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By Nancy Ferguson
Not much has changed since the time of Isaac, Esau, and Jacob. Families still experience conflict and confusion; younger generations don't always understand older generations. In every family there is an unknown history that influences interactions a...
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$7.50

Contemplating Sex 
Sexual Ethics for Today's Teens
By Kate Ott
When, if at all, are you ready for sex? This one-session youth study explores the various sexual paths that teens can take and helps them understand how their values shape their sexual ethical guidelines. Prayers, bible verses for reflection, discuss...
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$7.50

By Lynne M. Baab
Is friendship a dying art? Loneliness and isolation continue to increase in our culture. Yet, Christian values of community should provide an alternative to lives lived in isolation.The Bible teaches much about relationships that can help us be loyal...
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$7.50

Hospitality 
Loving the Stranger
By David Otto
Hospitality is a theme most Christians take very seriously. How do we welcome strangers in our community? Do we welcome outsiders? What are our obligations to strangers? Do guests also have obligations to hosts?This two-session study reviews the impo...
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$12.00

Make Love Not War 
A History of Valentine's Day
By Stephens G. Lytch
If someone told you that our contemporary Valentine's Day was rooted in an ancient ruler's need to recruit soldiers for battle, a subsequent ban on the bond of holy matrimony, and the execution of a priest named Valentine, well, one might wonder wher...
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$7.50

By Martha Bettis-Gee
How will you spend this Thanksgiving? In a traditional way? What does that mean, and where did that tradition come from? Do we celebrate Thanksgiving as it was first celebrated? Do we even know how it was first celebrated?This one-session study tells...
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$7.50

By Jason Byassee
Is there anything inherently religious about the ways we celebrate New Year's? Should there be? In this one-session study, author Jason Byassee shares some ways Christians might celebrate New Year's. The Leader's Guide invites participants to reflect...
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$7.50

Reclaiming Christmas 
Seeking an Alternative
By Greg Garrett
If you're anything like most Americans, the upcoming Christmas season will be a mixed blessing-along with time with friends and family and at least some attempt to focus on "the reason for the season," you will probably find yourself eating too much,...
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$7.50

St. Patrick's Day 
A Study for Adults
By Martha Bettis-Gee
For most people, knowledge of the origins of St. Patrick's Day are limited to a story based largely on myth and folk tales, but behind those traditions is the story of the patron saint of Ireland. Under the surface of the traditional celebrations of ...
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$7.50

Trick or Treat 
What's Halloween About?
By Stephens G. Lytch
How should Christians respond to Halloween? What are the origins of Halloween, and is there any connection to All Saints' Day? This one-session study explains the evolution of Halloween and the traditions of the holiday so that Christians may examine...
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$7.50