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Sweet Surrender Subscriber access only

How disabilities advocate Joni Eareckson Tada is letting God use quadriplegia to transform her life, our culture, and disabled people's lives worldwide.
The Silent Epidemic

The Silent Epidemic

Countless Christian women are battered every day. Here's how to respond if you or someone you love is abused.

Weigh To Go! Subscriber access only

4 ways to help your child win the battle of the bulge.

Just Say "No"! Subscriber access only

Why it might revolutionize your life.

Hopelessly Devoted Subscriber access only

Our family quiet times were anything but quiet!

Drawing Closer to God Subscriber access only

How a spiritual director can help you grow in your faith.

Soup's On Subscriber access only

How one family serves up neighborly friendship.

Prescription for Guilt Subscriber access only

My friends think that as a Christian I shouldn't need to take antidepressants.

Could My Teen Be Gay? Subscriber access only

We're worried about his disinterest in dating.

Is it OK for Christians to have cosmetic surgery? Subscriber access only

No TV show regularly records what happens after the "reveal" on programs such as Extreme Makeover.

The Day I'll Never Forget Subscriber access only

Others perished in the Pentagon on 9/11. Why didn't I?
The To-Don't List

The To-Don't List

Six rules every parent needs to follow

Family Time with God: September Subscriber access only

September/School Rules

(Almost) the Last Lap Subscriber access only

"Some days it feels like my 11-year-old doesn't need much parenting; other days I feel like I'm still dealing with a little boy. Can you help clarify my role during these years?"

Family Story Time Subscriber access only

Teacher Talks Subscriber access only

Power-Packed Prayers Subscriber access only

How the Bible can strengthen your prayers for your kids

Family Time with God: October Subscriber access only

October/Up in the Sky

Nursery Notes Subscriber access only

Clutter Control Subscriber access only

Building Better behavior Subscriber access only

Mr. Know-It-All Subscriber access only

"It's recently come to my attention that my 11-year-old has a reputation as a know-it-all, and he's losing friends and annoying grow-ups, mainly his teachers. We've payer with him and recommended he hold his tongue when he hears someone say something he's sure is wrong (he does have a very high IQ), then come home and write about it in a journal or put it in a storyboard form. Do you have any other suggestions?"

Just for Kids Subscriber access only

Use this guide to choose chores that fit your child's age, ability, and personality.

Show and Tell Subscriber access only

"I recently caught my six-year-old son and a seven-year-old girl we know showing each other their private parts. How do I clearly explain the severity of their actions without blowing it out of proportion?"

Listening for God Subscriber access only

How an ancient method of prayer can deepen your teenager's faith.

The Moms Next Door Subscriber access only

"Our five-year-old has a friend whose parents are a lesbian couple. My daughter has started asking me why there's no daddy in their house. I believe what the Bible says about homosexuality, but how do I talk about it in a way that my child can understand?"

Media-Wise Parents Subscriber access only

"I like to think of myself as a hip mom, but I have to admit I'm appalled by the sexuality and vulgarity in today's music and movies. Other than throwing out the TV, how can I protect my teenager from all these media influences?"

Good Housekeeping Subscriber access only

You already know how housework benefits you. But you might be surprised by what it does for your kids.

Mr. Stoffregen and the Neem Tree Subscriber access only

How an ordinary North Carolinian is planting hope in West Africa.

The Cost of Honesty Subscriber access only

A brief lesson on everyday integrity.

Lost in the Gay Debate Subscriber access only

A close family member has begun to live as a lesbian. What should I do?

Close Calls Subscriber access only

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