Parenting

Parenting during a crisis – PastorRonBrooks – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a parent, this can be a tough time. There is no doubt we are in uncharted territory. As a society we have faced pandemics in the past, but this time it is different.  We don’t have many places to turn for advice, because this kind of event has not happened in our lifetime. How do you parent through a crisis? W are seeing governments across the globe ordering their citizens to stay home. Here in the US, business have…

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Why Are Young People Less Likely to Identify As Christians? (Video) – Christian Article

Who is Gen Z and why do members of this generation step away from their Christian identity? What special challenges are facing this generation of believers? J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell are interviewed on 100 Huntley Street and answer these questions and more. View the entire episode and other great video interviews at the 100 Huntley Street episode page.  To see more training videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist. For more information about strategies to help you…

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How did the Fall in the Garden affect children and parenting? The answer might surprise you. – Christian Article

Tweet How did the Fall in the Garden affect children and parenting? The answer might surprise you. Parenting Experts I’m known as a “parenting” expert. The term – “parenting” is associated with a new and ever-renewing point of view concerning children and parental responsibilities. Proponents of the new point of view demonize the old point of view. They claim it was heavy-handed and reflected adult insecurities and their attempts – often violent and totalitarian – to keep children “in line.”…

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How to effectively communicate with your kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Posted By: Ron Are you concerned about the level of communication you have with your children? It’s frustrating when you can’t really seem to connect with each other – especially about the things that matter! I have a teenage daughter – it seems the older she gets, the more difficult communication is. Hopefully these tips will help you learn how to effectively communicate with your kids. I’ll be the first to admit I am not the best at communicating with…

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Learning From Parenting Failures – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Covid-19 has turned everything upside down. We used to feel like we were in control of our lives, now we feel like we are not. This is especially disconcerting, when we are talking about our kids.  Maybe you used to feel like a good parent, and now you find yourself yelling at your kids a lot. I thought it might be helpful for you if I talked about my top parenting mistakes and what I learned from my failures. The truth is…

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Parenting Perfectly in a Pandemic: How’s That Working For You? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Activities – cancelled. Vacations – cancelled. Even simple dinner parties with friends – cancelled. With COVID-19 continuing to dominate our headlines and our minds, parents have found themselves with more time with their children. Families are riding out the COVID-19 crisis with unprecedented amounts of “together time.” Suddenly the family dinners we were supposed to be doing all along are possible because everyone is home. Family game nights, movies, and devotionals are all possible because everyone is home. The internet…

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Five Ways Parents Can Stay Sane During the Corona-Crisis – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In the Corona-Crisis, many parents have encountered the most challenging season of their parenting lives. The economic and healthcare uncertainties have created fear. Normal sources of childcare, like school and daycare, have gone away, leaving parents scrambling to find a way to work and care for their children. Everyone’s schedule has been dismantled. Furthermore, by proper rule, people must distance themselves from others, creating a great deal of loneliness.  The confluence of stress, disorder, isolation, and fear creates a potentially…

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A Blueprint for Multigenerational Faithfulness – Christian Article

A New Lesson from an Old Source God has not left us to wander aimlessly in the wilderness as we raise our children. He has given us a blueprint for multigenerational faithfulness. That blueprint is expressed throughout the Bible, but there is one place where it reads like a how-to manual. That place is Deuteronomy 6. I must admit that I haven’t always liked the book of Deuteronomy. In fact, the first time I read it, I didn’t like it…

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Don’t Do This During Covid-19 Crisis – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

By: Sam Luce This is my twenty-second year of doing kids and youth ministry and it is like none other I have experienced so far. It seems that we are all, no matter how long you have been doing ministry, trying to find our footing. It seems each day brings new realities to adjust to. The church has done much better than I could have imagined. It’s so exciting to see pastors and leaders innovate and create in ways they…

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Parenting during a crisis – PastorRonBrooks – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a parent, this can be a tough time. There is no doubt we are in uncharted territory. As a society we have faced pandemics in the past, but this time it is different.  We don’t have many places to turn for advice, because this kind of event has not happened in our lifetime. How do you parent through a crisis? W are seeing governments across the globe ordering their citizens to stay home. Here in the US, business have…

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Time to Play, Together | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

by Matt Saunders If there is a silver lining to our current situation of sheltering-in-place, it’s that the rhythm of our family schedule has suddenly become less frantic. We’re not rushing around town, taxiing our kids to volleyball and baseball practices, youth group meet-ups, or after-school activities. We’re getting more face-to-face time, but also more screen time, which, I admit, seems great in the moment but sometimes doesn’t feel super wonderful at the end of the day. I get more…

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Easter Cross Craft – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

EASTER CROSS CRAFT Getting creative to celebrate Easter. Easter is more than bunnies, candy and egg hunts.  This is a great way to allow your kids to get creative and you can also have a teachable moment. AND when finished you can showcase your artwork in your front window. As everyone is observing social distancing this would be a great way to add some joy to others as they walk by. WHAT YOU NEED Cardstock Painters tape Crayons, Markers, Water…

