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HOW TO HELP A FRIEND WHO HAS MARRIAGE PROBLEMS

February 1, 2023

We need the encouragement of friends and family — not just when a marriage begins, but to keep it from ending. Our loved ones can make the difference between relationship life and death.

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IS YOUR MARRIAGE WORTH IMITATING?

January 31, 2023

Our kids are constantly watching us, and how we treat our spouse is probably how our children will treat their own spouse someday. Your marriage is your child’s blueprint for intimacy and relationships.

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WOMEN ADDICTED TO PORN: GOD WANTS TO SET YOU FREE

January 30, 2023

God wants to heal women addicted to porn, just as he did with me. He wants the best for you and your marriage. Here’s what you should know.

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RESPONDING TO THE MUSIC

January 26, 2023

God has called husbands and wives to serve as unique vessels of His love for the other.

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Loving Your Pregnant Teenager

January 24, 2023

Parenting your pregnant teen is a whole new level of motherhood. It can also be a deepening of your relationship.

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Helping Kids Stand Firm While Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Transgenderism

January 23, 2023

There is a crucial shift in youth culture, and Christian teens need to understand transgenderism as well as how to respond in love and truth.

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MARRIAGE: A SACRED DANCE

January 18, 2023

A basic understanding of God, and how He created humans, will help develop deeper intimacy in marriage.

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‘ALL ARE WELCOME HERE’

January 18, 2023

Looking at inclusion from God’s perspective

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Are You Protecting Your Kids Enough?

January 12, 2023

There is a balance in protecting our kids from harm and giving them the freedom to fail, struggle, and the skills to succeed.

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What Conscious Parenting Is Missing

January 12, 2023

What do you know about conscious parenting? Learn more about how this parenting approach and how you can develop a healthy relationship with your child starting with your parenting style.

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Mom: Friend or Foe?

January 12, 2023

Ask the Lord to give you empathy for your mother, to help you understand, and to show you how you can love and support her in her struggles.

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids’ Phone Time Under Control

January 11, 2023

Phones are everywhere these days. Knowing how to approach phone time for your kids can be tricky. But here are some strategies for how to create a healthy environment for your kids.

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HOW TO HANDLE ARGUMENTS IN MARRIAGE

January 11, 2023

Conflict can lead you toward a deeper marriage connection

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STRENGTHEN YOUR EMOTIONAL CONNECTION IN MARRIAGE BY BUILDING YOUR FRIENDSHIP

January 11, 2023

Friendship in marriage is vital, but the busyness of life can squelch it. Don’t let emotional connection in marriage fade away — revive it using these tips.

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LOVE FOR THE LONG HAUL

January 10, 2023

With the right spirit and actions, any marriage can be restored.

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Childhood Cancer: God, Hold My Everything

January 9, 2023

Childhood cancer brought the presence of God in ways they never knew existed.

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SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE IN MARRIAGE

January 9, 2023

Emotional abuse in marriage is one of the hardest forms of abuse to recognize, but unrepentant patterns are the key to identifying it.

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SETTING GOALS TOGETHER FOR THE NEW YEAR

December 28, 2022

Do you want to draw closer as a couple in the new year? Try sharing and then setting your goals for the next 12 months together.

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5 WAYS TO STAY ON THE SAME TEAM

December 23, 2022

If you and your spouse are going to function as teammates in marriage, you need to actually understand each other’s situation and validate each other.

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LOVE YOUR HUSBAND BY LOVING YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW

December 23, 2022

Learn how to strengthen your marriage and love your husband by building a good relationship with your mother-in-law.

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Christmas Activities That Focus on Jesus

December 20, 2022

Are you looking for ideas to help keep your children focused on the reason for the Christmas season?

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Christmas Devotional

December 20, 2022

Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God! Find time to join us in a Christmas devotional to celebrate our Savior today.

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LET IMMANUEL DELIVER COMFORT TO HURTING HEARTS THIS CHRISTMAS

December 19, 2022

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

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THE PRACTICE OF PONDERING CHRISTMAS

December 15, 2022

This Christmas, ponder your position with God, ponder the praise of angels and shepherds, and ponder the Son on the cross.

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HOW TO BE CONTENT AS A COUPLE AT CHRISTMAS

December 13, 2022

One awful eve of envy helped me learn how to be content at Christmas instead of creating conflict in my marriage. Here’s what I learned.

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CASH CLASH: WHAT’S BELOW THE SURFACE?

December 13, 2022

If you and your spouse argue about the same money issues over and over, it may be time to look below the surface.

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15 Creative Activities To Do With Kids

December 12, 2022

There are many creative activities to do with your kids that can bring laughter and a sweet time of bonding. Here are fifteen creative ideas to get you started.

