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7 Great Classic Movies Every Christian Teen Should Watch

It's not easy finding a movie that will be loved by mom and dad – and that also will be appreciated by their teenage daughter or son.

It's even harder to find ones that meet that criterion while having a positive message, a few biblical lessons and that have stood the test of time.

But we think we've found a few. Mind you, not every teenager will be crazy about all the titles on our list. Most teenagers, though, will enjoy a least a few of them.

In fact, these seven movies are so good – having set records and won awards – that every Christian teenager should check them out.

Here, then, are seven classic movies every Christian teenager should watch:

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7 Bible-Centered Places for Your Family's Summer Vacation

Summer is the time of year when many families like to go on vacation. The kids are out of school, the weather is warm, and it's a great time for a roadtrip! There are many places to choose from around the country (and even around the world!), but parents may want to consider taking their families to a place where they will not only have fun, but will learn about the Bible and be encouraged in their faith. Below are seven places in different parts of the country that provide fun, educational, and edifying experiences for the whole family!

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10 Quotes about the Bible from Influential Christians

For Christians, the Bible is much more than a simple book of faith. It’s a record of history, a collection of poetry, verses of proverbs, and a testament to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is quite literally the inspired word of God.

Scripture was designed to speak to the heart of humanity, radically changing us from the inside out. Over the years, a number of influential Christians have shared their reflections on the Bible and how we, as believers, can better approach the gospel with open hearts. If you’re searching for a way to better understand the place of scripture in your Christian walk, you may find guidance in one of these 10 profound quotes.

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10 Controversial Christian Books You Should Read Anyway

It’s a tale as old as time: your friends on social media are ranting about how a “so-called Christian” book is pure evil. “Don’t waste your money on this heresy!” they announce. “Cover your children’s eyes! These lying pages would make good toilet paper!”

Meanwhile, you’ve got other friends talking about the exact same book and singing a very different tune: “The best thing I’ve ever read! It’s changing my life! If you love Jesus, you’ll place an order tonight!”

So who do you listen to? To read, or not to read?

There’s no single answer to this question. (Unless you plan on recommending or criticizing the book yourself, in which case you should probably read it.) Controversial books aren’t inherently worth reading. But Christians don’t need to be scared by controversy either. Often, books are controversial because they raise difficult and important questions. If we only read things we already agree with—if we avoid everything that might make us uncomfortable—we’ll never learn anything new.

Here are 10 controversial Christian books that are definitely worth the read, whether you wind up agreeing with the author or not.

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10 Things You Should Know about Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses are a people of faith that many of us likely don't know that much about. We may remember them as the people who often come to our homes in order to evangelize, but do we actually know what they believe? Below are 10 facts about this group which branched off from orthodox Christianity in the late 1800's. We answer the questions of how they started, what their core beliefs are, and how many people ascribe to this faith in the world today.

10 Ways to Pray When Tragedy Strikes

The thing that often makes tragedy overwhelming, incomprehensible, and soul-numbing is just how unexpected it can be. Life is going according to plan, and suddenly your world is rocked and you are left reeling.

That’s why it’s so important to have Truth stored up in your heart before tragedy strikes. By being in the Word and in prayer every day, you’re building up a savings account of Truth that you can one day pull from when you need it most.

If, however, you find yourself in the midst of tragedy right now, or currently know someone facing unspeakable hopelessness and hurt, these 10 prayers can be a light for your path as you pray through the hard times.

God never promised a pain-free world. But he did promise never to leave us or forsake us. He does promise his steadfast love never ceases, and his mercies never come to an end. If you are in the midst of hard times, cling to Him and trust in his goodness and love for you.

Here are 10 prayers you can pray when tragedy strikes…

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Here are 8 Ways to Protect Your Children from Cyberbullying

It’s a sad reality that children today are becoming innocent victims of the anger and frustration of other kids their age. The Internet and new smartphone apps have become increasingly prevalent platforms for bullies to use to abuse and harass others, and it’s no surprise, due to the anonymity of many applications, that many bullies are never identified. Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that is almost invisible to parents, as no form of physical abuse is displayed. Regardless, the effects it can have on a child’s mental health can be devastating.

In most cases, children who are not prepared to confront such behavior feel threatened and helpless by a bully’s malicious behavior, especially when they protect themselves with the anonymity of the Internet. Help your children combat cyberbullying and its dramatic effects by teaching them easy safety measures and tactics.

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The Best Quotes from 5 Christian College Graduation Speakers

This month prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds gave their best advice to graduates at five Christian colleges: Wheaton College, Oral Roberts University, Liberty University, Biola University, and Geneva College.

These five speakers shared wisdom from lives spent following Christ as they worked in American politics, global justice, religious education, business, and research. What messages did they tell the Christian grads of 2018?

Here are quotes from the Commencement speakers at five Christian college graduations as well as links for you to watch the rest of your favorite excerpt.

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6 Gifts for Graduates That are Better Than Money

Tis’ the season of turning tassels. If your family is like ours, your calendar is full of graduation ceremonies and parties to attend. Since we all have a call to impact the next generation with God’s Truth (Titus 2:1-5), this time of year presents an exciting and unique opportunity. The graduates in our spheres of influence are at a crossroads, eager to find purpose and identity. Instead of simply offering platitudes and “Atta Boys/Girls” we can seize this moment and hold high the banner of Truth.

Here are some ideas for how to bless the graduate in your world by giving gifts that matter.

Most graduates might initially disagree, but it’s been long enough since my own graduations for me to realize that there are many gifts more important than money. Instead of stuffing some cash in the card you just took so much time to write, consider these gift ideas designed to help you do more than celebrate graduation, but to pass the baton of faith to the next generation. Your graduate needs more than adorable dorm decor; they need resources to keep them rooted and grounded in God’s Word. Through years of student and college ministry, these have become some of my favorites.

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10 Christian Mothers Who Set Godly Examples

Mother's Day is soon approaching which gives us a chance to reflect on our thankfulness for mothers and the influential part they play in our lives. A Godly mother is someone to be especially thankful for and someone who certainly deserves to be celebrated and honored! The following are 10 mothers from Bible times up through the present who took their work as a mother and as a follower of Jesus very seriously. Perhaps you will be able to see some attributes of your own mother in them or will be inspired by them in your own journey in motherhood.

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