Discussion Questions to Get Your Family Talking

Getting your teenagers talking can be quite a challenge. You’ve probably had a conversation that went something like this: Parent: Did you have a good day? Teen: Yeah. Parent: What did you do? Teen: Nothing. Parent: Did anything exciting happen? Teen: No. Parent: Any plans for the weekend? Teen: Not really. Some of the challenge … Continue reading Discussion Questions to Get Your Family Talking

Talking About “Sexting”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJyHmoSeHog Kids may "sext" to show off or prove their love. How to discuss the consequences. By Caroline Knorr Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. And, while experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project confirms sexting … Continue reading Talking About “Sexting”

How (and Why) to Stop Asking God to Change Your Spouse

By Gary Thomas How (and Why) to Stop Asking God to Change Your Spouse While working on my book Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage, I interviewed a woman who told me about an amazing marital “exercise” she put into practice. She spent an entire year working on her husband’s Christmas present. What … Continue reading How (and Why) to Stop Asking God to Change Your Spouse

Culture Post: All That Smartphone Time May Be Making Teens Unhappy

By [reposted by] Jim Liebelt *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Teens who are glued to their smartphones and other devices are unhappier than those who spend less time on digital media, new research finds. The study can’t prove cause-and-effect, so it’s not clear if teens are made unhappy by … Continue reading Culture Post: All That Smartphone Time May Be Making Teens Unhappy