Category Archives: Parenting, Child-rearing

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A Secret to Lasting Power

Wouldn’t every world ruler like to know the secret to real, lasting power? Solomon, whose son would be the next king of Israel, certainly wanted his son to know, so when he put together the book of Proverbs for his … Continue reading

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Rejecting Bitterness When a Child Disappoints

Resentment and bitterness came knocking on the door of Freda’s heart. Bill and Freda (story used with permission) had taken in a teen-aged foster child. As they worked with him, he grew more incorrigible rather than less. Finally, reluctantly, they … Continue reading

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Anger Over Disappointing Dad (Part 2) – Practical Applications

The post Anger Over Disappointing Dad (Part 1) introduced the problem of Donna, a teen who perceives herself to be constantly disappointing a parent. Her escalating anger about it was boiling over into increasingly frequent arguments with her dad. Part … Continue reading

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Anger Over Disappointing Dad (Part 1)

Donna (not her real name) is fifteen years old, a Christian, and argues frequently with her dad. She affirms that she loves her dad. She says that she wants his affirmation, attention, and a close enjoyable relationship with him. At … Continue reading

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Join us! You’ll Belong and Have Fun!

Listen to this invitation: Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse (Prov. 1:14). Now you’re talkin’! These people care about me. They aren’t making demands on me like my family does. They want me for … Continue reading

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Grandma (or Not), Value Your Opportunity

When my husband’s mother died, we stored a few of her belongings in a box labeled “Memory Lane.” Yesterday, my husband asked if we still have his mom’s Bible. I pulled it out of the box. In that Bible he … Continue reading

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