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teens and video games

Why Your Kid Is Obsessed With Video Games

Video games offer a world for your kids where they are the ones with power. The lure is easy to see. But clearly gaming can’t satisfy these deep desires.

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Taylor Swift 30th birthday

5 Things Taylor Swift Gets Right on Her 30 Birthday Lessons

The pop music star is about to turn 30, and her list of life lessons beautifully blends heart with humor, plus practicality and purpose.

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What parents need to know about the Momo Challenge

What Parents Need to Know About the Momo Challenge + 5 Ways to Respond

What’s a level-headed but vigilant parent to do with this information? Here are five ways to respond to the unsettling Momo Challenge.

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Robert Kraft solicitation charge

What Should We Say to Our Sons About the Robert Kraft Solicitation Charge?

Your sons have already heard about the owner of the New England Patriots charged with solicitation of prostitution. What will they hear from you?

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Parenting

The Digital Dirty Dozen: 12 Apps for Parents to Watch Out For

My limited experience has taught me to be vigilant in what I allow before my children’s eyes.

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Why Do So Many Love This is Us?

The popular television show tells us there is romance and redemption lying wait in our days, breathless not with passion, but with the hard work of love.

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Romance

Can ‘The Bachelorette’ Teach Us Anything About Marriage?

A few positive lessons from my guilty pleasure over the last few months.

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Miss America Pageant

There She Is: Miss America, #MeToo, and Your Kids

Brava, Miss America, for eliminating a bit of the external from the ideal. And let’s not stop there. What does it look like for each of us to disregard the bigger “swimsuit competition” far deeper within?

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Like Arrows movie

It’s Showtime!

FamilyLife’s first feature film, Like Arrows, is coming to a theater near you, but this week only!

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Like Arrows Movie

‘Like Arrows’ Is an Unlikely Winner

FamilyLife’s first film is meant to be a glimpse into a path that can take you deeper into parenting the heart of your children.

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The Story Behind FamilyLife’s New Film, ‘Like Arrows’

Bob Lepine answers behind-the-scenes questions about the movie.

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Family

‘This is Us’ Is All of Us

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story.

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Parenting

Parents Today Say Their Job Is Harder Than Ever

Many parents today feel overwhelmed by the pace at which technology is changing the American home.

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Social media comparison trap

Social Media and the Comparison Trap

Too often what we see on social media, at a party, or even on Sunday at church in no way reflects what’s really going on in someone’s life.

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Unplug for focused time with family

Put Down Your Smartphone

Your kids deserve your whole-hearted attention.

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Parenting teens

The Ultimate Connectivity

In this wireless, tech world, parents need to be proactive in connecting with their teens through real conversation.

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Read to my children

Why It’s Important to Read With Your Children

Well-written books can reinforce the values and morals you want to impart to your children. They can help you parent well.

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YouTube

YouTube or MeTube?

The proliferation of internet stars should cause us to question their focus—and ours.

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Power of prayer

5 Things to Know About ‘War Room,’ a Film From the Kendrick Brothers

This movie about the power of prayer may be unlike anything else you’ve seen.

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Unbroken

After ‘Unbroken’: The Rest of the Story

The irony of this film is that it leaves out Louie Zamperini’s experiences after World War II—when he became a broken man.

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Kids using social media

Helping Your Kids Think Straight About Social Media

While your kids may know more than you about technology, they need your wisdom and guidance.

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Parenting teens

What Are You or Your Children Watching?

A college student examines the impact of the shows today’s youth are watching on YouTube.

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5 Ways to Use ‘Like Arrows’ to Impact Families

We need your help to spread the new film’s message about godly parenting.

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Like Arrows: FamilyLife’s First Film Coming to a Theater Near You

The movie centers on the joys and trials of parenting and the power of family to shape the next generation.

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Kids and technology

Helping Your Kids Use Technology Wisely

No matter how tech savvy you are as a parent, your kids will always know more. Here are some ideas on how to engage with them.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Dangerous?

Two questions that will help you discern if the ‘Fifty Shades’ book and film presents a treacherous deception.

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Social media and marriage

4 Ways to Avoid Being a Social Media Marriage Casualty

Are you devoting enough time to deepening your relationship with your spouse offline?

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Turn off TV

10 Ideas: Things to Do When You’re Not Watching TV

Even if turning your television off completely is an unbearable thought, consider these ideas for replacing a portion of your television-watching time.

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Christmas

My Favorite Christmas Music

Here’s a list of holiday CDs with songs that focus on Christ’s birth.

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Hollywood sign

What Does Hollywood Teach Us About Love

The film and television industry promotes the same views—over and over again.

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