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Understanding Hidden Dangers Part 4

A Four Part Series for Discerning Parents In this final segment, I want to touch on an area that I would call “passive behavioral dangers.” Perhaps these things are more warning signs of deeper dangers than dangers themselves, but either way, these things deserve our parental awareness and attention. These dangers or warning signs are…

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Life Quest – Now Available in Hardback and MP3

Life Quest – Braving Adulthood with Biblical Passion This new hardback book is now available from Striving Together Publications in two formats—hardback and MP3 CD. This book addresses the challenges of embracing adult life in a culture that is trying to keep us immature and irresponsible. It addresses three primary questions over 250 and pages—what’s…

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Understanding Hidden Dangers Part 3

A Four Part Series of Articles for Discerning Parents Through our last two articles we have been seeking to see what others do not or choose not to see. We’re asking the Lord to give us spiritual discernment and to enlighten the eyes of our understanding with regards to the hidden dangers our teenagers face….

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Understanding Hidden Dangers Part 2

A Four Part Series of Articles for Discerning Parents In last months article we began a four-part series on the hidden dangers that Satan uses to drive a wedge between a teenager’s heart and spiritual things. These are the things that sometimes appear innocent or faddish on the surface, but in reality they are “back-doors”…

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Hook Line and Sinker Curriculum Now Available

Twenty one weeks of lessons for both teens and parents! Based on the book “Hook Line and Sinker—How the Enemy is Dividing and Destroying the Christian Family.” These twenty-one weeks of lessons are uniquely designed to benefit both teens and their parents by addressing Satan’s attacks on the family from both perspectives! This series can…

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Best Friends

The Way It Ought to Be With Parents and Teens! In 1984, my dad took a new job. He was the manager of a new music store in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The goal in taking the new job was that he might have more time at home. The opposite happened. Six months into my…

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Lancaster Baptist Student Ministries Open House

Lancaster Baptist Student Ministries Welcomes 800 Teens This past week God gave us an incredible victory for the student ministries of Lancaster Baptist Church (Dr. Paul Chappell, Pastor). The last week of October, our students gathered on buses each afternoon and ventured out to a public high school campus where they courageously invited teens to…

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Understanding Hidden Dangers Part 1

A Four Part Series of Articles for Discerning Parents God’s Word says in Job 6:30, “Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?” In this passage Job is defending the purity of his heart and he references discernment in the form of a word picture. He compares his ability to discern…

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Somebody, Anybody—Say Something Nice to Me

The Power of Affirming Words in the Life of Your Young Person “When you’re a teenager, you’re always in trouble…” She was speaking as a recent graduate of our youth group and was trying to give me a little insight as to how most teenagers feel. I thought I would put her theory to the…

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Quit Telling Me I’m Normal!

How Authority Stunts the Spiritual Growth of Young People You’ve probably heard it. If you’re a parent or an authority figure to young people, you’ve probably said it. “It’s a phase.” “He will probably grow out of it.” “All teenagers are rebellious.” “Well, you know, she’s just at that age when teens act like this!”…

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Cyber Families Part 3

Reconnecting a Disconnected Family In last month’s edition, we were working on solving the problem of being a disconnected generation. Sure we have our high speed internet connections, our iPods, our Xboxes, and our high-tech homes, but we’ve lost the most important connection—that direct connection to the heart of our teenager! Perhaps it’s common in…

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Cyber Families Part 2

Reconnecting a Disconnected Family! In last month’s Baptist Voice, we talked about the fact that we are the most technically “connected” generation in human history, yet we’re also the most relationally “disconnected” as the same time! More than ever teens and children are left to themselves while Mom and Dad have to work harder and…

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Cyber Families Part 1

Connected Families Losing Their Most Needed Connections! A few weeks ago, my wife and I decided to stay up late to work on some projects. I chose to stay in my chair in the living room, while she chose to sit up in bed and work—both of us on our laptop computers. Before long, we…

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