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Book Image 1-2-3 Magic : Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
by Thomas W. Phelan

Book Image Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens, Second Edition
by Paul David Tripp
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Teenage hassles that disrupt parents’ lives? Or prime opportunities to connect with, listen to, and nurture our kids? Paul Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their teenagers during the often chaotic adolescent years. With wit, wisdom, humility, and compassion, he shows parents how to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with their teenagers.

Book Image And Then I Had Teenagers: Encouragement for Parents of Teens and Preteens
by Susan Alexander Yates
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Susan Yates, best-selling author of And Then I Had Kids and How to Like the Ones You Love, now offers encouragement and guidance to parents of teens and preteens. Drawing from her experiences raising five teenagers, she offers parents a unique blend of stories, compassion, and advice. Yates empathizes with parents whose children struggle with communication, peer pressure, and faith-every parent of a teen!-while also considering teenagers' perspectives and needs.

Readers who enjoyed And Then I Had Kids will be eager for this sequel as they prepare for the teen years. With a similar style, it demonstrates how Christian values work within the family and the home. Discussion questions for each chapter make it a perfect resource for small groups, Sunday school, or neighborhood outreach.

By encouraging readers to "articulate the challenges and then choose to focus on the blessings," And Then I Had Teenagers restores hope during one of the craziest seasons of life.

Book Image Be Fruitful and Multiply
by Nancy Campbell
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Can you imagine attending a wedding where the family of the bride prayed for her to have vast legions of children who would grow up to have dominion in the land for the glory of God? This was precisely the blessing offered by the sisters of Rebekah upon her marriage to Isaac. These sentiments beautifully harmonize with Scripture passage after Scripture passage which extol the virtue of trusting the Lord to control the womb and the necessity that believers be fruitful and multiply. For six-thousand years, believers viewed children as a blessing and reward of the Lord greatly to be desired. It was widely accepted that those who cut off their seed usually did so in violation of the express commands of God. Only in the last seventy-five years have child prevention and birth control become acceptable in the Church. Perhaps more than any other philosophical shift in the history of the Church, the modern anti-child philosophy has changed the way we view the role of fathers and mothers as well as the meaning of family life and multi-generational faithfulness. But genuine questions persist: Does the Bible address the question of child prevention? Is cutting off the godly seed ever an act of “good stewardship?” Are economic considerations a valid biblical ground for closing the womb? What about “natural” family planning? What about families that cannot have children? Is the widespread use by Christians of the “pill,” a child prevention device with abortifiacient potential, bringing judgment on the Church? Be Fruitful and Multiply answers these questions and makes the case that Christians should do more than just “trust God” for children, we should cry out to the Lord to bless the fruit of the womb.

Book Image Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife
by Bill Potter, Stephen Lang
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He called her "my beloved esposa" because Anna was his dearest love on this earth. Ironically, while the great military exploits of General Stonewall Jackson are studied in military schools the world over and his iron will and stern self-discipline have become legendary, little is said about his remarkable marriage. The real Thomas J. Jackson was a humble Christian and loving husband and father. The tender and instructive letters he wrote to his wife Anna are a model of godly leadership and covenantal faithfulness. From their courtship to their final days together, trace the true story of this remarkable couple through the letters of General Jackson to his bride. Even in the midst of the most arduous military campaigns, Stonewall took the time to send home extensive letters of love and devotion. Through all of this, General Jackson proves himself to be a model example for Christian husbands of the twenty-first century -- especially through his dedication to living for God's glory and trusting in His providential care.

Book Image Bible Lessons of John Quincy Adams for His Son, The
by Douglas W. Phillips (Editor)
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Born in 1767, John Quincy Adams entered his country's service while a mere lad as secretary to the Russian Embassy and remained through life a public servant, filling successively the posts of secretary, ambassador, United States Senator, Secretary of State, President, and finally Representative in Congress.

However, all of these remarkable achievements are secondary to his role as father. Though a busy man, Adams made it his priority to study the Bible and to train his son to love God's Holy Word. His example stands out for all men as a shepherd who loved his family flock. This volume contains nine personal letters of counsel and admonition that he penned to his son while traveling away from home.

