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  • FIRST-PERSON: From babies to teens

    by Melanie Lenow, posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018 (5 days ago)

    It's never too late to go back to the basics of parenting, Melanie Lenow writes, when children are in their pre-teen/middle school years and beyond. "[A] good hug, a good meal or nap, and a good laugh," she writes, "can be exactly what your child needs today." Read More

  • Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    by Katelyn Goodwin/Missouri Pathway, posted Monday, October 22, 2018 (one month ago)

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    VAN BUREN, Mo. (BP) -- Few people have hearts as big as Ron and Terri Robinson. In 40 years of marriage, Ron followed his calling to ministry and pastored several Baptist churches with Terri at his right hand, opening their hearts to the communities they served.

    Then they opened their hearts to a new calling from God as foster parents. But their life and their marriage didn't begin with that in mind.

    Ron and Terri always wanted children, so they were beyond excited when Terri ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: He's listening to a story about Jesus

    by Laura Hurd, posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 (10 months ago)

    Because God has "so lovingly poured out His care for this special needs mama," Laura Hurd recounts the grace and mercy she is learning to give her autistic child. "Autism will forever be full of surprises," she writes, "but so will my heavenly Father." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Talking to your children about ...

    by Gary Ledbetter, posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 (11 months ago)

    What do you say to children about disturbing news events? Gary Ledbetter suggests, first and foremost, that "children need to know Mom and Dad are dependable and depending on God." Read More

  • Gospel parenting prime topic for ERLC in 2017

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, December 21, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Applying the Gospel of Jesus to parenting received significant attention from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during 2017.

    The ERLC dedicated its annual national conference to Christ-centered parenting and developed curriculum on the same subject during the year. The other issues that marked the entity's work included religious liberty, racial reconciliation and the sanctity of human life. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Raising debt-free children

    by Elizabeth Owens, posted Monday, October 16, 2017 (one year ago)

    In teaching children about money, Elizabeth Owens notes it is better "to let them make some bad choices with a few dollars -- and learn from it -- than to make bad choices later on with many more dollars." Read More

  • Talking to your kids about the Las Vegas shooting

    by Phillip Bethancourt, posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Your kids likely woke up to news on Monday of the horrific mass shooting overnight at a country music concert in Las Vegas. In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, conversations surrounding guns, hate and seemingly random attacks are inevitable. At school, other children may comment on the attack and even perpetuate fear and anxiety.

    How should you talk to your kids about the mass shooting in Las Vegas? There are five factors to consider when shaping how you talk with your children about a tragedy like this. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Sports & our family

    by David Cook, posted Thursday, September 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    David Cook takes a lesson from parents of future Olympians whose kids are training for sports such as swimming or gymnastics. He's focused on a different event, one in which his daughter and son would receive "unfading medals of glory." Read More

  • ERLC conf. urges parents to be models for children

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, August 28, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christian parents must seek to be what they want their children to become, a sellout audience was told during the final two days of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2017 national conference.

    A diverse collection of speakers -- including a United States senator, a filmmaker, storytellers, songwriters, as well as pastors and authors -- addressed about 1,300 attendees at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The three-day event -- titled "Parenting: Christ-centered Parenting in a Complex World" -- concluded Aug. 26. Read More