How to Connect with Your Teen This Summer

Written by Nathan Kocurek, Associate Pastor Student Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church   The weird thing about teenagers… Let me start over—one of the weird things about teenagers is how self-contradictory they are. For example… Non-conformity conformity Knowing everything without knowing anything Never making food but always hungry Loving their dog while ignoring their dog […]

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Parenting Pathway Podcast: Launch Well With Purpose

Parenting Pathway Podcast with Family Ministry Pastor Dave Carl and Student Ministry Associate Pastor Nathan Kocurek “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”  ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, […]

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New Moms… Watch out for Identity Theft

Written by Jan Watson, Christian Life Coach   One of the funniest conversations I’ve ever heard was a couple preparing to leave the hospital with their first newborn child… “These people are crazy… they are telling us to take this baby home, expecting us to ‘parent’ her when we have absolutely no experience being one… Seriously. Who does […]

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Take the Anxiety Out of Teen Anxiety

Written by Erin Johnson, M.A. LPC-intern with Watershed Initiative in Frisco, Texas, who specializes in working with girls who deal with disruptive anxiety.   Teen-anxiety . . . Is it a real thing? In short, yes. For many of us, the word “teen” evokes its own onset of anxiety, whether as a parent, a teacher, […]

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