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Connected Families trains and equips parents to better connect with their children during the messiness of every-day life. They encourage parents to help grow their children in long-term wisdom and faith rather than short-term obedience.

Your Kids: Responsible or Spoiled?

2017-05-09T15:19:10+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you unknowingly too child-centered? We wrote recently about the problem of entitlement among children — about how many well-meaning parents, without thinking about it much, have become too child-centered. The article struck a nerve. [...]

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What Happens When We Approach Our Kids With an Empty Tank

2017-05-23T11:17:50+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Sometimes, especially when we’re stressed and our tank is on empty, it’s easy to approach kids with our needs instead of a full heart. We demand the good behavior that “fills our tank” instead of [...]

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When Technology Sucks the Life Out of a Family

2017-05-03T13:42:08+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes technology feels out of control. I am chief offender in our home. Two hours can pass and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t really remember much of what I did, saw, or believed was [...]

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Online Gaming Addiction: Steps to Helping Kids Break Free

2017-04-04T14:04:53+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Online gaming addiction is real. Perhaps anytime you attempt to corral efforts at managing online gaming in your family, you run up against a wall. Maybe your child or teenager is moody, sneaking time online [...]

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Online Gaming Addiction: The Long Road to Recovery

2017-04-04T14:01:46+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Online gaming addiction is real.  You can read this post about creative ways to nurture healthy boundaries around screen time for younger children, but some of you may be shaking your head saying, “My kid [...]

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Anxiety and Control: Partners in Parenting Crime

2017-02-21T11:50:03+00:00 By |Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Will my kids choose good friends? Will they do well academically? Will they make wise choices when I’m not around to guide them?It’s normal to consider questions like these. However, if the answer is “no” [...]

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My Response to My Husband’s Confession of Attraction for Someone Else

2017-03-13T11:26:24+00:00 By |Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We can name evangelical leaders, TV personalities, and even our own acquaintances who have created a swirling, disconcerting list of people who have fallen into the trap of adultery. We know it’s a chronic and [...]

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Married but Attracted to a Co-Worker: Putting an End to the Feelings

2017-03-09T10:20:58+00:00 By |Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One day I found myself growing attracted to a woman at work. I felt competent and respected in this rewarding and harmonious relationship. It was fun. It was energizing. I found myself wanting to be [...]

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