Archive for January, 2010

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January 24, 2010

What If’s for Mom’s and Dad’s

 

Week 4 Responses

 

What If…Tastes Great-Less Filling….Not True!

 

This week in our services, we examined one of Solomon’s greatest concerns for his children.  He warned continually of the dangers of alcohol.  We examined the affect of alcohol on the society in which we live.  Alcohol is taking its toll on our society in a very detrimental way.  Alcohol is the accepted drug that is detrimental to so many components of our society.

 

  • Is “responsible” or  “moderate” drinking the answer to society’s problems with alcohol?

 

 

 

  • What is your “game plan” for teaching your children, grandchildren or the next generation about alcohol?

 

 

I hope to hear from you this week on this controversial subject!

 

 

Be Wise! 

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January 17, 2010

What If’s For Mom’s and Dad’s

Week 3 Responses

“What If…We Shared the Truth About Birds and Bees?”

In our “What If” Series for Mom’s and Dad’s, we examined the biblical guidelines for sex.  We also looked at the pattern leading up to sexual mistakes.   Parents are failing to talk about sex with their children.  The most recent statistics revealing that less than 1 in 5 parents talk to their child about this sensitive issue.  When you look at the staggering problems in our society related to sex (homosexuality, pornography, STD’s, to name just a few) it is obvious that something is wrong.  Something is broken.  Something has gone amiss.

  • Do you think the breakdown of communication between parents and their children when it comes to “Sex Talk” has anything to do with these problems?

 

 

  • What age or life circumstance is the right time to talk to your child about the biblical plan for sex?  How do you know the time is right?

 

 

I hope to hear from you this week.

Be Wise!

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January 9, 2010

What If’s for Mom’s and Dad’s

 

Week Two Responses

 

What If… Dennis Was Not a Menace?

 

This week in our Sunday messages, we examined biblical concepts of discipline for children.  This subject has brought a tremendous amount of discussion, disagreement, and challenge for families.  Solomon addresses this subject (Proverbs 22:6, 13:24, 13:24, 3:11-12, 22:15, 29:15, 29:17, 23:13-14) with regularity.  We witnessed what the Bible lays out as a plan for discipline.  That plan includes but is not limited to:  Affection, Direction, Correction, and Protection.

 

  • What are the most common mistakes you experienced or witnessed in arena of disciplining a child?

 

  •  Dr. Benjamin Spock stated in 1946 and 1957 that American parents were “over-disciplining”  their children and “should treat them like rational people.”  Do you agree with this when appiled to 2010?

 

  • What advice would you share with others to assist them in improving their effectiveness in disciplining their children?

 

I hope to hear your responses.  Last week’s responses were incredible.

 

 

Be Wise!

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January 3, 2010

What If’s For Mom’s and Dad’s

Week One Responses

If I Had One Wish…It Would Be that We Might Have Wisdom!

 

Our church family embarked on a new journey this morning.  Our Sermon Series (“What If’s for Mom’s and Dad’s”) focused the on the need for Godly wisdom and God’s guidance in assisting and re-directing coming generations.  Parent’s today face unique and complex challenges.  The technology and information available to this generation has created new dilemmas and ethical issues.  In a society that presses tolerance, ignores the reality of truth and absolutism, and continues to refuse the facts that our nation is deep trouble, it is almost impossible to awaken deaf ears.    There are absolutes! There is a clear difference between right and wrong! Our children can know the difference.  So together, we embark on a series of messages to address several of the major needs in our culture.     

  • When you see where our society is headed, are you optimistic, excited, and upbeat about our future?

 

  • In training generations to come, identify area’s you see as remedies to getting the ship of culture back on course?

 

  • What do you see as the biggest area of challenge for today’s parent?

 

Let me hear from you.  I value your insights into these thoughts and in response to our morning message.

 

Be Wise!