Spiritual Development

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Guiding Your Children Through a Difficult Move

Guiding Your Children Through a Difficult Transition

The move from New York to Arkansas was painful for our family, but the journey taught us a few things.

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concept of sin

Does Raising Children with a Concept of Sin Harm Them?

One woman says her upbringing was based in fear and shame because of the concept of sin. God was a megaphone in my head: “You’re bad, you’re bad!”

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Helping your child think missionally

Helping Your Children in the Discovery of Their Mission

From a FamilyLife Today® broadcast, a list of ideas to help your kids think missionally about life.

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Helping Your Family Understand Racial Reconciliation

Helping Your Family Understand Racial Reconciliation

We cannot live redemptive lives and hate our neighbor. Diversity in relationships not only shows unity to the world but also builds in our own hearts a love for others.

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Asking my kids for forgiveness

Asking Forgiveness From My Kids … Again

My kids need to grow up with the knowledge that I require a Savior just as much as they do.

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Talking to Your kids about mass shootings

8 Suggestions for Talking to Your Kids About Mass Shootings

Talking to my kids about shootings doesn’t come easily—how do I answer questions about things I don’t understand myself?

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Why Your Relationship With Your Child Matters

Why Your Relationship With Your Child Matters

You have the privilege of growing a child who knows the love of God personally and knows how to love people well.

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Investing Time With Your Children

Investing Time With Your Children: The Challenge of 936 Pennies

The time we have with our children before they enter into adulthood is limited. We have a responsibility to use it well, with a heart of wisdom.

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Your most important job as a parent.

Your Most Important Job as a Parent

Teachable moments are opportunities for us to imprint God’s values on the next generation.

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What I Wish Drew Brees Had Whispered to His Boys

I want more for Drew Brees and his sons than just what they can earn. And Jesus offers more.

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The Art of Parenting

God Used a Parakeet to Love Our Daughter

Of all the stories about raising six children we’ve told over the years, this is probably our favorite.

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I Want My Child to Be an ‘Alien’

Helping a child understand this world is not our home.

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Applying the gospel to parenting

Parenting Is Not About Raising Well-Behaved Kids

If you view your kids as sinners who need salvation, you’ll see parenting as a rescue mission.

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Bibles verses to teach my children

Verses From The Book Of Proverbs To Teach Your Children

These verses can become the centerpiece of kitchen table discussions and a tour guide for difficult conversations.

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Talking to Your Kids About Transgender Issues

Your kids will encounter this issue someday. How will you handle their questions?

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5 Reasons to make family worship a priority

5 Reasons to Make Family Worship a Priority

The practice of family worship is a crucial discipline for spiritually healthy families.

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5 ways my parents shaped my spiritual life

5 Ways My Parents Shaped My Spiritual Life

My parents showed me how to walk as a believer and honor Christ in all things.

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Teaching children about God

Teaching Children About Having A Heart That Follows God

Here’s a ‘game’ I developed to help my kids understand spiritual priorities as they begin to face the pressures and temptations of their world.

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training our children to pray

Training Our Children to Pray

Rather than only teaching them simple prayers they can memorize and recite, we need to intentionally educate our children about what prayer should look like.

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Disciple my children

4 Reasons You Should Intentionally Disciple Your Children

If you don’t shape your children, with God’s help, the world will.

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Helping Your Children Put Their Trust in Christ

Your calling as a parent is to model a faith that is authentic and strong.

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Godly legacy

Keeping Your Family Stable in an Unstable World

Four practical suggestions for facing uncertain times with faith and courage.

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Raising Kids in an ‘Anything Goes’ Culture

In the minds of most teenagers, there is no universal standard for sexual morality of absolutes beyond a person’s own view as to what makes sexual activity right or wrong.

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A Safe House Begins With You

Your love for your child should define your relationship—just as God’s love defines His relationship with us as His children.

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Pointing Your Children to God When They Fall

As much as we hate it, our children lose control, make poor choices, and deal with shame, grief, and remorse. That’s when they need you the most.

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Teenagers and faith

10 Ideas to Challenge Your Teenage Son to Make His Faith His Own

Here are a few steps you can take to create the right environment for your son to grow in his faith while he’s still living in your home.

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Families and faith

Making Your Home a Hub of Faith

Ideas for creating a gravitational pull that brings family members closer to each other and to God.

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3 ways to bring your children to Jesus

3 Ways to Bring Your Children to Jesus

While we should strive to be a godly example by the way we live, we must be proactive in teaching our children about God.

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5 important scriptures for my family

5 Important Scriptures for My Family

My desire is to incorporate these truths into the fabric of my family’s values.

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Why Do So Many Kids Leave the Church?

Too many kids grow up seeing their parents endorsing one thing and living out another.

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