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The Top 5 Influencers of your Children’s Spiritual Health

    I want to highlight a book that distills some recent research done on the spiritual upbringing of kids in our world.  I suppose I feel a word of balance is needed right at the start.  First of all, there is nothing you can do that will create spiritual life in your children.  Nothing.  We have to tell ourselves this often.  New birt...

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The Age of Accountability Demands You Be Ready

    Every parent wants to know the age of accountability.  But really, that precise moment isn’t important to know.  This is like being 90 years old and asking “When am I going to die?”  That is asking a question that can’t be answered while ignoring the question you should be giving all your attention to.  The real q...

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Talking to our Kids about Winning, Losing, and the Goal of Sports

  Someone has said that one of the most difficult things in sports is using a rounded bat to hit a round ball coming at you at a high rate of speed. This may be true, but a far harder thing is teaching your kids to think rightly about sports. Our family is just beginning to enter into the world of kids and sports, and already we are asking the question of how to talk...

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Stop Raising Shy Kids

  I am deeply blessed by having a host of wonderful people that live around and interact with my children. While you can hardly overstate the importance of parents, children will also be blessed and challenged and rounded out by the giftings and experiences of God’s people. I want an army of people pointing my children to Christ and providing examples of sacrif...

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Father’s day: An unneeded holiday for an unneeded person?

  Unintended consequences are the thorn in the side of every good intention. Simply because intentions are good, does not mean the idea is good. I have heard of people trying to raise raccoons, only to be mauled by them. George Washington died in large part due to bloodletting, which was a standard medical practice of the day. These and countless other activities hav...

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Preparing Children for a Pornographic Age: One helpful key

  Sin complicates everything. It creates situations where there will be pain in every decision. Sometimes, you don’t walk into that kind of mess, you are carried into it by a cultural groundswell. Such is the place that every parent finds themselves today. The sexualization of our culture is growing every day and simple avoidance is becoming more and more diffi...

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