Entries Tagged as 'Fathers'

Letting Go

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by Marilyn Rockett

As I explored bookstores, I discovered a plethora of books about training children, discipline, knowing your child, loving your teen, making family memories . . . the list is endless. But where were the books and advice on handling the inevitable transition from the busy years of raising a family to the empty nest.

Oh yes, there were plenty of colorful selections about careers, hobbies, travel, and so forth—all the possibilities to occupy your time now that you weren’t training, teaching, and loving little ones. But absent were books about that difficult season of “letting go”? It is hard—harder than a mother imagines it will be before she begins to realize it is happening.

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What is your mission?

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by Jarrod Bell
AHEAD Partner Blogger

What is your mission? What are your values?

This Christmas break, I decided to get a lot of books from the library (creative, education, psychology, etc). One of those books pressed upon me the necessity of defining your values personally. I’ve never really thought of spending much time thinking about my core values. However, I am excited with what I am learning.

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My Son, Give Me Your Heart!

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by Kevin Swanson

Have you ever packed everything into the car for a vacation, pulled out of the driveway, accelerated up on to the freeway, and suddenly realized that you had remembered everything except for . . . one of the children? Have you ever bought a used car only to find out after signing the paperwork that the engine was missing? That is very much the way education has developed over the last century. It seems that we have remembered everything, except for what is vital.

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A Father and a Son

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by Kevin Swanson

I sit here in the car driving home from the office. My twelve-year-old son sits next to me and I think back on the years in which our relationship developed into what it is today. When the doctors pulled that little guy out of the womb (by C-section) almost thirteen years ago, he screamed like banshee, and just kept on screaming. . . for years, only taking a breath now and then for eating and sleeping. That’s how we were abruptly and a little rudely introduced to parenting so many years ago.

At the beginning, fathering for me involved bringing home a paycheck and a good night kiss on his forehead.

 

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Remind Me Again: Why Are We Homeschooling Our Children

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by David Quine

Shirley and I were recently asked this question. The answer is found in the challenge that is set before us. We have to raise our children to live in a non-Christian society. Dr. Francis Schaeffer wrote that we must be making a conscious effort to establish the next generation — that is, our children — on the Biblical world view so that they will be ready to face the difficult days and decisions that lie ahead. Where can we gain perspective amidst the changing educational and philosophical views?

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