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Nov 08 ,2019

STUDYING THE BIBLE WITH OTHER BELIEVERS

Are Bible studies really that important? If we’re honest, many of us likely believe that we already check off enough boxes on the “Christian to-do list.” We read our Bibles, go to church, say our prayers, listen to Christian radio, and refrain from using curse words. We have busy schedules…

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Nov 08 ,2019

CHOOSING YOUR VOCATION

As young adults, most of us spent a lot of time contemplating what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives and which career path would help facilitate those plans. Some of us went straight into the work force in a career that we had always planned to…

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Nov 08 ,2019

PARENTING TROUBLED TEENAGERS IS NOT A HOPELESS FIGHT

Parenting troubled teenagers can be challenging or even overwhelming. One may experience significant stress in the parental journey if his or her teen is abusing drugs, experiencing depression, or committing acts of violence. Additionally, open defiance and failed attempts to communicate can add to one’s despair. Don’t worry, though; most…

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Nov 08 ,2019

TRUSTING GOD WITH YOUR CHILDREN

Parenting is hard. It all starts even before your first child is born. You find out you’re pregnant and immediately begin the process of sacrificing your body for another as you sustain and nourish the life growing in your womb. You are constantly nauseous, have to give up your favorite…

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Nov 08 ,2019

PURPOSEFUL DISAPPOINTMENTS

2016. What a year! For me, it held the birth of my first child, learning how to balance motherhood, marriage, and work, the death of two grandparents, wrestling with loneliness away from my family and friends, excitement and gratitude over new friendships, lots of traveling with my husband and working on…

HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

Nov 08 ,2019

HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

I don’t think many people would disagree that we live in a dark age. If you turn on the news, it won’t be long before you hear a harrowing story of neglected children, school shootings, random murders, spousal abuse, human trafficking, racism, poverty, disease, natural disasters, or general mass chaos.…

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Nov 08 ,2019

THE PIT

On a recent visit home to my parents’ house, I found a stack of papers from my second grade school year. I thumbed through the terrible drawings, misspelled words, and chicken scratch handwriting with tears of laughter streaming down my face, sharing these hilarious memories with my husband who thankfully…

Nov 08 ,2019

CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES: JUDGE VERDA COLVIN

Paul Anderson Youth Home has worked with thousands of young men who may have made very different decisions if they had a few minutes with Judge Colvin. We support and applaud the outreach of Bibb County Sheriff’s Department and the “Consider the Consequences, an early intervention program designed to show children and…

INSTILLING RESPECT

Nov 08 ,2019

A LOST ART: INSTILLING RESPECT

We wanted to share an article written for The Washington Post by Patricia Dalton, Clinical Psychologist, Paul Anderson Family Strong Center. Written in 2007, possibly even more relevant today . There’s been a fundamental change in family life, and it has played out over the years in my office. Teachers,…

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Nov 08 ,2019

BE CAREFUL; DON’T HOOK YOURSELF

When I was a small child, my dad looked for ways to spend time with me. One of my fondest memories involved us going fishing together. He carefully taught me to tie a fisherman’s knot, so the fish hook wouldn’t come off the line. However, I wasn’t exactly skilled with…

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