DC4K » Murdered Single Mom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Six years ago, at about 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a seventeen-year-old young man murdered his single mom in the Florida community where I live. They had been having an altercation, and at some point, the young man grabbed a baseball bat, beat his mom, and stabbed her numerous times with kitchen knives. From all accounts, the young man appeared to be a good kid and had not shown any previous signs of aggression. His baseball coach said the kid…

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DC4K » What are the 3 S’s that can trigger unexpected emotions and memories at Christmas? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

  Just thinking about walking into my mom’s kitchen brings back fond memories. The aroma of homemade candies and pies flood my mind. The sight of her Christmas tree with the tiny little red bell that had been in my family since before I was born comes to my mind.  Any time I smell cinnamon, it takes me back to Christmases past of when my children were small. My children and I always drank spiced tea during the holidays. When…

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DC4K » Reasons Why Children Get Angry During the Holidays – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Some single parents face the holidays with excitement and a resolve to make this holiday season the best ever for their children. However, if this is the first year a single parent in your church has faced the holidays, he or she may be approaching the holidays with trepidation. These single parents might not be sure how their children are going to react to the coming holidays. This article explains a few ways children may express anger during the holidays.…

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DC4K » 3 reasons grandparents who parent grandchildren are emotionally exhausted—and how you can help – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Grandparents who parent their grandchildren come in all ages, shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are healthy. Others aren’t. Some are financially stable. Others live on a fixed income. Many are married. And many are single. And some are in second and third marriages. But no matter the age, health condition, marital status, or finances, raising grandchildren is emotionally tough. Let’s look at three reasons why parenting grandchildren is so emotionally taxing. Then I’ll share some of the emotional challenges faced…

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