Northland Church Talks About How to Explain to Kids About Suicidal Death of Isaac Hunter

Many of you are aware of the recent passing of Dr. Hunter's son, Isaac. The conversations and prayers taking place in your home concerning this may prompt questions from your child. Death is a difficult subject for everyone; children are no exception. If you are searching for guidance in how to talk with your child about this, the following suggestions may be helpful.

Where are Your Teens Really Hanging out Online?

For teens Facebook used to be the cool place to interact with their friends online. Well Facebook is becoming “uncool." Just last month Facebook acknowledged that they have been seeing a decrease in daily usage especially among younger teens. So if your teens aren’t hanging out on Facebook where are they hanging out online? Facebook’s recent attempt to buy Snapchat for $3 billion is a clue.

Parents: Help Your Kids to ‘Do Hard Things’

The twin brothers and co-authors recently released a follow-up to the 2005 best seller, Do Hard Things, which inspired thousands of young people around the world to make a difference in their schools, neighborhood and the world.

"19 Kids and Counting" Mum Michelle Tells How Celebrate Kids' Birthdays, A Lunch With Just Mum & Dad

It's quite interesting because we have a lot of birthdays, especially during the months of December and January when we have Jana, John-David, Jinger, Joseph, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jordyn and Josie. Now each child gets to have a special birthday lunch with just mom and dad. If it's a younger one, we'll usually invite their older buddy, too. For the older ones, it might be just dad and me so they get a chance to just spend quality time talking and having a nice lunch.

Why Your Kid Will Cheat: Understand How Their Minds Function and Talk with Wisdom

Have you ever got a call from one of your kid’s teachers saying that your kid was just caught cheating? It’s not a great feeling to answer that call. But wait–let’s calm down and spend some time looking at why kids cheat. Studies have shown that about a third of elementary students will cheat, and at the same time, the number is rising. By the time a kid gets to middle school, the percentage continues to rise to the point that by high school, the percentage of kids who cheat is about 75%.

Are Special Needs’ Kids Targeted for Bullying?

What if your child or client received a text or Facebook message that said, “You should just have one of your seizures and die?” or “No one likes you, why don’t you just kill yourself?” Isn’t this just teasing? I hear some parents and professionals say, “Being bullied or teased is part of life; it makes you stronger.” Is that true? Who do bullies target and what are the long-term effects of being bullied, socially isolated or rejected?

Duck Dynasty Sadie Robertson Makes Weekly Video Devotional Series,"I Am Different"

Sadie says that she "realizes that God has given her fame in order for her to make a difference for Christ. "When we were little and said our prayers at night, I would always say, 'God, please give me an opportunity to make a difference in this world.' I mean, you always want to, but you never know how to do it. Now that God's blessed us with this TV show, here's that opportunity."

Duck Dynasty's Missy Robertson: Singing with my family makes me happy happy happy!

We all love to sing and play the piano, guitar or ukulele, so we spend a lot of time at home messing around with new tunes, working on something for our next performance, or just being silly. Music is a big part of our lives, and we love praising God together at church on Sundays. I have sung on our praise team for about 22 years, and Reed has been joining me lately. Singing with my family makes me happy happy happy!

Duck Dynasty Missy Robertson Share Key To Raise Confident Kids: Full Commitments To Husband and God

Being on Duck Dynasty, many women have approached Jase in person and on social media. However, because of his commitment to his Creator and to me, our family has become even stronger. Jase tells me almost every day how beautiful I am. He tells our teenage boys in front of me, "Your mama is one hot-lookin' woman!" They just laugh. No matter how difficult a situation may become, neither one of us is going anywhere.

Parenting Tips From The Duggar Family- How Does Michelle Teach Her Daughters About Modest Dress?

My daughters are the second generation of modest dressing in this family. They've grown up being dressed modestly, and in clothes that are definitely more feminine apparel. I've told my daughters this has been a joyful journey for me to learn what my Lord has called me to. This is the direction that God has led me as your mother, and you're in the family...My daughters are also very into fashion; they are the cosmetologists and the beauty consultants for the family and they love it. They enjoy i

A Mother Told Her Daughter's Story - Attention to Sexual Immorality And Online Blackmail

Having spoken to thousands of parents over the past 10+ years on the subject of Internet safety I occasionally get a call from a parent when something bad happens to one of their kids online. Often they don’t know whom else to call because the situation may be too embarrassing or hurtful to talk about with a friend or family. I am glad I can be that third option. But that also means I have heard many heartbreaking stories.

