like the shoo-in for father of the decade. But Rainer believes any accolades from his sons are filtered through lenses of mercy, grace and unconditional love...

  • Kelly Davis Shrout |
  • March 17, 2008 |
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"Just" a Homemaker?

We know that being the homemaker is not all roses and rainbows or June Cleaver doing her housework in a perfectly pleated dress, pearls, make-up and hair. But what we do counts for far more than the "image" that the power suits imply...

Motherhood: A Ministry of Love

Love was rarely seen in everyday life and culture in the Roman world; and gentle, sensitive, grace-energized love was to become a powerful witness in the culture of the first century. It's also a powerful witness today.

Enjoy Harmony in Your Household

You can have a clean, organized, and peaceful home – and time to enjoy it – if you seek God’s wisdom about managing it...

Can God Use Me As a Dad?

Have you ever thought about how to qualify as a dad? You can't. But we can learn from one of the New Testament's best examples of godly parenting, Joseph.

  • Dr. John Barnett |
  • February 18, 2008 |
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How Far is Too Far in the Quest for Parenthood?

If you haven't thought much lately about just how rapidly the very nature of the family is changing, consider this: It is now possible for a child to have five parents.

Seeing Christmas through Mary's Eyes

This Christmas offers a greater impact than usual, and it has nothing to do with the warm glow of holiday cheer or the toasty feeling I get when drinking hot chocolate and melted marshmallows. Instead, it has everything to do with the fact that I’m two months pregnant.

  • Betsy St. Amant |
  • December 14, 2007 |
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