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Parent conversations: What should Christian parents teach their children about gender?

I believe that Christian parents have a pivotal role to play in a world that is so confused by gender. Obviously this role starts at home with our own children, but…

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Parent conversations: Why do siblings fight? How should I react when they are fighting?

My life is so much richer, thanks to my brother and sisters. Each one helped shape me into the person I am today. Part of that shaping involved fighting—a lot…

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Parent conversations: How do I approach vaccines as a Christian parent?

Many people enter conversations about vaccines with trepidation because opinions can vary widely. However, we at Forward in Christ think that it’s important to have conversations about places where your…

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Parent conversations: How can I explain the Sixth Commandment to a young child?

Recently my six-year-old came home from his Lutheran elementary school, and I overheard him ask his older siblings, “What is ‘adultery’?” Apparently his class was memorizing the Sixth Commandment, and…

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Parent conversations: What if we can’t follow our Christmas traditions this year?

For better or worse, Christmas is filled with traditions. Some of these traditions help celebrate Jesus’ birth—the Christmas Eve candlelight service or the children’s Christmas service, for example. Others may…

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