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

Book Review: How NOT to Raise an Addict

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Addict? Is your child at risK? In Mark Shaw’s booklet How Not to Raise an Addict, you learn the 5 mentalities that makes a kid susceptible to addiction. Reviewed by Ellen Castillo, whose  review appeared first here at the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Your Parenting Matters Mark Shaw has written a booklet that is excerpted from his more in-depth book Addiction Proof Parenting: … Read More

Must We Argue Again?

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“Must we argue again?” Many women say they don’t want to keep arguing with their spouse or child. Yet they continue arguing! So must you argue? The answer: no. But it almost seems the mouth goes on auto-pilot. Yet God’s Word is clear that the words of our mouth really come from the heart (Luke 6:45). When we argue, what seems most … 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

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

Unlovable Family Member? What to Do!

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The problem: the UNLOVABLE person in your family! Today’s guest blogger, Julie Ganschow, director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center, gives practical insight on how to love the hard-to-love family member, even a child or parent. You can Julie’s blog here. Plenty of you live with someone who is difficult to love. They may be cranky, obstinate, frustrating, mean, and selfish. They are … Read More

Blended Families: How Counseling Helps!

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Blended families: Ups and downs, joys and messes. If you’re in a blended family, then you know what it takes to bring together two families. It’s hard work, isn’t it? This article by ACBC-certified counselor Lucy Ann Moll appeared first here on her website and is used with permission. If you’re considering remarriage after divorce or the death of a … Read More

Helping a Young Adult to Live Wisely

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Are you disappointed when your young adult makes foolish choices? In this encouraging article by BCC counselor Lucy Ann Moll, you’ll hear basics on how to help advise a young adult and how to handle your emotions. For more help, please reach out to your pastor or a biblical counselor. This article first appeared here and is used with permission. … Read More