Parenting

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Pastors,Bill Putman and Jim Putman, describe the challenges they’ve experienced with prodigals — who grew up in loving, Christian families, yet were far from God. But through unconditional love and...
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It’s easy to categorise those who leave their faith as prodigals. But how many prodigals are still active in church? Two pastors, Bill Putman and Jim Putman, share their experience with prodigals and...
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When Bernie Black was 16 years old, she found out that she was pregnant and thought her life was over. However, nothing could have been further from the truth! Bernie shares how she has gone on to...
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Luke 11:1 reads, “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples'” (NIV). [1] There’s...
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“I prayed for my band director tonight.” My 14-year-old son, Eli, tossed his saxophone in the back of the van and slid into the passenger seat. My insides were exploding with curiosity, but I didn’t...
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When our youngest daughter, Alisa, was 3, she developed an intense fear of crossing streets. Even with no cars in sight, she would tearfully beg to be carried to the other side. I was glad she was...
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It’s one thing to deal with normal life stress. Add in a pandemic, interruption of school and work, and loss of income, and the effects of crisis and trauma aren’t far behind. Trauma can be summed up...
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A growing number of parents are concerned about the obsession their kids have with online games. Like many parents, we resisted buying video games for our children for some time. But when a friend...
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Our western culture is in the throes of concern over the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. As I write, people are purchasing household items and food at alarming rates, leaving store shelves empty of...
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What would it take to bring your family a little closer? Brett Ryan spoke on this topic at Northreach Community church in Townsville. It contains practical tips and biblical truths on how to bring...
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I once chatted with a 36-year-old man on the Internet who asked if I would like to see his requirements for a mate and marriage. “Sure‚” I typed. “Send them over.” His request was curious, but I was...
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Nine hundred and thirty-six. That’s how many weeks there are from birth to 18 years old. Eryn Lynum shares about the importance of cherishing each day with your children, as she drops a penny in a...