Book Image Birth Order Book, The: Why You Are The Way You Are
by Dr. Kevin Leman
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our birth order -- whether you were born first (or are an only child,) or second, in your family -- powerfully influences what kind of person you are, who you marry, the job you choose. Now you can discover: How to pick out the first born in any group. Why the baby in the family gets away with everything. How to help middle children feel less squeezed and more loved. Ways to overcome your worst inborn tendencies. Which career suits you best. How to make the perfect marriage match and much, much more... You've seen him on television and heard him on the radio. Now internationally known psychologist Kevin Leman reveals an exciting new way to better understand yourself and those you love.

Book Image Blessed Marriage, The - Cassette
by Douglas W. Phillips

A Vision for a Delightful and Significant Union

All too often, Christians belittle or minimize the significance of the precious gift called marriage. The Bible teaches that parents are to actively prepare their children for it, that couples are to rejoice in it, and that the Church is to reinforce it. Approx. 60 min. on one audiocassette.

Book Image Born To Fly: How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Gifts
by Thom Black

As "Story Lady" I find myself inclined to pick up children's literature or picture books much more often than "grown up" material, but as I was browsing the book store shelves, just such a book caught my eye. It must have been the cartoon on the cover ). Born To Fly: How to Discover and Encourage Your Child's Natural Gifts is not a typical parenting how-to book. It is engaging and even entertaining while being very thought provoking. While we would consider it absurd for Mama Penguin to attempt to teach her chicks to fly or for Papa Blue Jay to expect his brood to swim, this book points out that we often do just that with our fledglings. While keeping Proverbs 22:6 in mind, author Thom Black shows us practical steps we can take to train up our child in the way he should go—not in the way we would like to (re)make him. This book, written by a Regular Joe, is user-friendly. Since he isn't an expert, you won't find any psychobabble in its pages. Instead, he uses real-life examples which emphasize the uniqueness put into each child by God Himself—for His purposes. The insights, while being profound and provocative, are also stunningly simple. I highly recommend this book to any parent genuinely interested in learning how to "train up your child in the way he should go, [so that] even when he is old he will not depart from it." It wouldn't surprise me a bit if you close this book with a renewed respect for your children. I did.
Review by Susan Himelright

Book Image Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men
by James C. Dobson

With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are at a loss about how to bring up boys. Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, boys are suffering. Parents, teachers, and others involved in shaping the character of boys have many questions. In Bringing Up Boys, Dr. James Dobson, America's most trusted authority on family issues, tackles these questions and offers advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles. Bringing Up Boys--a must-read book for parents, teachers, social workers, youth leaders, counselors--anyone involved in the challenge of turning boys into good men.

Book Image Changing Your Child's Heart
by Steve Sherbondy

Tough-love "power tools" to win the battle of wills without losing a child's heart. Instead of avoiding conflict, parents are encouraged to embrace it as the pathway to true relationship.

Book Image Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember
by John Mccain (Author), Mark Salter (Author)

In Character is Destiny, McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit. He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, righteousness in the face of iniquity, hope in adversity, and sacrifices for a cause greater than self-interest. The tributes he pays here to men and women who have lived truthfully will stir the hearts of young and old alike, and help prepare us for the hard work of choosing our destiny.

Book Image Child's Book of Character Building, A: Growing Up in God's World-At Home, at School, at Play
by Ron Coriell, Rebekah Coriell (Contributor)

Using an imaginative blend of simple explanation and interesting storytelling, volume one teaches children ages 3-7 about Christian character building.

Book Image Child's Book of Character Building, A: Growing Up in God's World-At Home, at School, at Play Book 2
by Ron Coriell, Rebekah Coriell (Contributor)

Using an imaginative blend of simple explanation and interesting storytelling, volume two teaches children ages 3-7 about Christian character building.

Book Image Courageous Parenting
by Jack Graham (Author), Deb Graham (Author)
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Sometimes it feels as if the best we can do as a family is to survive. The ups and downs of life leave little energy or hope of doing more than simply gritting our teeth and plugging ahead with life. Anything beyond this seems a long way off. But there is reason to believe that our families can thrive.

Healthy, God-centered relationships with your spouse and children can be had only through building on the right foundation. There must be genuine faith, morality, spiritual understanding, discipline, enduring patience, character, kindness, love, and much more. This is a daunting list, one that most of us feel is too great a challenge to attain, but it can be achieved by building our families on the unshakable foundation of Jesus Christ.

Often it seems as if building a strong family is nearly impossible. Parents need to be encouraged, though, because creating and growing a family of this kind is possible by the grace of God through the guidance of His holy Word.

