Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Importance of the Family Table

dinner table

We already know research backs up the notion that families eating around the table together has a profound impact on the quality of home and the unity of its members.

An article in the Home Renaissance Foundation said,

“…family dinners generate ‘human capital’. Kids who sit down regularly with parents and siblings do better at exams than those who don’t. Rates of substance abuse, obesity and eating disorders are also lower….It is at the dining table that we impart some of the most important lessons of life: how to tell a story, share our recollections of the day and listen politely. It is where kids should learn something about manners. Not formal etiquette, but how to behave in company. It is easy to dismiss these things as irrelevant.” Bridges & Tangents (more…)

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by BlogManager12
January 20, 2014
Events, Media, Resources

Ken Ham to Debate Bill Nye the Science Guy


Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham

Live Streaming FREE on Feb. 4 at 7 PM ET

Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era? Leading creation apologist and bestselling Christian author Ken Ham, who is the keynote speaker at this year's CHRISTIAN HERITAGE Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference, is joined at the Creation Museum by popular TV personality and evolution apologist Bill Nye.

Ham, a former science instructor who emigrated to the USA from Australia over 25 years ago, is joined by the popular children’s program personality Bill Nye “the Science Guy” for this first and only scheduled debate. Each man delivers what he believes is the best information currently available for his case. Each then has an opportunity for rebuttal and afterward answers questions submitted by the audience. (more…)

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For Young Men: Why Don’t We Like Goals?


I have noticed that many people are reluctant to set goals.  The fact is, I can be reluctant myself in this area.  Goals seem so “concrete”, so “un-movable”.  I like flexibility and spontaneity, and setting goals and budgets just seems to kill that.

But, the old axiom says, “if you plan for nothing, you will hit it every time.”  I have found this to be true in my own life. (more…)

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Do You Encourage Your Children to Disobey?

Suppose your child has developed a pattern of not coming when he is called.  This can easily lead to frustration for both parent and child. Tension can mount until finally the parent decides enough is enough and a confrontation erupts. This confrontation also may encourage the child to think that the eighth time he or she disobeyed is far worse than the first time. In reality each refusal to come is equally serious. The problem is the same each time – God is being disobeyed.

The following scenario assumes that Mom has been working with her daughter to change a pattern of being slow to obey.

Five year-old Jennifer has shown a pattern of not responding quickly to her mother. Mom realizes that she has allowed Jennifer to repeatedly ignore her direction because she has been distracted by other things. (more…)

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