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NOURISH: TREAT YOUR SPOUSE IN VALUABLE WAYS

December 12, 2022

When you treat your spouse with compassion, it creates a safe environment to share your deepest thoughts and feelings.

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Why is Advent Important?

December 8, 2022

Why is Advent important? Advent is a time of hope. When we show our children Advent’s profound truths, they receive a higher hope than anything this world can offer.

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Go From “Gimme” to Grateful Kids

December 7, 2022

Teaching children to be grateful and generous is a Christmas gift that can last a lifetime.

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Your Best Present is God’s Presence

November 30, 2022

From God’s perspective, Christmas is the story of a God of love who desires to have a lifelong relationship with you.

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Why Authoritative Parenting Doesn’t Fall Short

November 27, 2022

Does the authoritative parenting style work? Learn more about how this parenting style equips you to discipline and lead your kids well.

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What Is Advent All About?

November 27, 2022

Advent is a beautiful time to remember God’s promises to send a Messiah and how Jesus Christ fulfilled those prophecies.

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Your Best Present is God’s Presence

November 27, 2022

From God’s perspective, Christmas is the story of a God of love who desires to have a lifelong relationship with you.

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UNHAPPY MARRIAGE? FIX IT WITH THESE SIMPLE HABITS FOR MARITAL HAPPINESS

November 27, 2022

How can you fix an unhappy marriage? Learn how you can develop effective, yet simple habits for marital happiness.

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4 HEALING PRAYERS FOR MARRIAGE RESTORATION

November 27, 2022

If your marriage is in trouble, you can cry out to God with these prayers for marriage restoration. Remember that nothing is too hard for God.

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HOW TO PRACTICE TOTAL HONESTY IN MARRIAGE

November 27, 2022

Practicing complete honesty in marriage and having nothing to hide isn’t as scary as you think. Being transparent can transform your marriage.

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WHY WE NEED “OLD PEOPLE”

November 27, 2022

There are mistakes to avoid, history to learn, joy to share and memories to be made. And we can only benefit from joining hands with those who have already braved the journey before us.

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FAMILY STRESS AT CHRISTMASTIME

November 27, 2022

If you and your spouse look for unexpected gifts in your life this Christmas, you just may find a blessing in working together to manage family dynamics during the holiday season.

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Gratitude is Good for a Child’s Health

November 25, 2022

Gratitude rescues us from the trap of negative thinking and helps us enjoy life more. It is an essential trait for parents to develop in their children as they lead them toward a thriving faith.

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6 Ways to Respond to a Strong-Willed Child

November 23, 2022

Raising strong-willed children can be demanding, but it’s also incredibly gratifying. When taught with patience and firm, loving guidance, they can become life-changing leaders.

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DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS

November 23, 2022

Couples in this digital age face new relationship hazards. Although rekindling old flames is a leading concern, experts say it’s not the only one. Read on to discover three other potential problems.

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MARITAL FIDELITY IN A SOCIAL-MEDIA WORLD

November 22, 2022

For thousands of years, husbands and wives have been making bad decisions. But today, enticements often come with a new twist because of the anonymity and accessibility that come with social media.

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WELCOME TO ADVENT 2022!

November 18, 2022

Celebrating Advent is a wonderful way to prepare for the coming of Jesus. It reminds us of His birth, His presence, and His second coming.

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LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES

November 16, 2022

Most of us in second marriages can clearly see that adding education, personal awareness and intentionality to our current marriage can create a new, mutually satisfying relationship.

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MARRIAGE AS AN ADVENTURE: HOW TO BECOME LOVE

November 16, 2022

In their years of marriage, Bob and Maria Goff have teased out a few principles that have allowed their love to grow. “Love isn’t something you fall into,” Bob says. “It’s someone you become.”

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Sharing God’s Love With Others

November 15, 2022

Hagar’s story in the Bible shows how we can share God’s love with others and let them know that He sees each of us in our trials.

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10 Ways To Raise Influential Kids

November 10, 2022

“Children inspire in me a sense of wonder. God created each of us uniquely, designed to change the world for good.” – Mandi Hart

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4 STEPS TO DEAL WITH CONFLICT IN YOUR MARRIAGE

November 8, 2022

Conflict is inevitable in marriage and can create damage or discovery — we choose which it will be. Discovery means learning new ideas, approaches and solutions if we fight together for our marriage.

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Your Identity: Artfully Made and Intentionally Crafted

November 8, 2022

Embracing your God-given identity that is developed through your relationship with the One who loves you and knows you best

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CHOOSING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE AND AWE IN MARRIAGE

November 4, 2022

Is it possible to practice a deep sense of awe and an attitude of gratitude in the ordinary moments of marriage?

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“MY BODY MY CHOICE” IS ACTUALLY PRO-LIFE

October 31, 2022

How can “My Body, My Choice” really be arguing for pro-life statements?