Throughout the pages of this book, Jack and Deb Graham teach us with biblical models for the home, provide practical advice for parents, and speak from years of their own experience in active ministry and parenting. They offer support and encouragement to parents for the often overwhelming task of raising a family that represents and reflects Jesus Christ, and they put forth a call for courage and godly confidence in forming a biblical legacy for our children and the generations that follow.

Book Image Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline
by Lisa Whelchel
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Book Image Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn To Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly
by Nancy E. Willard

Parents protect younger children by keeping them in safe places, teaching them simple safety rules, and paying close attention. As children grow, we help them gain the knowledge, skills, and values to make good choices—choices that will keep them safe and show respect for the rights of others. In Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, Willard shows you how those same strategies can be translated from the real world to the cyberworld, and that you don't have to learn advanced computer skills to put them into effect. As you work on these strategies with your child, you will also discover that remaining engaged with what your children are doing online is much more valuable than any blocking software you could buy.

Book Image Discover Your Children's Gifts
by Don Fortune, Katie Fortune

In Discover Your Children's Gifts, Don and Katie Fortune help you recognize and develop your children's gifts. Based on Proverbs 22:6 and Romans 12:6-8, this fun, eye opening workbook gives clear direction for identifying your children's personality gifts and helping them reach their God-given potential.

Book Image Duggars: 20 and Counting!, The: Raising One of America's Largest Families--How they Do It
by Jim Bob Duggar (Author), Michelle Duggar (Author)

The Duggars: 20 and Counting! is a behind-the-scenes look at the supersize family that fascinates millions of television viewers around the world. From Idaho to Istanbul, people want to know how Arkansas parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar efficiently and lovingly manage seventeen (soon to be eighteen) happy, homeschooled children without going into debt -- or losing their minds!

Pre-order. Available December 2008.

Book Image Financial Parenting: Showing Your Kids that Money Matters
by Larry Burkett, Rick Osborne

With chapters on stewardship, giving, borrowing and lending, saving and budgeting, this resource includes lots of activities and interactive questions with each chapter. Perfect for children ages 5 and up.

Book Image Five Love Languages : How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, The
by Gary Chapman

In The Five Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman talks about how different people express love in different ways. Some people are verbal, expressing their love in words. Others may never speak their affection, yet they show it by the things they do. Sadly, many couples look to receive love the same way they give it, misunderstanding their spouses. This can lead to quarrels, hurt feelings, and even divorce. However, if you understand each other's love languages, you can learn to give and receive love more effectively

Book Image Five Love Languages of Children, The
by Gary D. Chapman

Book Image Five Love Languages of Teenagers, The
by Gary D. Chapman

At no other time in American history have parents, teachers, and mentors been more desperate to find proven ways to reach teens. In response, best-selling author Gary Chapman presents The Five Love Languages of Teenagers. It contains practical guidance on how to discover and express the teen's primary love language- the way that he or she will best receive love. It is tangible resource for stemming the tide of violence, immorality, and despair engulfing many teens today.

Book Image For Parents Only Discussion Guide: Helping You Get Inside the Head of Your Kid
by Shaunti Feldhahn (Author), Lisa A. Rice (Author)

This interactive discussion guide complements "For Parents Only" and helps parents apply new insight into communicating with a teen or preteen child. Paper. 80 pages

Book Image For Parents Only: Getting Inside the Head of Your Kid
by Shaunti Feldhahn (Author), Lisa A. Rice (Author)

What parent hasn’t occasionally looked at their beloved but bewildering offspring and wondered, What in the world is he thinking? or Why is my sweet little girl acting like that?

In this remarkable book, Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice take you inside the mind of teens and preteens through the same innovative approach that seized national attention in the best-selling books For Women Only, For Men Only, and For Young Women Only. They explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens and tweens to tackle those things parents often don’t “get” about their kids. You’ll hear first-hand about the longings that drive your kids’ seemingly illogical decisions, the truth behind those exasperating “attitude problems,” and what your children would tell you if they could trust you to truly listen.

Book Image Formula for Family Unity
by Walter Fremont

The Fremonts draw on biblical principles and years of counseling experience to offer timely advice on love and communication, obedience and discipline, and spiritual growth for the entire family.

