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Why Families Need To Have Fun!

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. — Rachel Carson Bonding With Children Bonding begins when the physical connection, the umbilical cord, is cut. Emotional attachments are more than …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 8

R Is For Respect “YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!” screams the 5 -year-old child as he slams the door of his perfectly decorated room in your posh five-bedroom home. You are stunned to realize that your child is an out-of-control Brat with a capitol B. You think, If I spoke to my mother the way my child speaks to me … …

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Why Pregnancy Before Marriage Isn’t Sin

I got a phone call once from someone who told me she had “bad news.” “I’m pregnant,” she said. As I heard these words, I had been aware of the situation this young, single mom was in for a while. But when I first heard that she had bad news, I did not think being pregnant would qualify as that. …

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Single Parents: 10 Ways to Create a Joyful Christmas

The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the checkout line at Toys”R”Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to provide Christmas for their children. These four simple …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 6

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 6 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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We Learn From Experience And So Do Our Kids

It has to be one of the most difficult things ever to watch your child cope with life’s heartaches. Even when we know that learning and spiritual growth come about during life’s trials, it isn’t easy to watch. It is natural for parents to want to protect their child. Though we all desire for life to be absolutely fair, it …

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Why Work Is Not a Dirty Word

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23 NIV). Single parents often carry more than their portion of guilt. Guilt over the failed marriage. Guilt over not ever marrying the other parent. Guilt over not being financially able to provide fun things for the children. That guilt …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 5

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 5 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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How Single Parents Raise A Secure Child

When I was raising three kids as a single mother, I was often too exhausted to think straight. I needed direction or a director. Now I’m a tough old bird with a soft spot for single moms, and I learned a few things along the way. Single parents must make an effort to bond with their children. This is important …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 4

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 4 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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