Peer Pressure: 3 Ways to Equip Your Kids

Peer Pressure from friends

“Peer pressure” has become a mantra for parents lecturing their kids on the evils of teen social life. Kids are so tired of hearing about it that their brains automatically shut down when they hear the words. Last week, I wrote about Jason, a middleschooler who was swayed by peer…  Read More

“Just Say No”—Kids Need to Hear More

"Just Say No" not enough for teens

“Just Say No” was coined in the 1980’s by former first lady, Nancy Reagan as a slogan for the war on drugs. Over the years , we’ve discovered that we need more than a catch phrase.  Jason’s Story Jason looked around the classroom. This was not even a health class, but…  Read More

Respect for Parents by Middle Graders

Respect for Parents includes not putting them on the spot

Respect for parents: It is commanded by God, but difficult to teach to the heart. “Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 NLT Putting Mom on the Spot “Mom. Can Madison spend the night?”…  Read More

Nicole Weider—Role Model for Christian Girls

Nicole Weider, role model for Christian girls

Nicole Weider is an amazing young lady. She moved to Hollywood at sixteen with big dreams. It wasn’t long before she had modeling jobs and a life that included parties with big-time stars, access to the hottest clubs, and glamour beyond imagination. As she began to see the dark side…  Read More

Spiritual Lessons Depend on Good Communication

class of teens laughing at teacher

To teach spiritual lessons, the first step is establishing good communication. The second step is good teaching based on open discussion and godly instruction. Good Communication Techniques Suppose you know and use the techniques of good communication: responses that empower rather than shut down, pauses in the conversation to set…  Read More