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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. In a veiled swing at President-elect Joe Biden's education plans DeVos on Tuesday, Dec. 1, blasted the push for free college as a “socialist takeover of higher education” that could damage the nation's economy. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)


Free College Is A Socialist Takeover Of Higher Education?

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Education Secretary Betsy Devos slammed the increased demand for student debt forgiveness and free college by calling it a socialist takeover of…

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Biden To Give Trans Students Access to Sports, Bathrooms,

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Joe Biden said that on his first day of office, he will give transgender students access to sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms…

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Book: Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry

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Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry How the gospel will transform your kids, your church, your community, and the world

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How To Boost Children’s Academic Achievement

on November 9, 2020 by

Cut chores and kill chill time:

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10 lessons Learned After 10 Years Of Youth Ministry

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The lessons tells me they were among the most impactful lessons that I learned over the years

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Make Sure The Consequences Fit The Crime

on November 9, 2020 by

Our children should expect minor consequences for minor infractions and major consequences for major infractions

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3 WAYS CANCEL CULTURE CAN STRENGTHEN THE CHURCH

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Biblical values that were once considered morally right and acceptable are now considered morally repugnant by many Americans

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Restoring Relationships Free Webinar

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Junior High Discipleship: Always And Everywhere

on October 6, 2020 by

Here are a few (loosely connected) thoughts about junior highers and discipleship that may help

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Your Next Youth Ministry Parent Meeting

on August 17, 2020 by

Back to school usually means a jumpstart in your youth ministry. This year will be no exception

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Wake Up America…The Church Co-opted By The Culture

on July 19, 2020 by

ACNA Archbishop Says Church in America has been Co-opted by the Culture

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A Faith Of Their Own

on July 16, 2020 by

My time would be best spent training my children to trust God no matter what and how they can respond to pain…

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Why we need theology more than Netflix

on June 1, 2020 by

When we as youth workers take little interest in theology and more interest in pop culture, we communicate to students that God…

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What’s Hot

on May 9, 2020 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television, and movies

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Mom With 16 Kids Puts Sign On Shopping Cart

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“Not hoarding, just feeding 16 kids. Be kind and go away please.”

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Flashback: How Spring Breakers Spread Coronavirus

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They tracked users’ phones after they left a popular spring break beach destination

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Teen Creates Elaborate Dinners For His Family

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One Massachusetts teenager is keeping things fun for his family by creating his own restaurant at home

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The Bible Story In 72 Short Videos

on March 18, 2020 by

The first step in knowing the whole Bible is knowing what each book is and how it connects to the overall story

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The Outside Influence Of Your Middle School Friends

on March 5, 2020 by

“Middle school is about lunch.”

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5 TRENDS FOR YOUTH MINISTRY [IN 2020]

on January 20, 2020 by

These shouldn’t be shocking…However

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New Year’s Prayer

on January 1, 2020 by

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Study: Media Use By Tweens And Teens

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by Common Sense Media

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Students Visiting Rocky Statue Run Into Sylvester Stallone

on December 19, 2019 by

It was a knockout field trip for a group of New Jersey high school students

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Teen Girl 16 Staged Her Own Bronx Kidnapping

on December 19, 2019 by

So that she could be with her 23-year-old reputed Crips gangbanger once arrested for murder

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The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices

on December 18, 2019 by

The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

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finding balance during the holidays

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You’re in danger of wearing yourself out. We need to make a plan to preserve our schedules and make sure we…

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

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You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

on December 8, 2019 by

You know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated

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Study: Children Read More In The Presence Of Dogs

on December 6, 2019 by

Simply sitting down with a book in the presence of a pup can help motivate children to read more

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student linked to boyfriend’s suicide to be arraigned

on November 22, 2019 by

Some of those from (Her) said “go die” and that his loved ones would be better off without him

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Many Millennials Have Positive Feelings About Socialism

on November 15, 2019 by

Over 100 million people were starved, shot, and slaughtered by socialist governments

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Parents, Don’t Fear The Teenage Years

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Don’t the fear the teenage years. And don’t take them for granted either. They, like life itself, are a vapor…

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Tampons May Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome And Death

on November 15, 2019 by

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women should change tampons every 4 to 8 hours

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Religious Children Are More Generous

on November 9, 2019 by

We examined how religious upbringing shaped children from adolescence into young adulthood

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Conservatives Have Happier Families, More Generous

on November 9, 2019 by

Find more meaning in life, happier overall, donate far more money, time to the needy than liberal do.

