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7 ideas for engaging with your kids this Summer.

7 Ideas for Engaging With Your Kids This Summer

The school year is filled with other obligations, but the summer belongs to us.

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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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Respecting Your Son’s Desire to Provide and Protect

God put inside every boy something that stirs him to be brave and protective.

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Billy Graham’s Incredible Ministry … and His Incredible Marriage

In the wake of Billy Graham’s death at age 99, the media is naturally focusing on the unparalleled impact the evangelist had around the world. As the Billy Graham Evangelistic…

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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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Don’t Do Motherhood Alone

Having another mom who’s already been through both the calm and rough waters of your current stage in life can be a beautiful gift from God. Here are some suggestions for finding that kind of mentor.

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Becoming a Mom A Process of New Discovery

Facing the upcoming birth of our first baby has caused me to struggle with my change in identity … but perhaps it isn’t a “new” identity after all.

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Can a Mom Be Too Close to her Daughter?

We all want connection with our daughters, but when we become overly close, it can hinder their transition to adulthood.

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25 Things a Dad Should Teach a Boy

Use this helpful list as a springboard for spending quality time with your sons.

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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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50 Things You Can Say to Make Your Child Feel Great

A list for parents who want their children to know their love and God’s love.

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Establishing Dating Guidelines for Your Teen

In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights. As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by,…

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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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A List of Scriptures 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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a surprising antidote for sibling rivalry

A Surprising Antidote for Sibling Rivalry

Teaching your children to help others is a lifetime gift to them and to everyone they encounter.

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Q&A: How do I stop my child from cursing and using inappropriate speech?

Don’t ever think that training your child’s language is in vain.

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3 Truths We Need to Teach Our Kids About Being Satisfied

Filling our hearts and minds with the things of God will quench the hunger that the world cannot.

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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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Talking to your kids about transgender issues

Talking to Your Kids About Transgender Issues

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

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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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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 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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Stories of Changed Lives and Transformed Legacies

Stories of resurrected marriages Stories of good marriages strengthened Stories of lifelong marriages Premarriage stories Stories of parenting challenges Salvation stories        At FamilyLife, we love to tell stories about what…

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10 Tips for Leading Marriage Small Groups

Significant life change can happen in the context of small groups. In this setting, group members can feel safe to discuss issues and share experiences on a more personal level….

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4 reasons you should intentionally discipline your 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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5 Things We Can Do to Build Up Marriage

“I sat down to type a scathing rant about gay marriage,” wrote blogger Matt Walsh. “I sat down to tell the world that gay marriage is the greatest threat to…

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Not Every Mom Must Be a Natural Homemaker

Sincere love and an emotional haven are worth so much more than a perfect house and a gourmet meal.

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What Is Your Family’s ‘Brand’?

An important part of parenting is determining who you are, what things you stand for, and how you’ll pass those values on to your children.

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Stories of HomeBuilders

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