Overcoming Peer Pressure

Overcoming Peer Pressure

Today’s cultural norms force an incredible amount of peer pressure on children and teenagers. From fashion trends to body piercing and tattoos to the latest techno-gadgets, there is a constant push to “fit in” with everyone else and with what everyone else is doing....
Modeled Behavior

Modeled Behavior

In the quest to solve the mystery of relationships, children and teenagers turn to many sources. But the modeled behavior they see from their parents is the most impactful source. Regrettably, my parents gave me little to no positive relational advice. “Keep your...
Parenting Principles 4 Life

Parenting Principles 4 Life

A note from Barbara Coots, Editor of Single Matters: Nate Stevens, speaker and author of Matched 4 Life, encourages singles across the country to take a fresh, scriptural look at matters of the heart. Based on Mark 12:30 —“Love the Lord your God with all your heart...
What a Dad Sees

What a Dad Sees

Being a dad is one of the most privileged, humbling, loving, sacrificing responsibilities of life. It is also rewarding – especially regarding the amazing relationship between a dad and his daughter. To that end, the following is in honor of my only daughter....