Core Values for Life

Core Values for Life

Core Values for Life

UNITED STATES | A community of college-age young adults who seek to grow and develop their relationships with God. Through activities, workshops and ongoing discussions the community addresses topics relevant to this age group: topics related to living a God-centered life amidst secular environments, such as college campuses and society, and preparing for a healthy marriage and family life. 

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Unplug: Lessons From Nature
Unplug: Lessons From Nature

Nature is one of the greatest classrooms life has to offer. College students from across the United States would learn many lessons in just a short week of their summer in the wilderness of Montana. Although a challenge to literally unplug from their...

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Core Values for Life: Tackling the Topic of Judgment
Core Values for Life: Tackling the Topic of Judgment

Have you witnessed someone being judged or been judged yourself? Have you caught yourself judging someone else? Judgment is a topic that is relevant to everyone at every age. This week, Core Values for Life (CVL) invited college and young professional from across the...

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Setting the Standard of Tradition: CVL Talks Parenthood
Setting the Standard of Tradition: CVL Talks Parenthood

"It’s never too early to think about what kind of parents you want to become." Core Values for Life holds bi-weekly video conference calls for college and young professionals to explore topics on the qualities essential to raising a healthy God-centered family. In the...

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Core Values Academy

Core Values Academy

Core Values Academy

KOREA, NEPAL | Weekly programs for children and youth led by volunteers and parents to explore and affirm core spiritual values. The curriculum seeks to help families cultivate the character and leadership of children.

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Being Responsible for My Choices
Being Responsible for My Choices

“Why should I practice piano?” Yoshi asked himself. He had a choice between practicing his piano or continue reading his comic book. “I promised I would practice every day,” he reminded himself. “And practice helps me in many ways. I get better at piano so I can play...

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Bridge of Trust
Bridge of Trust

“Did you brush your teeth?” David’s mother asked him. David almost said, “Yes,” without thinking. But he stopped himself. He really didn’t brush his teeth. It was habit to give mom the answer he thought she wanted even if it wasn’t true. “No.” he said, “But I will...

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What Is Your God-given Destiny?
What Is Your God-given Destiny?

The 12-14 year-old Core Values Academy class in Seattle, Washington spent the 2017 academic year exploring their  identity and destiny. In May, the class and their mentors completed an overnight hike to Talapus Lake in Washington. "The purpose of our hike is to...

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Marriage and Family Preparation

Marriage and Family Preparation

Marriage and Family Preparation 

Marriage preparation family workshops explore the the significance and purpose of marriage, the importance of commitment, spiritual growth and preparation and purity. Mentors and older couples also share practical advice on gender differences and how to build strong spousal relationships, as well as the importance of the extended family. 

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Unplug: Lessons From Nature
Unplug: Lessons From Nature

Nature is one of the greatest classrooms life has to offer. College students from across the United States would learn many lessons in just a short week of their summer in the wilderness of Montana. Although a challenge to literally unplug from their...

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Core Values for Life: Tackling the Topic of Judgment
Core Values for Life: Tackling the Topic of Judgment

Have you witnessed someone being judged or been judged yourself? Have you caught yourself judging someone else? Judgment is a topic that is relevant to everyone at every age. This week, Core Values for Life (CVL) invited college and young professional from across the...

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Setting the Standard of Tradition: CVL Talks Parenthood
Setting the Standard of Tradition: CVL Talks Parenthood

"It’s never too early to think about what kind of parents you want to become." Core Values for Life holds bi-weekly video conference calls for college and young professionals to explore topics on the qualities essential to raising a healthy God-centered family. In the...

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Outdoor Adventure Learning

Outdoor Adventure Learning

Outdoor Adventure Education

INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL | Programs offer youth, individuals and families experiential learning opportunities in God’s pristine Creation. Programs range from day hikes to week-long leadership training programs.

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Lessons from the Mountaintop
Lessons from the Mountaintop

Photo by Takae Goto Family Peace Association youth leadership programs usually include a segment held in the great outdoors, an adventure hike or the like. This year was no exception and the hikers were given a chance to climb out to what was ominously dubbed “Blood...

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Checking Our Packs: Setting Out
Checking Our Packs: Setting Out

In our efforts to become God-centered families, we can work towards developing specific tools of critical thinking skills and channels for open and honest dialogue among family members. In a sense, these tools function like navigation tools. To get...

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A Story of Thanksgiving in Nature
A Story of Thanksgiving in Nature

I bet that if people spent a little time each day, just a minute staring at the stars at night or looking out across forests, mountains, or sparkling water, they would live a lot differently. I was trudging up a rocky trail, a worn path up a rather steep...

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Core Values in the Home

Core Values in the Home

Core Values in the Home

UNITED STATES | The Family Peace Association is providing a shared platform for parents and volunteers to develop resources and support services through ongoing collaboration for parents teaching in core values and spiritual principles as they raise their children into adulthood.

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Seeking Out the Divine
Seeking Out the Divine

Religious and spiritual leaders must lead this peace process. Instead of advocating their own narrow doctrinal perspective, they must help all people of faith to recognize the shared values and principles that come from our common heritage in one God.  —Dr. Hyun Jin...

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Storytelling Brings the Family Together
Storytelling Brings the Family Together

Parents and elders have been storytellers since the dawn of humankind, passing on wisdom, knowledge, caution, or simply entertainment. And what is amazing is that we cannot grow out of being the listener. There is always something we can learn from in the words and...

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Alternatives to Screen Time
Alternatives to Screen Time

Ah, the convenience of technology. Smartphones, tablets, entertainment subscriptions, and online video streaming is making it easier to keep kids busy when mom and dad are working hard running to work, taking care of other siblings, cooking meals, or...

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