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Category Archives: Parenting

Christian Identity: Grace for Parents

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight an interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick on Grace for Parents. Continue reading

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Blessings from a Godly Mother

Mom was born in 1909, saved at a tent meeting in the Missouri boot heel when she was ten, the same night her mother made a commitment to Christ. Growth was hard when the only church came once every three months as the itinerate preacher passed through town. So Mom married my dad, a charming unbeliever who became an abusive alcoholic. Life was hard, but God was good. Continue reading

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A Thank You Note to Mothers

A mere “Thank you” doesn’t seem adequate to cover the depth of our gratitude for mothers in God’s gracious plan for humanity. This blog is for you, mom. However, the space is inadequate to describe all the ways in which we are grateful for who you are and what you do. Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love Communicates the Father’s Heart: A Mother’s Day Reflection

Our experiences in this world were always intended to help us understand God and what He’s like in relationships. While they never substitute for God Himself, they are supposed to point beyond themselves to Him (Romans 1:18-20); the visible creation revealing His character and relational style so that we can learn to trust Him even though we can’t see Him. Continue reading

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Ascending Praise on Mother’s Day

tenacity, grit, and beauty that we experience in a mother’s love is but a faint echo, a soft ripple on the water’s surface, of a deeper love found in the heart of God. Continue reading

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Easter Bunnies, Parental Feelings of Failure, and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Don’t give up. Every Easter, I’m reminded of this fact: Because Christ rose again, I have life. I’m no longer a slave to my sin. Christ has risen; you now have life through Him. Continue reading

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A Mother’s Guide to Raising Pharisees

The teenage years can be traumatic times and many teens are presented with situations they are not equipped to handle. Self-injury is one method of dealing with indescribable pain and loneliness. It is their way to cope with or relieve painful or hard-to-express feelings. Continue reading

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How to Do a Biblical Intervention, Part 2: A Sample Intervention Letter

There are four elements to include in your letter based upon 2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” Continue reading

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How to Do a Biblical Intervention, Part 1: Preparation to Intervene

Addiction counselors will do much of their work with family members and friends of the “addict.” One of the key helps a counselor can offer is to be a peace-maker (Matthew 5:9) by offering to do an intervention with the family and their addicted loved one (Matthew 18:15-18). Continue reading

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5 Things Your Teen Must Hear You Say about Porn

In the teen years, candid conversations about porn are a must. Yes, Internet filtering and monitoring should go without saying, but more than good technology, your teens need to hear godly advice from you about the subject of porn. Continue reading

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