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  • FIRST-PERSON: Dad & daughter at the ballpark

    by Evan Lenow, posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (16 days ago)

    Evan Lenow, in taking his 10-year-old daughter to a baseball game, follows through on a commitment this season to spend one-on-one time with his children. "We need to put our cellphones away," he writes, "and invest time in our children's lives." Read More

  • Overwhelmed parents focus of new resource

    by Aaron Earls, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (2 months ago)

    The Straubs and LifeWay Christian Stores have created TwentyTwoSix, a subscription-based resource to help parents be more confident in the discipleship of their children -- without adding time to a jam-packed schedule. Read More

  • Mom shares 5 lessons from raising kids overseas

    by Maggie Kirkpatrick , posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    RICHMOND (BP) -- My daughter was two when we first arrived in East Asia. Eighteen months later, our son was born with the assistance of local midwives. Even from the earliest days, I loved how God painted on the blank canvas of my family's life using East Asian themes and colors.

    That was 27 years ago. Now my children are adults who have moved to mission fields of their own. I didn't realize it during their childhood, but experiencing life overseas with my kids taught me meaningful lessons about cultural adaptation, reentry to the United States, and growing older. Read More

  • Ontario turns parenting into a group affair

    by Samantha Gobba, posted Thursday, December 01, 2016 (8 months ago)

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    ONTARIO, Canada (BP) -- Children in Ontario, Canada, may now have up to four legal parents, none of which must be birth parents, under a bill passed by the legislature Tuesday (Nov. 29).

    Under the All Families are Equal Act, same-sex couples or a group of up to four adults who agree to have a child, whether through a surrogate mother or artificial insemination, will be legally viewed as parents without any adoption process. They simply must sign a contract to co-parent before the child is conceived. Read More

  • My parents didn't let me choose my gender

    by Maggie Sandusky, posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (one year ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- There is a growing trend today that we see repeated in news headlines: Parents choosing to raise their child genderless or as the opposite gender due to the child's preference. Simply put, if a little girl says she wishes she were a boy or a little boy prefers to play with dolls, the parents seek to grant their wish.

    If I had been raised in a different time, by different parents, I fear I could have been one of them. Read More

  • PARENTING: Gender confusion & child abuse

    by Keith Collier/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (one year ago)

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    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Which of the following options would you define as "child abuse"?

    A) a parent encourages a child to pursue desires that will cause irreparable physical, psychological and emotional damage.

    B) a parent protects the child from these desires, despite the child's insistence on what's best. Read More

  • Valentine's Day: vendors, consumerism evaluated

    by David Roach, posted Friday, February 12, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As a Christian watchdog group released its evaluation of which Valentine's Day-related companies are most and least friendly to consumers motivated by faith, a seminary counseling professor cautioned that consumerism should not be the focus of believers' Valentine's Day weekend.

    John Babler, professor of counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, told Baptist Press that he views celebrating Valentine's Day as optional for married couples as long as they focus on communication and honoring God in their relationships. Singles should "use the cultural emphasis on romantic love as a springboard to focus on deepening their love for God," he said, and parents would do well to ensure their children both give and receive Valentine's Day treats. Read More