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helping parents understand social media:parent tech guide

socialiconssome Kingdom friends have put together one of the best tools i’ve seen yet to help parents understand this whole social media mess.  just in past three weeks i’ve experienced first hand incredible drama and disconnect over unbridled tongues translated by thumbs on a phone pad.

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Should Kids Join their Parents in Church Services or Go to “Childrens’ Church”?

*A Guest Post written by Evelyn Tuesday. We’re out for a family meal in our local Italian restaurant. A mixed-age group comes in. The adults sit down at one end of the table to talk; the kids whip out their PSPs and play in silence at the other end. Nothing extraordinary, completely logical and … [...]

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A Hole or Whole Family?

Families are crumbling around us.    They are broken and crushed.  We are watching children crumble under the weight of believing it is all "their fault."

It shows up in a variety of ways.  Sometimes in the extremes they cut or stop eating.   More mildly our students just change.  Something about their innocence goes away.  The child who once believed "anything is possible,"  now wonder if tomorrow will be worse than today.

That is why I think we must remember that the Lord's intention has always been for the family to be whole.  He longs for the father's to be turned to their children and the children to their fathers.  I am wondering when we want to give up- can we change our perspective?


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A Hole or Whole Family?

Families are crumbling around us.    They are broken and crushed.  We are watching children crumble under the weight of believing it is all "their fault."

It shows up in a variety of ways.  Sometimes in the extremes they cut or stop eating.   More mildly our students just change.  Something about their innocence goes away.  The child who once believed "anything is possible,"  now wonder if tomorrow will be worse than today.

That is why I think we must remember that the Lord's intention has always been for the family to be whole.  He longs for the father's to be turned to their children and the children to their fathers.  I am wondering when we want to give up- can we change our perspective?


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I AM HERE... I AM HERE... I AM HERE!

It used to be me.  You know the youth person who treated the parent like they got in the way of my job.  Working with mostly unchurched/urban students I thought I had a good excuse.  Parents weren't around anyway.   Even when I did make some small attempt to reach out to them,  they just shrugged me off.  Whatever,   I could play my role in their child's life without them.
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I AM HERE... I AM HERE... I AM HERE!

It used to be me.  You know the youth person who treated the parent like they got in the way of my job.  Working with mostly unchurched/urban students I thought I had a good excuse.  Parents weren't around anyway.   Even when I did make some small attempt to reach out to them,  they just shrugged me off.  Whatever,   I could play my role in their child's life without them.
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Angry Parents


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Angry Parents


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