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Are Young Kids Influenced to Identify as Transgender?

October 28, 2022

I’ve been hearing a lot of mixed messages. What are some of the main influences a child to identify as transgender?

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LAUGHING TOGETHER, HAVING FUN HELPS HEALING PROCESS

October 28, 2022

Enjoying life and laughing together again as a couple is important after experiencing a hard season together. Here’s how to have fun again.

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HOW TO OVERCOME UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS IN MARRIAGE

October 28, 2022

Learn how to identify the two most dangerous expectations in marriage and open the door to a healthy relationship with your spouse.

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Teens and Eating Disorders

October 26, 2022

Discussing body image and eating disorders is difficult, but it is important to create a safe place for your teens to express what they are going through.

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HOW TO CARE FOR ‘NEGATIVE’ EMOTIONS IN YOUR MARRIAGE

October 26, 2022

Emotions — even anger and hurt — have a purpose. These strong feelings need to be appropriately understood, valued and utilized so you can better care for yourself and know your spouse deeply.

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WHEN YOUR SPOUSE HAS A TERMINAL ILLNESS

October 20, 2022

When you learn your spouse has a terminal illness, everything changes in an instant. What’s important to know as you begin this hard journey?

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DID YOU MAKE ANY FRIENDS TODAY?’

October 12, 2022

Does your tween struggle to become comfortable socially? Read about ways to help your children overcome social awkwardness.

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How to Talk to Your Daughter about Puberty

October 11, 2022

Your tween girl needs you as she starts to go through physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. Learn how to appropriately approach the topic of puberty with your daughter.

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HOLDING TIGHT THROUGH THE LOSS OF A CHILD

October 10, 2022

Steven and Mary Beth Chapman have guided their kids through grief and confusion. They’ve done this by being real and sharing openly as they’ve grappled with their own emotions and unresolved questions.

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HOW DO WE PRAY TOGETHER?

October 10, 2022

How do you pray together as a couple? Try the following seven ideas for praying together and increasing spiritual intimacy in your marriage.

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What To Do When Your Kids are Feeling Anxious

September 27, 2022

Here are four things you can do to help your child when they are dealing with anxious feelings.

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Facing the Fear Factor

September 20, 2022

Does your teen function out of faith or out of fear? Find ways to encourage your anxious teen.

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Reinforce Your Child’s Sexual Identity

September 20, 2022

Help children understand that their sexual identity is an indelible part of who God created them to be.

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Why Did My Dad Leave Me?

September 12, 2022

While you may never know the reason that your father left you, there is one thing you can be absolutely sure of: You have a Heavenly Father who loves you and will never leave you or forsake you.

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WHAT DO COUPLES FIGHT ABOUT? YOU’LL BE SHOCKED BY THE ANSWER

September 12, 2022

All couples fight. And it feels as if we’re fighting about something. But when we look at our conflicts, they can sound pretty insignificant. Big things don’t ensnare us as often as the little things.

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Six Ways to Build Your Teen’s Identity

September 12, 2022

Try these strategies to counteract culture by helping your teen develop a strong, positive identity.

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HAPPY MARRIAGES ARE BASED ON DEEP FRIENDSHIP

September 12, 2022

The qualities of common kindness, honesty, empathy, loyalty and trust are gifts that each spouse gives to the other. This friendship foundation enhances relationship happiness throughout the marriage.

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Creative Kids: How Parents Can Cultivate Creativity

September 8, 2022

Do you know how to parent your creative kids? Poet Tanner Olson has some advice for you. Learn how to effectively connect, support, and encourage the creativity in your family.

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PROVIDING KINSHIP CARE AS A GRANDPARENT

September 8, 2022

Providing kinship care as a grandparent can be challenging. But Richard Dixson has embraced the opportunity to parent again.

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Why Neglectful Parenting Falls Short

September 8, 2022

Do you feel like your life is mostly chaos? You have an opportunity to overcome neglectful parenting habits to build a strong foundation for your kids and family.

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MARRIAGE MEDITATION — THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS SELF-CONTROL

September 5, 2022

Getting Started

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FEELINGS OF DOUBT AND UNCERTAINTY

September 5, 2022

The adjustment from being single to being married can create feelings of loss and anxiety. Here’s how to cope.

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HOW TO HELP SOMEONE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

September 5, 2022

You may want to know how to help and support someone you love who’s in an abusive relationship. Here are several ways that can enable you to be there for them.

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RELATIONSHIP RITUALS: 20 IDEAS FOR STAYING CONNECTED TO YOUR SPOUSE

September 5, 2022

Relationship rituals strengthen a marriage if they’re meaningful to both spouses. Check out these ideas to build connection in your marriage.

