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The Difficulty of Parenting in a Digital Age

Below is a summary transcript Every culture and generation could say, "Parenting is particularly hard because . . ." But I think there is one thing that is particularly unique about the culture in which we live. It is the availability of things—powerful, attractive things—that distract us. We are so constantly distracted! It is hard to have quiet. It is hard to have reflection. It is hard to have moments of meditation. It is hard to have long conversations... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, December 2, 2016
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Should I Be My Child's Best Friend?

Below is a summary transcript You want to engender a loving relationship with your children. They should know without a doubt that you deeply love them, even on their worst day. But your job is not to be the best, coolest friend of your child. If you need that kind of peer acceptance from your children, what will happen is you will compromise your authority all over the place. You won't offer them the guidance, the wisdom, and the boundaries that every child needs. In... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, November 28, 2016
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The Real Black Friday

There was only one Black Friday. It was not the day after Thanksgiving. It was not a day when self-oriented consumers bumped into climbed over pushed into screamed at and hated the other consumers who were in their way. No, all the action of the one Black Friday was on a hill of death outside the city where three souls hung on crosses, two criminals and the Messiah doing what he came to do and what the world was desperate for. That Friday the world went dark the Father turned... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, November 25, 2016
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13 Questions To Ask This Thanksgiving

Every day of your life, you can find reasons to complain. After all, you exist in a broken world, and life doesn't operate the way it was meant to. Family and friends will wrong you, good health will elude you, authority will exploit you, and so on and so forth. I'm not giving you a license to complain; not at all. I'm just saying that it's not very difficult for people to come up with a laundry list of reasons to complain. Simply listen to the conversations around you;... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, November 21, 2016
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How Are You Suffering?

This post is sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Are you suffering right now? Are you close to someone facing hardship? The Bible says that suffering should not catch us off guard. Peter warned us, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you” (1 Peter 4:12). Most Christians who read their Bible and sit under good preaching recognize that suffering is a guaranteed life... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, November 14, 2016
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Today Is My Birthday

Why am I writing a post about my birthday? Before I answer that, I am relieved and eager to share with you that my 3.5 hour surgery on November 10 was a success. In fact, it turned out to be less complicated than the doctors originally anticipated! However, I have been in significant pain, so your continued prayers are appreciated. I am being discharged from the hospital today, and will spend the remainder of the year recovering. Thank you so much for your support. I tried to read as... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Saturday, November 12, 2016
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Paul Tripp Health Update

November 11, 2016 Dear friends, I am relieved and eager to share with you that my 3.5 hour surgery yesterday was a success. In fact, it turned out to be less complicated than the doctors originally anticipated! However, I have been in significant pain, so your continued prayers are appreciated. I will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow and spend the remainder of the year recovering. Thank you so much for your support. I tried to read as many of your emails and comments on... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, November 11, 2016
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Why Is Parenting So Hard?

Below is a summary transcript If you are a parent, I don't have to tell you that parenting is challenging. It has probably drawn out of you things you didn't think were there. The Bible is incredibly helpful in leading us to understand why it is so challenging. Think about this: what is parenting? It is a flawed person who is commissioned to give direction and guidance and help to a flawed person. Does that discourage you? It doesn't end there. But with the help of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Why Parenting Strategies Won't Work

In 1997, I wrote my first book, Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens. I felt God calling me to write more books, but I was equally as persuaded that Age of Opportunity would be my only one on the topic of parenting. But for the past two decades, as I saw how people were using that book (and my brother Tedd’s book Shepherding a Child's Heart ), I grew increasingly uncomfortable. Something was missing in the way these parents were interpreting and applying the... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, October 17, 2016
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The Doctrine of Holiness

There's a significant difference between me and my two-year-old granddaughter. Yes, I'm taller and older and able to support myself, but it's something more profound. She demonstrates this difference every time we're together. My granddaughter will make me sit down in a chair so she can serve me tea and a sandwich. When she delivers my order, the cup is empty and the plate has no food on it. But here's the amazing thing: my granddaughter has the ability to see both the... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Saturday, October 1, 2016
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