Book Image Growing Little Women: Capturing Teachable Moments With Your Daughter
by Donna J. Miller, Linda Holland (Contributor)

In a time where modesty is of little value and many kids have had at least one sexual encounter before graduating high school, children are growing up faster than ever. They experience pressures that, in days past, we’re not faced until adulthood. They encounter situations that many adults will never meet.

So how do we teach our girls to follow God when life around them at school, in magazines, and on TV teaches them to follow nothing but their passions and desires? How to we share with them that Jesus is the answer to their every question and the fulfillment of their heart’s desires? In this hopeful and insightful workbook, Donna Miller shows us how.

Growing Little Women will provide you and your special girl with teachable moments from the Word of God. Filled with engaging stories, fun activities, and lessons on life, you will prepare her to become a godly woman and establish a bond with her that will smooth her passage to womanhood. In just one hour a week you can impact the future of that special young lady and nurture a friendship that will last forever. Time is ticking. Don’t let it get away.

Book Image Heart of Anger, The
by Lou Priolo

Anger! Is it ever a problem in your home? Disrespectful tones? Sibling fights? Loss of patience?

Book Image Help! I'm Married to a Homeschooling Mom: Showing Dads How to Meet the Needs of Their Homeschooling Wives
by Todd Wilson
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A practical, how-to-book for dads that will show you how to be your homeschooling wife's leader, encourager, helper, listener, and more. Short, quick-reading chapters and hilarious cartoons will guide you through the process of learning how to support your home-schooling wife.
Due to be released April 2004.

Book Image Hints on Child Training
by Henry Clay Trumbull

Book Image How to Parent Your Teen Without Losing Your Mind
by Christian Parenting Today (Editor), John McPherson (Illustrator), Carla Barnhill (Introduction)

The teen years are a roller coaster of physical, social emotional, and spiritual changes. All families-experience these seismic changes and challenges. The editors of Christian Parenting Today and Campus Life have teamed up to provide a resource that parents of teens will want to keep close at hand.

The word teens covers a wide span of years. The book recognizes this truth and is subdivided into four sections dealing with Pre-Teens (10-12), Early Teens (13-14), Mid-Teens (15-17), and Late Teens (18-19).

Each section has questions from parents of teens in the age group followed by wise counsel from experts who have given their lives to understanding, loving, and guiding teens. This wise counsel is followed by a set of recommended Action Steps for the parents to take.

Book Image Kid CEO : How to Keep Your Children from Running Your Life
by Ed Young, Rick Warren
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In these days of corporate scandal, there’s a far more pervasive and serious problem going on right under our noses. It’s a family takeover orchestrated by our kids. That’s right – children are taking control of family units in record numbers. When a man and woman marry, says author Ed Young, they occupy the leadership roles in their relationship. But in some cases, as children enter the family arena, that begins to change. The kids slowly become the center of the family universe as parents relinquish control to them. In effect, the children become Kid CEO’s and the parents become the support staff. As parents, we have charge of our children for only a short time. It’s up to us to prepare them for life.

Book Image Letters and Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons, The
by Douglas W. Phillips (Editor)

Roosevelt adored his children, four of whom were boys, each of whom he was intent on turning into a man of action. He once commented that his own father was the greatest man he ever knew. His commitment to being the same example for his sons was evident not only in the remarkable globe-trotting adventures on which they accompanied him, but also in the copious letters that he wrote to them, many of which communicated deep truths about manhood, Christianity, and courage.

The Letters & Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt for His Sons contains some of the most interesting letters and lessons that T.R. wrote to his boys and ably demonstrates how fathers can embrace with vigor their charge to raise up manly sons.

Book Image Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child's Heart for Eternity
by Sally Clarkson
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There is no greater, nobler, or more fulfilling calling than that of motherhood. Every day, as they nurture their children, mothers influence eternal destiny as no one else can. Yet often women are drawn to seek fulfillment outside of God’s design, despite their inherent desire to embrace motherhood with their whole hearts.

Today’s culture minimizes the vital importance of a mother’s role. By catching a vision of God’s original design and allowing it to shape their lives, mothers can rediscover the joy and fulfillment to be found in the strategic role to which God has called them–for a purpose far greater than they can imagine.

