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THE TOTAL AWESOMENESS OF BEING FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE

Faith

This is the best news you’ll ever hear and it’s as true as anything you know to be true. The Scriptures are very clear on this.

May 19, 2022

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DEVELOPING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS BY LISTENING

Faith

When we listen, we desire to hear the other person’s opinion, to sense the person’s heart, and to understand him or her. God listens to us, and we can develop our ability to hear those around us.

May 16, 2022

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The Secret of Gratitude

Faith

The work of Christ in our lives is just plain bigger than our circumstances

May 16, 2022

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Why the Easter Story Still Matters: A Perspective from the Holy Land

Faith

Children’s hearts are easily touched by the Easter story. Being intentional about refocusing on Christ’s resurrection power can show your children that they can invite the Lord’s peace into their circumstances.

April 12, 2022

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A Faith That Sticks

Faith

Most Christian parents desire a vibrant faith for their kids. What can parents do to help children make faith their own?

April 11, 2022

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MISMATCHED MARRIAGE: WHEN ONE SPOUSE IS AN UNBELIEVER

Faith

While there’s no one-size-fits-all formula that will instantly revolutionize a mismatched marriage, a few principles can contribute to the health of a relationship.

April 11, 2022

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Holy Week and Easter Activities for the Whole Family

Children

Bring the Easter story to life for your kids through one amazing download and four easy-to-use, age-appropriate activities:

March 31, 2022

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THE GIFT OF GRACE

Faith

If we want our marriage partnership to be beautiful, meaningful and lasting, then we ought to be living out God’s grace by extending it. And that means building each other up one word at a time.

March 28, 2022

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WHAT PARENTS CAN LEARN FROM JESUS’ INTERACTIONS WITH CHILDREN

Children

Throughout scripture, Jesus treats children with radical care and love to indicate how deeply He values them. It’s no wonder that He continually compared our faith to children. Just as children depend on their parents for daily needs, so too do we rely on God the Father for our spiritual and physical needs.

March 24, 2022

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THE INTIMACY OF PRAYER

Faith

Praying with your spouse intensifies and strengthens your spiritual bond. When you pray together, your vulnerability with your heavenly Father deepens and enriches your marriage relationship.

March 24, 2022

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WHEN YOUR KIDS REJECT GOD

Faith

4 principles for encouraging faith in your adult children.

March 23, 2022

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DEALING WITH YOUR CHILD’S DIVORCE

Emotional Health

It’s hard to describe the pain of walking through your child’s divorce. Here are some ways to deal with the hurt and be a safe place and a firm foundation for them.

March 21, 2022

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SAINT PATRICK: THE AMAZING IMPACT OF ONE BELIEVER

Faith

Despite the danger of being pulled into slavery, Patrick obeyed the call of God to return to Ireland, bearing the light of the Gospel.

March 19, 2022

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WOMEN OF THE BIBLE FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT

Faith

There are many influential women in the Bible used for God’s purpose and will. Teaching your children about women of the Bible from the Old Testament will help give them a glimpse of the larger story of redemption the Lord has been painting since the beginning of time.

March 10, 2022

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THE CREATION OF WOMAN: AFFIRMING YOUR DAUGHTER’S IDENTITY

Faith

For Christian families, there’s an overwhelming importance upon understanding the roles of female and male. However, our culture emphasizes different aspects of these roles from Christianity. In the Christian context, the origin point for this conversation lies at the beginning: the creation of woman and man.

March 8, 2022

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FAITH CONVERSATION: STUDY YOUR SPOUSE TO DEVELOP STRONGER EMPATHY

Faith

Is your spouse the same person you married? Your spouse keeps changing in preferences and interests. To stay current, study your spouse to understand, serve and love him or her better each day.

March 8, 2022

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HOW TO SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR YOUR KIDS

Faith

Although your children may make harmful decisions that affect their lives, you can support and guide them as they grow. We are called to show our children God’s way to live. In doing so, you can set a good example for your children that will impact the rest of their lives.

February 25, 2022

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GOD WILL FIGHT FOR YOU

Faith

Bo Stern writes of her husband’s struggle with ALS, testifying to God’s strength being made perfect in their weakness.

