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Forcing Family Fun: When Your Kids Don’t Want To Participate

By Becky Shultz Curriculum Developer, FamiliesAlive Homeschooling mom of 6 A Crazy Question There we were…sitting at Chipotle with two other families after a U14 soccer game. Ben (our 16-yr-old son) was missing his partner in crime, Big Brother Aaron (18), who was serving on a mission trip out of the country. He had just

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Red Means Stop, Green Means Go: Spiritual Driving Lessons

By Brian Shultz Watch Out…New Driver! If only driving, and life, were easy… I just got out of the car, this time from the unfamiliar passenger side, as my teenage son just completed his first ever driving lesson with me, just minutes after passing his written test and getting his permit at the DMV.  All

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Helping Your Children Resist Sexual Temptation: A Look at Proverbs 1-9

by David Baer, President & CEO of FamiliesAlive® The concept of sexual purity is increasingly foreign in our society. We live in a “Vegas” day and age – Sin City, USA might as well be the motto and the rule for our culture. But even a casual reading of the first nine chapters of the

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One Thing We Must NEVER Do As Parents

by Becky Shultz Got kids? Then you’ve got wonderful blessings – gifts from on high! You’ve also got disagreements, issues, messes, worriment, and trouble. And the older those kids get, the bigger the problems get, the more difficult those difficulties are to handle. Let me tell you about this little trap we fall into when

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Are You Perfect?

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by Ruth Baer When my granddaughter Hannah was about 7 years old, she made an observation about me as we all sat down to dinner. “Grandma, I’ve never seen you sin.” What would you say if your child or grandchild said that to you? Would you be proud or happy that she noticed? Or would

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Helping Your Kids Build a Devotion Time with God

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by Samantha Hanni One day when I was about nine, my mom came home from Mardel with a book for me. It was my first devotional book, with a colorful cover and fun stories that drew me in each day. I have vivid memories of this book (for some reason) and to this day, I

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