Category Archives: Parenting, Child-rearing

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Before You Choose Residential Treatment for Your Child

Sending a child to residential treatment is not something parents take lightly. They love their children and want them in the home. But some who have obstinately obstreperous children sometimes perceive they have no option left but a residential program. … Continue reading

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On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church

Of all the public places in the world, a child ought to be safe from harm in a church building. As news headlines have indicated, it isn’t always so. In fact, many sexual predators deliberately target churches. Christians who take … Continue reading

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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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