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Teeners’ Corner

QUESTION: We hear so much nowadays about the American home going to pieces and parents losing control of their children. It all sounds so bad. Do you think it is so bad? I am asking this question for a discussion group of which I am a member. ANSWER: I believe the American home pattern has undergone […]

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Mental Health Testing in Public and Christian Schools

The rapid and wonderful advances made in the fields of psychiatry and psychology, with the promise of even greater remedial help in bringing immeasurable relief and cure, are boons to mankind for which we are indeed grateful to God. It is, therefore, certainly not my intent to underestimate the worth of these scientific benefits to us, […]

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Teeners’ Corner

In our September issue I suggested a change in our traditional school terms so as to allow for a winter vacation beginning with the Christmas holiday and extending through the month of January. This would bring the second semester to a close about the middle of July, leaving approximately six weeks for the summer vacation. And I […]

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A Social Code for Young Teenagers and Their Parents

Using his (or her) father as a punching bag, the young teenager said, “Boy, Dad, am I fulla pep.” That’s the young teenager. He is full of new, bursting energy and doesn’t know how to handle it. The vitality seems to run off into a hundred wonderful directions at once, and the amazed parent wonders what […]

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Teeners’ Corner

MORE ABOUT DRAMATICS In our May–June issue I replied briefly to a request for further explanation of my published views respecting dramatics. What I wrote in that issue has wider application than was indicated. The whole matter of theatrical performances is involved. As I see it, a person who effectively plays, for example, the part […]

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Teeners’ Corner

QUESTION: My parents are good people but they always are complaining that all I think about is having a good time. I am a boy 15 years old, and it seems to me that I should be permitted to go out nights and have fun with the kids. My parents keep telling me that when […]

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Teeners’ Corner

Wants to Know How to Make and Keep Friends QUESTION: Will you recommend a book on friendship and courtship? I am in my late teens and have trouble making and keeping friends. Boys date me once or twice and that is the end of it. Sometimes I feel like giving up. I have been a student of […]

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Teeners’ Corner: A Question About Dramatics

Question: Will you give further explanation of your position respecting dramatics? I am referring especially to what you write in your book, BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOR, page 86: “Some of us are inclined to believe that dramatic and theatrical filming is basically wrong. We believe that God has given every individual his own unique […]

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Teeners’ Corner

QUESTION: Much has been said about the evils of today’s youth. What do you think are some of the good points of my generation (I am a teenager)? I especially want to know what you think of our youth movements and organizations.                           […]

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The Teener’s Corner

Pay a Girl Friend’s Church Collection? Question: Is it correct for a young man to give his friend collection when he is taking her to church? Also, is it correct for him to give her collection when going to a program where admission is not charged, but a collection is taken for a cause? This […]

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