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The Trouble With Kik

May 8, 2014 | No comments yet

I want to preface this article with something. We have attempted to give you the reality of a few different apps that are potentially dangerous to teenagers. We have reviewed Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, etc. If you haven’t checked those out yet, we definitely encourage you to take a look. We don’t want parents (or us)… Read More »

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Eliminating “I Told You So”

May 5, 2014 | No comments yet

I like being right…I mean I really enjoy it. There is a satisfaction that I get when I am right about something and someone else is wrong. Which is why what I am about to suggest is difficult even for me… It’s time for parents to eliminate the phrase “I told you so,” from our… Read More »

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Eating Disorders: No Laughing Matter

April 29, 2014 | No comments yet

Guest Post by Katie Gilgenbach - Director of Wellness for FDLIC Eating disorders whether Anorexia, Bulimia, or binge eating are not to be taken lightly. Most teen girls and some boys have thought about or actually struggled with one or all of these disorders. You may be blind to the fact your child may be dealing… Read More »

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3 Tips on Having a Solid Relationship With Your Disabled Teen

April 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

  Guest post by Sarah Turner No one walks through the valley of dealing with a disability more than a parent who watches his or her child struggle. Having dealt with Cerebral Palsy all of my life my parents and I have had a long journey to get to the relationship we have now, My… Read More »

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Five Definitions Parents Need to Know

April 21, 2014 | No comments yet

One time I walked into the office of the IT guy on our staff, and had a conversation with him and 2 of our other audio/visual staff members. I sat for a good 5 minutes and listened to the words that were coming out of their mouths. I understood 100% of these words yet I… Read More »

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Instagram “Updated”

April 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hey Instagram, really? My job as a parent and as a youth pastor wasn’t hard enough, so you decided to go and make your app one of the scariest social media apps available? It was like Instagram sat down and thought, “How can we take the worst parts of a few apps, and combine them… Read More »

Honoring Your Parents Ten Commandments

Honoring Your Parents

March 19, 2014 | No comments yet

It is always incredible to see a student who understands that importance of their relationship with their parents. This guest post is from Landon Turner a High School Junior who understands and appreciates the relationship he has with his parents So for a long, LONG time people have heard the saying “Honor your father and… Read More »

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Coach Shef’s Parenting Advice

December 5, 2013 | No comments yet

As a youth pastor, I am constantly asked by parents for advice for dealing with problems with their teenagers. From sex to social media to disrespect to laziness, I am often put in a position to help parents. While I usually attempt to give a sound and well thought out answer, I recently read an… Read More »

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The Power of Apology

November 19, 2013 | 2 Comments

I know that most parents don’t make mistakes. When confronted with issues from their teenagers they always respond lovingly, full of grace, and exuding kindness. Their teenager comes home two hours late and their excuse is “My phone died,” and they respond with, “what can I do to help you achieve the curfew goal next… Read More »

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Follow the Leader

October 31, 2013 | No comments yet

Jesus was not your conventional dude, and he certainly wasn’t the religious poster child.  He healed people on the Sabbath, hung out with the worst of sinners, and performed miracles, one of which I wish he would have performed at my wedding. What I’ve always liked about Jesus is that he’s not flashy.  I bet… Read More »