February 21, 2022

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HOW TO ACHIEVE TRUE REST

Emotional Health

At some point, our Christian culture has rewritten the greatest commandments from loving God and others as yourself to loving God and others instead of yourself.

February 17, 2022

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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING?

Faith

To answer the question: Why does God allow suffering?, you and your children will need some logic, communication, and patience, as well as an understanding of God’s wisdom and the Bible.

January 29, 2022

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TEACHING KIDS ABOUT SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Children

God has equipped us all to have strength during the struggles of life. What have you done to help your children put on God’s armor?

January 28, 2022

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BIBLICAL TOLERANCE: COMPASSION FOR THE LOST

Children

Use these age-appropriate activities to help teach kids about biblical tolerance.

January 24, 2022

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HOW TO HELP YOUR TEEN GET CLOSER TO GOD

Faith

Learning how to get closer to God is a lifelong journey. For teenagers, growing closer to God depends on their personality, interests, and relationship with God.

January 20, 2022

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HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR DAUGHTER ABOUT SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AND SAME-SEX ATTRACTION

Children

In our day, knowing how to talk with your daughter about issues like sexual orientation, gender identity, and same-sex attraction can seem overwhelming. This is the world your daughter lives in, and she needs you to help her process it.

January 20, 2022

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DEVOTIONAL: LOVE AND RESPECT

Faith

To assume that our ability to love another person has its source in our own hearts carries with it the potential to be embarrassing, painful, or dangerous.

January 19, 2022

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BLESSING YOUR KIDS

Children

It’s easier than you think to bless your kids!

January 18, 2022

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THE SPIRITUAL DANCE: LETTING HIM LEAD

Faith

Who’s the spiritual leader in your family? Some husbands may be intimidated by their wife and don’t want to fail, so they do nothing. Maybe the best solution is to let God work in their lives.

January 18, 2022

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TRADITIONS: OLD AND NEW WAYS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Children

Enjoy family traditions or come up with activities that can become traditions to draw your family closer together during the Christmas season

December 23, 2021

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BIBLE VERSES TO READ TO YOUR KIDS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Children

Take the time as a family dive into the Word and help further set the stage for what is to come on Christmas. Here are some bible verses to read to your kids this Christmas Eve.

December 22, 2021

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WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN

Children

Vulnerable children experience Christmas differently. Seemingly small, insignificant things can mean the world to them at Christmas.

December 22, 2021

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CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL

Faith

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.

December 22, 2021

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HOW FAMILIES CAN HEAL FROM HURT AND FIND HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Faith

As you prepare for the holidays, consider how God might be calling you to experience Him this season.

December 18, 2021

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ADVENT 2021 FAMILY DEVOTIONAL – WEEK 4

Faith

Explore our Advent Devotionals for your family! This week’s theme is Peace. Learn more about how you can develop your family’s peace this Christmas season.

December 18, 2021

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BIBLE VERSES TO READ TO YOUR KIDS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Children

Take the time as a family dive into the Word and help further set the stage for what is to come on Christmas. Here are some bible verses to read to your kids this Christmas Eve.

December 14, 2021

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THE GIFT OF SELF-DENIAL THAT LEADS TO GRATITUDE

Faith

You might be surprised at how self-denial actually leads to gratitude.

December 10, 2021

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GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

Faith

A spiritual insight from Focus on the Family leadership

December 9, 2021

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SERVING TOGETHER IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Faith

As we pondered Jesus’ command in Acts 1:8, we’ve come to realize that our “Judea” is essentially those living nearby. We began reaching out by simply loving our neighbors.

December 8, 2021

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ADVENT 2021 FAMILY DEVOTIONAL – WEEK 2

Faith

Explore our Advent Devotionals for your family! This week’s theme is Faith. Learn more about how you can develop your family’s faith this Christmas season.

December 7, 2021

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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES THAT FOCUS ON JESUS

Children

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

December 7, 2021

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THE POWER OF LIFE-GIVING WORDS IN YOUR FAMILY

Faith

Here are some helpful guiding questions to consider when you’re thinking whether certain words you use with your kids are life-giving or potentially destructive.

