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People are talking about 13 Reasons Why, currently streaming on Netflix. The focus of the series is a high school girl who commits suicide and leaves behind audio tapes that detail the people and their actions which led her to take her own life.

As a peer notes, the first episode portrays American "high school culture including the pressures teenagers feel to fit in and the role of social media. The following episodes take a darker turn as several rape scenes are depicted. The serious topic of suicide remains central to the storyline as well as mental health."

One of the benefits of the LRCA Golden Triangle is to walk arm-and-arm together, fully aware of the cultural pressures on our children and equipped to wisely talk about these issues.

Perhaps, you are not aware of the series. That's OK. Neither was I. Perhaps, your children are watching the show or reading the book. Are you talking about it? Biblical worldview is more than a class at LRCA, it extends to your home and church as well. It is important for families to have open discussion about the media's influence on us and delve into the Bible's message on these intense topics.

We encourage you to read this recent blog by Trevin Wax, editor of The Gospel Project.

Plugged In, Common Sense Media, and World Magazine, are additional wise resources to tap when seeking clarity about the cultural pressure on our children and young adults.

Remember the theme song from M*A*S*H? "Suicide is Painless." No, it's not. Nor is suicide intriguing or a solution for a 'hopeless' situation. As Christians, we believe that hope is found in Jesus Christ. Together, let's keep pointing the way to Life, not Death.

We're with you,

Gary B. Arnold, Ed.D.
Head of School - Little Rock Christian Academy


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13 Reasons Why

One of the benefits of the LRCA Golden Triangle is to walk arm-and-arm together, fully aware of the cultural pressures on our children and equipped to wisely talk about these issues.

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Ten Resolutions for Becoming a More Grateful Parent

Thanks to common grace, there is much to learn from experts regardless of their faith.

Case in point: the last page of the January issue of Independent School magazine reprinted a summary piece from expert child psychologist Madeline Levine entitled, "10 Ways to Be a Grateful Parent."

Flip through these ten golden rules of parenting and see if they resonate with you.

I vote YES to all ten.

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The Power is in the Partnership

One glance at a yearbook from our early years makes the point - 2016 is a different world than 1977.

But, the beauty of Little Rock Christian Academy is that it rests on four enduring, non-negotiable core values that keep our identity anchored and unique.

Truth, love, excellence and partnership –resting on the person of Jesus, these four core values are the foundation of our school.

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Onward and Upward!

Entering our 40th year of Christian education in Little Rock, one might ask: where do we go from here? My short answer is UP! After a monumental year of growing in "wisdom, stature and favor with God and man," we are moving onward and upward to higher ground, higher praise and higher love.

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Kingdom Unity

NEW Post on the Warrior Roundtable from Dr. Gary Arnold, LRCA Head of School, on Kingdom Unity.

"...for we are all one in Christ Jesus." (Gal 3:28)

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