Parenting

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Choose to Be Present

May 25, 2021

Parenting Points We live in a world where no one seems to be present in the current moment. We are mentally present in the past while we regret yesterday’s mistakes. We are mentally present in the future when we worry about what the world beyond may hold. Through social media, we are present in the …

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The Triumph & Transition of Graduation

April 28, 2021

Parenting Points  Graduation is a moment where the triumph of completion and the challenge of transition collide. As a parent, you have spent many days wondering if this time would ever come for your senior. All the lectures about grades have paid off. All the teenage drama of high school begins to fade into distant …

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New Program Helps Parents Raise Healthy & Happy Kids

March 8, 2021

Parenting Points Brought to you by: Community Partner Covene, www.convenenow.com Our nation and every family are facing one of the most serious epidemics in history.We’re battling a disease that strikes more people than cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. Even worse, it’s deadly, killing more people than car accidents, murders, or suicide. If you’re a parent, imagine …

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Missional Living as a Family

February 26, 2021

Parenting Points When we typically think about missions, we think of teams and missionaries going to take the Gospel to the world. In today’s world of COVID, quarantines, and lockdowns, the opportunity to do a family mission trip this year may not be an option. However, God still reigns and His work in the world …

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Hope When It’s Hard

February 26, 2021

Best Books Hope When It’s Hard: A 30-Day Devotional For Adoptive Parents is more than encouragement for adoptive parents. It’s a lifeline. You finally surrendered. You opened your heart when you said, “Yes, God, I’ll adopt.” But now you’ve discovered that opening your heart to the idea of adoption is the easiest part of the journey. …

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Using “PACES for Parents” to Protect Your Teenagers from Substance Abuse

January 28, 2021

Parenting Points All teenagers face temptation and peer pressure with alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. The risk is higher when issues like insecurity, anxiety, or depression amplify their need to fit in or feel better for a while. The question parents should ask themselves is: Will I protect my kids from the risks they will …

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Loving Your Family by Grace

January 28, 2021

Parenting Points February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day in our culture defines love as a feeling or emotion. People can fall into love and out of love because according to romantic comedies love is a decision rather than a commitment. Biblically, we see love defined as a commitment that requires work and investment. …

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Pursuing Your Family’s Spiritual Health in the New Year

December 28, 2020

Parenting Points As we begin a new year, we begin to evaluate what priorities and plans that we have for our family. In a year where growing spiritually looks very different than it did in January 2020 due to churches meeting online and the cancellation of many church age group ministries, the importance of parents …

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The Joys & Financial Challenges of Parenthood

November 24, 2020

Money Matters Presented by: Community Partner Vision Financial Group Parenthood can be both wonderfully rewarding and frighteningly challenging. Children give gifts only a parent can understand- from sticky-finger hugs to heartfelt pleas to tag along on Saturday morning errands. You raise them with a clear goal that you secretly dread will take place- that someday …

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Teaching your College-Age Child About Money

October 27, 2020

Money Matters presented by: Community Partner Vision Financial Group Lesson 1: Budgeting 101. Perhaps your child already understands the basics of budgeting from having to handle an allowance or wages from a part-time job. But now that they are in college, he or she may need to draft a “real world” budget. Here are some …

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