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When Parents Enable Adult Children To Be Moochers

Adult children can seriously take advantage of their parents–and seriously be moochers.  Sheila here! A few weeks ago I started rerunning an important series I wrote six years ago about handling family dynamics as parents age and require care.  We're moving the...

Break the Cycle: Learn Positive Discipline with Kids, Rather than Punitive Control

We know that parenting is the biggest responsibility we will ever have. But we've been told such different things about the nature of that responsibility. If you grew up in an evangelical church, chances are you were told that a parent's job is to teach them to obey,...

On Modesty: We Shouldn’t Sacrifice Teen Girls’ Well-Being for Adult Men’s Comfort

A basic principle in the Old Testament is actually quite a simple one: People of God don't sacrifice children. Read through the prophets, and you'll hear the judgment against nations that sacrifice their kids to Molech, or make children "walk through the fire."...

Your Kids May Have Attachment Issues; That Doesn’t Mean It’s Your Fault

When my daughter Rebecca was 19 months old, her baby brother died. He was only a month old. We learned when I was about 5 months pregnant about his heart condition, and that things would be very touch and go. We spent the last four months of the pregnancy petrified of...
When Parents Enable Adult Children To Be Moochers

When Parents Enable Adult Children To Be Moochers

Adult children can seriously take advantage of their parents–and seriously be moochers.  Sheila here! A few weeks ago I started rerunning an important series I wrote six years ago about handling family dynamics as parents age and require care.  We're moving the...

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