Category Archives: Parenting

Teaching Children To Live in the Real World

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Life is filled with a multitude of experiences and our lives are filled with various responses to these experiences: joy and sorrow, laughter and weeping, fear and boldness. The experiences in all of our lives weaves a variegated tapestry that, like looking at a real tapestry, if seen from

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The Courage of a Father

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from

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Teach Life Lessons To Your Children Early and Often

Parents too often neglect and underestimate the power of forming early the inescapable habits of thought and life in their young children. By young, I mean birth to puberty. Along with neglecting the opportunities we have to self consciously form and direct the thinking and life choices of our children is the tendency parents have to neglect becoming self conscious about the habits of

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7 Tips to raising Healthy Boys

Raising children is a challenge for all parents. Recognizing the unique challenges between raising boys and girls is important. Dr. Meg Meeker highlights some vital points to remember. https://megmeekermd.com/2015/07/seven-tips-to-raising-healthy-boys/ 1.  Know how to encourage your son. One fault is babying and spoiling him. But another is being so harsh that you lose communication with your son and destroy his sense of self-worth. We’ll look at how

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Staying Motivated As a Parent

Staying Motivated As a Parent by Perry C. Coghlan Child training is a process that takes years of effort, progress, regress, and intention to continue. The motivation of many young parents, particularly with only one child, is often high at the start. A new school year brings the same kind of refreshing reminder that we have a new opportunity to renew and repent. Another

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Living Sacrifice

Rom. 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” Heroes, especially ones that give up their lives for others and/or for a righteous cause, are esteemed by us. GA Henty’s recounting of the lives of men and women recount such heroes and heroines. Men

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Parents, Take Heart, Be Encouraged!

Why? Because the blistering and unyielding blather about preschool only applies to government schools! The term “painting with a broad brush” generally suggests a tactic that someone uses to deal with a subject,  problem, and/or person in a general way rather than considering details. It can be a rhetorical tactical technique, in order to cause someone, or their ideas, to be characterized in a

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Parents, There is No Silver Bullet So Stop Looking For One

Seth Godin, best selling author and highly in-demand speaker, wrote recently about “The one thing that will change everything.” As baseball fans are apt to say, “he hit it outta’ the park! Godin wrote: That introduction you need. The capital that your organization is trying to raise. The breakthrough in what you’re building… Have you noticed that as soon as you get that one

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Read To Your Children

Parents too often neglect and underestimate the power of forming the inescapable habits of thought and life in their young children. By young, I mean age 18 and under! Along with neglecting the opportunities we have to self consciously form and direct the thinking and life choices of our children is the tendency parents have to neglect becoming self conscious about the habits of

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The Power of Parenting

Mom and dad, you underestimate your influence with your children. I recently watched the movie about the life of Jackie Robinson entitled “42.” It was centered upon his life as a baseball player, both in the minor and major leagues. It was for me, a powerful movie. One scene in particular was deeply moving, probably because I have spent so much of my adult

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