The Love Dare for Parents

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Terence Chatmon's wife, Wanda, brought up her concern that their children weren't prepared to defend their faith after high school. So Chatmon sought to develop a plan to help his family come to love and serve Christ always but in generations to come. Find out how Chatmon introduced this plan to his...

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Don Whitney, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, coaches Christians not to forget to pray the words of Scripture as they seek the Lord. When we pray the Scriptures back to God we find ourselves praying with fervor. Whitney also coaches parents on how to lead their families in praye...

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Are your spending habits becoming a debt habit? Christian financial expert Ron Blue shares four biblical principles for building a healthy financial foundation for your family. Ron also talks to parents and students alike about the benefits of paying for college as you go rather than relying on stu...

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What is theology? Pastor Marty Machowski explains that because theology is the study of God, theology is for everyone, including our kids. Machowski's book of systematic theology delivers the truths of Scripture in pint-sized lessons parents and children will love and understand....

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Christians are often accused of being intolerant, but did you know that God is intolerant too? Best-selling author and speaker Josh McDowell talks about the beauty of intolerance. McDowell exposes the myth of tolerance and reminds us that there are all kinds of things we shouldn't be tolerant of lik...

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You want your teens to respect you. But do you respect them? Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock, both mothers who work for Greater Impact Ministries, talk about the importance of appropriately communicating with your teen....

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What is your goal as a parent? Author Brian Housman knows parents, like coaches, want to win at the end of the day, but what does that look like? For some parents it's obedience, but Housman encourages parents to shoot for a bigger goal—to see their children's hearts transformed into Christlikene...

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Popular theologian Bruce Ware urges parents to use the ordinary moments of life to introduce their children to God and grow disciples in the faith. Bruce also helps equip parents to teach their children about the Holy Spirit in terms that young boys and girls can understand....

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Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp, so the awe of God should be our central motivation in all we do. However, we easily forget God and let other things, like money or self, take His place. It even affects our children. Paul reminds parents to point th...

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Chris and Michelle Groff recall the night friends awakened them at 2:30 a.m. to tell them their son had broken into their car. Shocked and confused by their son's behavior and revealed drug abuse, the Groffs realigned their priorities as a family. The Groffs share what they learned while their son w...

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Pastor Crawford Loritts reminds us that real faith isn't just optimism, but confidence in a holy God. Crawford distinguishes faith from presumption, and reminds us that God isn't obligated to do everything we ask. Faith says to God, "I believe You no matter what."...

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We worship a generous God. Shouldn't we also then, be generous givers? Brad Formsma, founder of I Like Giving, a ministry that inspires people around the world to live generously, tells how his grandfather, a bakery owner, modeled generosity to him by giving away loaves of bread to the needy each we...

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