TRANSPARENT PARENTSby Jeffrey Hagan
Many parents feel the need to hide their flaws and imperfections from their children. This actually inflicts more damage than being open and honest about your mistakes on your children. Stop trying to portray an image defined by others and live honestly.
Love, Laughter And A Cookie A Dayby Antje Hill
In our stress filled lives, it so important that we we keep our children feeling loved and secure. How better to do that than let them know they are loved and all is well within the family. That can happen with effort and determination.
Pre-parenting, Discipline and Sinby Abby Kelly
I have had numerous discussions with friends about how my husband and I plan to discipline our daughter. Already, I've noticed hundreds of books touting the secrets of raising girls, training up a child in the way he or she should go, the merits of spanking, the value of positive reinforcement, and on and on. I have yet to see a book that tells me what I'm supposed to do about my own sin.
HOW MUCH DOES INTERNET ENDANGER YOUR KIDS?by Eugene Lopatynsky
Kids have been lured out into parks and streets at night, without the glorified parents even suspecting anything. Child abductors, rapists, pedophiles, drug dealers and you name it, will be out there, happily setting a trap for your na´ve offspring. You don't believe it? Once gone, you might never see your kids (alive) ever again.
Prayer Worksby Shari Weigerstorfer
"...A few months ago, while we were in the London airport, my daughter found some coins. I had no idea that God would use this seemingly insignificant event as a building block of faith. But then, God is ever surprising, isn't He?"
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sinby Shari Weigerstorfer
Loving the sinner while hating the sin is God's way. We are to exemplify God's love to our children. If our children cannot believe that we love them in spite of their mistakes and failures, how will they believe that a Holy God can?
Dandelionsby Kate Hurley
A poem about the beauty of offering yourself to God, even if it doesn't seem like enough. (For children or adults).
Wish the Fish 11 (love)by louis gander
The doctor bills had taken all -
so money? She had none.
The off'ring plate had passed her by
- but not her little son.
Inside his 'hand', his tiny fin
where heart and love enjoin,
a 'clink' had echoed through the church.
Dropped in, his little coin.
Wish the Fish 10 (compassion)by louis gander
But listen? Wish's friend did not.
Bad habits grew in him a lot.
He didn't try to change his ways
and he seemed always in a daze.
His friend was Catfish, Catfish Jim -
and habits got the best of him.
"Just stay away! Leave me alone.
Your voice has a disdainful tone.
Don't preach to me and do not call.
You always think you know it all.
Keep all your morals to yourself.
Leave me alone. I love myself.
So Wish the Fish went on his way.
And time went on - day after day.
The prosecutor raised his voice,
"His reputation's filthy!
He brags, he cheats, he steals, he lies.
He's guilty, guilty, guilty!
How To Influence Your Kids' Behaviorby Abby Kelly
In order to avoid sin of all kinds, including violent behavior, Scripture tells us that we must instill God's Word in our hearts and keep our lives according to His principles. But how do we do that?
The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child (or Anyone)by Pappa Joseph
This is a gift all parents naturally have, but the tragedy is that their children don't always discern it, because the parents do not realize they aren't expressing it. Consequently, many children feel a neglect of them by parentsa root cause for the growing number of runaway teenagers each year in the materially developed, but emotionally deprived, countries. It's a basic cause for the growing number of children turning to drugs for a substitute assurance or for a temporary obliteration of the gnawing awareness within them of being deprived of their greatest emotional needof knowing with absolute certainty that there are people who will love them and care for them no matter what.