Your Baby’s Name – 5 Things to Consider

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Johnny Cash sang “A Boy Named Sue,” a ballad about a man who grew up tough because he was teased for having a girl’s name. Ima Hogg and Redd Rose surely suffered their share of teasing about their names. What were their parents thinking? Choosing a name for your baby…  Read More

3 Ways to Make Divorce Less Painful for Children

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God’s Word says, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12). If we are divorced, we can’t just ignore that commandment because we don’t like the father or mother of our children. There are three things we can do to…  Read More

Five practices that teach respect for elders

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Because our culture stresses equality, we forget to teach our children respect for elders. In public schools, there’s a decline in the respect kids show their teachers which may mirror disrespect for parents. Respect naturally flows from honoring the wisdom of older people. The Israelites were taught to honor their…  Read More

Parents Who Love Each Other Benefit Child

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I had friends who celebrated their seventy-third wedding anniversary. Listening to them talk about their life together reminded me of the old adage that the best thing a father can do for his children is love their mother. A New Baby Is the Center of Attention When a new baby…  Read More