JAMES CRUISE Ministries Blog

God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through it.

Archive for the category “Children”

Not Parenting…

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Children in Successful Marriages

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They Need You!

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Yours Will Too!

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Marriage & My Kids

Please know that dating and marriage when kids are present is a gain for the parents but initially a loss for the kids (until family bonding takes place—which can take years—and then becomes a gain for the kids, too). Ron Deal

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In Just 2 Hours…

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Your Children Need You…

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Only 1/3 of professing Christian parents

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Listening – More Important Than Speaking

Listen and Learn

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Your children need you to listen to them.

We’re talking about REALLY listening.

Eye to eye, ear to ear!

No distractions.

Remember – action speaks louder than words.

Don’t always be in a hurry to tell your children something.  It is wise to listen to them before commenting on something they said.

Listen to your children – it’s the only way to know:

  • What they are thinking
  • What they know
  • How they are feeling
  • What they think of you
  • Get their point of view
  • How they might be hurting
  • What makes them tick
  • What they want you to do
  • What your child is really saying

If you won’t listen to your children, why should they listen to you?

Apologize to your children for not being as good a listener as you should be, and tell that that you are working on becoming a better listener.

Really listening means:  No distractions, direct eye contact, your full attention and one on one attention

Look your child in the eyes, show genuine concern and never pass off the problem as insignificant.

Listening shows your child that you love them and care about them.

How can you help your child if you don’t know what’s on their mind?

“The first duty of love is to listen.”  Paul Tillich

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere,  but after a while he gets to know something.”  Wilson Mizner


Your Children Are Watching You

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Surviving Tough Times

Your children may not verbally thank you for your efforts now, but they are watching and they are seeing how you respond to tough times.  Your actions and emotions during stressful times will be remembered. Your payoff will come years from now, when your children are older and believe it or not – wiser. They will get it. They will appreciate what you did and how you sacrificed for them.


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