Timothy Lane. Unanswered prayers
"Have you ever wondered why it feels like so many of your prayers go unanswered? How often have you prayed for something and nothing seems to change or happen based upon your clearly articulated requests? If we take a moment to look at the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6, you may have a better idea for why some of your prayers are not answered in just the way you wanted."
John Younts. Do your kids think they can earn your acceptance by obedience?
"If obedience does not produce acceptance, then why bother to obey or attempt to excel? Why bother to obey if a child cannot earn your favor, or God’s favor?"
Christina Fox. Teaching children God's word
"As believers, we desire for our children to know, love, believe, and live out God’s word in their lives. While it is the job of the Spirit to apply the word to our children’s heart, we have a duty to teach our children God’s word (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)."
Heath Lambert. A necessidade de aconselhamento e a centralidade de Cristo
"8ª Conferência de Treinamento em Aconselhamento Bíblico ABCB & Faith"
Greg Gibson. Parenting in the trenches: teaching children biblical gender roles in all of life
"As we move further and further away from the Garden of Eden, the war on gender seems to be intensifying.It is no surprise there is a war on gender happening in our culture today—an atheological postmodernity. Even some in our culture are attempting to blur the lines of biblical masculinity and femininity."
Paula Hendricks. The surprising meaning behind those famous modesty verses
"One of you recently asked, “How do you live 1 Peter 3:3–4? I have an idea, but I’m not sure.”
You’ve probably heard these verses before"
Jen Wilkin. How knowledge feeds our delight in God
"Finding greater pleasure in God will not result from pursuing more experiences of Him, but from knowing Him better."
Eliza Jane Huie. Get out of the way
"When you meet with someone for counseling, it is always good to remember that you, too, are in the counseling room. Our hearts are always active and counselors are not above getting caught up in the situation. It shouldn’t surprise us that we can get in the way of the work going on in the room. Our focus must be on what the Lord has called us to."
Justin Holcomb. 9 ways to protect your children from sexual abuse
"We are asked lots: “What are some practical things parents can do to protect their children from sexual abuse?” We ended our children’s book, God Made All of Me, with a note to parents and caregivers answering this question. Here are the 9 practical things you can do to protect children."
Deepak Reju. 12 things that every first time dad should know
"So your wife is expecting? How kind of God to give you a child. There are many things to think about as you prepare for fatherhood. Here are 12 for you to consider as you get ready to meet your son or daughter."
Erin Davis. Teenagers + technology: 3 things you might be missing
"Teenagers' hyper use of technology is not exactly new news. They have long been on the cutting edge of social media as natural early adopters. Just because that's obvious doesn't mean we, as adults, have always responded correctly. Here are three reasons to pay attention to what teenagers are doing online."
Jean Carlo Freitas. Más lembranças e a redenção em Jesus Cristo
"O nível atual de verdadeiro conhecimento bíblico é alarmante. Não é incomum ouvirmos ditados populares sendo encarados como versículos bíblicos. Um destes exemplos é: Deus perdoou, mas, e você, se perdoou?"
Clint Archer. Eating disorder or disorderly eating?
"Anorexia nervosa (voluntary starving), bulimia (self-induced vomiting), comfort eating (ice-cream therapy), and muscle dysmorphia ( or “megarexia” – a fear of being too small) are all staples in a psychologist’s handbook. Some of these may have a physical malfunction as a catalyst, but often they can be a direct result of sinful thinking."
Kevin Halloran. Five lies I believed about faith and work
"Ever since I turned fifteen and could get a worker’s permit for a summer job at a pool concession stand, I have loved to work. My work history includes time delivering mail, as a garbage collector on my college campus, in marketing sound systems, and now as a missionary with an organization training pastors in expository preaching."
Hannah Carter. The importance of biblical counseling in missions
What happens when missionaries are repeatedly faced with illness, kidnappings, difficult teammates and a myriad of unexpected and painful trials?
Erin Davis. A junior high survival guide
"If you are heading into junior high this school year, I don’t want you to be afraid of what’s to come, and I don’t want you to drown in the sea of drama, change, and increased academic expectations. Junior high can feel like a season of sink or swim, and I want you to swim, baby! So I’m throwing you a life raft. Here are my four tips for how to survive (and thrive in) junior high."