In The Mission of Motherhood, author, speaker, and mother Sally Clarkson closely examines this God-ordained plan for mothers, introduced in the book of Genesis and upheld throughout his Word. Using practical examples, her own personal anecdotes, a challenging vision, and sound scriptural support, Clarkson upholds the traditional, biblical view of God’s plan for motherhood–giving mothers exactly the support they need to persevere in cultivating and sharing their hearts for God, for their children, and for their homes.

Book Image My Firstborn, There's No One Like You
by Dr. Kevin Leman
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Every child is special. And every child deserves to be recognized for what makes him or her unique. Now birth order guru, Dr. Kevin Leman, and his artist son, Kevin Leman II, offer parents the perfect way to tell each of their children just how wonderful they are.

The first in a series of four read-to-me children's picture books, My Firstborn, There's No One Like You uses the principles of birth order to convey love, acceptance, and a sense of individuality to children. The combination of Dr. Kevin Leman's trademark humor and his talented son's artwork makes this book a wonderful gift.

Book Image Myspace for Moms and Dads: A Guide to Understanding the Risks and the Rewards
by Connie Neal (Author)

Moms and dads--here it is at last! A quick, sweeping overview of MySpace: what it is, how it works, and why it is so important to your teen. You'll find out how to address important issues with your teen in a way that strengthens your relationship and resolves conflicts.

Whether you're computer illiterate or a seasoned web surfer, MySpace for Moms and Dads will help you understand the social networking revolution and equip you to make smart, confident decisions about your son's or daughter's use of MySpace and sites like it.

Learn how to minimize the risks of MySpace and bring out its benefits and positive opportunities. You can not only ensure that your teen uses MySpace safely, but also use MySpace yourself to gain a window into your teen's world. Find out how to tailor your teen's use of MySpace to his or her present maturity level--and deepen your appreciation of the unique individual your son or daughter is in the bargain.

Includes complete glossary, discussion starters, fun quizzes, negotiation helps for you and your teen, and resources with complete contact information including non-web and web addresses.

Book Image Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child
by John Rosemond
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Picture respectful, responsible, obedient children who entertain themselves without television or video games, do their own homework, and have impeccable manners. A pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Not so, says family psychologist and bestselling author John Rosemond. Any parent who so desires can grow children who fit that description -- happy, emotionally healthy children who honor their parents and their families with good behavior and do their best in school.

In the 1960s, American parents stopped listening to their elders when it came to child rearing and began listening instead to professional experts. Since then, raising children has become fraught with anxiety, stress, and frustration. The solution, says John, lies in raising children according to biblical principles, the same principles that guided parents successfully for hundreds of years. They worked then, and they still work now!

Through his nationally syndicated newspaper column and eleven books, John has been helping families raise happy, well-behaved children for more than thirty years. In Parenting by The Book, which John describes as both a "mission and a ministry," he brings parents back to the uncomplicated basics. Herein fi nd practical, Bible-based advice that will help you be the parent you want to be, with children who will be, as the Bible promises, "a delight to your soul" (Pro. 29-17). As a bonus, John also promises to make you laugh along the way.

Book Image Parenting With Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments
by Kara Gentsch Durbin

Equipping parents with scriptural guidance and activities for teachable moments.

It's inevitable that children from toddlers to teens will misbehave. It's tempting to discipline them and let the moment pass. Kara Durbin's passion is for parents to capture those teachable moments and use Scripture to shape their children's behavior. She offers Parenting With Scripture, a unique topical guide to prepare parents with scriptural teaching and helpful activities on 100 specific behaviors.

Book Image Parenting Without Pressure
by Teresa A. Langston

Emphasizing communication, unconditional love, and a structured environment, the Parenting Without Pressure approach will involve your whole family in the parenting process. You’ll learn how to establish fair rules with workable consequences and motivating incentives, freeing you from the pressure of making “on the spot” disciplinary decisions. You’ll find out how to give up the struggle but keep your authority. You’ll see how discussions about rules and consequences prepare your children for the real world ahead.

Book Image Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children
by John Trent (Editor), Rick Osborne (Editor), Kurt Brunner (Editor)
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As part of the Heritage Builders Ministry, Focus on the Family has made available an extremely valuable tool. Designed for parents of children from 0 - 12 years of age, the Parents' Guide to the Spiritual Growth of Children provides guidelines for developing a family plan that will make easier the job of passing our Christian faith on to our children.

