Parenting Challenges

Your Child is Not the Enemy

Your Child Is Not Your Enemy

Here are eight ways we can fight for, not against, our children in their hard-to-handle moments.

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11 Best Practices for Dating as a Single Parent

Dating for two is difficult; dating in a crowd is downright complicated.

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Discipline for the Strong Willed Child

My son, Aaron, taught me valuable lessons on how to choose my battles … and win them.

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They Didn’t Know How to Have ‘The Talk’ With Their Kids

How Doug and Deb Gulbranson used Passport2Purity® to teach their children about the pressures they would face as teenagers.

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5 Prayers for Prodigals

Even when we see no visible evidence, we can trust that God is at work.

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Disciplining Your Children Is Challenging, but Vital

Seeing the fruit of correcting your children requires delayed gratification.

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Discipline and Trust Go Hand in Hand

Just as failing to discipline your children will lead them to running the house, failing to trust your children will lead them to leaving the house.

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When Your Kids Ask, ‘How Far Can I Go?’

Helping your children understand God’s design for sex … and how to save themselves for marriage.

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Can You Balance Work and Family

When we learned that the nature of parenting is sacrifice, we went from trying to have it all to having everything that matters.

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Q&A: Waiting Until Marriage

How can we look our teens in the eye and teach them about abstinence and about restraint from passionate kissing and hugging?

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Q&A: Disciplining a Child in Public

Letting your child know your expectations before you go out in public together can act as a deterrent to inappropriate behavior.

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What I Learned from a Passport to Purity Weekend

I was 13 when my mother informed me that just the two of us would be going away for a week to have a discussion about purity. My first thought…

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More Than a Backpacking Weekend

My wife and I hoped that by the end of the Passport2Purity weekend our son would be seeing things about life more clearly.

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Was God Surprised When My Child Was Born?

How do we, as parents, dream new dreams for our children when we have no idea what the future holds?

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10 Ways to Help Parents of Children With Special Needs

“Some of the greatest needs we have are understanding and friendship.”

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A Note to Jimmy Kimmel, From a Fellow Heart Parent

Our life with Annie hasn’t been easy. But it’s been worth it.

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‘I’m Sorry … It’s Her Heart’

Our journey began when doctors told us our unborn daughter would be born with half a heart. In the last year we’ve learned to rely on God’s faithfulness.

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25 Tips for Avoiding Mom Burnout

A list for those who—like me—struggle with overcommitting and overworking.

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Take the Boy-Crazy Quiz

Do you trust God with your love life?

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Help for Those Grieving the Loss of a Child

A list of helpful resources.

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Helping Your Teen Avoid the Anger Trap

Some solid convictions that we believe every family should embrace.

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Guarding Our Daughters’ Sexual Purity

A nervous father interviews his daughter’s date.

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20 Ideas for Busy Parents

Here are some tips for bringing balance to the hectic pace of life.

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It Was Time for The Talk

I was scared to talk about sex and dating with my daughter, but I had put it off too long.

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Disciplining Your Children Without Losing Your Cool

Six guidelines for controlling your emotions while correcting your kids.

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Q&A: Discipline for an Older Child

What’s the best way to discipline my older child? Barbara: The toddler and preschool years are a time to lay the groundwork for behavior and for moral choices in your…

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Administering Discipline for Attitude Problems

What worked yesterday with a child may not work today, and you have to be flexible

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Q&A: Deciding When to Spank

How do I know when it’s needed and when it isn’t?

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The Dating Game

If you are seeing someone new, your children should never be surprised by your actions.

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Preparing for a Successful Blend

Two tips for beginning a new marriage and a new stepfamily.

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