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The 10 Myths of Teen Dating

Dan Anderson has written a book with his daughter, Jacquelyn, which I believe will be a major asset for parents to use when talking to their daughters about dating. Both are high school teachers in Portland, Oregon. Dan writes from the perspective of both a teacher and a parent, and provides tremendous insights from these two contexts as a Christian man.

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Beating the College Debt Trap: Getting a Degree Without Going Broke

Dr. Alex Chediak, a professor of engineering and physics at California Baptist University has written a book that, I believe, should be read by all students and parents prior to making decisions about college. He has provided a very accessible book that provides the reader with valuable information and wise counsel regarding choosing a major, student loans, working while a student, budgeting, and finding a job after graduation.

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The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom

Anderson addresses multiple issues that need to be faced in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling. He argues that the consent-based view serves the desires of adults, not the needs or rights of children. Religious liberty will be threatened. The ruling, he argues, has clearly overreached its authority. Adoption and foster care religious entities will be forced to abandon their ministries if they don’t comply with the ruling. Religious schools are now vulnerable. Christian business people have had and will have major decisions ahead.

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A Practical Theology of Assessment

The IDAK assessment has two primary components: temperament and natural talents. Primary temperament traits measured by IDAK are tested character, appropriate self-esteem, self-discipline, optimism, and team player ability. Twenty seven secondary temperament traits are also part of the assessment.

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The Significance of Youth Ministry

  Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World: A Hopeful Wake-Up Call By Brock Morgan, San Diego: The Youth Cartel, 2013 I recently read a very valuable book on youth ministry by veteran youth worker Brock Morgan entitled Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World: A Hopeful Wake-up Call (The Youth Cartel, 2013). What Brock does in […]