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Teaching Kids to Live with Hope

There are two phrases in Scripture that we must pay attention to, understand, and teach to our kids. They are, “In this life”, and “In the end.” These two phrases are so helpful in giving us a proper perspective on…
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Christian Kids and Life’s Difficulties

All this week we’re looking at the Apostle Paul’s New Testament letters and some trustworthy statements that we must know, embrace, and communicate to our kids. These are life-giving truths that must be completely accepted and believed. In Second Timothy…
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Suicide, Depression, and the Gospel

The latest research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding our kids and suicides are quite alarming. With mental health issues like anxiety and depression on the rise among our kids, it should come as no surprise that…
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Parenting and Suffering

The Bible speaks from beginning to end about the presence and benefits of suffering. James tells us that we’re to “consider it all joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith…
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Parent Prompt: Safetyism

CPYU Parent Prompts are a regularly released resource to spark biblically-centered conversations with your kids about the issues they face in today’s youth culture. In his timeless book Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton once wisely quipped that the modern world is “full…
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Parent Prompt: Grief

CPYU Parent Prompts are a regularly released resource to spark biblically-centered conversations with your kids about the issues they face in today’s youth culture. Parents, now is the time to prepare your children and teens to face the various times…
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Should We Pray for Our Kids to Suffer?

In their best-selling book The Coddling of the American Mind, Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff tell us that one of the cultural lies we and our kids have been led to believe is this: “What doesn’t kill you will make…
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What Makes Us Great?

As a Christian parent, what is your greatest desire for your children? I’m afraid that all-too-often, we allow our desires for our children to be shaped by the ideals of the kingdom of this world, rather than by the ideals…
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Pointing Kids To God’s Providence

What questions do your children and teens verbalize and ponder as they encounter the inevitable difficult situations and circumstances of life that come with living in a broken and sin-saturated world? When things in their lives get turned upside-down and…
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