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7 TIPS FOR A TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

August 24, 2022

Too much technology use can strain your marriage. Here’s a thoughtful way to begin a social media detox and build a healthier relationship.

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Freedom in Christ

August 24, 2022

Here are faith activities to teach kids about freedom through our relationship with Jesus.

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Why Do Teens Commit Suicide?

August 24, 2022

An in-depth look at what factors may cause a teen to commit suicide.

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Roe Finally Did Go. Now, How Can Teens Have Conversations about Abortion and Pro-Life Topics?

August 24, 2022

You want to train your teen to have thoughtful conversations on difficult cultural topics. One marked by compassion and kindness.

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Bursting Negative Thought Bubbles

August 23, 2022

One of our goals as parents must be to manage our own thought bubbles so that we can be a model for our kids.

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What You Can Do about LGBT Curriculum in Your Kid’s Public School

August 23, 2022

As a parent, you have the responsibility to protect, guide, and support your child’s education. Equally, you have the right to interact in a meaningful way within your child’s school community to positively impact their future success and learning. As you consider how you can move forward in these areas, remember to focus on what you can control rather than what you can’t. Commit to supporting your relationship with your child to cultivate healthy discussions about potentially sensitive topics such as LGBT curriculum.

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What Parents Should Know about the Metaverse

August 22, 2022

The metaverse presents an interesting situation for parents. With its introduction, the line between real and virtual is growing blurrier by the day. That’s why it’s important for parents to have a good understanding of boundaries for your family.

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Hope For Parents of Prodigal Children

August 22, 2022

If you’re experiencing the loss of a prodigal son or daughter who isn’t currently in touch with you, you probably feel helpless. Here are some ways to understand a prodigal child and find hope if you have a prodigal child.

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THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY AND ABORTION

August 21, 2022

Christianity is blessed with extremely strong and clear teaching on abortion found in ancient texts from the earliest church fathers.

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25 Things I Want My Kids to Know

August 18, 2022

There are hundreds of things to teach our kids during their lifetime. Here are just twenty-five things that I want my kids to know. What would be on your list?

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10 WAYS PHYSICIANS CAN ASSIST A LOCAL PREGNANCY MEDICAL CLINIC IN MAKING AN IMPACT FOR LIFE

August 18, 2022

From a simple visit to regular volunteering your time, there are plenty of ways pro-life physicians can support local pregnancy centers in their life-saving mission.

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We Have Everything We Need to Support Single Moms

August 18, 2022

Church, when you draw near to a single mother and her children, you’ll begin to understand just what the enemy has tried to rob them of. Hope. Family. Belonging. Faith. Purpose. Peace, Love. Dignity.

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JAVA WITH JULI: LOVE YOUR HUSBAND BY LOVING YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW

August 18, 2022

By building a good relationship with your husband’s mom, you can show your husband that you love him. Here are some ways you can reach out to your mother-in-law and create a peaceful family bond.

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GIVING YOUR SPOUSE THE GIFT OF SELF-CARE

August 16, 2022

Self-care is an act of stewardship, or caring well for the life God has given you. Rightly understood, self-care in marriage becomes a gift to your spouse.

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Teaching Kids about Empathy in an Anti-Empathy Culture

August 15, 2022

Our culture de-values empathy instead choosing to cultivate narcissism and apathy. Because of this, it’s more important than ever to teach our kids about empathy.

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Train Your Kids and Teens to Manage Technology Wisely

August 12, 2022

Our long-term goal as parents is to raise children who will practice self-control and manage technology well on their own.

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The Source of Self-Worth

August 12, 2022

Our teens’ self-worth must come from their knowledge of who Jesus is and from the assurance of His love and care. Parents can emphasize these truths as they model acceptance, forgiveness and love.

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Living With Healthy Grief

August 12, 2022

Learn how to deal with the grief that comes from the death of a loved one or from divorce. It includes the stages of grief and provides teens with ideas on how to walk through the process of grief after a loss.

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GOD’S PLAN FOR MARRIAGE

August 12, 2022

What is God’s plan for marriage? Marriage is the full expression and design of God’s image in human beings.

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FEELING TRAPPED IN MARRIAGE

August 11, 2022

If you’re in a chronically unhappy marriage, you may feel trapped and hopeless. But transformational options exist for those in a stressful marriage.

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MARRIAGE WITH ETERNITY IN MIND

August 11, 2022

Francis Chan discusses how having a marriage focused on a mission will require commitment and sacrifice, asking couples if their view of the future is big enough.

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Growing Up Too Fast

August 10, 2022

Before she was a teenager, Chelsea* had a cell phone. She also had her own bedroom complete with a TV and a computer with Internet access. As she continued growing up into a young teen, she made regular salon visits and had an artificial tan that made her look much older than she was. By […]

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