The emotional impact of Covid-19 on children

(Photo: Unsplash/Markus Spiske)While many are rightfully talking about the economic consequences of Covid-19, there is a very real likelihood of an emotional health crisis gripping people across the UK. Covid-19 affected us all in some way. We worried about our family members with pre-existing health conditions, we missed our social contact with family, friends and... Read more

Trump, in Letter to Pro-Lifers, Pledges to Keep Fighting ‘in the Trenches for Unborn Children’ in 2nd Term

Trump, in Letter to Pro-Lifers, Pledges to Keep Fighting 'in the Trenches for Unborn Children' in 2nd Term President Trump released a letter Thursday to the pro-life community, touting his accomplishments for the movement over the last four years and pledging to continue fighting "in the trenches for unborn children and their mothers" if reelected.The... Read more

Trump promises to ‘fight in the trenches’ for unborn children

(Photo: Unsplash)Donald Trump has written to pro-life campaigners to seek their support ahead of the November presidential elections.  Trump said he had "proudly governed as the most pro-life president in our nation's history," and that he wanted this to continue by being re-elected.  In the letter to Pro-Life Voices for Trump, the President said that if... Read more

25 More Missing, Trafficked Children Recovered by Authorities In Ohio

25 More Missing, Trafficked Children Recovered by Authorities In Ohio Twenty-Five missing children were recovered by the U.S. Marshals Service in Ohio on September 1, 2020. It is suspected roughly one-fourth of the children were involved in human trafficking or prostitution.According to local news affiliates, there is presently a sting operation in place to catch... Read more

Were All Children of the Sixties

To many people today, the 1960s are ancient history, and neither history nor the past registers strongly with the present-obsessed myopia of our time. Yet the past is always the key to the present. And no one can understand the present crisis in the United States and the West without understanding the ’60s. Western civilization... Read more

39 Trafficked Children Are Recovered By Georgia Authorities, The FBI

39 Trafficked Children Are Recovered By Georgia Authorities, The FBI Thirty-nine missing and endangered children have been recovered in a major operation to retrieve endangered and missing children in Georgia, called "Operation Not Forgotten."Some of the missing children were likely involved in child sex trafficking and a portion of the alleged perpetrators arrested were charged... Read more

One Man Slain, Children and Others Kidnapped in North-Central Nigeria

One Man Slain, Children and Others Kidnapped in North-Central Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, August 28, 2020 (Morning Star News) Fulani herdsmen attacked a predominantly Christian village in north-central Nigeria, killing one resident, burning a church building and kidnapping four children among others on Monday (Aug. 24), sources said.More than 20 herdsmen rode into Damba Kasaya village,... Read more

Married families are still best for children and society, says think tank

(Photo: Unsplash/Sandy Millar)Children and society in general do better when parents are married, a new report from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) says. The 'Family Structure Still Matters' report says that even when controlling for income and education, children who grow up in "unstable" families "suffer worse health" and are more likely to be... Read more

Puberty blockers and hormone treatment will make children sterile – hospital officials

Mateusz StachowskiConsent documents from Children's Hospital Los Angeles that were made public this week reveal that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones used on gender dysphoric children do in fact cause sterility, contrary to repeated assertions made by some California Democratic lawmakers. Democrats in the California state Senate have in recent days dismissed those who've warned that AB... Read more

California Legislators Approve Taxpayer-Funded Sterilization of Transgender Children

California Legislators Approve Taxpayer-Funded Sterilization of Transgender Children A California bill that would set up a taxpayer-funded transgender wellness fund for children and adults who wish to change genders has passed the state Assembly and two Senate committees, meaning the states citizens could soon be funding hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery for minors and... Read more

3 Ways Your Adult Children Are Asking for Your Friendship

3. They Are Asking for Validation As our adult kids leave the nest, they might not fly in the direction we hope. Watching them make mistakes and figure things out can be painful and worrisome. However, there will be a time when our children start asking for validation. Theyll want to know that everything is... Read more

‘Children Are a Heritage From the Lord’: Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger Celebrate the Birth of New Baby Girl

'Children Are a Heritage From the Lord': Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger Celebrate the Birth of New Baby Girl After the birth of his daughter on Monday, actor Chris Pratt posted on Instagram that he and wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, couldnt be happier and were extremely blessed.Pratt also shared Psalm 126:3, which reads, The LORD... Read more

10 Things Never to Say to Your Adult Children

Millenials.Emotions may be triggered by that one word for many. May I pose a question?Do you realize they are our legacy? The babe that babblesThe two-year old that toddles and tumblesThe teen that tests limits and tempts fateThe young adult the millennial that begins adultingThe older adult that is now parenting What connects these statements?... Read more

John Ortberg resigns after investigations into his handling of son’s volunteer work with children

