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Category Archives: Parenting

eZine #52: Maintaining Connection Through the Teen Years

You and your kid don’t have to grow apart during the teen years. It is true that there is a natural drive for independence that you have to make room for....

eZine #47: Talking To Your Kids About Sex & Dating

Sex Talk—Talking To Your Kids About Sex & Dating Talking to our kids about sex needs to be a continual discussion. Many think that doing “the talk” once covers them and...

eZine #45: Talking to your Kids about Porn

Our single most popular Parenting Talk is “Protecting Your Kids Online.” One of the specific things we address is how to talk to kids about pornography. I remember feeling significantly intimated....

eZine #44: The “How To’s” of Digital Protection for Your Kids

The “How To’s” of Digital Protection for Your Kids I’m not sure if you have seen the recent documentary called “Over 18” but it includes a story that is quite disturbing....

eZine #42: Protecting your kids from Predators

I remember when I was a kid, I could tell my Mom I was going outside to play and it was as simple as that. She may want to know how...

eZine #39: Nurturing Your Child’s Faith

eZine #39: Nurturing Your Child's Faith My greatest longing as a parent is to see my kids love Jesus with all of their hearts. It's natural for us to want to...

eZine #38: Cell Phone Sanity

  eZine #38: Cell Phone Sanity Cell phones are incredible – and terrible, all at once. I love the convenience, but despise the amount of my time and life it takes from me, especially if I’m not careful.   Even worse yet, is what...

eZine #37: The Blending of Two Families

eZine #37: The Blending of Two Families This month’s topic is the Blending of two families. The Brady bunch made it look easy! But realistically bringing two families with their own...

eZine #36: The Challenges of Single Parenting

As much as our initial response to the term “single parent” is likely one including an unwanted pregnancy outside of marriage there are a number of other scenarios that can result...

eZine #33-What does God say about sex?

I’m not sure if you have these kinds of posts have come up one your Facebook feed but there have been a lot of negative comments made by “good Christian” young...

eZine #32-Overcoming the Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Overcoming the Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse 60% of sexual abuse/assault victims are under the age of 17. Over 80% of sex crime victims are women and 80% of sexual assault...

eZine #31: Preparing For and Facing the Empty Nest

Facing the Empty Nest: Preparing and Responding for When Your Kids Leave Home I'm still in the stage of life where, if I come home and it's quiet, I am excited...

eZine #26: Sports and the Family

With the Superbowl coming VERY soon, it seemed only fitting to make this month's eZine about sports.  I was one of those kids that took part in all school sports (except hockey,...

eZine #25: Post Christmas Thoughts

Finally Enough Time to Sit and Process  Its important for us to debrief after any event - in order to have a more effective one next time.  Well, Christmas is over and the New Year approaches....

eZine #22: Summer Vacation

eZine 22: Summer Vacation—Summer is Already Half Over!  David McVety, Assistant Director of DFR, shares on his summer vacation so far: Our summer has been special and probably quite unique, I’ve been speaking...