Book Image Promise, The - Cassette
by Douglas W. Phillips

The Beauty and Power of the Fifth Commandment

"Honor your father and mother" is the first command with a promise. This tape addresses the blessings associated with honor, how to instill honor in the hearts of your children, and even how adults may honor renegade authority figures. Approx. 60 min. on one audiocassette.

Book Image Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters
by Stacy McDonald (Author), Johannah Bluedorn (Illustrator)
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More than a fill-in-the-blank Bible study, Raising Maidens of Virtue is an engaging tool for mothers to use in training daughters who are approaching womanhood to think biblically. Through stories, allegories, illustrations, and memory-making projects, Raising Maidens of Virtue covers topics such as guarding the tongue, idleness, sibling relationships, honoring parents, contentment, modesty, purity, cleanliness, and feminine biblical beauty.

Book Image Rebuilding a Culture of Virtuous Boyhood - Cassette
by Douglas W. Phillips

Twenty-first century Christian boys have much to learn from boys of the past. Issues of courtesy to women, sacrifice, and vision are critical to raising modern boys. Our goal must be to move beyond the pretty platitudes and to aspire to rebuilding an entire culture of virtuous boyhood, such that every aspect of a young man's life is preparation for chivalrous leadership in the name of Jesus Christ. Approx. 60 min. on one audiocassette.

Book Image Red Thread, The: An Adoption Fairy Tale
by Grace Lin
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There is an ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together. A king and queen rule a beautiful and peaceful land. They should be full of joy and contentment, but they both feel a strange pain that worsens every day. Then a peddler's magic spectacles reveal a red thread pulling at each of their hearts. The king and queen know they must follow the thread-wherever it may lead. Grace Lin's lovely adoption fairy tale is for all children-and the parents who would search the world to find them.

Book Image Revolutionary Parenting: What the Research Shows Really Works
by George Barna

The Revolution is underway, but in this new era, how can parents make a lasting impact in the spiritual lives of their children? To find the answer, George Barna researched the lives of thriving adult Christians and discovered the essential steps their parents took to shape their spiritual lives in childhood. He also learned surprising truths about which popular parenting tactics just arent working. Revolutionary Parenting goes beyond youth group and Sunday school and shows parents how to instill in their children a vibrant commitment to Christ.

Book Image Romancing Your Child's Heart
by Monte Swan, David Biebel

Parents can have awesome relationships with their children, but it is not enough to fill them with Bible facts, verses, and demand of them certain desired behaviors, you must first capture their hearts.

How can parents win the hearts of their children? It all starts with romance - exactly as God woos us. Not just another parenting book, Monte Swan takes an entirely new approach to reaching the heart of a child...the way of romance.

Swan teaches parents how they can enter into the world of their children and give them not only what they long for, but what they need... an environment of total love and security from which they can conquer the challenges life has to offer.

Book Image Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child : Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries
by Robert J. MacKenzie Ed.D.
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Does your child constantly misbehave and ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? Is your relationship with your child based on conflict instead of mutual respect and cooperation? With the help of this groundbreaking book, you can create a positive, respectful, and rewarding relationship with your child. Inside are proven techniques and procedures that provide a refreshing alternative to the ineffective extremes of punishment and permissiveness. Parents and teachers alike will discover how to effectively motivate the strong-willed child and achieve proper conduct.

Book Image Setting Limits: How to Raise Responsible, Independent Children by Providing Clear Boundaries
by Robert J. Mackenzie (Author)
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Do your children misbehave? Do they repeatedly ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? Are you constantly fluctuating between permissive and authoritarian parenting, with little or no success? Are you convinced there has to be a better way? There is. Setting Limits will help you establish the positive, respectful, and instructional groundwork your children need for proper ethical and behavioral development. In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Robert MacKenzie, Ed.D., demonstrates proven techniques and procedures that not only correct misbehavior but instill the cooperation and conduct you want and expect from your children.

Book Image Seven Tools For Cultivating Your Child's Potential
by Zan Tyler
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Zan Tyler passionately believes that God has appointed the home as the place where true education takes place and where learning flourishes the best. She has interacted with thousands of parents who believe this, but many times they are not always sure where to start.

Now, Zan has written Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential to help these parents. Zan presents seven biblical principles that parents can readily engage as they seek to raise successful children who love Christ. The underlying goal is to help mothers and fathers grasp hold of the power God has placed in their hands as parents to positively shape the lives and hearts of the next generation for Christ.

