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A Prayer for Resolving Conflict with Your Adult Children

Lets be honest, communication is a hard skill to master.Add conflict into the mix and communication becomes all the more difficult. Still, as Christians we are called to express love for one another. In the face of conflict, we should have two goals in mind: reconciliation and forgiveness. Only then can we resolve conflict. And... Read more

Immanuel’s Child bringing Christmas hope to children in need – Mission Network News

Russia (MNN) Christmas and Easter are two main holidays for professed Christians, but what about the rest of the year? For many, life continues without God as the focus. Immanuels Child is hoping to change that. What were doing is were equipping the churches to not only provide a gift, a Bible and additional resources... Read more

Ban on therapy for children with unwanted same-sex attraction is unconstitutional, US court rules

(Photo: Unsplash/Sigmund)The US Court of Appeals has ruled against banning therapy for children who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. The therapy, often dubbed "conversion therapy", was banned under two ordinances issued in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Florida, in 2017.  The ordinances outlawed forms of therapy that "eliminate or reduce sexual... Read more

Thousands of winter coats for Syrian children this Christmas

Sister Annie Demerjian with tailor Takla al Safadi in a workshop in Maaloula, Syria.(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)Some 25,000 winter coats are being gifted to children in Syria this Christmas.  The effort is being led by Sister Annie Demerjian and the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, with support from Aid to the Church... Read more

Prospective adopters prefer children with same ethnicity

Krish Kandiah (l) said there needed to be a shift in focus to recruiting more adoptive parents from black communities.Couples considering adoption would still prefer to give a home to a child from the same ethnic background, a study by a Christian charity has found. According to the survey by Home for Good, over half... Read more

Christian charity gave 2,600 food parcels to children every day in first six months of pandemic

The Trussell Trust handed out 1.2 million emergency food parcels during the first six months of the pandemic.Photo: The Trussell TrustAn average of 2,600 emergency food parcels were provided for children every day in the first six months of the pandemic, new figures from the Trussell Trust show.  The Christian charity said it had seen... Read more

Inquest opened into death of Christian blogger and three children in horrific Oxford crash

Zoe Powell, her husband Josh and their four childrenAn inquest has opened into the deaths of Christian blogger Zoe Powell and three of her children in a horrific car crash near Oxford last month.  The coroner said Powell, 29, and her eight-year-old daughter Phoebe both died at the scene as a result of multiple injuries. ... Read more

Christian magistrate challenges sacking after saying children do best with a mother and father

Richard PageThe Court of Appeal is hearing a legal challenge against the removal of a Christian as a magistrate and NHS director.  Richard Page lost his position as a magistrate in the Family Court after 15 years in the judiciary. He was also sacked as a non-executive director of Kent and Medway NHS Trust.  The... Read more

5 Prayers for Children Who Don’t Want a Relationship with God

One of the most comforting verses for parents, in waiting for their children to enter into a relationship with God, is found in 2 Peter 3:9. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to... Read more

The Word God’s Children Fear Most – Daughters of Promise – November 3

THE WORD GODS CHILDREN FEAR MOSTBy: Christine WyrtzenIn repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. Isaiah 30:15Oh, the power of repentance and how critical it is for any who wish to access the power of God in their lives. Without it, hearing will be dull.The word repentance has become a... Read more

How and Why to Pray the Scriptures for Your Children: An Interview with Jodie Berndt – Bible Gateway Blog

How can using the Bible to shape your desires and requests open the door to God’s provision to free us from worry and fear in our parenting? How can you pray the Bible for developing your children’s faith, character, safety, relationships, and their future? Bible Gateway interviewed Jodie Berndt (@jodieberndt), author of Praying the Scriptures... Read more

Value, worth and dignity: the bag bringing a message of love to the thousands of children in care

Five years ago, Dave Linton and his wife were on a training course as they prepared to become foster parents when he heard the heartbreaking account of a young girl in care who didn't even have a bag for her personal belongings. Dave came out of that training session determined to change this reality for... Read more

How to Handle Estrangement from Your Adult Children

Am I Doing the Right Thing? This made things worse by disrespecting boundaries, ignoring my need for normalcy for my children, and only proved my point that there was a need for this estrangement. After my pastor spoke to her, seeing her toxic behaviors for himself, he told me I was doing the right thing.... Read more

Lawyers Can’t Find the Parents of 545 Children Who Were Separated by Trump’s Migrant Policy | RELEVANT

On Tuesday, there was a startling announcement from a group of lawyers who were appointed by a federal judge to identify and reunite migrant kids with their separated parents. According to an ACLU filing, the 545 children have yet to be reunited with the parents they were separated from during President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance”... Read more

Netherlands to allow euthanasia for children below the age of 12

(Photo: Unsplash/AdrienOlichon)The Netherlands is set to pave the way for the legalised euthanasia of very young children. According to the NLTimes Tuesday, the northwestern European nation, which already has some of the most liberal euthanasia policies in the world, is likely to expand its law to permit children ages 1-12 to be euthanized in certain circumstances.... Read more

Tributes pour in for ‘delightful’ Christian blogger and children killed in car crash tragedy

