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March 2019
News > Society

Children in two-parent families do better

The absence of one of their parents has a big negative impact on children’s lives, according to two large research studies in the UK and the US. The British and American studies have been following children growing up since about the year 2000. The academics involved say this is not about judging or blaming but rather capturing the challenges some families face when there is one parent. The American study recruited 5,000 children and their parents in large cities. Even allowing for economic disadvantage, data began to show the impact of instability on a child’s life. Those whose parents had divorced were more likely to...

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December 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

The power of example

'Train up a child in the way he should go.'Instructions, advice and commands will profit little unless they are backed up by the pattern of your own life. Your children will never believe you are in earnest and really wish them to obey you so long as your actions contradict your counsel. To give…

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July 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

What have we done wrong?

John and Mary were twenty-five years old when they were married. That was twenty-five years ago and they have just celebrated their silver wedding anniversary with their two children, twenty-three-year-old Jack, and Martha who is twenty-one. In many respects the celebrations were a happy occasion with relatives and close friends from their church coming…

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September 1995
News

Helping children flourish

One of the worst effects of sin is that we become people of extremes. This is true, not least in the context of our children. We may be spineless and permissive and tend to spoil them; or else, if we do have some sense of authority and discipline, we go to the other extreme…

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