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I Was Wrong About 6th Grade – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I feel like I’ve been training for 6th grade since my daughter was born. I’ve researched, studied, witnessed middle school through the eyes of parents and students in our youth ministries. I’ve been hoarding a stack of ideas, stockpiling what I’ve learned for the inevitable day our first born would walk through the halls of middle school.  I was multi-tasking, getting ready, preparing myself for our own kids journey to adulthood. Secretly I poured my life into books and other peoples…

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Are You Conveying the Loveliness of Christ to Your Kids? – Christian Article

Consider the Romance Have we considered the loveliness of the heart of Christ? Perhaps beauty is not a category that comes naturally to mind when we think about Christ. Maybe we think of God and Christ in terms of truth, not beauty. But the whole reason we care about sound doctrine is for the sake of preserving God’s beauty, just as the whole reason we care about effective focal lenses on a camera is to capture with precision the beauty…

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ADVENT WITH AN ELF – Brooklyn Lindsey – Youth Ministry Christian Article

ADVENT WITH AN ELF Hi. I’m Brooklyn. I’m a mom of two kids (three if you count our goldendoodle Marley). I’m a writer and a pastor and I love everything there is to love about Christmas. When The Elf On A Shelf tradition came about I jumped on board. Fun always draws our family closer and it was a lot of fun moving the elf, causing mischief, and even texting the kids as “Christmas Tree” our elf. What I learned…

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5 Surefire Ways to Train Your Child to Become a Porn Addict – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Before I get into five surefire ways to motivate your child to become a porn addict, let me establish two important points. The first is, no parent wants their child to become involved in pornography. We all can agree on this. The problem for many of us is, we do not understand the insidious allurement of pornography or how our behavior, though unintentional, can help shape a child to become a porn addict and to crave something that can lead…

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Kids Ministry with No Kids! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This is such a strange time we are living in right now.  I hope you and your family are safe and healthy.  I don’t mind working from home, but I miss seeing my teacher friends and all the children. We have had online services for three weeks now and next week we will miss waving palm branches in the worship services, as well as Easter. It is very strange. I’m sure you are coming up with ways to stay connected to your…

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How to hold on when times are hard – Youth Ministry Christian Article

How to hold on when times are hard | Youthfront > Blog, Parenting > How to hold on when times are hard Our Blog Mental Health Matters How to hold on when times are hard by Jamie Roach These are unprecedented times.  Knowing what our kids need from us during this crisis can be hard.  But being what our kids need us to be proves to be exponentially harder.  Like a friend recently emailed me, “They’re scared, out of their…

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Parents, How Are Our Spiritual Lives Affecting Our Children? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Are you aware that when we as parents fail to heed God’s Word, it affects our children? Hosea 4:6 . . .  You have forgotten the teachings of your God, so I will forget your children. This may not sound quite fair of our loving God, but God knows what is best for us and our children and He wants us to desire Him above all, if only for our children’s sakes. Deuteronomy 5:29 “O that there were such an…

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How to talk to your kids about the CoronaVirus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Pandemic. Virus. National Emergency. Quarantine. These sound like words right out of a Hollywood thriller. But the reality is these words are being repeated over and over every day on the news. On social media. Newspaper headlines. No we aren’t living in a sci-fi movie. We are living in a world with Coronavirus. You probably don’t understand everything yourself, but have you thought about how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus? Usually my first word of advice during…

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Family Resource Pack – Free faith based activities for families – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Fear. Anxiety. Uncertainty. If you are not currently experiencing these feelings, there is a good chance you know someone who is.  And maybe even your kids. At the time of writing this, here in our state, and many others, all schools have been closed and kids are home with the possibility of online learning.  Churches are closed and trying to find ways to meet ‘virtually’. Companies are closing there doors and people are working from home, being laid off, or…

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4 Truths For The Discouraged Parent – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Parenting is hard. Newsflash, right? While nobody who has ever had a child is surprised by that statement, what has been consistently surprising to my wife and I is that raising kids seems to get harder rather than easier. We thought it was hard when we had a kid in diapers who needed constant monitoring. Then we thought it was harder when our kids started going to school and we were worried about everything they would encounter out there in…

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Mental Health Matters | Youthfront – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Mental Health Matters | Youthfront > Blog, Parenting > Mental Health Matters Our Blog Lent: A time to slow down, notice and connect Mental Health Matters by Caroline Oas, youth pastor and counselor Parents, and those who work with teenagers, I have a question. What’s scarier: a horror movie or a hormonal teenager? It’s a tough call sometimes! We can all agree that middle schoolers and high schoolers often struggle with their emotions. We can chalk it up to “hormones”…

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DO ALL KIDS GO TO HEAVEN? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Those of us that minster to kids don’t like to think of kids as sinners. We do what we do, because we love kids. We love their hunger and we love their “innocence.” If we are honest with ourselves, however, we will admit that we tend to think of the kids in our class as either good or bad. Some kids obey the rules and some kids constantly challenge the boundaries. Both groups of kids, the compliant and the rule…

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Did Jesus Get Hand Cramps? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I started praying for a family I’ve never met a few weeks ago. Thanks to the internet, I learned that a Christian artist I’ve followed for a while suffered a tragedy. Her daughter, one year younger than my oldest, had a seemingly minor fall which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Doesn’t news like that just jostle you when you have kids of your own? It feels impossible — the reality that these precious children we raise could leave us…

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