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Wise Men Still Seek Him

The Christmas story, the story of Christ’s birth and early childhood, will be on the minds of many over the next few weeks. Most of us are more familiar with the Christmas story than we are with any other story … Continue reading

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Raising Godly Teens: One Last Word — For Now

Over the past several weeks I’ve been talking about raising teenagers. There are whole books written on the subject, and all that I’ve been able to do is scratch the surface in these articles. And I had planned on finishing … Continue reading

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Parenting Godly Teens, #8: Helping to Separate Legalism from Obedience

  One of the thornier problems in raising teens is the oft argued question about tradition versus doctrine versus opinion. We may be tempted to think that our teens are simply challenging the status quo for its own sake — … Continue reading

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Parenting Godly Teens #7: Have spiritual conversations with you kids

Many of us have heard this passage many times — I quoted it last week — but it still bears repeating: “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to … Continue reading

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Parenting Godly Teens, #6, Demonstrate Genuine Faith

One of the most ineffective ways to raise a godly teenager is to offer a lot of pious platitudes while living a different way. It will bait plenty of accusations of hypocrisy and insincerity, provide a ready-made comeback for any … Continue reading

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Parenting Godly Teens, #5: Teach them hope

Here’s a topic for raising teens that isn’t raised too often. And yet here’s a topic that really must be addressed, because of the alarming rate at which young people seek to deal with temporary problems with serious, long-term, bad … Continue reading

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Raising Godly Teens #4: Keeping Electronics Under Control

OK, this one may seem like a little hypocrisy coming from a guy who loves his electronics. The other difficulty with even writing this article is that everyone has a slightly different idea about what is “under control” and what … Continue reading

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Raising Godly Teens, #3 — Let Them Suffer (and Learn) a Little

I hope this title doesn’t make me sound like a monster, but interestingly enough it is actually biblical: “Do not hold back discipline from the child, although you strike him with the rod, he will not die.” Proverbs 23:13, NAS95. … Continue reading

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Raising Godly Teens, #2

Parenting teens is hard work; it’s not like when they were pre-schoolers and you could simply pick them up no matter how much of a fit they threw. You can’t spank them, and talking to them sometimes turns into big-time … Continue reading

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