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Posted: Sep 15, 2016

Why Story Matters

It seems we've lost our understanding of the importance of story, particularly when it comes to educating our children. Adults, whether in school, church or home, pile up facts to convince young people about what is right or wrong. We want to show them evidence of how things can go badly if they do not choose the path we lay out in front of them. Then we are surprised when they don't seem to listen.

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Posted: Sep 9, 2016

Sorrow to Joy

It was a promise God had whispered to my aching heart, years ago, that I was now experiencing! "Thank-you God for laughter" were the words that flowed easily from my 15 year old daughter's mouth after an evening of enjoying each other's company. A simple bedtime prayer for many, yet to me her statement held enormous value! Those four words cemented the quiet assurance that the Lord had spoken to my once shattered world.
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Posted: May 3, 2016

This ain't Mayberry

Parent's are always trying to protect their kids. This is why we often can hear them saying things such as, "Don't eat the dog's food", "Please stop pulling things out of the cat's litter box", "If you eat too much candy you will vomit", "Please stop putting peanut butter on your sister", "Take the toilet seat off of your head" and most importantly, "Wear clean underwear, because you never know when you might get into a car accident".
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Posted: Apr 16, 2016

Kids, Fantasy & Emotions

Sexual fantasy is one thing I don't see a lot of parents addressing with their children. It's almost as if we've come to accept there's not a lot we can do to help them, so we stay silent on the issue. My wife and I dared to press into this concern with our children, and we found one tool to be particularly helpful to them.
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Posted: Dec 8, 2015

Should I Tell My Child About Pornography?

Part 2

It's inevitable: the media (and often friends) will arouse your kids' curious about sexualized images. But if these outside influences introduce your child to the XXX world, you may never find out until it's too late. Instead of prevention, now you're talking about recovery. (Believe me, I've heard countless stories to back this up.)
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