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5 Reasons I’m Staying In Youth Ministry

on November 9, 2019 by

One of the easiest ways to offend a youth minister is to ask when he’s going to become a “real pastor

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Elementary Students Can’t Say Jesus or God?

on October 29, 2019 by

The letter talked about school language and asked parents to have a “talk” with their children about the appropriate time and place…

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Young Transsexuals Seeking To Return To Original Sex

on October 29, 2019 by

There is currently no data to reflect the number who may be unhappy in their new gender or who may opt to…

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Piper Jaffray Taking Stock With Teens Survey

on October 18, 2019 by

Wanna know what’s hot for teens

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Beware The Idol Of Parenting Success

on October 17, 2019 by

When we worship parenting success, our children become our trophies

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Teens Think Parents Share Too Much About Them Online

on October 17, 2019 by

42% of teens think their parents share too much about them online

 

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California High School Students Giving Nazi Salute

on August 28, 2019 by

What’s clear is, we have a problem and we’ve had a problem for a long time

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Are Athletic Girls Eating Enough?

on August 11, 2019 by

Young females who eat too little risk menstrual irregularity, weak bones and eating disorders

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The bad news is that other modes of ingestion — edibles and dabbing, especially — can be risky due to higher levels…

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14-year-old Girl Fires Gun To Protect Her Older Sisters

on August 11, 2019 by

She fired the gun in the general direction of the intruders which made them leave the property

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Teen Girl And Dad Reel In 700-Pound Tuna

on July 27, 2019 by

After she and her dad took turns reeling it in for 10 hours Friday

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Social Media: Dying For The Perfect Picture

on July 20, 2019 by

Tourists reportedly hospitalized after swimming in Instagram-famous ‘toxic dump’ in Spain

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Teens ‘Mocked’ By Their Parents At Risk For Bullying

on July 14, 2019 by

New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive…

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Rescued two miles away from the St. Augustine shore after being stranded for two hours and almost giving up all hope

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High School Sprinter Running 9.98 In The 100-Meter Dash

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Matthew Boling, of Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, set a 9.98 mark at the Region III-6A track and field event

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Schools Declare Support For Transgender Teen

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A years-long lawsuit with the school board of Gloucester County in Virginia, which denied him the right to use the boys’ restroom

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Be A Regular At Your Local School Sporting Events

on May 1, 2019 by

Here are just three benefits that come from attending your local sporting events.

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Bachelorette Party In Las For Churched Girl?

on April 29, 2019 by

A list of rules for a bachelorette party in Las Vegas has gone viral for all the wrong reasons

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Adult children are costing parents their retirement savings

on April 25, 2019 by

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St. Patrick Calls All Christians To be The Missionaries

on March 17, 2019 by

Who is Saint Patrick and why does it matter

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St. Patrick: Was Kidnapped As A Teenager…

on March 17, 2019 by

Today most people know St. Patrick for green beer, banishing snakes from Ireland, using shamrocks to teach

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY LESSON

on March 17, 2019 by

I love how the video is very deep theologically, but fun as well

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Youth Workers Tell Your Parents About Social Media

on March 5, 2019 by

4 Things Youth Workers Would Tell Parents About Teenagers, Social Media, and Technology

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Preparing For Lent

on March 4, 2019 by

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How You Can Still Use An Old iPad For Ministry

on February 26, 2019 by

To be honest, any tablet you have can be very useful for your ministry, it doesn’t have to be an iPad

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Social Media And Mental Health

on February 26, 2019 by

We talk about the relationship between social media and mental health. Here’s a few resources if you want to explore more

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When Your Kid Is Drawn To The Bad Crowd

on February 19, 2019 by

Lost children find other lost children because they are seeking some semblance of unity and a place to belong; this is why…

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Attracting Millennials To Church

on February 11, 2019 by

By embracing technology, we are able to intimately and intentionally connect

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Tom Brady Jokes Superstitious Wife

