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Are You Seeking Those Ideal Teachable Moments? Stop!
Are You Seeking Those Ideal Teachable Moments? Stop!

By: Christina Embree
Many people look for those teachable moments to pass wisdom to the next generation. If we only wait for those type of moments, we miss 98 percent of life. It's not a momentary action. It's a lifelong reality.

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3 Ways to Involve Your Kids in Disaster Relief Efforts
3 Ways to Involve Your Kids in Disaster Relief Efforts

By: Christina Embree
Hurricanes. Floods. Fires. Families who have lost everything. Our kids see all of this on the news and want to help. The worst answer you can give is to say "Nothing." Here are 3 ways to involve your children.

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5 Ways to Give Your Kids Something Great to Imitate
5 Ways to Give Your Kids Something Great to Imitate

By: Christina Embree
Children learn by imitating adults' behavior, whether that behavior is healthy for them or not. Here are 5 ways you can give your children something worthwhile to imitate.

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5 Ways Your Church Can Keep Families Together
5 Ways Your Church Can Keep Families Together

By: Christina Embree
Many churches want to find ways to incorporate more times for families to stay together in worship, but these congregations don't know where to start. Here are 5 ways your church can make it happen.

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3 Ways to Help Your Kids Live a Life of Gratitude
3 Ways to Help Your Kids Live a Life of Gratitude

By: Christina Embree
Gratitude isn't limited to a spoken "thank you" or a special day. Simply put, gratitude is a life of awe - a place where we are aware of the incredible life we're given, from the air we breathe to the food we eat.

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What Will Your Kids Find When They Google You?
What Will Your Kids Find When They Google You?

By: Christina Embree
One day, your children are going to Google you? What will they find? Will they find that you social media self, your written words, are consistent with the things you are teaching them as truth, as right, as good?"

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What the Bible Says About Intergenerational Ministry
What the Bible Says About Intergenerational Ministry

By: Christina Embree
Intergenerational ministry is not a new craze. It's a practice that dates back to Christianity's origins. While age-appropriate ministry still has value, we can find ways to both in our churches.

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Out Of Balance: Helping Kids Survive 24/7 News Cycle
Out Of Balance: Helping Kids Survive 24/7 News Cycle

By: Christina Embree
The constant flow of news into all areas of our lives is having a negative effect on us and our kids. We can't hide from tragedy, but we can shield them and help them focus on the good. It's a matter of balance.

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Even Adults Can Learn From the Children's Message
Even Adults Can Learn From the Children's Message

By: Christina Embree
While age-appropriate ministry within the church is necessary and valuable, children and adults can still learn together in church. After all, even adults can learn something from the children's sermon.

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Teaching Children to be Heroes in Selfish World
Teaching Children to be Heroes in Selfish World

By: Christina Embree
Our children are growing up in a world of pride and judgment -- where the Almighty 'You' takes precedent over Us. We must teach them to be heroes who look beyond themselves to others.

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Changing Our Focus from What's Wrong to What's Right
Changing Our Focus from What's Wrong to What's Right

By: Christina Embree
We often start conversations with what's wrong with society. Instead, what if we focused on God's goodness? We don't have to ignore what's wrong, but we need to change the conversation's tone.

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Parents Not Alone When It Comes to Discipling Children
Parents Not Alone When It Comes to Discipling Children

By: Christina Embree
Parents have a significant influence on their children, but it's not exclusively a parent's job to disciple their children. It is corporately the church's role to disciple children.

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Using Social Media with Grace, Not as Weapon of Shame
Using Social Media with Grace, Not as Weapon of Shame

By: Christina Embree
Social media is too often used as an avenue to shame, dishonor and ridicule people - even by Christians. Our kids deserve better examples from us. Let's model humility and grace on social media.

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Christians Must Go Beyond the Golden Rule. Are You?
Christians Must Go Beyond the Golden Rule. Are You?

By: Christina Embree
Nearly every Christian embraces the truth of the Golden Rule, but Jesus calls us to go beyond that rule by being kind toward those who hate us. In our negative society, it's a vital lesson for our kids.

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Not OK! Our Leaders Teach Bad Lessons to Our Kids
Not OK! Our Leaders Teach Bad Lessons to Our Kids

By: Christina Embree
Our schools teach kids bullying is wrong, but the would-be leaders in the presidential campaign are undoing it all. It is not OK to ridicule or physically harm others. This isn't about politics; it's about humanity.

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Why Christian Kids Are Less Generous Than Nonreligious
Why Christian Kids Are Less Generous Than Nonreligious

By: Christina Embree
Kids raised in religious homes, specifically Christian fundamentalist homes, tend to be more judgmental, less altruistic and more punitive than kids raised without religion. How do we turn it around?

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3 Spiritual Habits You Can Pass on to Your Children
3 Spiritual Habits You Can Pass on to Your Children

By: Christina Embree
Not only are your kids watching you, but they are also copying you. Like a serious game of "Simon Says," your children are learning what is normal in life by watching your actions.

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4 Ways to Help Your Teens Navigate Social Media
4 Ways to Help Your Teens Navigate Social Media

By: Christina Embree
Social media has a huge impact on teens, with some checking their social media accounts 100 times per day. But parents can take some practical steps to help their kids navigate the digital world.

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You're Not Josh Duggar, But 'Small' Sins Do Damage, Too
You're Not Josh Duggar, But 'Small' Sins Do Damage, Too

By: Christina Embree
A blog post titled "I Am Josh Duggar" is circling social media. But the truth is many Christians are not Josh Duggar. While society and churches focus on 'big' sins, those 'little' sins we dismiss separate us from God, too.

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Intergenerational Worship Can Anchor Your Church's Youth
Intergenerational Worship Can Anchor Your Church's Youth

By: Christina Embree
Young people often leave church because they have no connection to the larger church body. While there's no magic bullet, intergenerational worship can provide that link.

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Answering Your Kids' Questions About Nepal Earthquake
Answering Your Kids' Questions About Nepal Earthquake

By: Christina Embree
As news of Nepal's devastating earthquake floods all forms of media, your children will hear about it and turn to you for help, advice and processing. Here are 4 things you can do.

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