In the Old Testament Book of 1 Samuel, there is an account of young Samuel being called by God. This is a remarkable story that holds some valuable lessons for those who read it. Eli was a man of prayer and a priest who had two wicked sons of his own. The story is as relevant today as it was to those who lived it. Samuel grew up as a young boy who had been prayed for by his parents and was dedicated to the service of the Lord.
If you're reading this, you've likely found yourself pondering the age-old question: "What can I do to steer my teenager away from the pitfalls of criminal behavior?" Well, worry not because you're not alone, and there's hope on the horizon. In fact, it resides in this very blog, where we’ll »
You are not alone if you have concerns about your relationship with your teen. As teenagers grow, they undergo significant physical and psychological changes which can cause a drastic behavior change. While this shift is an inevitable part of life, teenagers often engage in risky behavior during this phase. This »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. Parenting is a journey brimming with joy, milestones, and hurdles. This is especially true as we guide our children through their teenage years. As kids grow, we encounter unexpected twists, leading us to wonder how best to support them »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. Unlocking the potential within every young person is a shared commitment that transcends its challenges. Sometimes, our younger generation needs assistance from those who have been there before. Juvenile interventions help in shaping promising futures, offering the chance for »
By Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret. It’s every parent’s nightmare. A teen son spiraling into crisis and heading for serious trouble with the law, an interruption from education and a complete lack of respect for authority. Whether it stems from violent behavior or depression, it’s »
Juvenile crime is a subject that needs our attention, not just to understand the problem but also to find compassionate solutions. By understanding the risk factors, we can better help our young people through their challenges. Keep reading to learn more about the risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency. What »
Parenthood is a journey filled with love, growth and challenges. Setting clear boundaries is essential to raising a well-adjusted and respectful child. Boundaries provide both parents and children a sense of security, structure and understanding. Read on as we go deeper into the importance of setting clear boundaries and how »