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Category Archives: Parenting

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

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Grace, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

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

Topics: Addictions, Biblical Counseling, Methodology, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

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

Topics: Addictions, Conflict, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

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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3 Things the Father Never Says to Me

Though I have a great earthly dad, my heavenly Father has been my best example when it comes to loving and training my children well. Recently, the Spirit called my attention to a few specific things that I was saying to my children, phrases that the Father never says to me as His beloved child. Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Faith, Men/Husbands, Parenting, Patience, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

I Weep For Miley

Picking up a sub sandwich today, I saw a news report on CNN about Miley Cyrus’ performance at last night’s VMA’s. I was shocked, then sickened, then saddened. For the rest of the day, I wondered: What kind of people are we? Continue reading

Topics: Megaphone Post, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Purity, Women/Wives | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Preaching in the Valley

Fletcher is a special child. He has severe autism, mental retardation, is not potty trained or verbal, and will always live with us. It is my prayer that every parent reading this article, regardless of their family situation, will find hope in Christ as they experience how God has used Fletch to shape me as both a father and a Christ follower. Continue reading

Topics: Autism, Fear/Worry, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , ,

Be the Parent

Parents, take heart when your child doesn’t learn to obey overnight. Neither did you or I. God gives us 18-21+ years to teach and train, love and correct, rebuke and encourage each of our children to maturity. Keep praying and dancing in balance with Nurture and Admonition! Continue reading

Topics: Anger, Approval-Seeking, Biblical Counseling, Forgiveness, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

Things to Consider in Parenting

We are called to be faithful parents, not successful. Continue reading

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