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  • Kahlil Gibran, Writes The Following Poem On ...

    Contributed by Ferdinand Funk on Sep 26, 2008
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    Kahlil Gibran, writes the following poem On Children: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you, You may give them your love but not your ...read more

  • Make Me Fit To Live With

    Contributed by Ferdinand Funk on Sep 26, 2008
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    Make Me Fit to Live With John Drescher, in his book, If I Were Starting My Family Again, says something really profound. He used to pray for his children, that they would become more obedient, pleasant, loving, and so on. And then he says: "... it struck me that this kind of praying myst ...read more

  • Mark Twain Was Asked His Opinion On The Raising ...

    Contributed by Blake Inscore on Sep 26, 2008
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    Mark Twain was asked his opinion on the raising of children. With his typical wit Twain offered this homey philosophy: “Things run along pretty smoothly until your kid reaches thirteen. That’s the time you need to stick ‘em in a barrel, hammer the lid down nice and snug, and ...read more

  • My Name Is Dawn Stefanowicz. I Grew Up In A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Chris Kelly on Oct 21, 2008
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    "My name is Dawn Stefanowicz. I grew up in a homosexual household during the 60s and 70s in Toronto, exposed to many different people in Gay, Lesbian, bisexual, Transsexual subcultures and explicit sexual practices. My biggest concern is that children are not being discussed in this same-sex ...read more

  • Letting Children Free To ...

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 8, 2008
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    Letting Children Free to Develop? I’ve used this illustration before, but I think it speaks so well as to the nature of guidance and children: A Gentleman was once talking with a man who told him that he did not believe in giving little children any moral instruction whatsoever. His theory ...read more

  • A Daddy Came Home One Day Carrying A Gift That ...

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Dec 14, 2008
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    A daddy came home one day carrying a gift that certainly caught the interest of his three sons. “This gift is for the little boy who has been so good, he has picked up all his toys and has listened to mommy.” The three boys sat united in ...read more

  • But Jewish Tradition Also Sees Esav In Another ...

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 15, 2008
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    "But Jewish tradition also sees Esav in another light. The famous Talmudic sage, Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel, was known for the great care he took in fulfilling the Mitzvah of honoring one’s parents. Yet he stated: ’I served my father faithfully all my life, yet I did not even reach the smallest level ...read more

  • The Story Is Told Of A Grandmother, A Mother And ...

    Contributed by Bobby Bodenhamer on Dec 27, 2008
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    The story is told of a grandmother, a mother and a little boy--three generations--who went into a restaurant and sat down to order. The waitress took the grandmother’s order, the mother’s order, then turned to the little boy and said, "What would you like?" The mother immediately said, "Oh, I’ll ...read more

  • Here Is A Modern Example Of The Tragedy Of Not ...

    Contributed by Bobby Bodenhamer on Dec 27, 2008
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    Here is a modern example of the tragedy of not listening, a modern example of the measure you measured with being measured back to you. In this particular case it’s a college girl pleading with parents to listen. But I think I have already said enough to indicate that it has to work both ways. This ...read more

  • Do You Know The Poem, "If’, By Rudyard Kipling? ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
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    Do you know the poem, "If’, by Rudyard Kipling? I’m sure you’ve heard it a hundred times. But let me quote just a part of "If’. "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for ...read more

  • Do You Know The Poem, "If’, By Rudyard Kipling? ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008
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    Do you know the poem, "If’, by Rudyard Kipling? I’m sure you’ve heard it a hundred times. But let me quote just a part of "If’. "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for ...read more

  • A Teen's Plea On ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2009
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    A TEEN’S PLEA ON LISTENING I want to close now by reading a letter. Here is a modern example of the tragedy of not listening, a modern example of the measure you measured with being measured back to you. In this particular case, it’s a college girl pleading with parents to listen. But I ...read more

  • Parental ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    PARENTAL GUIDANCE Did you hear about the young mother and her kindergarten aged son who were driving down the road and the inquisitive little boy turned to his mother and asked, "Mommy, why do the ’idiots’ only come out when ...read more

  • H.b. London Jr., Of Focus On The Family, Writes ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    H.B. London Jr., of Focus on the Family, writes about his relationship with his father, who was a pastor: "My father was a great preacher. I only wish I had known him better. He was an absentee dad. I searched for a relationship with him until the time of his death, but I never found it. To give ...read more

  • Dr. John Trent, Author And Family Counselor ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    Dr. John Trent, author and family counselor writes: "...A tragic misconception many parents share is that simply being present communicates the blessing. Nothing could be further from the truth. A blessing becomes a blessing only when it is spoken. Children are in a constant search for the ...read more

  • Neil Chetnik, Author, Speaker, Expert On Men's ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    Neil Chetnik, author, speaker, expert on men’s lives wrote in USA Today about the time he and his father were going through his grandfathers papers and he writes: "It was the first time I had ever seen my Dad cry, and Dad said, ’I am crying not only for my father, but also for me. His death ...read more

  • Writing In His Book, A Work Of Heart, Dr. Reggie ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    Writing in his book, A Work of Heart, Dr. Reggie McNeal, director of the leadership development for the Southern Baptist Convention says, "Common wisdom maintains that children are given to parents so parents can instruct them. The truth is, God gives children to parents to teach parents things ...read more

  • Would Your Child Write ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
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    WOULD YOUR CHILD WRITE THIS? Bub Roussel was only 17 on Sunday morning in 1941, when Pearl Harbor was bombed. A few weeks later, he was drafted and ended up in the Army Air Corps, assigned as a radio operator on a B-29 bomber. The youngest in his crew, Bub and many like him had to grow up ...read more

  • A Mother's ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
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    A Mother’s Resolutions 1. When I forget to go to the grocery store, I will not boil the macaroni necklaces my children made for me in preschool. 2. I will pack the kids’ lunch boxes the night before so I don’t throw in a slab of frozen lasagna as they’re running for the bus. "It’ll defrost ...read more

  • Kids Mirror ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
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    KIDS MIRROR PARENTS An American Bible Society study conducted by Weekly Reader Research found children do mirror their parents’ behavior. Parents who attend church weekly tend to have teens that worship weekly, while 78% of parents who never attend worship services have teens who never attend, ...read more