In this day and age, in the sex-craved society we live in, I would challenge you to add sexual integrity to your list of wants for your children. This, whether your children know the Lord or not, is far more important than good grades and financial success.
Parents forget how much harder it is to actually be a teen in our present era of overloaded schedules and social media pitfalls. It’s more important than ever for parents to teach their teens how to manage stressful situations before those situations become overwhelming.
When we read a passage of Scripture, it’s easy to skim over the boring or difficult parts without paying much attention. But you can’t do that when you’re memorizing. When you memorize a passage of Scripture (a better approach, by the way, than memorizing isolated verses!), you must become intimately acquainted with every sentence and phrase.
The full armor of God is made up of spiritual “reinforcements” we can use to stand our ground and resist temptations to sin. We can encourage our teens to “suit up” for battle against peer pressure by teaching them about the purpose behind each piece of God’s armor.
Despite the rising awareness about mental health, parents aren’t sure how to start the conversation with their teens or they may feel like it’s a non-issue. The tips below will equip you to open the door to start conversations with your teens.
As parents, we’re eager for our children to experience the priceless gift of church for themselves. We feel grief and frustration when our teens resist attending services as a family. Here are seven ways to help teens break down their barriers to the church.
As a parent, it can be hard to know what to say to counter some of those messages that your teenager gets from the world, especially when Scripture doesn’t directly deal with selfies or Instagram or texting. How do you apply ancient words to modern times?
Would your child describe you as a 'Drama Mama'? Drama happens when unexpected circumstances hit and we are unprepared to handle them. You and I can learn how to maturely respond – rather than emotionally react – to what life brings so that we can dial down the drama, diffuse it, or eliminate it altogether.