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Kids Need Their Mom…to Let Them Make Really Dumb Mistakes without Condemnation

Posted on October 31, 2012 in

My kids have made several dumb mistakes. The kinds of things that made me want to cry and fume and stomp through the house. Actually, I think I did cry and fume and stomp a few times. They were the kind of dumb mistakes that make …

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Kids Need Their Mom…to Treat Their Friends like Family

Posted on October 29, 2012 in

“Okay babydoll…” I’ve probably given this drill a hundred times to all my kids’ friends. “Here are the rules for our house: – You are welcome here. Truly. Tonight you are at home with us, and we’re so glad you…

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What If It Does Work Out?

Posted on October 25, 2012 in

by Valorie Burton Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.-RALPH WALDO EMERSON Point to Ponder: Trusting God means getting comfortable with not knowing all the answers. Fear. It creeps up on us, often …

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If Only…

Posted on October 23, 2012 in

by Kendra Smiley Have you ever started a sentence with the words, “If only…”?   If you have, you know that phrase IS followed with some regret from the past.  “If only my parents were more affirming.”  “If only my …

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Six Ways to Become Wise Parents Who Talk to Their Kids About Sex

Posted on October 19, 2012 in

by Josh & Dottie McDowell Raising your kids in today’s world to resist sexual pressure is not easy. Here are six ways to become a wiser, more effective parent in helping your kids experience their sex lives as God designed. …

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Instead of Being Happy When, Will You Be Happy While?

Posted on October 18, 2012 in

by Valorie Burton Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.  -OPRAH WINFREY Point to Ponder: Research shows that only ten percent of…

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Kids Need Their Mom…to Learn Their Unique Love Language

Posted on October 17, 2012 in

My four children, two girls and two boys, are alike in many ways. Chocolate chip cookies are a home run with the whole crew. They can usually agree on the kind of music they want to listen to. The beach is their favorite vacation …

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Kids Need Their Mom…to Put Down the Phone

Posted on October 15, 2012 in

I have a 15-year-old son who plays soccer. Several years ago, I realized that even though he runs onto the field focused on the game, warms up joking around with his buddies, and plays his little heart out like he doesn’t even k…

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