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Parenting: A time for change and understanding

IF YOU are the parent of a grown child, during the early years, you most likely changed a lot of dirty diapers, picked up a lot of messes and sacrificially stomached mashed peas in an attempt to set a good example. Seemingly overnight, job duties evolved from potty training and bandaging boo-boo’s, to helping with […]

When you are not romantically interested

WHAT DO you do as a Christian when you are approached with unwanted romantic interests?  Recently I received a letter from a Christian woman asking advice on dating and marriage.  The letter included the following: This summer an attractive man at my church fell in love with me. I have never really liked him and […]

Building a Spiritually Strong Family

“BE FRUITFUL and become many and fill the earth.” (Genesis 1:28) With those words to Adam and Eve, God  instituted the family arrangement. (Ephesians 3:14, 15) Looking ahead, that first couple could envision an earth filled with their progeny—an extended family of perfect individuals living joyfully on earth and worshiping God. But Adam and Eve fell […]