children

Do Children Run Your Home?

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…

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Be the Parent!

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…

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Moms: Stay at Home or Have a Career?

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…

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9 Parenting Pressures to Pop!

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…

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Godly Parenting: Structure! (Part 2)

“Godly Parenting: Structure!” overflows with practical wisdom and application for today’s families. Biblical counselor Sherry Allchin, M.A., founded Biblical Counseling Center with her husband Dr. Ron Allchin, D.Min., in 1989 and has counseled thousands of families over three decades. This is the second of two parts. Read Part 1 now. At the end of this…

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Real Love for Families

What Real Love Looks Like to a Child

I stepped into “Little House on the Prairie” reruns when I visited friends’ homes during childhood, it seemed. People in these homes blessed each other with words of affirmation: “Beautiful picture, honey. I can barely wait to show grandma.” “You remembered to put away your books. You are so responsible!” “I appreciate that you called home…

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Real Love for Families

When to Stop Having Children (Part 1)

Pastor Deepak Reju and father of five is today’s guest blogger sharing wisdom on “When to Stop Having Children” in this two-part series. The second part publishes on Thursday here on Biblical Counseling Center‘s blog Mended Lives. It’s part of our August emphasis on families. At the end of this post, you may sign up…

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