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Questions to Put the THANKS Back in Thanksgiving

“So, kids, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” you ask. “My family, my house, my friends, my dog and Jesus.” (Same answers as last...

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My child doesn’t believe in God. Now what?

Many discouraged parents have asked us this question: How should we respond to our child who doubts the reality of God? When children suggest “there...

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The Most Effective Way to Teach Kids to Pray

As parents, we want what’s best for our children, including a life of strong faith, values, and prayer. Sometimes it can seem like a daunting...

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Tired of Not Feeling “Christian” Enough? This is for You.

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13) I remember the sign on the men’s dorm...

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Your Parenting Skills Are Not the Most Important Thing. This Is.

Jesus said that “smart carpenters” build a sturdy house on solid rock. Then when the storms of life hit, nothing will move the house. This...

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Why Does Communicating “You are Safe” Matter?

  Recently we received this excellent and thoughtful question from David, a long-time follower of Connected Families, about why we have “You are SAFE with...

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Teaching Kids True Repentance

When kids make a mistake, especially when they hurt others, most parents would agree that it’s important to learn repentance — for kids to feel...

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How do I talk to my kids about sin?

Parents ask us questions nearly every day. In this ongoing series, we’ll answer some. Have a question? Ask it here. Recently we received a question from...

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Do your conversations with your kids about faith help or hurt?

Laura was stuck. Though she was passionate about bringing her boys up “in the training and instruction of the Lord,” she could tell that her...

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What Does Your Discipline Teach Your Kids?

At parenting workshops we often ask the question, “What is the goal of your discipline?” The basic answer we most commonly hear is best summarized like this:...

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