Book Image Seven Tools For Cultivating Your Child's Potential
by Zan Tyler
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Zan Tyler passionately believes that God has appointed the home as the place where true education takes place and where learning flourishes the best. She has interacted with thousands of parents who believe this, but many times they are not always sure where to start.

Now, Zan has written Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential to help these parents. Zan presents seven biblical principles that parents can readily engage as they seek to raise successful children who love Christ. The underlying goal is to help mothers and fathers grasp hold of the power God has placed in their hands as parents to positively shape the lives and hearts of the next generation for Christ.

Book Image Seven Tools For Cultivating Your Child's Potential
by Zan Tyler
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Zan Tyler passionately believes that God has appointed the home as the place where true education takes place and where learning flourishes the best. She has interacted with thousands of parents who believe this, but many times they are not always sure where to start.

Now, Zan has written Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential to help these parents. Zan presents seven biblical principles that parents can readily engage as they seek to raise successful children who love Christ. The underlying goal is to help mothers and fathers grasp hold of the power God has placed in their hands as parents to positively shape the lives and hearts of the next generation for Christ.

Book Image Seven Tools For Cultivating Your Child's Potential
by Zan Tyler
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Zan Tyler passionately believes that God has appointed the home as the place where true education takes place and where learning flourishes the best. She has interacted with thousands of parents who believe this, but many times they are not always sure where to start.

Now, Zan has written Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child's Potential to help these parents. Zan presents seven biblical principles that parents can readily engage as they seek to raise successful children who love Christ. The underlying goal is to help mothers and fathers grasp hold of the power God has placed in their hands as parents to positively shape the lives and hearts of the next generation for Christ.

Book Image Shepherding a Child's Heart
by Tedd Tripp

Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child's Heart satisfies the hunger for fresh, biblical approaches to child rearing.

Book Image Shepherding a Child's Heart: Parent's Handbook
by Tedd Tripp

Dr. Tripp has given us a valuable tool as a companion to Shepherding a Child's Heart. The Handbook deepens the shepherding model found in the book.

There are sections of Bible study, application, strategic questions to help parents commit to change and some gospel encouragement that you can be a better parent because of the power of grace working in you. Those "field testing" the Parent's Handbook have encourages us that it solidly advances the teaching of Shepherding a Child's Heart.

Book Image Smart Step-Family, The: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family
by Ron L. Deal
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Ron Deal explodes the myth of the "blended" family as he provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues that stepfamilies face. No two stepfamilies are alike, and the principles, information, illustrations, discussion questions, and activities in The Smart Stepfamily help couples focus on their specific situation to build healthy marriages and peaceful families.

Book Image Taking Flight from the Empty Nest
by Mary Jenson

With sensitivity and compassion. Mary jenson shares her mother's heart and acknowledges the enormous changes that occur emotionally and practically as the nest empties and children take flight. These pages also echo with hope and laughter as she tells of the wonderful growth that happens in this new season--fresh and fruitful growth that you too can have in your relationship with your spouse, with your grown-up children. and with God.

Book Image Treasuring God in Our Traditions
by Noel Piper, John Piper
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Only God can bequeath God to our children. But he uses means. He uses God-centered traditions and Bible-saturated family patterns and grace-laden heirlooms. Only God can give our children a taste for the sweetness of God. Only God can awaken them to his worth. But year in and year out there are traditions that show children that God is our Treasure.

Noël Piper opens her home to you—more than thirty years of marriage and mothering. She invites you into the happy, imperfect Piper pattern of life (including a few family-occasion poems written by her husband, John). But, even better, she roots things in the Bible.

God-treasuring traditions can be ordinary, everyday habits such as telling stories, attending church, and using affectionate nicknames. They may be rare "especially" occasions such as funerals and weddings. And they are the creative ways we reflect Christ in our holidays.

Noël Piper believes that by our traditions we can help the next generation treasure God, and at the same time deepen our own love for him. Like a scribe trained for the kingdom of heaven, she brings out of her treasure what is new and what is old—making the old new and rooting the new in the old. In this way, the next generation absorbs the truth that the treasure we have in God is ancient in wisdom and strength, and fresh as the morning dew. Noël loves making children (and adults) bow their heads with reverence and clap their hands with joy.