8 Guildlines For A Christian Parent Respond To Gay Son

I believe Rachel's motivation is to create a more welcoming and loving environment in the church for those who identify themselves as homosexuals, or who struggle with homosexual desire. I admire and agree with her motive, and must say that I've learned from her in this area of being much more careful in how I speak and write about homosexuality.......Yes, the Gospel welcomes sinners, heterosexual and homosexual sinners, but, thanks be to God, it does not leave us there

Adopting Children Living with HIV

According to UNICEF (2011), there are 153 million orphans worldwide. It is accurate to say that millions of these children are living with HIV. Without a family to care for them, their risk of death is inevitable. Their deaths are preventable. Not only can the church care for children living with HIV, they can provide what every child needs most: they can help children reunite with their families

A Message to Fathers from '19 Kids and Counting' Jim Bob Duggar

When Michelle and I first married, we thought we might have one or two children. Four years into to marriage, we had our first child. After that, Michelle went back on the birth control pill. She ended up getting pregnant while on the pill and had a miscarriage. We were so grieved. We did not know that sometimes the pill allows you to get pregnant but then causes a miscarriage.

Is Public School an Option?

The growing chaos in society is forcing Christians to rethink even their most cherished assumptions about their relationship with government institutions. For example, is public education even an option anymore?

A Love Letter to My Molested Sons

My Son, I love you. But really…what is going on with you? Yes. I know that may be odd coming from me. The One who knows all, who made all, who sees all. So, let me clarify: I am not unclear on how you got to this place. I just want to know, from you, why you are choosing to stay here. Here is not good. Here is leading you no where. At the end of here, there is death. Most assuredly.

Tony Dungy: Spontaneous Moments with Your Kids

Here's something that I want you to think about in the days ahead. When was the last time you did something really silly with, or in front of, your children? When was the last time you did something so totally unexpected and spontaneous that your children still remember it to this day? Like jumping in the swimming pool with your clothes on or "accidentally" spraying whipped cream all over your face, starting a pillow fight in the bedroom, or splashing in the puddles after a summer rain?

"19 Kids and Counting": Michelle Duggar on Creating Keepsake Boxes

Question from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan on Facebook: Do you save keepsakes and memorabilia for each of your kids? Yes, I create keepsake boxes for each child as a way of saving their favorite items from childhood. They're just simple little cardboard boxes that you buy at the store. I date each one, and I write each child's name on it. As they fill up, I put the closing date on the outside, close it up and put it in storage. And then I start a new box. Mostly, they'll contain paper project

What Shall I Do When I Discover My Kid Masturbating?

Well… this is one of those extremely awkward situations that neither you nor your teenager (or pre-teen) wants to ever be in. Chances are, you want to ignore what happened… sweep the event you witnessed under the rug as part of “kids being kids”… I mean, every child experiments a bit with their sexuality, right?

John Piper: Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children

I am writing this to plead with Christian parents to require obedience of their children. I am moved to write this by watching young children pay no attention to their parents' requests, with no consequences. Parents tell a child two or three times to sit or stop and come or go, and after the third disobedience, they laughingly bribe the child. This may or may not get the behavior desired.

Halloween, Fear, and a Christian Mom's Perspective

It is impossible to completely ignore Halloween. Stores are already stock full of Halloween supplies and costumes, and schools and TV shows will undoubtedly celebrate it as the holiday approaches. As parents and Christians, you may be wondering how to shelter your child from it. It seems as the years pass by, the costumes and decorations become more and more realistic and scary. My younger daughter will not even enter an aisle that has a Halloween selection in it. As a mother, it troubles me tha

What All Young Ladies Should Have at the Top of Their "Boyfriend Chosen List"

A couple years back, I happened upon my daughter’s “what to look for in a boyfriend” list, as I was cleaning her room. You know the list---the one that girls usually make around the 6th and 7th grade as they begin to think seriously about having a “boo-thang”. I thought it was cool that my princess had specific things in mind (as I encourage my children to always know what they want in life), but to evaluate a person’s value through a filter of respect, provides for a deeper foundation and a lon