Archives For October 2012

Using Sex to Buy Votes?

Lisa Cherry —  October 31, 2012

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Extravagant gay weddings?
Virginity and voting?

 

By Lisa Cherry

I really thought this pro-life site must've exaggerated when their article claimed political ads were comparing first time voting to first time sex.

But when I watched the video clip for myself, I was horrified.



Is this the image of our college age young women that we are portraying as "typical?"

Are her comments about extravagant gay weddings what our president stands for?

Even more alarming......what if this ad was pitched because someone in the marketing world researched the electorate and found IT WOULD WORK because our kids have already been indoctrinated!

God help us please!

Frontline moms, as we head into this incredibly critical election, I am challenged with a new prayer....

 God, many of our young people are walking into the polls for the first time. Will you cause them to hear your voice and vote according to Godly Values and principles?

 Challenge them Lord to come out of their own selfish desires and learn to hear what is most important on Your heart. Let them rise to be the Godly leaders of tomorrow. Amen.

Are you using the opportunity of this election to expose darkness and lead your children toward the light?

Image courtesy of  Emilien Auneau

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Living Well Wednesday

 

By Lisa Cherry

This Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, we will hold a POTTS Unmask Parent Conference at Life Changers International Church in Hoffman Estates, Illinois as part of the Acquire the Fire Relentless Pursuit tour.

Acquire the Fire is expecting 2500 teens, youth leaders and parents in attendance.

If you are a Chicagoan, or live in the Chicago area, I hope you will come out to meet us. 

It’s a conference within a conference!

Call Ezra Rodriguez today at 903.324.7444 to reserve your seat and get  the special parent price. 

This is the another one of 32 cities on the tour.  We’ve got four more events coming up this fall. 

If one of these is near you, I hope you will register today:

Cleveland, OH  Nov. 2-3

Anaheim, CA Nov. 9-10

Billings, MT  Nov. 16-17

Phoenix, AZ  Nov. 30-Dec. 1

potts Logo 1By Lisa Cherry

Frontline moms, are you part of a POTTS group?  Since we launched POTTS (Parents of Teens and Tweens) over 900 family and church groups have started.

If you don’t have a POTTS in your community, perhaps you will start one.

It’s not hard to start a POTTS group! Grab a friend. Meet a few times....or meet every week. And watch God grow your parenting skills. Read more about how to start a group here.

Or maybe you already attend a POTTS group, or lead one.

I encourage you to use the posts on Frontline Moms in your POTTS meetings. You will never run out of new material for your group discussion!

Below you will find links to some of our popular posts.

“You Don’t Trust Me”…Responding to Teens on Internet Use

Sexy Little Girls?

Be Willing to Flex

 10 Keys to Confronting Your Child on Tough, Hot-Button Issues

Lady Gaga Gets “Peace Prize” and “Gay” TV is Up—Who Cares?

10 Lies of the Gay Agenda and the Biblical Truths that Counter Them

10 Ways to Use “The New Normal” Gay Agenda to Teach Your Kids

80% of Young Evangelical Singles Having Sex? Is Abstinence Dead?

Everybody is Doing It!? Top Ten Reasons “Cussing” Is Not OK For My Family

Mom, Am I Ugly? Ten Things Parents Can Do When Their Child Asks

Are We Frontline Moms Judgmental?

Predator Calling Cards, Part 1: Found One in My Mailbox

Predator Calling Cards, Part 2: What is a Predator Anyway?

And here are ten ways to turn a Frontlinemoms post into a POTTS meeting:

1. Print copies of the post you select for each of the group members.

2. Consider using some of the posts written in a series all in one group meeting.

3. Read the post together as a group.

4. Look up each scripture reference as it is mentioned in the posts.

5. Pause at the end of sections or paragraphs to allow group discussion.

6. Most posts will open up for discussion when you ask your group these three questions:

1) How does this article speak to you in your parenting?
2) What changes or adjustments do you feel the Lord leading you toward?
3) What are your greatest takeaway thoughts from this article?

7. Perhaps your group would want to write a comment on the post. Perhaps you will find ways to improve upon the article and want to share your thoughts with other families. If so, enter that comment online at Frontlinemoms.com.

8.  Encourage your members to take ideas from the post home to use in family devotions.

9.  Keep the extra copies of posts you have already discussed to give to new members.

10.   Another resource we offer is Daily Bites, a daily parenting tip by email that you can read in less than a minute.  Your members can get a free subscription by entering their email address here.  Sometimes the Daily Bites impact our lives so much they could also become a focus of discussion in our POTTS meetings. Ask your group members to share with each other how the Lord has spoken to them in their daily tips.

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The Better Mom

By Lisa Cherry

I snapped this picture of my precious granddaughter Lilibeth after she hopped up into the driver’s seat of our church bus. Lilibeth bus

It will be a while before she’s old enough to actually drive the bus, but her heart is already headed in the right direction. And seeing her there got me thinking.

Moms, do you have the desire for your kids to do the work of the Lord?

As a follower of Jesus I want my children to want to serve Him!

However when I look around me I see very few teenagers with a heart for the Lord. Oh, they might still be hanging around church, but I'm talking about serving…

Doug and I are very blessed to have children who love to serve Jesus.

Week after week, our kids are working in the nursery, helping with the food pantry, setting up tables, or serving in worship and drama ministry.

And why would they be doing that?  …probably to a large part because that's where Doug and I serve.

For our kids, it’s fun to serve the Lord. Children gain a passion for what they live as they imitate the passion of those around them.

Nathan as our oldest son has set a fine example. I'm so excited to see him already setting that example in his little daughter Lilibeth's life.

She thinks driving that bus is normal! That's where her daddy serves.

Where will your children grow in passion to serve the Lord?

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It's time for another Family Fun Friday Link-Up!

At Frontline Moms we spend so much of the week Unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, so we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

My daughter-in-law Tara at Mommy Head Adventures is helping us with this.

So link up your Family Fun Friday blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun crafts
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories of your family

We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.

 

 


Toronto_skyline_toronto_islands_bBy Lisa Cherry

My son Nathan and I will be speaking to parents at the Hershey Centre in Toronto, Ontario this Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, on the Relentless Pursuit tour with Acquire the Fire. If you live in the area, we'd love to see you there!

Come by our booth at the parents' area, and don't miss the parenting sessions on Saturday.  Register for this event here.  

Also I'm speaking at the Prayer Palace, a church in Toronto on Sunday morning.   I’ll be speaking during the morning worship service that begins at 10:30 a.m.

So if you are in the Buffalo NY/Toronto area I hope you will come out. 

This is the another one of 32 cities on the tour.  Look for the other upcoming events and locations here.  We’ll be in Chicago next weekend, October 26-27.

Image courtesy of  Chensiyuan via Wikipedia