November 9, 2021

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PERSPECTIVES ON THE COMPATIBILITY OF CHRISTIANITY AND PSYCHOLOGY

Faith

What should Christians think of the sciences of psychology and psychiatry? I’m not sure that it’s fair to assume that all of our problems have a physiological or psychological basis. Aren’t some issues purely spiritual in nature?

October 25, 2021

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THE REASON FOR HOPE

Faith

In a culture that has lost hope, use these activities to teach your kids what hope is and that they do have a hope.

October 25, 2021

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GOD’S LOVE

Faith

Children best grasp the reality of God’s love when they experience it at home.

October 7, 2021

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FAITH GROWS IN HARD PLACES — EVEN FOR KIDS

Children

Help kids see that God works through pain and suffering in their and other people’s lives.

October 7, 2021

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HOW TO ENGAGE A TEEN WRESTLING WITH FAITH

Faith

Has your teen decided to “give up the faith”? Get insight into how parents can engage with their prodigals.

September 20, 2021

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LOVING: IT ALL BEGINS WITH GOD

Faith

Can you imagine the freedom that would come to our hearts from having full confidence in the love of Christ? Would it help us love better?

September 20, 2021

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GOT SELF-CONTROL?

Faith

Once children understand the need for self-control, it’s easier to train them in this fruit of the spirit.

September 8, 2021

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GRACE DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN

Faith

Consider these four freedoms that parents should extend to their children.

September 7, 2021

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CAN YOUR KIDS BRING THEIR FAITH TO SCHOOL?

Faith

Did you know the majority of students in New Zealand spend at least six hours per day in school? That’s a lot of time, and it presents a unique challenge to Christian students who spend that time in an environment that’s completely different than—or even contradicts—what they learn at home and at church.

August 17, 2021

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THE DISCIPLINE CHECKUP

Faith

Bill explained that discipline comes from the root word disciple and means “to teach or to coach.” It means teaching appropriate and biblical thinking and behavior.

July 19, 2021

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MAKING PERSONAL TIME FOR GOD AFTER MARRIAGE

Faith

When I was single, I was deeply aware of my need for God. He was the only other Person in my apartment to talk to on quiet evenings. He was the one who gave me peace when I was scared and loved me no matter what. And while those things were still true after I got married, suddenly it was a lot harder to make time for God.

May 19, 2021

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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FAITH

Children

Dispel three myths about faith that your children might believe and help them understand what faith is and the nature of this gift that comes from God.

March 15, 2021

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WHAT IS FAITH?

Children

Help kids understand what faith — a God-given gift — really is!

March 15, 2021

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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT ABORTION?

Faith

While current culture is divided on the abortion issue, we search the scriptures and ask ourselves, “What does the Bible say about abortion?”

March 5, 2021

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BRITTANY WEISTLING: PAINTING A BRAND-NEW PICTURE

Faith

While making faith and art her own, Brittany Weistling realizes she is God’s masterpiece.

January 25, 2021

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DR. TYLER SEXTON: A FAITH THAT TRIUMPHS

Faith

Dr. Tyler Sexton can’t do everything, but his positive attitude and his unwavering belief that God loves him have helped him overcome many of the limitations of his cerebral palsy.

January 25, 2021

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HELP YOUR KIDS STAND WITH GOD IN TODAY’S CULTURE

Faith

We can help our kids grow to stand strong and trust God in the face of the world’s intolerance of their worldview.

January 25, 2021

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DEVOTIONAL: FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS

Faith

May we not lose perspective in these days of uncertainty and forget the goal. The light of the radio tower, is shining brightly.

January 25, 2021

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A MUSLIM RECRUITED FOR JIHAD, RESCUED BY JESUS

Faith

Esther Ahmad wanted her Muslim father’s approval so she volunteered for Jihad, but she never made it to the training camp.

January 25, 2021

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TRUSTING GOD IN DREARY PLACES

Faith

Spiritual insights from Focus on the Family Middle East

January 25, 2021