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Serving Up Milk & Honey: Nurturing Your Child’s Spiritual Development

Theme: Through a clear understandings of both the Christian gospel and the ways children grow spiritually, parents may become more effective in sharing the way of salvation with their children and in acquainting them with the Savior. Setting: This material is designed for several sessions with parents of children from birth through pre-adolescence. Each session…

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Parenting to Empower Children

Theme: While children must first learn to trust their parents, parents must also learn to trust their children. This is the key component of the empowering process. (Balswick & Balswick, 1989, p. 244.) Objective: To identify a parenting path that leads to the empowerment of children in the home setting. How to Use This Resource:…

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Organizing a Caring Parents Group

Why a Caring Parents group? A Caring Parents group can provide a setting for parents to fellowship and support each other and work through common parenting issues. Parents need other parents. The encouragement given them through association and interaction with other parents provides an affirmation of themselves as persons, gives them a sense of belonging…

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The Family Council: Learning Peaceful Cooperation

Theme: The Family Council helps families to respect and appreciate each other as persons equal in the sight of God, to live more happily and productively together, and to carry into the world the value of harmony and peaceful cooperation. How to Use This Program: This program can be used with a group of parents,…

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Families That Stay Together

Introduction for Seminar Leaders Much has been said about the problems families face, and in the l990’s it is no secret that many families are in crisis. This program is designed to promote growth in the relationship between pre-teens/teenagers and their parents. It is a program of enrichment and education, rather than therapy. It has…

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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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