When the rights of teens clash with the rights of parents, the nest invariably becomes messy. So how do parents maintain a relatively peaceful home when everyone is claiming their rights?
If you’ve been a Christian for a while, you’ve probably found yourself skimming over certain verses that you’ve read many times before. Chuck Swindoll reminds us that there’s always something new to learn from every passage of Scripture.
While it’s true that physical maturity comes with age that’s not true of spiritual growth. In fact, without intentional effort many older Christians become like a shallow pond a mile wide and an inch deep!
One of the benefits of having a married partner in life is you have someone who will rescue you. Not to enable one another, but a genuine and wise rescue, where if you didn’t have your partner to take you in another direction, you would deeply regret your actions.
For all you parents worrying about your kids at summer camp, take heart—this letter is fictitious. But sometimes we’re not unlike Scoutmaster Walt—when we don’t follow God’s instruction manual we lose our way.
When attitudes need to be put in check, tough love is required. Parenting is challenging, but it’s also the most rewarding and gratifying job you’ll ever have.
Sometimes the simplest messages are the most difficult to obey. One such message is only two words. What is this message? Well, in plain and simple language: Trust God! Easy to say, hard to do.
We will always find reasons to grumble. But complaining drags us down and can lead to discouragement, depression, and disappointment. A better way is to live in a spirit of co-operation, using our words to encourage and uplift those around us.
We think of the honeymoon as the beginning of the marriage—that initial burst of physical love—that period of passionate ecstasy between the wedding ceremony and the return to the normal responsibilities of everyday life. Nothing is wrong with thinking about the honeymoon in this way. But it does imply that the honeymoon is only for newlyweds and is only temporary.
Take a close look at yourself as an employee. Do you do your best at work, or are you a sluggard? Pursuing excellence is a rare commodity in the workplace, but as Christians it’s what we are called to do.