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Parenting Teens - Christian Family Resources

Straight Talk About Casual Sex

The secular mantra, heard from middle school on up, is that sex will make you popular and happy; it's great recreation that is free and fun.

  • Janice Shaw Crouse |
  • January 22, 2009 |
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Help Your Kids Thrive in the Postmodern Culture

Young people in the postmodern culture your kids are growing up in approach truth in completely different ways from the culture you knew as a child...

'Twilight' Books Send the Wrong Message

You might have heard is that this teen romance series takes a strong stand against sex before marriage and are therefore a great way to get that idea across to kids. But there are other messages in the books that are also very strong - and alarming.

Moody Twilight Launches a Teen Franchise

For those familiar with Stephenie Meyer’s books and drawn to the buzz around the story, that should be more than enough. But those interested in character motives beyond unspoken physical attraction may find Twilight wanting.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • December 18, 2008 |
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What Does Luke Skywalker Have to do With the Church?

Why might you want to get plugged into a church in your college years? Think of a young Luke Skywalker when he’s taking his first steps toward his destiny as a Jedi Knight.

  • Shaun Blakeney and Marcus Brotherton |
  • December 10, 2008 |
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Generation Hex: What Christians Should Know about Witchcraft

What can parents and churches do about rising interests in Wicca? In their new book Generation Hex, cultural experts Dillon Burroughs and Marla Alupoaicei explain the need to debunk stereotypes and become educated on the truth about modern paganism. Read the Crosswalk interview...

A Different Perspective On College Kids and Credit Cards

I am not totally opposed to college kids having credit cards. Following is a five step to-do list parents might find helpful in making that decision...

Protect Your Children from Video Game Addiction

Even if your kids are playing the tamest games on the market, they can still suffer harm from video games. That’s because video games can steal valuable time and energy away from your kids that could otherwise be used for healthy childhood activities...

The Purity Code

Can you believe that the decisions you make today can affect you for the rest of your life? That's why thousands of preteens and teens are committing to the Purity Code. It's a promise to God, your family, and your future spouse to live a life of sexual integrity and purity.

Tune in When Your Kids are Logged On

The rapidly changing technology your kids use may baffle you. But to be an engaged and caring parent, you need to enter their digital world yourself. Here’s how...

The Prodigal's Father

Most of us are familiar with the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke, but, how often do we look at the parable from a parenting perspective? We can learn from the example of the father who recognizes, like our Heavenly Father, what is required for real transformation in our kids...

  • Chris and Michelle Groff |
  • October 24, 2008 |
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'American Teen' Is Not a Pretty Picture

The big question now is whether the public will pay theater prices to see a film about what goes on at the local high school. In the meantime, the film is attracting controversy.

Talking With Your Teen about Premarital Sex

As the news of Bristol Palin’s pregnancy has made its way to the general public, I want to share what it looks like to step into the fray of a cultural battle raging out of control and address this topic with our children...

The Faith of Our Twenty-Somethings

Many young people raised in Christian homes reject their parents' faith and morals during their early twenties. So what can parents of straying young adults do?

Tips on College Success (for Parents)

Protecting Your Son From Aggressive Girls

How can we prepare our teenage sons for dealing with the attention and temptation being thrown at them?

Rebels for Christ: Harris Twins Challenge Teens to Do Hard Things

Parents dread having rebellious kids. But 19-year-old twins Brett and Alex Harris aren't rebelling against their parents. They're rebelling against society's low expectations by proving teens can be responsible, informed, and mature. Check out Crosswalk's recent interview with Brett...

  • Sarah Jennings |
  • September 12, 2008 |
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Caught in the Crossfire: How to Deal with Mean Girls

Every girl has at least one female nemesis in life. Mean girls exist everywhere, and the church is not exempt. Here are some steps I have taken to deal successfully with mean girls in my 16 years of youth ministry.

  • Caroline Vandenbree |
  • September 08, 2008 |
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Teen Pregnancy, Hollywood Style

Early in July, OK! magazine featured a cover story about Jamie Lynn Spears and her new baby, Maddie. This week, Newsweek is out with an article that questions how Hollywood is presenting teenage motherhood.

Isolated Teens: Time to Knock Down the Walls

Today, teenagers can go through days, if not weeks, without ever spending meaningful time with adults. Yet young adults desperately need the input, modeling, molding, and love of older adults at this critical stage of life...

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