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Training Your Children to Sit in Big Church

Training Your Children to Sit in Big Church

Written By TheJoyFilledWife I just read your post on children going into the sanctuary. Did you know that we’ve always had our children in church with us since day one? We’ve had a church or two that we’ve visited while traveling the country actually tell us that we are not allowed in the sanctuary if any children are with us, and that they are required to be in children’s church because the pastors find it distracting to hear any noise…

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Does Birth Control Help the Poor?

Does Birth Control Help the Poor?

Inevitably when a discussion comes up about birth control and the evil roots behind it, women will bring up generations in times past when birth control didn’t exist, where poverty was extreme, and families were large. “Isn’t birth control a great invention to help prevent this happening?” Here are some responses from women in the chat room. “All that is necessary to allow women to space children (such as for health purposes) is some basic knowledge of how their bodies…

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Take Your Children to Big Church!

Take Your Children to Big Church!

On my post Raising Godly Children Isn’t Left to Chance, I received a very wise comment. Churches these days seem to be all about entertaining the masses. It’s difficult in this electronic age full of people seeking pleasure to have a normal church service where the Word of God is taught but it’s so very important, women. Our children need to learn that they don’t need to be entertained all of the time. Being quiet and still is a great…

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Raising Godly Children Isn’t Left to Chance

Raising Godly Children Isn’t Left to Chance

There are many who believe that parents don’t have much responsibility in the way their children turn out. They site a few godly parents whose children turned out to be rebellious and then site a few ungodly parents whose children turned out to live for Jesus. (There are absolutely exceptions but these don’t negate the responsibility that God has given to parents to do everything in their power with His power flowing through them to raise godly offspring.) Many, when…

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Being Married and Having Children is the Pattern of Scripture

Being Married and Having Children is the Pattern of Scripture

Audrey Broggi is fantastic! This post was written by her on her Facebook page. I pulled out an old dusty journal. I had started it in March of my junior year in college and it carried me through many emotions of that spring: my relationship with my parents, my classes, friends, a young man, my job, the following summer, and the beginning of my senior year in college when Carl began to pursue me and my whole world changed. And,…

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Stop Causing Division Over the Non-Essentials of Child Raising

Stop Causing Division Over the Non-Essentials of Child Raising

All four of my children were born in a hospital and I had male doctors deliver all of them. The first two were delivered without epidurals and the second two were. I breastfed all of them for about a year and didn’t feed them on a schedule. We sleep trained them when they were about six weeks old and yes, we did the cry-it-out method. They were all in a separate bedroom by that time. I fed them mostly organic…

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Trusting God With Her Fertility

Trusting God With Her Fertility

Written By Karissa Collins Because you can never share your testimony enough… When I got married, I went on birth control. It is “the responsible thing to do.” It is what we are taught to do. Honestly, I had NO IDEA there was even another option. I was told to live life for my dreams, plans, and desires. And I never questioned it. Being raised in a Christian home and going to Bible college, why would I question what was…

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Fertility Isn’t Forever

Fertility Isn’t Forever

Written By Karissa Collins Fertility isn’t forever… Many people look at my large family of almost ten and their minds are screaming…”NO THANK YOU.” I get it. I recently encountered a pregnancy announcement for baby number 16. My mind screamed..”IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?” It looks scary. It looks impossible. It doesn’t look like much fun. But I am here to tell you that this life is not our own. This body is not our own.¬†And who are we really living…

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Grieving Over Their Inability to Conceive Children

Grieving Over Their Inability to Conceive Children

Recently, I have been watching a few couples journey through infertility on YouTube. They are young, Christian couples who want children desperately. One such couple is a positive and joyful couple. They have adopted a few children already and people ask them why they aren’t satisfied with them. “Why do you keep seeking ways to have a baby instead of being content with what you have or adopting more? After all, there’s plenty of children who need to be adopted.”…

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Biblical Rules for Educating Children

Biblical Rules for Educating Children

Written By Israel Wayne Every passage in Scripture that talks about education is directed to parents. No one else in the Bible is ever commanded to teach children other than parents (and in a supplementary role, grandparents). While the Bible doesn’t expressly forbid anyone else from teaching our children (in a supplementary role), the Bible does lay down these ground-rules: 1. All education must begin with the fear of the Lord (which is the beginning of wisdom). (Proverbs 9:10) 2….

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