Pornography Can Take Down Your Teen

Pornography is wreaking havoc on the minds and hearts of teenagers today. It’s definitely not a feel-good parenting topic, but it must be addressed and discussed with your teen. It’s possible you made it through the teen years without viewing pornography. That is probably not the case with your teen. In fact, if your child […]

The Purity Code – Teaching Your Teen Healthy Sexuality

It just sort of happened. I wasn’t planning on losing my virginity. He was cute and he told me he loved me. The next day he pretended like he didn’t know me at school. —Jenny, age 15 Since when is being a virgin a bad thing? I’m proud of my abstinence, and I will continue […]

FAQ Part 2

In the second of two episodes, Kurt and Liza discuss 3 more frequently asked parenting questions. The questions discussed phase-specific in this episode are: 1) How do I help my child navigate friendships and bullying? 2) When should I let my child have a cell phone? and 3) When do I let my child start […]

Practical Ideas for Influencing Your Grandkids

There are so many practical ways to influence your grandkids. Here are several ideas to get you started: Be present. Be fun. Be generous. Your presence matters. I call this “the power of being there.” Even if your grandkids are scattered around the country, you can be their digital positive influence. Keep in touch regularly. […]

JHM Sex Talks

Check out what the 7th & 8th graders in Junior High Ministry learned about SEX  these past two weeks in Life Groups.  And then, parents of teenagers, take the time to read through these wise tips and recommendations as you navigate the tough reality of relationships, sex, and more.  Be ready, be equipped, and be […]

6 Stats on How Social Media Affects Teens that Parents Need to Know

Social media, just like many of the other major components of the Internet, started out simple enough; connect with friends and spend time together when you cannot be physically together. However, just like many of the major components of the Internet, social media has blown up in popularity with adults and more so, teenagers, who […]

How Do I Select a Technology Monitoring Service?

Teens and kids today are spending more and more time online through mobile devices. Simply seeing our kids’ actions and behavior in the physical world is no longer enough to know how they are acting or who they are with since the rise of social media and these digital devices. So, what is a parent […]

5 Mom-Son Dates

  Moms, date your sons. There is no greater model for how your boys can treat a future girlfriend and spouse than with their very own mom. And it is never too early or too late to date your son. Ask him on a date today. You will not regret it! Here are 5 mom-son […]

Dating Your Kids, Part 2: 5 Dad-Daughter Dates

Dads, date your daughters. There is no greater model for how your daughters should expect to be treated by a future boyfriend and spouse than spending time with their very own dad. And it is never too early or too late to date your daughter. Ask her on a date today. You will not regret […]