Parent Weekly

Questions

Just two days into the New Year we got the difficult news that my 91-year-old grandmother had passed away. In the days that followed we did what everyone does in the grieving process. We remembered. We told a lot of stories. We recalled conversations and pivotal moments that stood out to us as we recalled […]

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The Other Person Your Child Needs

We’re miles apart connected through cell phones, but the smile I feel in her voice sinks into my bones. With me, through moves across the country, career changes, moments when I was feeling sorry for myself, and times I needed to celebrate, Sibyl always had the words that hit the spot. She’s never shied away […]

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Connecting When You Have Nothing In Common

I can still picture my daughter Brittainy as a bright, talented sixth grader. She could figure out technology with lightening speed, dribble a ball like it was attached to her hand with a string, and never so much as flinch when a soccer ball came straight at her head. With her dark hair, she took […]

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X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out

Challenge: Raising kids is stressful. Let’s share ways to make it less so. X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan) Friends, as my readers know, I get to spend an hour each week with a group of young people going through addiction recovery. Yes. Young people. I’m talking teenagers who are locked away for […]

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Making Peace With Your Kids

A couple of weeks ago, one of my boys said something and it hurt so much, it felt like the wind was knocked out of me. He’s young enough where I don’t think the words were said with the intention to hurt, and he was oblivious to how hurtful his words were. But I am […]

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I’ts Sunday, But It’s Not School

What comes to mind for you when you hear Sunday School?  I picture a teacher in a room of children telling them every detail they could ever wish to know about a classic Bible story.  There would be a craft made during class for kids to take home and show off to parents while reciting […]

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The Good Fight- Marriage Resource

https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/893 Hey y’all, Hillary and I just watched all of the videos on our way to and from work yesterday. So much valuable info here and Les was hilarious. If you want to build your marriage in an easy/fun way watch these videos together. If you need help with a login to Right Now Media, […]

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GRACE AND DISCIPLINE

No one would pretend that raising kids is easy.  It’s a constant tension between grace: I love you. I see value in you. I will never quit on you. And discipline: You can’t write on the walls in crayon; hit your brother on the head with a mixing bowl; be out with the car til 5 a.m. […]

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Raising a Kind Person

That is one of your goals as a parent right? Along with a good education, health, financial autonomy, faith in God, you hope your kids will be nice, at least some of the time. http://theparentcue.org/raising-a-kind-person/

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Growing Knowledge

Every year, two professors from a small college in Wisconsin publish a “Mindset” list to remind us that every freshman has a completely different knowledge base than previous generations. Maybe you’ve seen the list. For example, this year, the class of 2017 has. . . http://theparentcue.org/growing-knowledge/  

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CCT Christmas Party- Wed. Dec. 21st- $5

3 Things to Bring:  $5 Entry Fee for the party “Re-gift” Gift– Something laying around the house worth about $5. Examples- Picture Frames, Coffee Mugs, Statues, Candy… Student Scholarship $Money$- Bring your donation for our 3 students around the world. Join us for our annual Christmas Party. Cost will be $5. Bring a coat as […]

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Winter Jam! -Sat. Jan. 28th- Discount $rate$ ends Dec. 31

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-jam-2017-jam-nation-tickets-29282507769 Costs this year is $35- This discounted price ends after Wed. Dec. 31st All Scholarship Students must fill out a scholarship form- email zack- and have your form in by Dec. 31st. Final Signups end Wed. Jan. 11th- (This does not include scholarship students) This is an amazing event. This year will be even […]

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NO BIBLE STUDY! Dec. 25th or Jan. 1

Go buy your books now in the Christ Church Bookstore. We’ve discounted them to $8. We will be using this book for our Sunday Morning bible studies at all campuses from Nov. 27- Feb. 12th. This study will be an incredible building block for your student’s faith in Jesus. This is a great way to […]

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Check out our current Series

We are starting our new series, Dysfunctional Family. We’re taking a different look at the Christmas story over the next 3 weeks. So many of our students are in broken and blended families. Jesus was born into a similar situation. We’re talking about Mary , then Joseph, then Jesus. Is your family dysfunctional? Jesus’ family […]

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New Series- Dysfunctional Family

We are starting our new series, Dysfunctional Family. We’re taking a different look at the Christmas story over the next 3 weeks. So many of our students are in broken and blended families. Jesus was born into a similar situation. We’re talking about Mary , then Joseph, then Jesus. Is your family dysfunctional? Jesus’ family […]

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