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Does training up a child always work out in the end?

This Q is appealing to each and every of the 35,000+ individual denominations of Christianity, and even those non-denominational sects who perhaps glibly adhere to biblical principles. Q. If every ...
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What is the biblical basis against a child's right to privacy?

The so-called "right to privacy" is a hot-button issue in many modern societies, and within that discussion, the question of a child's right to privacy is often raised. Christians take positions in ...
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Are there involuntary Catholics?

I was just reading this answer which stated that a person could be Catholic without having gone through confirmation: Catholics recommend that this is done to infants. 1 If that is the case, that a ...
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Does the Catholic Church endorse the children of narcissistic parents breaking off contact with them (not necessarily permanently/forever)?

There's this article about narcissists, written from a Christian perspective, ending with claims about how ACONS can honor their nparents. One is: We honor them by insisting that they get the ...
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Does the Mormon Church endorse the children of narcissistic parents breaking off contact with them (not necessarily permanently/forever)?

Same question as here but Mormon instead of Catholic. Edit: Okay fine I'll try to make this self-contained. There's this article about narcissists, written from a Christian perspective, ending with ...
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What practical experience does Pope Francis have with parenthood/fatherhood?

Recently I shared Francis's tips for being a good father, but my atheist friends do not consider Pope as authority as I do and are asking what is pope's expertise with parenthood? By expertise I ...
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What is the justification for relying on faith healing over conventional medicine?

Every so often, I read about Christian parents choosing faith healing over conventional medicine for their sick children, in some cases with lethal results. This usually results in the parents being ...
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Are there Catholic guidelines on naming of children?

Catholics in India, for the last few generations, have been following a unique practice of naming their children. The children are invariably given the baptismal name after a saint; but once they ...
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What is the biblical basis for women, particularly mothers, working outside of the home?

I'm wondering about the sinfulness of women, particularly mothers, working outside the home. Perhaps 1 Timothy 5:8 could be understood to mean that only the husband is to provide for the family: ...
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How much authority does a father have over his wife and children? [closed]

Some people might claim that a wife must do what her husband says in every situation and they will site the Bible as it being the Divine order of things. It does seem that the Bible gives authority ...
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Are parents responsible/accountable for the sins of their children? [closed]

Reading 1 Samuel 2:12 et seq, one could say that Eli is treated the same way as his wicked sons, although he tried to dissuade them from doing their sins. Generally speaking, are parents today ...
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Is there an instance of parents lying to their children that was approved by God in the Bible?

Is there any instance in the Bible in which: Parents lied to children, and God approved of it? There is an instance in 1 Kings 22:22 in which the Lord is said to put a lying spirit in the mouths of ...
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What does the Bible teach about domestic discipline? [closed]

Specifically when it comes to a parent disciplining their children or husband disciplining his wife - it seems there has been a lot of talk about both and I'm curious what different denominations and ...
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Should we honor our parents even if it leads us to sin? [closed]

In What does the Bible say about "bad" words? a comment was made that "I cuss in all the (two) languages I speak fluently. It's just my upbringing, and we should honor our parents, right?" ...
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How should Christians discipline their children today? [closed]

Proverbs 13:24 (NIV) teaches us that: 24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. I realize child abuse is a serious ...