Tough Topics

Talking to Children about War

Talking to Children about War Tough Topics Talking to Children about War —Pat Verbal Many children have one or both parents in the military. These children may not know that more than 2,300 U.S. military have died, but they know fear and loneliness. Children want to trust God but war is confusing.... Read More

Can Kids Manage God’s Stuff?

Can Kids Manage God’s Stuff? Tough Topics Can Kids Manage God’s Stuff -Larry Burkett With good training, why not! “Why do I have to give some of my money to God? He already has everything. I earned it and it’s mine.” Oh, is that so? Every Christian is a servant of God. Because we’re His servants,... Read More

Discipline for Discipleship

Discipline for Discipleship Tough Topics Discipline for Discipleship -Gordon and Becki West To avoid creating unnecessary discipline problems we need to plan our lessons with the development and personal needs of our students in mind. Long, dry lectures for juniors are futile since they lack... Read More

Talking to Children about Addictions

Talking to Children about Addictions Tough Topics Talking to Children about Addictions —Pat Verbal Pastor Hanson tossed the sleeping bags into the church van as his wife counted heads for the second time. All the campers were raring to go, except Eric who was late as usual. “He’ll probably pull up with... Read More

Talking to Children about Prejudice

Talking to Children about Prejudice Tough Topic Talking to Children about Prejudice —Pat Verbal Preschoolers in a Dallas church opened their Christmas program with greetings in seven languages. In a San Diego church, a Spanish pastor, Sudanese pastor and Cambodian pastor serve children and their... Read More

Listen and Love

Listen and Love Tough Topics Listen and Love -Gordon and Becki West Preteens are emotional by nature for a variety of reasons including hormonal changes, fatigue, peer group expectations and self-imposed demands. At a stage in life when parents and friends may not know how to deal... Read More