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Ministering to Children – 7 suggestions

7 Ways Pastors Can Help Shepherd Children | ChuckLawless.com We who serve as pastors often think about ministering to adults, but we don’t spend enough time thinking about how we can minister to the children in our congregation. Pastors, consider these possibilities: more… This list is addressed to pastors, but are useful for anyone in children’s…

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Why the US is moving to Restrict International Adoption

Why the US Thinks Restricting International Adoptions Will Save Them | Christianity Today Last fall, America’s only active accreditor of international adoption agencies quit. The Council on Accreditation (COA) protested that the US State Department was requiring “significant changes” that would likely reduce the already record-low number of intercountry adoptions, put small adoption providers out…

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Let’s Ban Porn

Conservatives and Christians for decades have been declaring the potential corruption to society that readily available porn brings.  Now we are living it, and unlikely groups of people are now calling to ban it.  This was published in the NY Times as well.  KS An immodest proposal for the era of #MeToo.   More . . .

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Psychiatrist’s alternative to night-time prayers for children

Raising children with no faith in God must be extremely difficult.  It often requires finding “godless” substitutes for simple practices that have been sweet parts of growing up for kids for centuries.  There are even apps for it.  Of course, we could just take the time to pray, nightly, with our children.  KS   Parents…

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Up to 5% of first graders may have fetal alcohol disorders

There are a number of articles hitting the news about this today.  Some say that the rate might be as much as 10 times higher than previously thought.  The common warning is that pregnant women should not drink at all.  Of course, women of child-bearing years sometimes do not know they are pregnant and can…

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