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Flashback: Witches Outnumber Presbyterians in the US

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Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’

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Nick Sandmann Speaks Out

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See a clip from Savannah Guthrie’s exclusive interview with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann

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Teen Popularity

on January 17, 2019 by

How to help teens handle popularity and social media

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Aquaman

on January 7, 2019 by

It’s also a comic book movie where the heroes are truly heroic

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What’s Hot?

on January 6, 2019 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

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Don’t Suppress Negative Feelings Around Kids

on December 1, 2018 by

New research contradicts the commonplace advice to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around one’s children. It may be better to…

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Are Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Addictive?

on November 26, 2018 by

According to a new study involving teen participants, sugar-sweetened beverages may be quite addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms when a…

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Parents Should Have Ongoing Talks With Teens About Sex

on November 26, 2018 by

When it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.

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What’s Hot?

on November 26, 2018 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

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What Is The Real Impact Of Violent Video Games?

on October 30, 2018 by

“ cannot ignore the comprehensive reviews that indicate violent game play has a significant effect on aggressive behavior, affect, cognition and empathyacross…

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Closure Of Syrian Schools

on October 10, 2018 by

Another Bleak Sign for Christians in Syria

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2018 American Music Awards

on October 10, 2018 by

List of winners

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Crazy Girlfriend’s ‘Controlling’ List Of 22 Rules

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Woman lists 22 things her boyfriend is banned from doing

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A Huge Lesson For Parents From This Week’s Hearings

on October 3, 2018 by

How can we help our kids to make wise choices today?

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Should You Force Your Kids To Go To Mass?

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One parent reflects on why she doesn’t make Mass mandatory for her children.

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Spiritually Impacting Your Teens This School Year

on September 5, 2018 by

5 surprisingly simple ways to have a great big spiritual impact on your teens this school year

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Parenting Is a Process, Not an Event

on July 23, 2018 by

Paul Tripp encourages parents to persist in disciplining their children, just as God continues to discipline his own children.

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Are We Robbing Our Kids By Giving Online?

on July 23, 2018 by

If we aren’t teaching our kids about the spiritual aspects of money, the world is happy to do our job for us

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What’s Hot?

on July 15, 2018 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

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Self-Harm Up Among U.S. High School Students

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This year 1 in 4 high school girls will deliberately injure themselves by methods as extreme as cutting themselves or burning their…

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From Entitled To Empowered

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Eight Steps to Combat Entitlement in the Classroom

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Book: “Future Faith”

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Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century”

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Are Smartphones Causing More Teen Suicides?

on May 25, 2018 by

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm

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U.K: Men Impotence Epidemic And Erectile Dysfunction

on May 16, 2018 by

Nearly half (43%) of men aged 18-60 across the UK are suffering impotence, stress(49%), anxiety (29%) boozing (26%).

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Why You Don’t Want A Rock Star Youth Pastor

on May 8, 2018 by

Too many churches are still trying to discover and hire a superstar. Normally this (guy) is energetic, passionate, organized, and relatively attractive

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Far too Many Youth Workers Want To Be Famous

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Remember the teenagers who need you now. They’re not your training ground; they’re your mission field. Be faithful in the little things…

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Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual Life: You Set The Pace

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Energizing Your Family’s Spiritual Life: You Set the Pace Mark Holmen, a family ministry expert, tells a story about his days as…

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What’s Hot

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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

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Flashback: 9 Ways Your Kid Will Be Able to See Porn

on April 10, 2018 by

By default, every device that connects kids to the internet also connects kids to porn

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Flashback: Porn And 10 Year Olds

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One In 10 Visitors To Graphic Porn Sites Are Under 10 Years Old

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Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt1

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Do A Student Lead Series

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Creating An Inviting Culture: Pt2

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Take A Good, Hard Look At Your Service

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The Missions Relationship Factor

on March 28, 2018 by

What does the Mission Relationship Factor do for your church?

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Parenting Middle Schoolers

on March 26, 2018 by

More Than Just Surviving This Transitional Phase

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One Key Trait All Great Parents Have In Common

on March 26, 2018 by

Patience is Christian parents’ greatest need. Here are six areas of parenting where I’ve learned (and am learning) to exercise patience.