13. Five Area's of Growth
Session thirteen features seven lessons which suggest creative and effective ways for children, teens, parents and other adults to learn how to grow and build relationships in the five basic areas of a person's life. As children grow up, they need to learn from our example and teaching. Unless all five areas are developed and employed, our relationship building and growth is very fragmented.
Right and Left-Brain Thinkers
Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: Detected
Beginning at Home
The Entire Christian Witness
Your Body Is God's Temple
Brain Input Equals Output
Five Gates into Your Brain
The Possibility of Eternity
God Gave Us Jesus and a Free Will
Controlling My Gates
No Meaning in Life without Relationships
Helping Others Find Friends
Firm, Friendly, Fair Fences = Freedom
Five Positives for Every Negative
Raising Good Roommates
The Comparison Trap
How God Values Each of Us
Practical Tips for the Comparison Trap
Five Steps to Be Great in Anything
Dealing with Difficult Neighbours
Building up the Weakest Link
Healed, According to James 5:16
Forgive Self, to Forgive Others
Don't Be Another's Emotional Puppet
14. Happier Living and Growing Kids for Jesus
The first three lesson's will suggest creative and effective ways for children, teens, parents, and other adults to learn how to find true happiness, and stop looking for it in the wrong places. The forth lesson will give us God's recipe for growing children. Namely, the basic things they need to become what God has intended for them to become.
Forgiving and Forgetting
The Aging Person and the Baby
Laughter; Thanksgiving and Prayer
Spiritual Warfare Praying Examples
Words of Wisdom from Dad
Prayer for Protection and Wisdom
Work with Vim and Vigour
15. Christian Dating
These seven lessons creatively and effectively teach teens, parents, and other significant adults the what, where, when, why, and how and how long of Christian dating. Very basic, practical, and safe ideas for dating, for young people and adults alike, will be explored.
What Is Christian Dating?
Who Does the Christian Date?
Improper “Reasons” For Dating
Proverbs 3:5-6 Speaks to the “How” of Dating
The Transparency Test
The Liberty Test
The Mercy Test
The Apology Test
The Money Test
The Distance Test, with Parents
The Distance Test, with His or Her Family
The Distance Test, with Your Date
The Fun Test and Priorities
The Fun Test, with Your Date
The Fun Test, with Jesus in the Center
The Unselfishness Test
The Holiness Test
Keep God in the Center
When Should I Start Dating?
What about Casual Dating?
On a Casual Date
Whom Should I Date?
Where Do I Date?
How Do I Date?
Why Should I Marry?
The Six Faith Locks
How Clean Is Your Life House?
Control the Gates in Your Fence
The Acts 1:8 Life Style 168 Spiritual Warfare Praying
Common and Uncommon Ground
16. What Turns Teens Away From and Toward Jesus While Growing Up in a Christian Home?
In these two lessons Al provides a clear word to parents (and other significant adults) what kinds of things parents do that turn teenagers away from or towards Jesus. Parents will have a clearer picture as to what things to avoid, and what practical things we need to embrace, as we seek to build a well-functioning family unit.
Introducing the Concept
The Effects of Double Standards
Lack of Good Role Models Routines and Habits
Father the Hero and Mother the Heartbeat
Devotions and Meals in the Home
No Burdens for the Lost
James 1:20 and Parenting
Teach Them, Using God’s Word
Tell Them What’s Right and What’s Wrong
See Them as Gifts from God
Guide Them in Godly Ways, Discipline Them
Love Them Unconditionally
Do Not Provoke Them to Wrath
Earn Their Respect by Example
Provide For Their Physical Needs
Pass Your Faith Along to Them