August’s issue is about effectively parenting our kids. It is brought through the perspective of single, divorced, and married couples. There are a lot of issues involved, and many parents feel like they fall short. Back up all topics with scripture and provide parents with hope.
Please submit your preferred topic to Michelle Danko at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will confirm. Due date for submissions is July 28, 2022.
- Schools teach our children about being transgendered, nonbinary, etc. and that gender is a choice. Yet this is not what scripture tells us when it says that He made them male and female. How do you bring a balanced perspective into your child’s life where they understand scripture but are not discriminatory to others. What is God’s Word over this?
- Some parents seek to control their children. Define what proper parameters should be put into place for different age groups and discuss what controlling parenting looks like. How can you tell if you are controlling versus wanting the best for your kids? When does it cross the line, and what can it lead to?
How can divorced couples raise their children in a compatible manner? How should conflict be resolved? How should discipline be handled? What if the couple doesn’t respect each other?(Taken) Describe tips for single parents raising Godly children. How can you effectively raise children on your own and still lead a balanced life? Discuss how to incorporate “me” time when surrounded by kids and why it is important. What challenges do single parents face and how can they be overcome?(Taken)
- How do single parents discuss dating again with their children? What is the best approach and how can you overcome common obstacles?
- How can a parent handle a child who is angry at them, and they (the parent) don’t know why? How can this be overcome? What are common reasons for anger, lying, and disassociating with a parent?
How do you deal with a child who is constantly lying to you? Discuss the common reasons for this behavior and how to turn things around. Include everything from kids dealing with controlling behaviors to smothering to compulsive lying, to poor communication. (Taken) What does childhood anxiety look like? Describe the different sources, what are they, and how parents can overcome them using scripture. (Taken)
- Your child comes home and tells you they are gay. Even though scripture is very specific on this topic, how do you deal with this in a positive manner? How can parents navigate through their own emotions regarding this topic?
You see your child headed down a path of destruction. They have surrounded themselves with “bad company”, or are making poor choices. How do you discuss things with them without moving them further away from you? Can you protect them from potential poor consequences? When do you let them reap what they sow? What advice do you give a desperate parent to provide hope? (Taken)
- How can parents handle a disrespectful child? What do you do when your child continually mouths off at you and doesn’t listen. Why is respect so important and how can you turn things around? What if they are mimicking another parent’s style of communication?
Why is it important for parents to set the proper godly example when it comes to how they communicate with each other? In what ways do we commonly fall short? How should we interact with each other? What happens when one parent behaves destructively? How can you ensure your child doesn’t repeat the same behavior? (Taken)
- Why should you never compare children? What does this do to siblings and how can you tell if you are doing it?
Describe different parenting styles. What are the strengths of each and the disadvantages? How can you tell what category you fall into? (Taken)
- Discuss the overprotective parent. Where does this stem from? What are the long-term consequences? How can a parent overcome being overprotective? What does scripture say as to how we handle our kids?
Discuss how to raise godly kids in today’s society. What challenges do they face? How can parents overcome them?(Taken)
- What are the benefits of youth groups to children? Why should our children attend? Discuss activities involved and why it is important to their spiritual well-being.
What role do parents play in raising their children according to the Word? How do we fall short? What should this look like for every family? (Taken)
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