John OrtbergJohn Ortberg has resigned from Menlo Church following investigations into his decision to allow his son to work with children despite admitting he was attracted to minors. He was asked to tender his resignation by the California church's board of elders and agreed to do so last week.  "In recent days and after a... Read more

5 Prayers for Children

Prayers for the Day The following prayers are from The Primer (1652) by John Owen and can be used to give children a framework for talking to the Lord in prayer about any and everything, at all times of day. Though the language of the prayer may require some explanation, the themes and attitudes serve... Read more

China taking children away from Christian parents, threatens to send them to re-education camps

Early Rain Covenant Church members in China.Facebook/Early Rain Covenant ChurchChina has threatened to send children from Christian families to re-education camps, according to alarming reports from a member of a local church in the country. A member of China's Early Rain Covenant Church has described the intensifying persecution of Christians by the Chinese Communist Party,... Read more

5 Ways to Deal with Tension between You and Your Children

My kids always dreaded it when we said, We need to have a family meeting ASAP. To them, it equated to lectures, rules, and reminders of how theyd messed up. It took my husband and I a long time to approach things differently. Once we started communicating with our kids, instead of communicating at them,... Read more

Children of Blood and Bone and the Importance of the Black Imagination in the West – Christ and Pop Culture

Every other Tuesday inStoried,K. B. Hoyleexplores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. In Tomi Adeyemis best-selling YA Fantasy story, Children of Blood and Bone, seventeen-year-old Zlie discovers shes been chosen by the gods to restore magic to the maji, her oppressed people from whom an evil... Read more

4 Burdens Mothers Always Carry for Their Children

The Burden of Safety Ask any mom on the planet, and she will likely tell you that her childrens safety and well-being is at the top of her concerns. Not only were mothers created as nurturers, they were created with a heart of protectiveness as well. And while protectiveness can be a good thing, in... Read more

Fonzworth Bentley, Louis Upkins Stress the Importance of Fathering Godly Children of Color

Fonzworth Bentley, Louis Upkins Stress the Importance of Fathering Godly Children of Color Its Saturday morning and I can hear Derek Watkins', also known as Fonzworth Bentley, and Louis Upkins morning routines in the background.Upkins is an established business consultant and coach to influential leaders and Watkins is best known for being the... Read more

OM USA sounds an alarm for South Asia children – Mission Network News

South Asia (MNN) — Picture a little girl from rural South Asia, a six- or seven-year-old from Pakistan, India, or Bangladesh. Instead of starting school, David Lovett of Operation Mobilization USA says she and other little girls like her only have a few years left to enjoy childhood. Then comes marriage, often to a man... Read more

‘We Are All Children of God’: Man Wrongly Imprisoned Saves Police Officer’s Life following Fiery Car Crash

'We Are All Children of God': Man Wrongly Imprisoned Saves Police Officer's Life following Fiery Car Crash Despite false imprisonment and lawsuits, Daylan McLee put his life on the line for a police officer this weekend.In Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh, a police cruiser was involved in a car crash... Read more

We’re teaching children to express their own opinions but is it at the cost of tolerance and listening?

(Photo: Pexels/Miguel . Padrin)Are you the sort of person who speaks their mind? Do you make your opinion known about things clearly, repeatedly passionately and with ease?Not all people can.It can be for many reasons; background, fear of reprisal or causing offence, anxiety to name a few.I fear hurting people, and that often stops me... Read more

Hard-line Hindu Relatives Threaten to Kill Christian’s Children in Uttar Pradesh, India

Hard-line Hindu Relatives Threaten to Kill Christian's Children in Uttar Pradesh, India HYDERABAD, India, June 19, 2020 (Morning Star News) His father away from home due in part to coronavirus travel restrictions, a 12-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh, India heard relatives angry at his family for refusing to renounce Christ pounding on the... Read more

A Father’s Prayer for His Children

Heavenly Father, thank You for my children’s salvation. Thank You for choosing them to be children of mine and Yours. Thank You that You have lavished Your riches and Your inheritance on them, although they could do nothing to earn it or deserve it. I pray for my children’s legs to walk always with You,... Read more

Fathers Are Children, Too

What Does Fatherhood Mean? In his earthly ministry, Jesus used Father more than any other name for God.1 And God has been father since before the foundations of the world were laidin the mystery of the Trinity, he has always been Father to the Son. Yet, too often we forget what being a father is,... Read more

Helping Anxious Children to Trust God – TGC Africa

How do you respond to children who are feeling anxious and scared about the pandemic? It might be your own children, those under your care or family members. My response to the children in my care has been to reassure them. For it is normal to respond in fear towards frightening news. However, we need... Read more

Parents and Children: Does your Relationship Honour God? – TGC Africa

“Parents always say my children dont listen to me! My children are trying to impose themselves on me! And children are saying my parents are dictators! They want to impose their will on me! They dont know that Im also a human being and I have my own will!” So, there is always that tension... Read more