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What is the Proper Definition of Manhood with Bishop David Evans [Podcast]

Throughout history, men have been the predominant force in leadership in virtually all areas of life.

David Evans

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However, as the culture continues to challenge the traditional and biblical definition of manhood, today’s males are finding themselves in an identity crisis. So, what is the proper definition of manhood.

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Practical Signs of the End Times with Katherine Albrecht [Podcast]

Can parents identify practical signs of the end times?

Katherine Albrecht

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Surprisingly, many parents are unaware of this concept and how it applies to raising their teens. Our guest today will provide us with practical signs of the end times.

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How to Turn Tragedy into Triumph with Julie Woodley [Podcast]

Today’s podcast addresses a difficult topic. Many families in today’s culture have been faced with the tragedy of sexual abuse. How can families move forward amidst this heart breaking time?

Julie Woodley

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Our guest, Julie Woodley, helps us see how God can turn tragedy into triumph.

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How to Persevere as a Godly Parent with Ryan Dobson [Podcast]

Godly parents may be frustrated in their attempt to raise godly teens in today’s culture.

Ryan Dobson

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Despite all your devotions, church programs, love, wisdom, counsel and even despite your prayers, it may still seem that your teen is destined to be a victim of our ever de-civilizing culture. So, what can you do? Our guest, Ryan Dobson, provides us with an encouraging conversation on how to persevere as a godly parent. 

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What is the Age of Maturity? [Video]

In raising your teen, are you confused at what the age of maturity actually is?

I hope to clarify this a bit in this week’s video.

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How to Help Your Strong Willed Teen with Cynthia Tobias [Podcast]

Raising kids is tough enough these days; but, things can get even tougher if you are a parent of a strong willed teen.

Cynthia Tobias

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Our interview with Cynthia Tobias provides us with tips to address the challenges you may face if you have a strong willed teen in your home.

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Top Parenting Posts for 2015

I hope everyone is having a great Holiday Season.

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It is incredible to me how fast this year flew by.  As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share with you my Top Parenting Posts for 2015. These are the articles our readers found most helpful.

#1) 3 Problem Areas in America’s Youth Culture

This post continues to resinate with parents year after year. In this article, we outline the three problem areas in America’s Youth Culture. What our teens are struggling through may just surprise you.

#2) Lessons to Teach Children about Money: with Chuck Bentley [Podcast]

This podcast was originally aired in 2012 and was consistently one of the most viewed posts this year. I had the privilege to interview Chuck Bentley. Together we discuss why it is important to begin discussing finances with your children early on in their life.

#3) Warning Signs of an Ineffective Youth Group

Many parents naively think that if their kids are in a youth group that they can “relax.” This may be true for some. However, often enough parents may be unaware of just how ineffective a youth group may be. This posts provides you with warning signs.

#4) Do We Give Teens Too Much Freedom?

Is it possible that you are giving your teen too much freedom? This is a question every parent must honestly answer. The answer to this question may change the way you parent your teen.

#5) The Harmful Effects of Food: with Dr. Jean Lawrence [Podcast]

We rarely discuss what an appropriate diet looks like for your teen. However, when we did, it was a hit. Maybe we should discuss this topic some more. For 2015, you found our interview with Dr. Jean Lawrence to be the fifth most helpful post and the second most listened to podcast.

#6) How to Help Teens Overcome Insecurity

Is your teen struggling with insecurity? Believe it or not, even the most confident teen may be struggling with insecurity. This article provides practical insight into what you can do to help your teen overcome insecurity.

#7) Why Do Teens Struggle with Today’s Culture

Today’s teen has a struggle with today’s culture. Many may not even be aware of the struggle. This article provides insight into what your teen may be facing.

#8) How to Protect Your Family from the Internet: with Craig Gross [Podcast]

The Internet is sanctioning our lives. Is this a good thing? I had the privilege of interviewing Craig Gross, Founder of iparent.tv. His advice on how to protect your family from the Internet is valuable to even the most tech savvy of parents.

#9) How Your Teen Can Defend the Faith

Today’s culture goes to great lengths to convince your teen that Christianity is a joke. This article will provide you with tips on how your teen can defend the faith.

#10) Understanding Anhedonia

Anhedonia is a word that many parents don’t understand. In today’s media saturated culture, it is incumbent upon godly parents to understand the effects media stimuli has on our teens. While this article is only the tip of the iceberg, it is an effective introduction to anhedonia and its effects on teens.

Conversation starter: What post from 2015 did you find most helpful for your family?

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Top Parenting Videos of 2015

Today, we list the Top Parenting Videos of 2015.  We hope you will enjoy them!

Top Parenting Videos of 2015

Here are the top five videos that “YOU” have found most helpful in this past year! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all the videos available on valuable parenting advice.  

Top Parenting Videos of 2015

1. What Age is Appropriate to Stop Spanking [Video]

What age is appropriate to stop spanking you ask… Trace Embry says: “The most effective spanking is OFTEN the one that IS NOT given.”

2. How to Prevent an Argument with Your Teen [Video]

Can you prevent an argument with your teen? Many may think arguments are inevitable with teenagers. Trace Embry provides insight on how to stop them.

3. Accountability: How it Can Bring Your Family Closer to Christ [Video]

Accountability may actually be the missing link between your kid’s relationship to God. Trace Embry explains what you can do to gain respect with your kids.

4. What Builds Good Character [Video]

What builds good character? Trace Embry provides one example of what it takes to build good character in your defiant teenager.

5. Why Pain is a Good Thing as It Relates to Your Teen [Video]

Pain is a good thing when it comes to certain character developments in teenagers. Trace Embry provides practical examples of why pain is a good thing.

Conversation Starter: With the new year around the corner, what topics would you like me to address in 2016?

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Top Parenting Podcasts for 2015

As the year ends, I wanted to take this week as a time to present you with our Top Performing content.  Happy New Year!

Top Parenting Podcasts for 2015

Today, I’m kicking of the week with our Top Parenting Podcasts for 2015. It will be followed by our Top Parenting Posts later this week.

#1) Lessons to Teach Children about Money: with Chuck Bently [Podcast]

My interview with Chuck Bentley, back in 2012, was a top parenting podcast this year. We hope that in 2016 we will be able to provide more content on teaching your children about money.

#2) The Harmful Effects of Food: with Dr. Jean Lawrence [Podcast]

We rarely discuss what an appropriate diet looks like for your teen. However, when we did, it was a hit with our audience. Maybe we should discuss this topic more often. For 2015, you found our interview with Dr. Jean Lawrence to be the fifth most helpful post and the second most listened to podcast.

#3) How to Protect Your Family from the Internet: with Craig Gross [Podcast]

The Internet is sanctioning our lives. Is this a good thing? I had the privilege of interviewing Craig Gross, Founder of iparent.tv. His advice on how to protect your family from the Internet is valuable, even for the most tech savvy of parents.

#4) The Difference Between Alcohol and Marijuana: with Dr. Karl Benzio [Podcast]

With the legalization of marijuana being so controversial, many parents are left con-fused. How is marijuana any different than alcohol? I sat down with Dr. Karl Benzio to provide the medical facts behind marijuana use.

#5) Life After a Therapeutic Boarding School: with Ruben Jimenez [Podcast]

What is life like after a boarding school? My guest, Ruben Jimenez provides great insight. For parents that currently have their teens in residential care, this podcast provides hope.

Conversation Starter:  What were some of your favorite podcasts from 2015?

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How to Be Proactive in Teaching Your Kids About Sex [Video]

We live in a world that is obsessed with sex.  Are you teaching your kids about sex?

So, what can you do to be proactive in teaching your kids about sex.

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