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Culture Post: Harsh Parenting can Backfire with Bad Behavior from Teens

“Harsh” parenting that includes frequent yelling, hitting and threats may bring out the worst in teens’ behavior instead of getting them to toe the line, a new study suggests.

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Daily Devotional

The Key to a Good Life

True greatness in life is found in the simple and often quiet, role of servanthood.

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Recent Article

What Does a Healthy Parent of a Teen Look Like?

What does a healthy parent of a teen look like? It turns out that he or she looks a lot like a healthy leader.

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From the Culture Blog

What’s Hot? 03/24/17

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

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