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  • FIRST-PERSON: Teach our children

    by Christian Phan, posted Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (18 days ago)

    Teaching children to become Christ's disciples, Christian Phan writes, is a joyful matter of biblical obedience. "Children like to learn the Word of God and want to discover His plan for their future," he notes. Read More

  • Kids & Santa: Advice from Greear, LifeWay expert

    by David Roach, posted Monday, December 17, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Navigating the "surprisingly emotional subject" of what to tell kids about Santa requires grace toward others and a focus on Jesus, say Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear and LifeWay Christian Resources marriage and family strategist Joshua Straub.

    Greear discussed kids and Santa -- which he called "a surprisingly emotional subject for a lot of people" -- on the Dec. 10 episode of his podcast "Ask Me Anything." Straub wrote about it in a Nov. 30 post on the LifeWay Voices blog.

    Among the principles emphasized by both: Each family must follow their own convictions without judging or disparaging believers who differ. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: From babies to teens

    by Melanie Lenow, posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018 (2 months ago)

    It's never too late to go back to the basics of parenting, Melanie Lenow writes, when children are in their pre-teen/middle school years and beyond. "[A] good hug, a good meal or nap, and a good laugh," she writes, "can be exactly what your child needs today." Read More

  • Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    by Katelyn Goodwin/Missouri Pathway, posted Monday, October 22, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    VAN BUREN, Mo. (BP) -- Few people have hearts as big as Ron and Terri Robinson. In 40 years of marriage, Ron followed his calling to ministry and pastored several Baptist churches with Terri at his right hand, opening their hearts to the communities they served.

    Then they opened their hearts to a new calling from God as foster parents. But their life and their marriage didn't begin with that in mind.

    Ron and Terri always wanted children, so they were beyond excited when Terri ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: He's listening to a story about Jesus

    by Laura Hurd, posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 (one year ago)

    Because God has "so lovingly poured out His care for this special needs mama," Laura Hurd recounts the grace and mercy she is learning to give her autistic child. "Autism will forever be full of surprises," she writes, "but so will my heavenly Father." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Talking to your children about ...

    by Gary Ledbetter, posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 (one year ago)

    What do you say to children about disturbing news events? Gary Ledbetter suggests, first and foremost, that "children need to know Mom and Dad are dependable and depending on God." Read More

  • Gospel parenting prime topic for ERLC in 2017

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, December 21, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Applying the Gospel of Jesus to parenting received significant attention from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during 2017.

    The ERLC dedicated its annual national conference to Christ-centered parenting and developed curriculum on the same subject during the year. The other issues that marked the entity's work included religious liberty, racial reconciliation and the sanctity of human life. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Raising debt-free children

    by Elizabeth Owens, posted Monday, October 16, 2017 (one year ago)

    In teaching children about money, Elizabeth Owens notes it is better "to let them make some bad choices with a few dollars -- and learn from it -- than to make bad choices later on with many more dollars." Read More