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Parents, Talk With Your Children

We all know that the best type of communication is not a monologue, but in the world of parenting it often is. We tell our children to clean up their toys, eat with their mouth closed and stop teasing their sibling. It is not wrong to talk to our children. They need to hear our instruction, correction (and encouragement!). The problem is that we talk so little with our chi...

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What the Bible Says About Children

1. Children are loved by God (Joh. 3:16; Mark 10:13,14) 2. Children are unique, image bearers of God (Gen. 1:26) 3. Children are a blessing from the Lord (Ps. 127:3-5) 4. Children are vulnerable (Mat. 18:6) 5. Children are an example of faith (Mark 10:15) 6. Children are able to know and honor God (Mat. 21:15-17) 7. Children are sinners, just like adults (Ps. 51:7; M...

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Parents, Don't Provoke Your Children

As a brand-new parent, I was unprepared for what awaited me. Ithought that my experience with children's ministry would give me a head start. Besides, I liked children and they liked me. But being a father was a different story.I felt like a Minor-League ballplayer thrown into the thrust of a Major-League game. It wasn't so much the 24/7 nature of the job. I didn't strugg...

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Five Helpful Articles for Parents

As a father I am on the lookout for Biblical and practical input on my role as a parent. Books are great, but time consuming, especially for busy parents! But here are five short articles that I found worth my while. They address different parenting issues in a thought provoking and helpful way. Ed Welch is a speaker, author and counselor. His blogpost "Successful Parenti...

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