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Empowering Your Teen

Theme: With greater understanding of the dynamics at work in the family with adolescents and by developing more effective skills in living with their teenage children, parents can strengthen family ties and help young people develop emotionally and spiritually. About this Resource: The following resource is designed to assist pastors, family ministries directors and other…

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Evangelistic Parenting

Theme: The style of parenting to a great extent determines the effectiveness of the home as an evangelistic unit. Objective: To outline a pattern for family management and home government which will have the greatest likelihood of leading children and young people to make decisions to follow Christ. How to Use This Resource: This material…

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Correction With Grace

CORRECTION WITH GRACE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Child discipline and correction must be shaped by the redemptive principles of the gospel. How to Use These Resources: The following resources are designed for a 2 to 3-hour seminar for parents. Presenters may wish to spread the material…

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Connections That Make a Difference

CONNECTIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE “Risk-Proofing” Youth in a High Risk Society by Gary L. Hopkins, M.D., Dr.P.H. & Bruce Heischober, M.D. with Karen Flowers Gary L. Hopkins, M.D., Dr.P.H., is professor of Behavioral Science, Andrews University and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health Promotion and Education, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University. He is…

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Bridging the Generations

BRIDGING THE GENERATIONS by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Grandparents and parents can improve their relationships by showing respect for each other, focusing on each other’s strengths and working to resolve issues surrounding the role of the older generation in the life of the younger family. How to…

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Time Out for Love

TIME OUT FOR LOVE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: The marriage bond is strengthened as couples recognize their personal worth and endeavor to build the worth of each other. Objective: To provide a period of marriage enrichment during which each participant learns about the importance of a…

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Putting Anger in Its Place

PUTTING ANGER IN ITS PLACE A Marriage Enrichment Seminar by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference with Harold and Nelma Drake Marriage Enrichment Facilitators, NAD Theme: Anger is a God-given emotion. With proper management under the control and guidance of the Holy Spirit, our anger can help us grow in…

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The Power of Oneness

THE POWER OF ONENESS by Elaine & Willie Oliver Department of Family Ministries North American Division Theme: Christian marriage is based on the biblical model of leaving father and mother and cleaving to one’s spouse. In addition, the notion of becoming one is of paramount importance to the unity that God intends should exist between…

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Childish Things That Should Not Be Put Away

Theme: An important aspect of becoming an adult is to retain the simple lessons about life and relationships learned in childhood. Theme Text: 1 Corinthians 13:11; Matthew 18:3; Luke 18:15-17 Presentation Notes: While adults will no doubt receive a blessing from this message, the target group are adolescents, young people on the verge of adulthood.…

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Many, Yet One Family

MANY, YET ONE FAMILY by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Through Christ we can find oneness in our families both at home and at church. Theme Text: John 17: 1, 2, 6, 20-26 Hymn: The Church Has One Foundation Presentation Notes: The notes presented in this section do…

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