Protecting Purity in Kids Workshop

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Protecting Purity in Kids was a workshop Pastor Thom did this winter. It is intended to help parents understand their children’s sexual development, give tips for talking to them about sex and tools to keep their kids safe online.  

The Privilege of Serving our Children

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If there is one cry you hear in just about every church in every corner of the continent, it is “We need more volunteers!” I remember several years ago when sitting in a meeting, a colleague of mine commented that he just couldn’t understand why … Read More

The ONE Weapon Every Kid Needs

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Nope, I’m not talking about your kid’s first Daisy BB gun (as much as every kid needs a pellet gun.) Pellet guns are good for knocking over tins cans, but I’m talking about the number one spiritual weapon we can arm our kids with. There … Read More

Five Blogs About Online Safety

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Occasionally it is worthwhile to get a sampling of great material from around the blogosphere to help parents. Here are five websites and blogs that will help you to get up to speed on some important information about online safety for kids. 5 Things about Love Every … Read More

Talking to Your Kids about Hell

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If heaven causes anxiety in your children, hell will drive them around the bend. Honestly, when I was a kid, I was far less worried about going to hell myself, as I was worried about those I loved going there. Just as having an accurate … Read More

3 Ways To Have Complete Joy!

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Yesterday Pastor Kris quoted a verse that I had just recently added to my memory verse rotation; John 16:24 (HCSB) “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.” Now, aside from the astonishing, … Read More

Only 364 Days Until Christmas!

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Can I just tell you what the best part of Boxing Day is? It’s the first day of anticipating next year’s Christmas! Oh and in case you’re wondering I already have my Christmas list started! (If you are at a loss for what to buy … Read More

Family Devotions: Raising compassionate kids

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In the next few weeks I will be writing a series of devotionals for parents with applications for children. Today is about raising compassionate kids. The word compassion is from an old Latin word that literally means “to suffer with.” When we talk about compassion … Read More

Porn-free parenting

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This week, 1350 men at Southland will wrap up the Conquer Series on sexual purity and I am so excited to see what the result will be as men walk into sexual freedom over the next months and years. The series has caused me to … Read More

Thoughts on singleness

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You may wonder why we would post a blog about singleness on a family website. There are several reasons. First of all our primary family is our Christian family in which there are those who are married and those who aren’t; we should seek to … Read More

3 Easy Ways To Love Your Tween

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I’ve been working with teens in and around those tricky jr. high/middle school/tween/young teen ages for fifteen years. While this makes me feel old, and while there are many things still to learn (even in just keeping up with their world), I have discovered some constants … Read More