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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...

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."...

Can You Be Your Child’s Friend as Well as Their Parent?

Is it bad to be your child's friend if you're also their parent? One of the pieces of advice we often hear in parenting circles is: "Remember, you're their parent, not their friend." To be honest, when my children were little and I was immersed in evangelical culture...

18 Things to Tell Your 16-Year-Old Son about Sex and Relationships

What do you wish you could go back in time and say to your husband at 16 to encourage him? Or what do you want to say to your teenage son? I know it's Thursday and it's podcast day, but we hit a technical snag this week and we had to re-record some of it yesterday and...
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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