Should we teach our children or should we allow the church to do that? Do youth programs have a positive impact? Do they keep youth them in the church?
Mike Ford, acknowledging that learning is a never-ending process, maintains that senior citizens have just as much capability of learning as younger people do, but "seniors" utilize different parts of their brain. To be sure, because we lean towards resting on our laurels and coasting, learning as we get older tends to …
The demands of life leave most adults gasping for breath and struggling to shoulder the load. But what effect is this pace having on the next generation?
As AI toys befriend children, parents should be alarmed about the values these virtual assistants are teaching them. AI has officially become a religion.
God is most interested in how a parent affects the spiritual outcome of a child's life and less concerned with how a parent shapes the child's material success.
God is putting His children through a demanding educational program designed to teach godly values and impart spiritual maturity. Learning is hard work.
We must teach God's ways to our offspring, orienting them to the way of give rather than get, admonishing them to purify themselves from the ways of the world.
Part of the problem that confronts young people today is that they—and frankly, all of society—have a devilish misconception of what is fun.
Self-appointed experts insist that rapid technological change requires a transfer of influence over children from 'ill-prepared' parents to 'Those Who Know Better.'
When we were single, we had all the answers to the art of parenting, but actual practice humbles us as to how ill-equipped we are for this task.
Of the various approaches to discipline, spanking is really the only method endorsed by the Bible. Properly administered, spanking smarts but leaves no bruises.
American society is cursed because the family, its most important component, is dysfunctional. It is impossible to raise families without God.
How can there be such a high attrition rate among the younger generation? How could 84 percent so easily give up the doctrines that they ostensibly believed?
The feminist movement has taken a heavy toll on the importance of motherhood to our society. For instance, feminists encourage mother to return to work as soon after childbirth as possible, leaving the baby in the care of a daycare center. Mike Ford focuses on the politically charged rhetoric of leading feminists that demonizes …
John Ritenbaugh, reiterating the highly important principle that the lessons a child learns early will impact them years later (Proverbs 22:6), states that this principle has society-wide meaning as well. If parents have not assumed their rightful roles as the gatekeepers of their children's culture, other philosophies will …
Recently, the University of Virginia's Institute on Advanced Culture identified four current parenting styles, with mixed results.
Dishonoring one's parents is a serious abomination, considered a capital offense by God. Fathers must be worthy of honor, teaching their children to honor God.
We often take our children's toys for granted, but they are tools that can teach either right or wrong. Here are guidelines for choosing appropriate toys.
A growing number of conservatives, frustrated with both the iron grip of liberals on the country's educational system, have opted to teach their children at home.
Satan is our number one enemy, and his child-rearing methods, currently used by the world's cultures, threaten to destroy our families. God's principles of child-rearing are based on unselfish, other-directed love—the goal and aim of child- rearing. The love of God, encompassing the keeping of His commandments, safeguards …
The transgender movement is becoming frighteningly vocal and hostile to traditional values, and now corporations all across America have added their strength to the matter. Joseph Baity reveals that pro-transgender forces are also targeting the nation's children in an attempt to indoctrinate them to support their perverse …
The fifth commandment provides a bridge, connecting our relationships with God and the relationships with our fellow human beings.
In the aftermath of the Columbine massacre at Littleton, Colorado, Richard Ritenbaugh observes that the parenting practices of our people leave a great deal to be desired. Because of our upside down emphasis on the youth culture and its characteristic selfishness or self-centeredness, the family is crumbling and deteriorating. …
If we, as Christian parents, could shape and mold the minds of our children early, we could inoculate them against making the same mistakes that we did.
We need to seek God and His Word and obey, determining to endure to the end. The Beast of Revelation is a configuration containing many nations and ethnic groups, having a mindset of counterfeiting God's childrearing practices for a sinister purpose. Satan wants to emulate God's childrearing plans to create a group of people …
The family is under savage attack, with more and more children born out of wedlock. With the destruction of the family, we are witnessing the death of the U.S.
Honor of parents is the basis for good government. The family provides the venue for someone to learn to make sacrifices and be part of a community.
Mark Schindler, maintaining that our response to the evil of the world sets us apart as the light of the world, cautions us not to abandon our children to the custody of interactive smartphones or iPads. In 1989, Charles Krauthammer warned that we are moving into extremely dangerous times and that we ought not abandon our …
How are the young people in the church of God supposed to approach the dating situation today? Here is advice on dating, sex and enjoying one's youth.
The contains a detailed record of both good and bad leaders, and it provides a repetitive principle that 'as go the leadership, so goes the nation.'
The fifth commandment teaches our responsibility to give high regard, respect, and esteem to parents and other authority figures, leading to a prosperous life.
Parents need to teach their children to consider the long-range consequences of current behaviors, chastening and disciplining them while there is hope.
Children do not initiate love but reflect it. If a child does not receive a convincing demonstration of this love, he will not become a conductor of love.
Our children internalize our values; we teach largely by example. If we do not take seriously the responsibility for rearing our children, somebody else will.
Probably the biblical character best exemplifying the narcissistic personality is David's son, Absalom, clearly a spoiled son in a dysfunctional family.
Ted Bowling, acknowledging that God has perfect memory, reminds us that God chooses not to remember our sins as long as we don't repeat them. We, on the other hand are often plagued with the memories of past guilt come for sins we have committed. Guilt is a natural consequence of breaking God's Law, but it can become a curse and …
The sin of Adam and Eve led to three prophecies that outline God's plan to remedy this grim situation. The conflict ends with the Christ destroying Satan.
Cohabitation has led to increased divorce, marital violence, and lack of fidelity after marriage. Mass media has shamelessly used sex to promote materialism.
We qualify to lead by internalizing the covenants, not only believing God, but doing what He says, realizing that the covenants are not complicated.
Children do what they do because they are allowed to and because there are no immediate consequences for disobedience. Ecclesiastes 8:11 describes a permissive and tolerant climate in which no fear of immediate consequences occurs. The most significant scripture in the Bible, the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-12) demands systematic …