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10 Ways to Sabotage Your Marriage

Like a piece of sand in an oyster, small irritations in marriage will accumulate until they're much bigger. Except in this case, you won't end up with a beautiful pearl! Here are some "grains of sand" that can sabotage your marriage.  read more

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The Bullies Among Us

With a new school year just around the corner, many children will begin facing problems with bullying. Counselor Shannon Perry gives practical advice on how to handle a bullying situation—whether your child is the victim or the bully.  read more

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Family on the Move

Ron and Katie Luce have inspired thousands of teens to serve God. They began by practicing at home with their own kids what they preach in public. read more

Protecting Our Kids

If there is a teenager in your home, you see something every day that others may miss: The battle for their hearts is real and the battle is here. The culture's impact even on Christian homes is undeniable.

The questions screaming in a parent's mind are: "What in the world do I do? How can I protect, help and arm my kids?"

During the last few years, you may have heard other Christian leaders talking about the battle for this young generation. Now let's talk about some specific tools you can use to win the war for your children. read more

Dealing With a Defiant Child

It's a wonderful fact that children will occasionally disobey their parents for the express purpose of testing just how much they can get away with. This is a game I call "Challenge the Chief," and it can be played with surprising skill—even by very young kids.

If you have children at home, you probably know exactly what I'm talking about. You have clearly and emphatically told your little girl, "Don't touch the lamp," only to turn around a moment later to see her flashing you an impish grin as her hand grasps the forbidden object. Or perhaps you've instructed your son to clean up his messy room or eat his vegetables, and he responds by setting his jaw, folding his arms and essentially saying, "Make me!"

Virtually every parent, the world over, has been issued an ultimatum of this nature at one time or another! But when moms and dads ignore this kind of challenge, something changes in the parent-child relationship. For a particularly strong-willed boy or girl, that early test of parental leadership can grow into a full-blown case of rebellion during the tumultuous days of adolescence. read more

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