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‘You Are Not Alone’ Prayer Book

‘You Are Not Alone’ Prayer Book

You Are Not Alone: A Prayer Book for Victims of Domestic Violence, is the newest resource from the LCMS Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Task Force. This devotional prayer book will help victims give voice to their heavenly Father in the midst of heartache and despair.
Ten Ways to Give the Greatest Gift

Ten Ways to Give the Greatest Gift

What is the greatest gift you can give your child? Perhaps this hint from God’s Word helps: “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36). The greatest gift Christian parents can give their children is what you might call “soul food.”
Ten Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You

Ten Things Your Teen Won’t Tell You

One of the most difficult tasks facing parents today is keeping the lines of communication open with their adolescent children. No longer “children” in the narrow sense of the word and not quite adults either, adolescents are often a mystery to their parents (as well as to themselves).
Ten Things Toddlers Wish They Could Tell You

Ten Things Toddlers Wish They Could Tell You

Tips for helping your young child or grandchild grow spiritually, socially and emotionally.
Three Worldviews Parents Need to Confront

Three Worldviews Parents Need to Confront

A review of common contemporary challenges to a Christian worldview along with takeaways for parents seeking to confront them.
The Meaning of the Presence of Children

The Meaning of the Presence of Children

“It is my aim here to explore the venture of parenthood … from within the perspective of Christian faith — which has, after all, been one of the principal sources of our culture’s formation on this question, but which … may help to point us in the direction of a true humanism.”
The Gift of Children

The Gift of Children

Children are not only a gift to their parents but also to the world. God desires that all children come to know the grace and mercy of Christ Jesus.
Jolt Junkies

Jolt Junkies

 Many parents are accustomed to a constant complaint litany from bored children. Have kids always been so easily bored? Have there always been so many antsy kids who can’t sit still in a classroom? There is no doubt that a major cause is the impact of mass media on kids.
How to Talk With Your Children

How to Talk With Your Children

The first duty of love is to listen. When we really listen to a child, our compassion helps us sense the youngster’s needs, anxieties, joys and sorrows as if they were our own.
Holy Mashed Banana Gunk!

Holy Mashed Banana Gunk!

Raising children is holy and blessed work.
Getting It Together With Your Family

Getting It Together With Your Family

Families need to be prepared and equipped for the high points and struggles of daily life, as well as the times of crisis. By making a commitment to one another to keep Christ at the center, your family will be better able to weather the storms life may bring.
Controlling the Influence of Media

Controlling the Influence of Media

The article provides steps to help control the influence of the media in our homes.