Zoe Powell, her husband Josh and their four childrenThere has been an outpouring of prayer following the tragic death of a Christian blogger and three of her children in a horrific car crash this week.  Zoe Powell, 29, was killed with three of her children, Phoebe, 8, Amelia, 4, and Simeon, 6, when their Subaru... Read more

Western Isles Christians fear new relationships lessons will ‘prematurely sexualise’ children

(Photo: Pexels/Jessica Lewis)The Church of Scotland Presbytery of Lewis has raised concerns over teaching on relationship, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) in the region's schools. The fears are outlined in a letter to the Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council), in which the presbytery says that RSHP material "will confuse and prematurely sexualise young minds". ... Read more

When natural disasters hit, the local church protects vulnerable children by helping to build resilience among poor communities

A family living in their kitchen just after the 2018 earthquake in Haiti destroyed the rest of their home(Photo: Compassion International)When the strong winds of Tropical storm Laura ripped through Haiti on 22 August, bringing heavy rains and severe flooding in its wake, it destroyed homes, plantations and took the lives of at least 21... Read more

When God Chooses Not to Give You Children

Sarah is 39 and has always wanted a family, but shes single and her dating prospects are slim. Tim adores children and would love to be a dad, but he struggles with same-sex attraction and has courageously chosen a life of celibacy. Christy desires a home full of kids, but she suffers from a chronic... Read more

Netflix Indicted: Grand Jury Charges Company for ‘Lewd Exhibition’ of Children in Cuties

Netflix Indicted: Grand Jury Charges Company for 'Lewd Exhibition' of Children in Cuties A Texas grand jury has indicted Netflix for promotion of lewd visual material depicting children for the companys controversial movie Cuties.The grand jury, in Tyler County, Texas, issued the indictment and said Netflix knowingly promote[d] visual material which depicts the lewd exhibition... Read more

Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual abuse – report

(Photo: Keith Blundy)The Church of England failed to protect children and young people from sexual predators, a damning independent report has found. The report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), published today, is based on evidence given by clergy and abuse victims during public hearings in July 2019.  It accuses the Church of... Read more

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria

Children Killed, Christian Leaders Kidnapped in Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, October 2, 2020 (Morning Star News) Two young Christian women and a 6-year-old boy were killed this week while other Christians were kidnapped or slain as uncontested lawlessness by Fulani herdsmen continued in Nigeria, sources said.In Plateau state the herdsmen attacked Kpachudu village in Miango District,... Read more

How the Rod Can Point Children to God

Every parent I know has spent more time with their kids this year than they expected. In addition to the many other pressures in 2020, parents of young children have felt increasing pressure in our parenting. More time means more opportunity to sin against and be sinned against. More time means we wonder if the... Read more

School Policy That Let Children Change Genders without Parents Permission Is Blocked by Judge

School Policy That Let Children Change Genders without Parents Permission Is Blocked by Judge A Wisconsin court on Monday blocked a local school district policy that allows students to transition to another gender identity at school without parental notice or consent. State Judge Frank D. Remington issued an injunction blocking a policy by the Madison Metropolitan... Read more

Pastor, Wife Killed in Tragic Accident, 3 Children Survive

Pastor, Wife Killed in Tragic Accident, 3 Children Survive A Texas Pastor and his wife were killed in a tragic automobile accident in New Mexico, The Christian Post reports.Kenny Comstock, executive pastor of Crossroads Church in Odessa, Texas and his wife, Melissa are survived by three children, Natalie (6), Camden (4) and 1-year-old Carver. According to... Read more

5 Rules of Life Most Parents Don’t Teach Their Children (and How to Be the Exception)

Aaron Brown GodTube Contributing Author Children make us laugh, cry, smile. They have the power to bring us joy or heartache. We do a lot for them, and they in turn do a lot for us. Parents have the delicate tasks of teaching their children how to undertake lives full of faith, hope, and love.Iron sharpens... Read more

Thousands of children in South Sudan to receive Gods Word at school – Mission Network News

South Sudan (MNN) —Bibles For The World plans to distribute thousands of New Testaments to children in South Sudan through a new ministry partnership. South Sudan is the youngest sovereign country in the world. The nation has a large Christian population. President John Pudaite explains how Bibles For The World received this opportunity for Scripture... Read more

NHS to launch review into gender identity services for children and young people

(Photo: NHS)The NHS is to launch an independent review of its services for children and young people suffering from gender dysphoria.  The review will be led by Dr Hilary Cass, former President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.  The NHS said the review would be "wide-ranging in scope" and seek to understand why... Read more

Should Parents Be More Vulnerable with Their Children?

4. Immerse Them in Scripture and Prayer In our constantly changing culture, we may feel intimidated by all our children face and encounter. Out of self-protection, this might motivate us to disengage. There are so many outside forces seeking to leave impressions on our children. There are teachers, classmates, coaches, teammates, and mentors. Add to that... Read more

Kids in Read-A-Thon can support children in India! – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — Heres a chance to get your kids reading with Great Commission impact! Sonlight Christian Homeschool Curriculum is hosting a Read-A-Thon so children and teens can raise funds for ministries like Mission India. When kids sign up to support Mission India through the Sonlight Read-A-Thon, every dollar fundraised will be matched by Sonlight... Read more