God Loves to Make Families

Aaron Menikoff

This short and simple Bible study is for the children of divorce who are getting ready for one of their parents to remarry. I wrote it because kids who have suffered through divorce inevitably have mixed feelings about remarriage. They … Continue reading

Reacting to Your Teen’s Sexual Sin

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

As she sat across from me tears streamed down her face. Guilt and shock mingled in her words. Through brokenhearted sobs she shared with me how she and her husband had found significantly graphic videos on their 13-year-old son’s computer. Who was this person? She felt so confused, so betrayed. Their young teen was active in youth group, kind to his siblings, and sensitive to the needs of others. He was all a parent could want. Continue reading

The Soul of a Child

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

It has been my privilege to counsel an 11 year old recently who has abuse in her past. While we often think that children need a different approach to counseling (and we certainly want to tailor our teaching and interaction to the understanding of the child), it’s my observation that children struggle with the same desires adults struggle with, they are lured by the same lies that adults fall prey to, and they find hope in the same source adults find hope – in our Lord and Savior. Continue reading

Going It Alone (Part 2)

Jennifer McGehee

This is part 2 of a three-part series highlighting the difficulties, responsibilities, and encouragements to Christians who are in “unequally yoked” marriages. Today’s post examines the responsibilities of the Christian spouse. Continue reading

Counseling Teens Hooked on Porn

Steve Hoppe

Although counseling a teen with a porn addiction is a difficult, intimidating, and often thankless task, this does not diminish its importance. How are teens unique clients with respect to the porn epidemic? Which counseling strategies tend to fail and which strategies tend to bear fruit? What role should a parent play in the process? Are you willing to use unorthodox strategies? Are you willing to be vulnerable with a person less than half your age? Are you willing to tackle the challenge of counseling a teen hooked on porn? Continue reading

Wisdom for the Young (Part One)

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn explores the challenging question that youth inevitably face: How can I know God’s will for my future? Monumental decisions face youth as they transition from living under their parents’ roof to living under their own roof. How can they be sure they are going down the path God wants them to? Continue reading

The Gospel and Adopted Teens

Ellen Castillo

Ellen Castillo

Teenagers commonly struggle with their sense of identity. Teens who have been adopted have a unique form of this struggle as they have been removed from their birth family and placed in to either foster or adoptive families. This can create a feeling of having nowhere to belong. Continue reading

Marrying with Children

Julie Ganschow

Julie Ganschow

There are multiple issues to be addressed when those with children decide to marry and join their families together. Therefore, premarital counseling is absolutely critical for all those desiring to marry when children are involved. Continue reading