Teens’ Respect for Parents: A Heart Issue

“Respect for parents ” is a modern-day version of God’s commandment to honor them: “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12 NKJV) Respect for Parents in 21st Century Let’s listen in on a discussion…  Read More

Stewardship Lessons’ Finale: Empowerment

Stewardship includes budgeting

Ideally, stewardship lessons culminate just before kids leave home. At seventeen, Jeffrey has several sources of income. He gets an allowance, occasionally earns money for jobs beyond his usual chores, receives money for gifts, and has a part time job. It might seem that he is has money to buy…  Read More

Self-control: 2 Ways to Teach Our Children

Teen seeking God's Word for self-control in his life

Self-control, a characteristic of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), is evident by its absence in many today. Although, adolescence is typically a time when self-control is at its lowest, there are ways to prepare teens to use restraint in the decisions they make. The Consequence of No Self-Control…  Read More

Courage: How We Teach It to Our Children

Teen girl shows courage by refusing offer of cigarette

Courage is a character trait we want for our children. Some people think of courage only as being able to face physical threats. However, sometimes we need courage to face an enemy that doesn’t look like an enemy. Therefore, in addition to teaching courage, we must teach our children to…  Read More