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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 B...

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 Cha...

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 Rob...

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...

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...

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...

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 Win...

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, ...

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 E...

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 C...

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 Fil...

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 Socia...

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 I...

We need your help to spread the new film's message about godly parenting.
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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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Like Arrows: FamilyLife’s First Film Comin...

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

Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Danger...

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 Marriag...

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...

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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Children and media

How Children Respond to Media

An opportunity for you and your children to better understand the workings of the mass media of entertainment together.
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The New Addiction Video Games

Parents can keep their children safe from video game addiction by avoiding these five common mistakes.
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Internet and online media

Our Growing Relationship with our Computers

As much as we enjoy the Internet, it’s time for many of us to realize how easily this relatively new medium can consume us.
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Applying the gospel to parenting

No TV for a Year

How a sacrificial "anniversary gift" revolutionized one home.
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Help child with media choices

Teaching Your Child to Make Wise Media Enter...

How to help your child make wise media entertainment choices.
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Read to my children

The Williams Children’s Favorite Books

Selected readings from children ages 6 to 19.
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Parenting music choices

Children and Music

What types of music will you allow your children to listen to?
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Media habits

Are You Believing Lies About Media

Our constant consumption of television, movies, internet, cell phones, etc., affects us in more ways than we realize.
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Face-to-Face communication

Setting Boundaries for Mobile Technology

Promoting face-to-face communication in your marriage and family.
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Technology affects relationships

Technology Drives Me Crazy

Readers sound off on how mobile technology is affecting their relationships.
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Married to cell phone

Replacing Conversation With Connectivity

A behind-the-scenes glimpse into our mailbag.
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Men

A Film Calling for ‘Courageous’...

The new movie from the creators of Fireproof is a powerful story of renewal and recommitment.
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Married to cell phone

Are We Replacing Conversation With Connectiv...

Technology is changing so quickly that most of us are barely aware of how our behavior is changing.
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Teaching my child

Encouraging Children to Love the Written Wor...

Instilling a love for reading is a gift that keeps giving.
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The Secret to Marriage

Fireproof: A Movie That Makes a Difference

A report on how the film is changing lives with its challenge to apply biblical principles of love to your marriage.
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Parenting media choices

Media Entertainment and Your Family

We need convictions and a personal, proactive plan for handling media wisely.
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Read to my children

Is Reading a Lost Art?

A big shift may be occurring in the way we gather and process information, but we must summon the discipline to slow down enough to focus on what’s important.
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Children and media

Five Ideas to Keep Technology From Replacing...

How can you master technology rather than letting it master you?
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