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When Your Shelter-in-Place Is Not a Shelter (Dale Kuiken)

When Your Shelter-in-Place Is Not a Shelter (Dale Kuiken)

For many of us, the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought significant anxiety. Some handle it well, and are taking advantage of some wonderful family time, togetherness, or getting caught up on things around the home. But sadly, for others, it can increase fear and present more danger. To those of you who are already suffering…

Handout for Pastors’ Fellowship

Handout for Pastors’ Fellowship

Pastoral Care for Infidelity Handout Dec 4 2019 (1) Other resources: Brad Hambrick on marks of change, reasons to bring church discipline to an end: http://bradhambrick.com/churchdiscipline4/ Restoration plan dynamics, e.g., with Ted Haggard: The restoration plan http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/10/haggard.restoration/index.html Early efforts to revise plan https://www.denverpost.com/2007/08/29/haggards-plan-unacceptable/ Ending restoration plan https://abcnews.go.com/Business/ted-haggard-rebuilds-family-starts-church-leaving-sex/story?id=12566080 Minimizing sin, criticizing restoration plan https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704249004575385170843908594 The problem…

Sexual Sin and a Person’s Worth – Dating and Christian Faith(fulness) Part 3 of 4

Sexual Sin and a Person’s Worth – Dating and Christian Faith(fulness) Part 3 of 4

In the previous post in this series, we explored how parents sometimes struggle with the power they possess in relating to their children on the topics of dating, sex, and marriage. Now we’ll look at a third challenge raised in Joshua Harris’ reflections in the two decades since the release of I Kissed Dating Goodbye….

Parenting and Power (Dating and Christian Faithfulness series, part 2 of 4)

Parenting and Power (Dating and Christian Faithfulness series, part 2 of 4)

Dating and Christian Faith(fulness) Part 2 In the previous post, we looked at some of the course corrections in popular Christian dating advice over the last few years. And one is the challenge many parents experience in how to teach their children and teens how to view dating, romance, sex, and marriage. The problems are…

Parenting 101—Recipe or Relationship? (by D. P. Love)

Parenting 101—Recipe or Relationship? (by D. P. Love)

If you Google “parenting books” you get over 166,000,000 hits; likewise, crowded bookshop shelves are brimming with numerous resources all claiming to have the best ways to parent our children. It’s overwhelming: parents really need advice—Christian parents included. Dr. Bob Kellemen writes in the introduction of his latest book, Raising Kids in the Way of…