Win the War for Your Child’s Heart

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To win the war for your child’s heart, you’ll fight three forces. But first, you must recognize you’re in a war!  {Read the part 1 here and part two here in the Best Mom Ever series, at LucyAnnMoll.com.} They’ll help you to … 1.    Prepare! 2.    Recognize you’re in a war. 3.   Assume your role as a godly parent. 4.   Yield to God. This post calls you to fight … Read More

Teen Sex: Help and Hope for Parents

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TEEN SEX: The thought that your son or daughter is sexually active cuts Christian parents to the core. Biblical counselor Julie Ganschow describes the prevalence and dangers of teen sex, and she gives hope and help to parents. Her article appeared first here on The Biblical Counseling Coalition.  It is used with permission. Fourteen-year-old “Angela” (not her real name) sat in my counseling office at the … Read More

Helping Adoptive Parents Attach to Their Children

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Adoptive parents need encouragement in their task of attachment to their kids in their new forever families. Guest writer and adoptive dad Joshua Waulk shares his insights in this article. It appeared first here and is used with permission. Children who come from hard places need continual and sustained signs of their security and place in a world that threatened … Read More

9 Parenting Pressures to Pop!

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Parenting today is a pressure cooker. In and out of the church, you can count at least 9 parenting pressures. If you’re feeling them, you are not alone. Here’s part one of a two-part series by guest blogger Sarah Walton, a stay at home mom with four kids under the age of 8. This article appeared first on Unlocking the Bible … Read More

Domestic Abuse: How to Counsel Victims

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DOMESTIC ABUSE: Here’s wisdom on counseling victims. Guest writer Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, says domestic abuse, in all forms, is anti-gospel and anti-Christ. His article appeared first here and is used with permission. Domestic abuse, in all forms, represents a gross departure from how Scripture portrays biblical marriage, including the example of self-sacrificial love modeled for the church … Read More

Teaching Your Child to Love the Lord

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Teaching your child to love the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his mind. . . Isn’t this the deepest hope of every Christian parent? Of course it is. You want to parent in truly biblical ways. You probably consider Christian parenting more important than helping your child do math problems or learn … Read More

Do Children Run Your Home?

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When children rule, a home becomes chaotic. Boundaries give freedom to mature within the parameters of God’s moral laws and parental efficiency rules. Children need freedom to be kids, to learn and explore, to have fun. But they also need rules to guide them into productivity and maturity. God gave Adam and Eve only one rule, and then His children … Read More

Rebellious Child? Help and Hope for Parents

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A rebellious child is opposed to authority — yours! And his defiance hurts, doesn’t it? It causes you to question your effectiveness as a loving, godly parent. You may wonder if God has given you more than you can handle. In this practical article which first appeared here, BCC counselor Lucy Ann Moll encourages moms and dads to persevere.  In the … Read More

Be the Parent!

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A parent may think, “It’s so much easier to be their friend than the parent!” Friendship will come in time, but for now, BE THE PARENT! God will help you because it follows His design for your children’s maturity. Children are to obey their parents, and we parents like that command! But what about the part that requires a parent to … Read More

Moms: Stay at Home or Have a Career?

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Raising a family in today’s economy is tough. But do you believe it’s best for moms to stay at home with their children or have a career outside the home? Guest writer Julie Ganschow is founder of Reigning Grace Counseling Center in Kansas City, MO, has an insightful response. This article appeared first on her blog and is used with permission.  The … Read More