Children

Are Your Kids Misbehaving?

Are Your Kids Misbehaving

Children misbehave because they are sinners (like us) in need of a Savior. However, fear and anxiety can definitely contribute to escalated behavior problems in children. Kids are hearing about the scary things happening in our world right now and, more than likely, sensing the stress of their parents. So, if your children are acting out in ways they normally don’t, I encourage you to talk with them and ask some questions to see if fear and anxiety might be driving their behavior. Let them know that yes, there are some scary things going on right now, but we can

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Focus on the Family – Reaching Your Child’s Heart When They Disobey

Hi Friends! It was so much fun being on Focus on the Family again this past Friday. If you missed it, here is the info and link to watch. In a follow-up to our highly popular broadcast “Taming Your Child’s Tongue,” Ginger Hubbard offers parents more practical advice for dealing effectively with their children’s back talk, whining, and lying in a discussion based on her book I Can’t Believe You Just Said That! Original Air Date: September 20, 2019

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How to Lead Your Child to Christ – Part 2

How to Lead Your Child to Christ - Part 2

Last week we considered the dangers of leading children into a premature assurance of salvation. This week, let’s look at a few practical ways to lead children into a strong and confident relationship with Christ.  Encourage Your Child When your child speaks of his love and commitment to Jesus, let him know you are overjoyed by his desire to please God. Encourage him to discuss his thoughts and ask questions about things that confuse him. Encourage him to get to know Jesus better by spending time with the Lord in prayer and by reading His Word. You may want to

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How to Lead Your Child to Christ – Part 1

How to Lead Your Child to Christ

All Christian parents long for the day their child receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. “Mommy, I asked Jesus to be my Savior,” brings tears to our eyes and joy to our hearts. As parents desiring God’s abundant life for our children, we should be overjoyed to hear those words. However, as wise shepherds over their hearts, we should be very cautious. Leading our children to Christ involves much more than guiding them in a simple prayer. It’s living an example before them of what it means to walk with Christ on a daily basis. It’s teaching them God’s

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Cultivating Unity Among Siblings

Cultivating Unity Among Siblings

Today’s culture would like for us to believe it is normal for siblings to not get along and not like each other. This is readily seen in the media. Rarely do movie or television siblings treat one another with respect and affection. They are usually fighting, yelling, name-calling, or belittling each other with mocking, sarcastic, and even hateful remarks. This sort of behavior has not only become accepted in many homes, it has become expected. It is viewed as normal. However, Jesus commands us to “love one another” (John 13:34) and to “not look to your own interests, but to

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