Family and Relationships

Words of Honor: See "Doing Social on the Net"

Fall 2013

Words of Honor

John C. Anderson

What we post on social networks can be far more hurtful than the spoken word because it can affect so many people.

Family and Relationships: Doing Social on the Net

Fall 2013

Doing “Social” on the Net

Gina Stepp

New technologies always seem to stir up fear and anxiety in some quarters. The Internet, and social networking in particular, is no exception.

Connecting Beyond Ourselves

Summer 2013

Connecting Beyond Ourselves

Donald R. Hornsby

Emotions are an essential dimension of our being. The Bible says God created humans in His image and likeness; we share His characteristics.

More than a Feeling: Human Emotion and the Brain

Summer 2013

More Than a Feeling

Gina Stepp

Why do we differ from one another in the way we respond emotionally to life events? How do we learn to regulate our emotions, and why do we need to?

The Moral Compass: Finding True North

March 29, 2013

The Moral Compass: Finding True North

Dan Cloer

The ability to interact well with others is based on shared ideas, especially those concerning moral values and one’s sense of right and wrong.

Parenting: Raising a Moral Child

Spring 2013

Parenting: Five Keys to Positive Child Development, Part 4

Raising a Moral Child

Gina Stepp

New research continues to show the importance of helping children develop and internalize a set of moral values that will serve both them and the community well.

The Perfect Parent

Winter 2013

The Perfect Parent

Scott Hulme

Compassionate parent is among the chief roles performed by God the Father. Who better to look to, then, for a model of loving, effective parental guidance?

Attachment: Battleground in the Parenting Wars

Winter 2013

Attachment: Battleground in the Parenting Wars?

Gina Stepp

The concepts underlying “attachment parenting” aren’t clearly understood by most people. Exactly what is attachment, and what does it have to do with parenting?

Interview with Ruth Nemzoff: Do You Take This In-Law?

Fall 2012

“Do You Take This In-Law . . . ?”

Gina Stepp

Gina Stepp interviews Brandeis University resident scholar Ruth Nemzoff about her latest book, Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws into Family.

In-Laws and Outliers

Fall 2012

In-Laws and Outliers

Gina Stepp

Three recent books address why some relationships may seem especially challenging. Can we change our emotional style and thereby our interactions?

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