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A great discussion about raising boys.  The author Jean Blackmer shares about her book Boy-sterous Living  She discussed the need of boys for adventure and activity. http://www.focusonthefamily.com/popups/media_player.aspx?MediaId={D3F2D083-1333-4E07-B6A5-12FE6EE787B9}

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familylife.com is an amazing resource for families.  You can find articles on about any issue a family can face.

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Introduction The last several years we have been slammed with bad news.  The ravages of the bad economy have been tough on individuals and families.    Students have school debt, and are not getting jobs.  Budgets have been stretched to the limit.   Home equity for many is upside down.  The average family has lost 40% of […]

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Children today are in such an amazing world of the internet, and entertainment, large screen TVs and amazing graphics in video games.  How in the world do we as parents help them balance all of that and not make Christ seem boring.  It is tough. Though all these things are fun and can fill time, […]

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Both of our girls were thankful that we admitted we were wrong at times.  I don’t know why it is so hard for us, as parents, to admit when we make a mistake–when we sin.  I think part of it is a natural human instinct not to admit our failures.  People fight a whole lifetime […]

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If you take 5-10 minutes each day for 18 years teaching your kids about the Bible, that is between 600-1000 hours of teaching.  What an amazing amount of input to the heart of a child. When our kids were little we sat on their beds and talked.  We listened about their day, and we read […]

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This decision is related to our not worrying about our reputation.  Especially when our kids are teens we need to choose our battles carefully.  Another way of saying this is, ”major on the majors”. There are actions or attitudes that our kids choose as they are discovering themselves.  Some of these minor things will bug […]

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Decision #6  Don’t Worry about Your Reputation I was a pastor during part of the time my girls were teens.  Bev and I felt the responsibility to be models of behavior in the church.  We had to be so careful not to burden our children with our responsibility.  I think they felt pressure as a […]

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It amazes me to watch a two year old look up into the face of a parent and say “no”.  That out and out defiance is something that has to be broken early.  We were determined when our kids were small, that in a case of defiance, we were going to win.  This was not […]

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