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Help Students Invest Their Time Wisely

Adolescence offers many kids their first opportunity to manage their own schedules. Unfortunately, with all the obligations they must juggle, “free time” can become a foreign concept. Teenagers’ waking hours are packed with school, homework, sports, clubs, work, and church activities. So much for the myth that the teen years are a time to just…

In Praise of Inefficiency

This is the illustration used in Sunday’s Faith at Home Kickoff sermon. I found it a few weeks ago while looking for family ministry resources. It is by a man named Timothy Paul Jones. http://d6family.com/articles/in-praise-of-inefficiency I saw something beautiful the other day while walking down Breckenridge Lane. In a front yard not far from my home,…

Media in Your Teenagers Bedroom

This is from a weekly newsletter I receive from Eric Tooley with “Ultimate Escape.” Eric is a youth speaker who speaks about purity. We are hopefully having him at Crossroads in February 2014. It seems like every parent program I have ever done I have taught that it is not good to allow a television…

The Thumb War – Texting Teens

Jonathan McKee, president of The Source for Youth Ministry, offers these tips for avoiding a “thumb war” with texting teens: Teach teenagers proper stewardship of their cell phones. Owning a phone is a privilege, not a promise. But parents can do a lot to ensure that kids use phones appropriately. Model responsible use on the…

Parents, how do you start your day?

Most Christian parents are well aware of Proverbs 22:6: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” We focus on the long term. We want to raise our children well so they will make good choices as adults. What about the short term though? The…

How does media effect sleep?

TV, Media, and Sleep Problems – Jeff

A recent study looked at children’s television, video-game, and computer usage to determine if it had an impact on their sleep. The media content was evaluated for violence, scariness, and pacing (fast or slow plot). Among the study’s findings were the following: Children with a bedroom television consumed more media and were more likely to have a…