Warning Signs of Porn – MBFLP 160

 

We get messages all the time from parents who’ve found out one of their children is watching porn. In every one, the parents express shock. They had no idea, no clue that this was going on in their house, so they just aren’t prepared to deal with it. When we talk to them, though, the signs have been there — they just missed them. This episode, we’re talking about warning signs that someone in your family is watching pornography – not so you can ambush them, but so you can get them help.

 

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Healthy Guy-Girl Relationships – MBFLP 159

 

We’ve heard the full range of opinions when it comes to young people and relationships – from the barber who asks the 7-year-old if he has a girlfriend yet, to the twenty-something girl who says, “Daddy is going to find me a husband.” Surely the Bible has something to say about this … and it does, but not as cut-and-dried as we might have thought! This episode we look into the question of friendship between guys and girls – is it possible? Is it advisable? Or is it commendable?

Homeschooling Very Young Kids – MBFLP 158

We decided to homeschool our kids before we had any! And we meet lots of families with very young children who are eager to get started. Who can blame them? This episode, we talk about our approach to teaching very young children – from the experience of parents with precocious readers and late bloomers and everyone homeschooled from the very beginning!

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Surviving Teaching Math – MBFLP 157

 

Math is fundamental to so many things, but it causes a lot of worry and distress among homeschool parents who have to teach it. The truth is, most of us won’t need calculus, but most of us use algebra frequently and never even realize it! How can you get over your own hesitation, calm your students’ fears (as well as your own), and see God’s hand in the beautiful order of mathematics? Join us for this episode when we talk about surviving the challenge of teaching math!

 

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Getting Started Again After The Holidays – MBFLP 156

It’s normal and natural to feel some hesitation or dread when we leave our times of celebration and fun, and turn to the routine duties again – homeschooling among them. Should you just jump right in, or ease the transition?
Do you implement resolutions or simply set goals? Does Mom’s attitude make a difference to the kids’? This episode, we talk about how to get your ducks back in their rows – and your attitudes encouraged, too.


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Teaching Your Kids To Be Content – MBFLP 155

The call for believers to be contented people is so difficult, even the apostle Paul struggled with it, and the Puritans called it “a rare jewel”! Yet even while we grown-ups are stumbling over grey weather, taxes, bills, and a thousand frustrations … we need to be teaching our kids how to be contented people themselves! This episode, we talk about God’s perspective on contentment and ways we can encourage habits of relying on God and not snatching for selfish indulgence, for our kids – and ourselves!


 

Scriptures We Referenced:

1 Tim 6:6-8Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For with we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. (this is the passage that continues to warn of the effects of greed, desire to be rich, love of money)

2 Cor 9:8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work

Phil 4:11-13I have learned in whatever state I am to be content. I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

Pro 30:8-9Remove falsehood and lies far from me;
Give me neither poverty nor riches–
Feed me with the food allotted to me;
Lest I be full and deny You,
And say, “Who is the LORD?”
Or lest I be poor and steal,
And profane the name of my God.

Mt 6:25-33Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ … But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Heb 13:6Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’


 

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A Christ-Centered New Year – MBFLP 154

Marking the change of calendar with prayer, reflection, and celebration is a Biblical tradition as well as a cultural one. As Christian families, shouldn’t we all be looking for a closer walk with Christ and greater service in God’s kingdom, no matter where we are at the start of the year? This episode from an earlier year had so much of what we wanted to say this year, we’re bringing it to you again!

RESOURCES WE MENTION

Billy Graham’s Q&A page on the subject

Jonathan Edwards’ resolutions

Woody Guthrie’s somewhat different resolutions

Some notes on our annual family review and brainstorm meeting

Why Hal keeps a journal, and some things which make it even better

 

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Balancing “Perfect” and Family – MBFLP 153

 

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Don’t blame Pinterest – there has always been a temptation to seek the perfect house, the perfect project, the perfect celebration … and frustration that our very imperfect spouse and children gum up the works. Before there was social media, there were glossy magazines, and before that, critical in-laws and neighbors to keep up with.  While it’s nice to have nice things and impressive events, we shouldn’t ignore that the skills we teach and the memories we make with our family will be a large part of the legacy that remains when children leave home and grandparents pass away! This episode we talk about balancing the desire for perfection with the reality of our family!

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Hosting the Holidays – MBFLP 152

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What do you do for your family’s Christmas celebration? In particular, how do you handle it if your extended family has traditions you no longer follow? Or maybe you’ve added some traditions as well as dropping a few? This episode we talk about some of the traditions we’ve adopted, and the value of becoming the host for the extended family event – for the glory of God!

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Caroling Your Neighbors! – MBFLP 151

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In a culture that’s increasingly secular – and hostile – there is one time and place where you can not only share the Gospel with strangers, you can sing it at top of your lungs – and they smile and applaud! That’s just one of the reasons we love caroling. This episode, we’ll give you a Biblical rationale for caroling (yes we will!) and lots of very practical ways to organize your own caroling party!

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