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It’s not just teens that are talking about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” Parents are also curious about the story of Hannah Baker and her descent into suicide. "What message does this show...
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Good behaviour from children makes parents happy. But children often don’t behave the way we’d like them to because they need our help. You might have found yourself in situations such as these:...
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The research results have been rolling in, study after study, for over ten years now, and the story they tell is a disconcerting one: nearly half of all teens who attend a church or youth group today...
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For adults, stress is an inescapable fact of life. Jesus Himself acknowledged this reality over 2,000 years ago when He said, "In this world you will have trouble . . ." Nowadays, however, it’s not...
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What about a mum's primary job? It's not cooking dinner, changing nappies or helping a preschooler glue colored macaroni on a coffee can as a Father's Day gift. The most important assignment a mum...
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“But dad! You never listen to me!” Sound familiar? If so, you probably have a teenager in your house. Teenagers often complain that parents don’t listen—and sometimes they’re right! As parents, it’s...
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What chores are important for your children to learn, and what are they capable of doing? First, recognise the difference between a chore (an ongoing task that benefits the household) and a life...
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What fills your tank? Perhaps you already know the answer to this question – as well as why it’s important for your life, your family and your marriage. But if you’re like most, you’ve probably never...
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After just one mothers group at a local community centre, new mum Claire* found it too negative an environment to go back. "I felt like I was back in high school," she said, adding that everyone...
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“I want a glass of water!” Most of us could write a book about bedtime excuses. With our own energy levels dragging, those stall tactics aren’t usually met with smiles. Staying up too late can have...
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Dannah Gresh speaks candidly about God’s design for sexuality and offers a biblical perspective on why physical intimacy is reserved for a committed marriage. She offers encouragement and practical...
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Since age ten Lori has cried for hours while resisting the urge to cut herself. Some days, long sleeves and pants covered the shame of her bleeding scars. Other days, when the temptation didn't...