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Are You Contributing to Your Child’s Anxiety?

A new book by author and popular blogger, Jeannie Cunnion, takes a no-nonsense look at America’s anxiety epidemic and what parents can do to make the world a less stressful place for themselves and their children. Writing for Fox...

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How A Trip to the Ice Cream Store Can Help Your Teen With Financial Responsibility

How can a trip to the ice cream store teach a 17-year-old how to get ready for a financially responsible college experience? Hold onto the Paperwork Teenagers are impulsive and sometimes move too fast. Sophmore year of college, I...

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Who Do Your Teens Follow?

What does it mean to follow someone on social media? In social media, a follow represents a user who chooses to see all of another user’s posts in their content feed. Getting followers is a primary objective for online...

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For the Sake of Your Child’s Soul

Dear young parent, I am your child’s future youth minister. Your beautiful elementary school child is not yet in our church youth group, but I am hoping he or she will be one day. You see, I watch you...

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Ten Tips for Sending Your First Kid to College

“At some point, you have to learn how to grow up alongside them.” I remember sitting at the end of a Life Night, where parents were socializing, and teens were snacking. We were wrapping up our “College Bound” Senior...

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He Had Been Bullied for Nine Years

My oldest son, Robert, has given me the gift of two beautiful granddaughters. He loves to create, like me but has a gift for painting that I do not have. He works in sales in the Houston area and...

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Swimming Upstream Against A Strong Current of Junk

When my kids were preparing to enter high school, I felt a strong and urgent need to protect them by locking them in a closet under the stairs, at least until they were 25. Seriously. As loving parents, we...

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In A Story With Jesus

I see the struggle of confidence in young girls firsthand, especially with my freshman students. They struggle with friends, body image, boys, grades, and so much more. I see them measure themselves based on these standards. We have to...

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Lock it Down!

If someone asks me, “what’s your best advice for marriage, parenting and developing your faith life?” I would give them the same answer for all three…listening. It’s the one thing we can all do better, it doesn’t cost, it...

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“I Think I Will Thank My Parents Tonight For That Rule”

I taught Confirmation for over a decade. One of my favorite classes was the class to teach the 4th commandment, honor your father and mother. I loved it because I would ask the teens their parents worst and best...

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