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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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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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Grace Liberates Your Relationships

At the 2012 Liberate Conference, I taught how grace liberates our relationships. We no longer have to ask another person to provide what Jesus has already given you. In this post, you can watch the full 45-minute session or find shorter clips below that. Full Session Why Aren't Family Vacations Always Peaceful? Vacations are supposed to be relaxing. So how does chaos and conflict always find a way to tag along? Here's a funny story from the Tripp family archive (but... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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The Fourth Member of the Trinity and Your Relationships

Don't ask the people in your life to provide what only the Trinity can. Human relationships are most beautiful when purpose, identity and joy have already been found vertically. Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Fear Not, Little Flock

"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." (Luke 12:32) Here's why these words are so precious, and how they invite us into a much better way of living. Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, August 29, 2016
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Two Essential Qualities of Any Healthy Relationship

When you rest in the righteousness of Christ, your marriage (and all other relationships) will grow for these two reasons. Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, August 15, 2016
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Why We Argue About Directions

Here's the real reason I argue so much with my wife over directions when we drive, and what the solution is to a deeper and more profound heart problem. Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, August 5, 2016
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I Want, I Want, I Want!

These two words seem harmless at first, but if left unchecked, they can be fundamentally destructive to your relationships. Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, August 1, 2016
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Why Aren't Family Vacations Always Peaceful?

Summer vacations are supposed to be relaxing. So how does chaos and conflict always find a way to tag along? Here's a funny story from the Tripp family archive (but maybe it's not as funny as we think): Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, July 29, 2016
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