The Birds and the Bees or Testicles and Ovaries?
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The Birds and the Bees or Testicles and Ovaries?

Why The Birds and the Bees? Why is the illustration of the birds and the bees used to catalog a way of teaching reproduction to children? Using this illustration is metaphorical at best and lazy at worst. When our children ask questions about sex, they’re usually not old enough to understand a metaphor. Parents breathe…

Mama’s Apron
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Mama’s Apron

Mama’s Apron When Mama wore her apron (which was nearly every day) We knew that things would carry on in the-usual-sort-of-way. When Mama put her apron on, we knew that there’d be work; Indeed, she’d be willing us to help – how she’d frown to find us shirk! When Mama wore her apron, we knew that…

Allowing Your Child to Choose His Own Discipline
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Allowing Your Child to Choose His Own Discipline

It happened with God. Allowing a child to choose his own discipline can be a good thing. Before you roll your eyes at me, consider the example given in scripture. God gave David three choices for consequences (discipline). David was allowed to choose from one of those three. David chose, instead, to let God choose…

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