Category Archives: Parenting teens

Parenting isn’t about you

Parents must be willing to start with their own hearts if they want to be used by God to help transform the hearts of their children. Continue reading

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Love must be earned

Unable to pinpoint the cause of her unrest, Lindy finally broke. She hit a wall and admitted failure…personal, marital, parental, social, and to her dismay, even spiritual. Continue reading

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Four approaches to parenting

What is your parenting style? take a closer look at four approaches to parenting. Continue reading

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How childhood experiences become enemies of true love

Fear and control function as a kind of glue that cements past and present with a strong potential of ruining the future. Continue reading

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My father always told me I was stupid

“I guess it goes back to the way my father treated me. He always told me that I was   stupid and would never amount to anything. Whenever I did something wrong, he would angrily ask, … Continue reading

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Four kinds of children and parents

Over the years, I’ve observed four kinds of children in dysfunctional homes. Consider your approach to parenting and the possible affects it has on your children. Continue reading

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One of the most challenging tasks of my life

What made it a difficult task was my decision to write it without “Christianese” and with only two Bible verses at the end of the book. Continue reading

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Stay informed and equipped to counsel others

The 18-Year Factor: How our upbringing affects our lives and relationships. Continue reading

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3 approaches to leadership and parenting

Some relationships are difficult because we approach them using the wrong method of communication. Effective approaches to communication vary with different people and situations. Three approaches are helpful to consider. Directive Consulting Free-Rein Our goal should be to identify the … Continue reading

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10 Property laws of a toddler

Where did we get this sense of ownership from? Continue reading

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