Parenting Roles

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Eliminate Busyness from Family Life

Here's one family's solution for a crazy calendar.

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Balancing Work and Family Life

Richard Swenson

Know how to switch gears between your job and home life.

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Miserly Moms

Jonni McCoy

Jonni McCoy tells of her family's adventure in frugal living. 

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Helping Men Prepare for Fatherhood

NFL tight end Benjamin Watson, a father of five young children, offers advice and encouragement to new dads in a discussion based on his book The New Dad's Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life.

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Mother talking on smart phone while holding her baby in home office

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Your Digital Life

Sylvia Hart-Frejd

Somedays it may feel like the Internet with all its social media, information and games has invaded not only your kids' lives, but also your own.

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The Fatherhood Mandate

Carey Casey

What should be a father's top priority?

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In Search of Greatness as a Father

Roland Warren

There are two definitions of greatness. Which will you choose?

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Mothers Need Each Other

Sarah Mae

Friends can be a valuable part of your parenting.

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Friends in the Frenzy

Lysa TerKeurst

Find ways to embrace friendship amid demanding family life.

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Understanding Your Parenting Style

John Fuller

Recognize the good, the bad and the ugly in the way you parent — so you can improve.

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Are You in Control?

Karen Ehman

There is a fine line between encouraging and nagging.

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Illustration of three mothers praying together while their kids walk toward the school bus

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A Community of Prayer

Fern Nichols

Moms praying together are moms in touch.

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Different From Dad

Tommy Nelson

Value your kids' differences.

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Moms Juggling Life at Home and at Work

Sabrina O'Malone

Working mothers thrive when they rely on their families for help.

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Smoke-Detector Dad

David Koren

Dads can be alert to early signals of potential problems.

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A Mother's Influence

Sara Horn

Be intentional and sensitive in your influence as a mother.

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Valorie Burton

Choose to reclaim your schedule.

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Are You a Man of Action?

Tony Evans

In a moment of decision: Wait for God but continue to act in faith.

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Prayer: It Does a Mother Good

Cheri Fuller and Cathy Schutt

Moms should pray for their kids.

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Two Male Golfers Walking Along Fairway Carrying Bags

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In the Company of the Courageous

Paul Coughlin

Men find strength in the companionship of other men — it's how God designed us.

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Being Ordinary is a Good Thing

Troy Meeder

God has a certain fondness for the everyday man.

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Show Your Kids the Beauty of Marriage

Elsa Kok Colopy

Raise your child to believe the best about married life.

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Should You Work From Home?

Donna Partow

In today's society, it can be difficult to have a career and a family, but moms can balance both with some planning and strategizing.

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