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Guiding Your Children Through a Difficult Move

Guiding Your Children Through a Difficult Transition

The move from New York to Arkansas was painful for our family, but the journey taught us a few things.

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foster care

I’ve Known My Preteen Daughter for One Whole Year

My daughter Sam is 12, but I’ve only known her for a year. No one’s story is as straightforward as it may seem. Families are made in many ways.

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concept of sin

Does Raising Children with a Concept of Sin Harm Them?

One woman says her upbringing was based in fear and shame because of the concept of sin. God was a megaphone in my head: “You’re bad, you’re bad!”

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teaching kids about money

One Dollar = One Taco: Easy Money Lessons Over Fast Food

In a first world country, our kids know that everything they could ever want to buy is accessible. How do we teach them the value of things and money?

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Foster Care

Why I Decided to Foster a College Student

For one couple, becoming foster parents happened in a really unexpected way.

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Snowplow parenting

You Might Be a ‘Snowplow Parent’ If …

Many parents fall into the well-meaning mishap of clearing an easy path for their kids, regardless of the cost. Have you?

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Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bullying

Teaching Our Kids Not to Be Bystanders to Bullying

Most kids on today’s campuses probably fall into the category of “bystander.” They know they should probably do something, but they don’t.

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Helping your child think missionally

Helping Your Children in the Discovery of Their Mission

From a FamilyLife Today® broadcast, a list of ideas to help your kids think missionally about life.

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Let’s Turn the Helpless Into Heroes

I’ve always believed that’s what birth mothers really are—heroes.

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Helping Your Family Understand Racial Reconciliation

Helping Your Family Understand Racial Reconciliation

We cannot live redemptive lives and hate our neighbor. Diversity in relationships not only shows unity to the world but also builds in our own hearts a love for others.

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Asking my kids for forgiveness

Asking Forgiveness From My Kids … Again

My kids need to grow up with the knowledge that I require a Savior just as much as they do.

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Talking to Your kids about mass shootings

8 Suggestions for Talking to Your Kids About Mass Shootings

Talking to my kids about shootings doesn’t come easily—how do I answer questions about things I don’t understand myself?

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Gender-Neutral Parenting Isn’t for Me

My husband and I are raising our daughters to identify with who God designed them to be, embrace the characteristics He gave them, and develop confidence in the goodness of their Maker.

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Why Your Relationship With Your Child Matters

Why Your Relationship With Your Child Matters

You have the privilege of growing a child who knows the love of God personally and knows how to love people well.

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Would You Say Yes to Becoming an “Instant Family”?

Is foster care messy? Of course. Is it worth it? Absolutely.

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Investing Time With Your Children

Investing Time With Your Children: The Challenge of 936 Pennies

The time we have with our children before they enter into adulthood is limited. We have a responsibility to use it well, with a heart of wisdom.

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Your most important job as a parent.

Your Most Important Job as a Parent

Teachable moments are opportunities for us to imprint God’s values on the next generation.

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What I Wish Drew Brees Had Whispered to His Boys

I want more for Drew Brees and his sons than just what they can earn. And Jesus offers more.

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The Art of Parenting

God Used a Parakeet to Love Our Daughter

Of all the stories about raising six children we’ve told over the years, this is probably our favorite.

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Smartphone addiction in kids

My Son Was Addicted to a Smartphone

The patterns I saw in my child’s behavior opened my eyes to the damage my phone had done.

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Child

I Want My Child to Be an ‘Alien’

Helping a child understand this world is not our home.

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Applying the gospel to parenting

Parenting Is Not About Raising Well-Behaved Kids

If you view your kids as sinners who need salvation, you’ll see parenting as a rescue mission.

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Bibles verses to teach my children

Verses From The Book Of Proverbs To Teach Your Children

These verses can become the centerpiece of kitchen table discussions and a tour guide for difficult conversations.

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50 Things You Can Say to Make Your Child Feel Great

A list for parents who want their children to know their love and God’s love.

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a surprising antidote for sibling rivalry

A Surprising Antidote for Sibling Rivalry

Teaching your children to help others is a lifetime gift to them and to everyone they encounter.

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Q&A: How do I stop my child from cursing and using inappropriate speech?

Don’t ever think that training your child’s language is in vain.

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3 Truths We Need to Teach Our Kids About Being Satisfied

Filling our hearts and minds with the things of God will quench the hunger that the world cannot.

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Parenting

Talking to Your Kids About Transgender Issues

Your kids will encounter this issue someday. How will you handle their questions?

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5 Reasons to make family worship a priority

5 Reasons to Make Family Worship a Priority

The practice of family worship is a crucial discipline for spiritually healthy families.

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5 ways my parents shaped my spiritual life

5 Ways My Parents Shaped My Spiritual Life

My parents showed me how to walk as a believer and honor Christ in all things.

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