Child-rearing

don't make me count to three: a mom's look at heart-oriented discipline

Ginger Plowman encourages and equips moms to reach past the outward behavior of their children and dive deeply into the issues of the heart. Ginger’s candid approach will help moms move beyond the frustrations of not knowing how to handle issues of disobedience and into a confident, well-balanced approach to raising their children.


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a hope deferred: Adoption and the fatherhood of God

We use the word adoption very casually today—we speak of adopting pets, books, and highways. Yet the word has a far nobler significance. Adoption is the permanent placement of a child in a family with all its rights and privileges. God has forever placed us in His family. He has forever made us His children. He has forever changed our legal status. A Hope Deferred probes the depths of this wonderful reality and intertwines these blessings with an account of one family’s journey to international adoption. The result is a valuable glimpse into the essential relationship between adoption, affliction, and the fatherhood of God over His people.


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Age of opportunity: a biblical guide to parenting teens

Teenage hassles that disrupt parent’s lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen to, and nurture our kids? Paul Tripp  uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom,humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.


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An educated choice: advice for parents of college-bound students

Does the vast number of choices available to your college-bound son or daughter confuse you? Frank A. Brock is well qualified to help you negotiate the maze of information about higher education and avoid costly mistakes. A college president, he answers many questions, including: Is bigger necessarily better? How can we afford a private college? Is prestige important? What constitutes a positive learning environment? Should our child attend a Christian college? What is a “good” education? An Educated Choice helps facilitate discussion between you and your teenager with practical information about finances, curriculum, social influences, and preparing to receive a good education.


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Everyday talk: talking freely and naturally about god with your children

The most important conversations you will have with your kids will be in the context of everyday life. In ‘Everyday Talk, ‘ author John Younts explains how to use ordinary conversations to talk to your children about God and His ways. Learn how to use ordinary conversations to show your kids the goodness and wisdom of God.


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Family survival in an x-rated world

Readers learn to  protect not only their homes, but their hearts and the hearts of loved ones from the tidal wave of cultural decadence.


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get offa my case! Godly parenting of an angry teen

This is a book about transformation—transformation, sometimes sooner, sometimes later, of an angry, defiant teen. More immediately, though, its’s about transformation of that teen’s fearful, exasperated, and hurting parents. There is no silver bullet that will transform an angry teen into a respectful, responsible young adult. However, there is a God Who can transform us, the way we parent and the atmosphere we allow to develop in our home. This book draws parents’ attention to their need to pursue and be satisfied with God’s glory, which in turn allows them to seek change in their teenager’s heart. It shows parents how to reestablish godly family leadership and helps them to find the joy of the Lord—even if their teen doesn’t change.


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get outta my face: how to reach angry, unmotivated teens with biblical counsel

Here’s a fact. Angry, unmotivated, and disinterested teens, whether Christians or not, are confused, insecure, and often blind to everything except what they want right now. Their desires and actions have been corrupted and polluted by sin. That’s why they have a problem. Here’s another fact. Angry, unmotivated, and disinterested teens, whether Christian or not, are made in the image of God. This means that beneath their corrupted desires and actions the image of God remains. That’s the key to solving their problem. Far from dismissing or sugar-coating sin, this approach opens wide the door to evangelizing the unsaved teen and helping the Christian teen grow in holiness and wisdom. This book will teach you how to build a bridge to young adults on the basis of the ways in which their desires and actions reflect the image of God and the blessing of common grace.


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help! my toddler rules the house

We live in a society dominated by child-centered parenting. A typical walk through a shopping mall, or local grocery store, often reveals this sad truth. The almost incessant whining and misbehavior of out-of-control children leads the discerning person to ask, “Just who is in charge anyway?” In this book, the seasoned parents of ten children provide frazzled moms and dads with practical counsel for bringing order to their home. What’s the key? Instilling respect for God-given authority at an early age. How can this be done? By the faithful application of firm, loving discipline. Here is sound, practical counsel for today’s parents.


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rediscovering family worship

This is a superb reminder of the importance of family worship and a wonderfully practical guide for families who find the practice hard to maintain.


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shepherding a child's heart

Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child’s Heart gives fresh biblical approaches to child rearing.


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Shepherding a child's heart: leader's guide

In the Leader’s Guide Pastor Hill provides a series of questions and answers for each chapter of Shepherding a Child’s Heart which aids in conveying the content and biblical underpinnings of Shepherding a Child’s Heart.


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shepherding a child's heart: parent's handbook

The Parent’s Handbook is not just a fill-in-the-blank study guide that rehearses the material in Shepherding a Child’s Heart. In the ten years since the publication of Shepherding, Tedd Tripp has had the opportunity to teach on childrearing to thousands of young parents across the country and in many other parts of the world. That, coupled with ten years of insights into God’s Word on the subject, has resulted in a broader and deeper understanding of the content and application of Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Here are questions about the meaning and application of Scripture texts to the challenges of shepherding children.


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teens & sex: how should we teach them?

Distorted images of sex bombard our children from every angle. Where can they find a healthy view of their sexuality?

 

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the young peacemaker: teaching students to respond to conflict god's way

This book offers the opportunity to teach, demonstrate, and model constructive approaches to conflict. It will be a blessing for all parents, teachers, and church staff as a manual for reconciliation.

 

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wise words for moms (pamphlet)

This chart was designed for the purpose of aiding you in using the Scriptures to drive out the foolishness “bound up in the heart of [your] child” (Proverbs 22:15). It does not contain everything you need to know about the sinful behaviors that are listed, nor does it contain every sinful behavior that you may come up against. Therefore, it should be used as a tool—not a substitute—for your personal research of the Bible when it comes to teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training your child in righteousness. This chart identifies various sinful behaviors that you may find in your child, heart-probing questions to guide conversations with your child, reproof statements (what the child needs to “put off”), encouragement statements (what the child needs to “put on”), and key verses that address what God has to say about the behavior.


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withhold not correction

In today’s society, where parental authority is being compromised more than ever, the Proverbs 23:13 command “withhold not correction from the child” may seem nearly impossible to obey. As both father and pastor, Ray understands the difficulties facing modern parents, and he points to firm, biblical discipline as the solution. In this practical guide, he offers direction to all parents who struggle with doubt or indecision in their roles as God- ordained disciplinarians. With timely and inspiring wisdom, Ray exposes the emptiness of contemporary advice and clearly outlines from Scripture the duties of every Christian parent.

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your family God's way

This book offers biblical insight and practical wisdom into two crucial areas of family life: communication and conflict resolution. Mack alerts us to pitfalls of faulty communication, such as "undertalk" and "overtalk," poor listening, forms of falsehood, and "circuit jammers" to communication. He examines why families fight and explains the key to turning family discord into harmony providing practical guidance for the Christian family.

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