Family and Relationships

Family Violence

Winter 2010

Family Violence

Gina Stepp

What causes families to self-destruct, and how can the greater community help couples solve relationship problems and perhaps even prevent family violence?

Self-Esteem and the Bible

Summer 2010

Self-Esteem and the Bible

Mark J. Hulme

Judeo-Christian writings have offered many of the same perspectives now recognized by researchers as beneficial to building self-esteem.

Book Review: Go Outside and Play

November 23, 2009

Go Outside and Play!

Kelly Hulme

How important is it for kids to spend a significant amount of time in unstructured outdoor play?

When is anger okay?

July 27, 2009

The Upside of Anger

Stephen Elliott

Used appropriately and then dismissed, anger is healthy. But if allowed to control us and have its way, it can also damage us and those around us.

Biblical parenting: Teach them diligently

Spring 2009

Teach Them Diligently

Edwin Stepp

Ideally, parents would be talking with one another about their values, instilling confidence that they will be mutually supportive as they pass them on to their children.

Teen Pregnancy: The Tangled Web

Spring 2009

Teen Pregnancy: The Tangled Web

Gina Stepp

Statistics say very little about how to address the complex problem of teen pregnancy. What are the issues, and what can parents do to help?

Teens, Parents, and Teen Parents

Spring 2009

Teens, Parents, and Teen Parents

Gina Stepp

Vision interviews Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, on the importance of healthy relationships.

Spring 2009

Stork Realities

Gina Stepp

As parents and teachers know (but many teens don’t), parenthood is not all fun and games and cuddly babies who chortle happily in their prams.

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