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The "alien child" will spend his or her time differently than the child of the unbeliever. Jen Wilkin explains how children raised to be followers of Christ should do and say things differently from their unbelieving peers.
How will my son learn to be a man? Best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker, tells parents why it's important to teach their sons about the power of virtues like self-control. Meeker tells parents that if they set the bar high for their sons, they'll most likely see them rise to that level of character and behavior.
Are you expecting your son to behave like a girl? You might and not even realize it. Boys are under attack, according to pediatrician and mother of six, Dr. Meg Meeker. Dr. Meeker tells how boys, who are naturally attracted to activity and motion, are being reprimanded for acting like boys. Hear Dr. Meeker share her concerns about too many boys being misdiagnosed with ADHD, and she advises Dads to reach into their sons' lives by doing something with them.
Mom, what is divorce?" "Dad, what does 'homosexual' mean?" "Mom, did you and Dad have sex before you got married?" Our kids are going to throw some tough questions our way. Will you be prepared to answer? Biblical counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter Jessica Thompson help you answer these challenging questions and more.
Kids love asking questions, as any parent knows. But answers aren't always easy to come by. Mother-daughter duo Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson know parents can be nervous about giving kids a wrong answer. So they teamed up to answer some of the most challenging questions for parents, like, "What happens when we die?" "What is suicide?" and "Why does God allow natural disasters?
Jessica Thompson knew deep down she wasn't a Christian. Her mother, biblical counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick, was clueless. Jessica, joined by Elyse, recalls the 18 years of her life during which she feigned an abiding faith in Christ. Keeping up appearances even while attending Bible college, Jessica tells how her life began to change when God's love finally pierced her heart. Find out how you might diagnose if your kids are faking it too.
Finding it difficult to connect to your son or stepson? Communication expert Emerson Eggerichs, along with author Ron Deal, share practical ways for moms to relate to and honor their sons. Even when upset, moms need to continue to speak respectfully, so their sons will continue to feel positive affection for them.
You talk to your husband with respect, but what about your son? Popular author Emerson Eggerichs explains that one compelling desire of a mother is to connect to her son, and she can do that by what she says and how she says it. Eggerichs gives tips for moms to practice for sounding far less negative and much more engaging. Joining Eggerichs is author and speaker Ron Deal.
Authors Steve and Misty Arterburn talk with blended family expert Ron Deal about the unique way blended families function. Steve and Misty recall bringing three children into the early years of their marriage and what they did to build a firm foundation for their marriage and family.
Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, joins authors Steve and Misty Arterburn to talk about the complexities of a second marriage. Steve and Misty both experienced divorce in their first marriages. They met and married a few years later, bringing three children into the new marriage. Then they had two more children. The Arterburns share what they have done to make their marriage work.
As parents, we're often tempted to lose our temper and forget our purpose to love and teach. Film producers Stephen and Alex Kendrick challenge parents through their book, "The Love Dare for Parents," to parent with purpose for 40 days, taking each day to intentionally love their children with the love of God.
Siblings don't always get along. But the sibling relationship can improve as brothers and sisters mature and grow in faith. Brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick reminisce about their childhood and the often comical spats they had growing up, and still sometimes have today. They point to their faith in Christ as the glue that bonds them together, and they challenge parents to seek the Lord daily and to teach their children to do the same.
Some days it's easy to love your kids. Other days prove more challenging. That's why parents need to intentionally seek out ways to encourage, teach, and bless their children daily. To help with this, brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick, best known for their films, "Courageous" and "Fireproof," talk to parents about their book, "The Love Dare for Parents," a 40-day dare to parents to love their kids.
There are times in life when all we have is our faith. And that's enough. Carolyn Weber tells how a difficult labor and delivery with her twins lead her to death's door and how God sustained her through the trauma she calls the crucible moment in her marriage.
The road of life sometimes takes unexpected turns. That's what Carolyn Weber found to be true when a college professor submitted her application for a scholarship to Oxford, and she was selected. Carolyn reflects on those early months as a student at Oxford and her spiritual awakening that began there.
Your children are asking "Who am I?" Andrew Walker, author of "God and the Transgender Debate," helps parents explain what it means to be made in the image of God. Walker shares how he's talked to his own children about gender by affirming their masculinity or femininity, which is a gift from God. Walker encourages parents to live out a biblical worldview in their homes and teach their children about the doctrine of sin.
Author Andrew Walker talks with Dennis Rainey about our dignity as individuals. Walker reminds listeners they are more than their moral choices and personal identity because they are made in the image of God. Is a person sinning if they're confused about their gender? Walker doesn't believe that being tempted is sin, only acting on the temptation. Fortunately, we have a Savior who is strong when we are weak.
Author Andrew Walker recalls the sexual revolution of the '50s and '60s and the "If it feels good, do it," message the era promoted. Walker explains the confusing issue of gender fluidity and how the message promoted by the sexual revolution has contributed to its prominence in today's society.
Author Todd Friel, a professed chief sinner in his household, reveals that the most courageous thing he ever does is apologize to his wife and children for sinning against them. If we want our kids to obey, parents need to talk about God and use the Bible as the authority. Friel coaches parents on how to teach kids to respond to the authority of God.