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When it comes to the topic of masturbation, the question “Right or wrong?” can dominate the discussion. However, pointing kids toward the healthy relational (versus solo) purposes of marital sex is...
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“I’m depressed, Linus. I need an encouraging word to cheer me up.” (Snoopy, Come Home, 1972) “I feel depressed. I know I should be happy, but I’m not.” (A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965) “I have deep...
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Josh McDowell encourages you, as a dad, to have a lasting positive impact on your kids through authentic relationship. He’ll offer ideas for unlocking your child’s heart and explain the difference...
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Recently my children wanted to see if they were strong enough to push me over. I stood unmoving as my three oldest daughters, ages 8, 7 and 6, crashed into me without success. Then my 5 year old...
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Think about all the transitions that boys make from toddler to teenager. As a mum, it’s hard to let go of one growth phase and move on to the next. But, when you’re raising boys, it’s essential - not...
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Flip through most books on preparing for parenthood and you’ll find a hefty section on caring for a newborn. Self-care for new mums gets thorough treatment too – including a heads-up about...
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“Stop that.” “Clean this up.” “Be nice to your sister.” “I told you to knock it off.” Do you find yourself giving similar vague instructions to your kids — to little effect? It seems children often...
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My husband, Stan, was just seven months old when his dad died, and his mother never remarried. I have often wondered, How did Stan learn to be such a good father to our two sons? While a mother’s...
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Fathers are just as essential to healthy child development as mothers. Psychology Today explained, "Fatherhood turns out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional...
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Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi was well-known for a lot of things, most notably his passion for teamwork, commitment and success. Lombardi was driven to succeed, and he knew that winning...
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When my kids were little, I subconsciously communicated to my husband that as far as taking care of our three girls was concerned, I had it covered. Conversations about tough issues? Covered....
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When I became a Christian, I described my newfound faith and all the things the staff leaders of Cru, a Christian group on campus, did for me and other students. I told my father about it, but he was...