Archive for the 'Family Life' Category

Avoid The Awkward Pause

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

One of the great joys of the holiday season is the chance to spend time with family members that you don’t get to see the rest of the year. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the stressful things about the holidays – extended family that you don’t see the rest of the year.

Guys That Help Around The House Are Just Being Biblical Men

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

This time of year, the housework goes into high gear – cooking, cleaning, and all that, getting ready for the holiday rush. If your home is like ours, the cry for “All hands on deck!” is deep, often, and heartfelt in November and December! When we were a boys-only family, though, a friend with daughters…
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Talking to Your Kids (All of Them) About Choking

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

A dear sweet friend of mine nearly lost her son the other night. Just a few seconds, maybe a minute more and she’d be planning a funeral right now. Here’s her story: Sam, our fourteen-year-old, came stumbling into my bedroom on Saturday night at ten, crying pretty hard and saying, “Mom, I don’t know what happened,…
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Preparing for Christ-Centered Holidays

Monday, November 9th, 2015

  The holidays are rapidly approaching, and while we all enjoy the feasts and the fun, there’s so much more than that. The trick, really, is remembering why we celebrate, being sure to teach that to our kids, and somehow figuring out how to plan a big family celebration without losing sight of the One who…
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Q&A: Are Violent Video Games Ever Appropriate?

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Video games are wildly popular among young men – the Pew Research Center found that 84% of teenage boys play video games on a computer, game console, or portable device, and one survey found that 60% of daily gamers spend an hour or more every day. Two-thirds of teenage gamers say they play games with “considerable…
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Q&A: Why Do My Boys (And My Husband) Like Such Dumb Entertainment?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

It’s one of those mysteries between the sexes – what makes our choices of entertainment so different? Wives and mothers shake their heads over boys’ choices of movies, videos, books, and so on. To their thinking, so much of it is just stupid. And it’s not simply childishness – dads and husbands are laughing too. Why is there…
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Q&A: How Can I Help My Son Be On Time?

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

A reader asks, “How can we help our 17 year old care more about being on time? We have tried to explain that it’s selfish to make other people wait on him. He has never had a hurry “button.”” This is kind of hard. I know this is frustrating – and you’re no doubt worried…
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Q&A What’s Up With My Air-Headed 8th Grader?

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Nicole asks on our page, “I am looking for some practical ways to deal with my, for true lack of a better word, air-headed 8th grade man-child. I thought we were coming out of this stage, but lately if I tell him to clean the living room and vacuum, he will clean the living room…
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Q&A: What if your kids knew you before you were Christians?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

A member of one of our online programs asked, “What if you were parents before you were Christians, and your oldest son had to witness some terrible emotional events between family members?” The most fundamental truth about mankind after Eden is that there is none righteous, no, not one … all have sinned and fall…
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Q&A: My Ten Year Old is Looking Up Sex Online! What Do I Do?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

A reader writes, “I follow your page all the time. I first heard you guys speak at the homeschooling conference in North Carolina. I need HELP! I have 4 boys. I have already dealt with the introduction to porn with my first two, both were exposed to it at a Christian friend’s home. We have…
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