Book Image What a Daughter Needs from Her Dad: How a Man Prepares His Daughter for Life
by Michael Farris
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To encourage and guide men in becoming the dads they want to be, Michael Farris addresses issues common in all families with daughters: friends, dating, personal appearance, and preparing for the roles she’ll have as a woman. Michael Farris challenges fathers to take their unique opportunity to train daughters for life’s challenges—in ways that only a dad can. Originally published as How a Man Prepares His Daughters for Life, it now includes new material on relating to an adult daughter.

Book Image What a Difference a Daddy Makes: The Lasting Imprint a Dad Leaves on His Daughter's Life
by Kevin Leman

Study after study shows that fathers set up their daughters for success. Involved fathers-whether or not they live in the same house as their daughters-boost their daughters' academic achievement, promote their emotional health, increase their compassion for others, and even bolster the status of women.

In What a Difference a Daddy Makes, renowned psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman seamlessly weaves the latest research on fathering with funny, moving stories about his own parenting experiences. He gives practical ideas and inspiration for fathers and provides specific direction for helping daughters grow into loving, confident, caring adults.

Book Image What's a Girl to Do? How to Wisely Invest Your Daughter's Time - Cassette
by Douglas W. Phillips

Many evangelical parents desperately want their daughters to grow to be virtuous women with a love for home. Notwithstanding these good intentions, many of these same parents continue to build their daughters' future on a feminist model. Frankly, most Christians are unaware that the Bible offers clear guidelines for how wise parents can invest their daughters' time for the glory of God. This tape offers hope and direction for the woman of God who desires to cultivate virtue while fully exercising her gifts. Approx. 60 min. on one audiocassette.

Book Image What's Happening to Grandpa?
by Maria Shriver, Sandra Speidel (Illustrator)
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With the same warmth, sensitivity, and depth that made her books What's Heaven? and What's Wrong with Timmy? so successful, bestselling author Maria Shriver delves into another difficult issue confronting families across the country-Alzheimer's disease, and the onset of memory loss in the aging. Through the inspiring story of young Kate and her grandpa, adults can teach and comfort children trying to understand what's happening to their elderly loved ones. Kate, the same young heroine of the New York Times bestsellers, What's Heaven? and What's Wrong With Timmy?, has always adored her grandpa's storytelling-but lately, he's repeating the same stories and asking the same questions again and again. One day, when he forgets Kate's name, she knows she must find out what's happening to grandpa. Her mother's patient explanations open Kate's eyes to what so many of the elderly must confront. Determined to support her grandfather, she explores ways to help him-and herself-cope with the changes. Together, they create a photo album, and Kate writes down the many stories of her grandpa's incredible life. The memories, and the bond they've forged, will be in their hearts forever. With special insight that derives from her own father's struggle with Alzheimer's, Maria Shriver offers a touching and optimistic story that encourages awareness, acceptance, and dialogue with family and friends. Her characters' positive solutions lead readers to discover something that everyone needs-a ray of hope during troubled times.

Book Image When Your Child Is 6 to 12
by John M. Drescher

A wise voice in the field of parenting literature addresses this stage of a child's life. 'While all stages of child development are significant, middle childhood is especially crucial in the development of the inner life, which prepares the child for the rest of life, ' asserts Drescher.

Book Image Wise Woman's Guide to Blessing Her Husband's Vision, The (CD)
by Doug Phillips

Book Image You Can Raise a Well-Mannered Child
by June Hines Moore

This book is for every parent or grandparent who wants well-behaved children, but doesn't want to be the manners police. Written by a nationally recognized manners expert, it offers contemporary rules of correct behavior, plus detailed instructions on how to teach them effectively. Good manners improve children's self-confidence, enhance their competitive edge in the workplace, and make their parents proud.
-- Not just a list of manners, but how to teach them
-- Not just rules, but reasons for the rules
-- Biblical foundations for manners
-- Four personality styles, and how to teach children with each of them
-- Table manners, personal introductions, correspondence and more

Book Image You Can't Make Me: But I Can Be Persuaded
by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Face the challenge of disciplining a stubborn will - without breaking the spirit.

It's easy to recognize a strong-willed child. Difficult to discipline, at times impossible to motivate, strong-willed children present unique, frustrating, and often exhausting challenges to those who care for them. But now, the miracle parents long for can happen. Offering new hope, achievable goals, and a breath of fresh air to families and teachers, Cynthia Tobias explains how the mind of a strong-willed child works - and how to use that information to the child's best advantage.

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