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NO FOCUS A typical father is reading the paper and sharing that which he reads with his teenage son. He is telling his son about the lack of attention and low educational achievements by children today. They are lazy, have little concentration and barely any listening skills at all. The father asks his son for …

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DYING FOR TREATMENT “Hurry!” the doctor cried to his teenage daughter. “Put my stethoscope and medicine bag in my car. I just received an emergency call from someone who says he will die if I don’t come immediately.” “Oh Dad, that call wasn’t for you,” the daughter saucily responded. “That was a call for me.”

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NOT TOO THANKFUL This is what one authority had to say about the behavior of children: “Our youngsters now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect for older people. Children nowadays are tyrants. They no longer rise when their elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble their …

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TEENAGE SEXUALITY Conducted Nation-wide was one of the largest studies ever done of young people with a plus or minus factor of error of less than 3 percent and this is what it showed. By 18 years of age – high school graduation – 43 percent of our kids in evangelical, fundamental churches have had …

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TEN NUPTIAL “NOTS” Do not lose your head without losing your heart. Do not capture anyone’s heart unless you want to keep it. Do not expect more of your intended than you intend to give. Do not launch out into the sea of matrimony in an empty vessel. Do not assume you will be captain …

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SEXUAL CONTROL In November, 1987 on NBC’s “Today Show,” there were five live reports from China. On the last day on Friday they had a woman reporter interviewing some Communist Chinese high school and college students. Boy, did she get frustrated because she wasn’t getting the message she wanted to get back into this country. …

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TEEN SPIRITUALITY In the book, Growing Up in America, sociologist Anthony Campolo suggests that one of the primary responsibilities we have for our young people is to challenge them to influence their world by possessing a mystical character of Christianity. This mystical character is produced as they saturate themselves with the Holy Spirit, prayer and …

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STRESS FOR KIDS Hospitals are now letting parents drop off their sick children for the day. At elementary schools the kids are in before breakfast and are kept after class doing homework, crafts or sports until they can finally go home. Teenagers today are expected to be sexually active and to work out a moral …

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INVOLVED & RESPONSIVE There are two basic ingredients that a parent must demonstrate in her relationship with her teen to give him an authentic taste of what God is like: unconditional involvement and uncompromising responsiveness . . . unconditional involvement gives . . . a taste of God’s grace . . . uncompromising responsiveness gives …

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BOBBY’S BROKEN DREAMS He emerged from the determined darkness one fine fall football Friday, his body boozed to the brim and eyes saturated to the rim. Bobby blurted, “Nobody remembers me! I go to the games, I walk around, I try to talk to people, but they aren’t interested. Nobody remembers the last two years, …

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LOST CREDIT CARD A teenaged daughter had lost her credit card but was too embarrassed to report the loss to her father. After six weeks, she could stand it no longer. She went to her dad and confessed, “Daddy, you know that credit card you gave me? I am so sorry, but I lost it. …

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SALAD BAR RELIGION “This generation of teens is more spiritual than their parents, but often less conventionally so. Many put together their own religious canon as they would a salad from a salad bar. Yet despite their faith, teens, as well as those who study them, say that “lying and cheating are standard behavior,” as …

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TEENS & THEIR CULTURE Our teenagers need to understand that they do not live in a vacuum. They live in a culture that will exercise its influence on every area of our lives. It is important that they not only learn how to influence their culture with the truth of Jesus Christ. As we seek …

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DAD’S-EYE VIEW A friend shared with me the explosive tension that occurred when his son sheepishly entered the house at midnight, reporting a dented fender. Immediately my friend exploded into a tirade. He even expounded upon his own pristine record as a teen-age driver and described the fastidious care he had lavished upon his hard-earned …

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