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When kids want to fight
When children are unhappy they look for ways to draw their parents into a fight. Kids know just where your buttons are and how to push them to make you angry.
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marriage

8 Ways To Honor Marriage
We honor marriage because God honors it. Indeed the whole Trinity testifies that marriage is honorable. God the Father honored it by designing, instituting, regulating, and witnessing the first marriage. God defines it’s nature, its parties, and Read More
Six Traits to Look for in a Spouse
If you’re single and desiring to be married, you will find that taking the Bible seriously will prove to be the best dating guide in the long run, rather than the superficial criteria the world urges us to focus on. Read More
11 Qualities of a Christian Father
We must start with the father simply being present. There is much more to being a godly Christian father than simply living in the same house. Here are 11 characteristics from the Bible that every Christian father should have. Read More
6 Important Reasons To Bring Hidden Hurts To God For Healing
Why do we hide our hurts? For some of us it’s because of pride, fear, or shame. Yet in order to grow up spiritually, we must deal and bring to light our hidden hurts for healing. Read More

Parenting

The Heart Is Where We Feel Close
As parents, we long to connect with our children in meaningful ways. Those connections often provide opportunities to teach because feeling closeness softens the heart. Read More
Behavior Modification Breeds Selfishness in Kids
“If you get your homework done then you can go out and play.” Many parents today use a simple behavior modification approach to raise their children. This approach basically says, “If you do what I say, I’ll give you what you want.” Read More
Helping Children Develop Self Discipline
One of the primary tasks of early childhood is to develop self discipline. Parents often find themselves correcting their children for interrupting, being wild, not following instructions or for not controlling Read More
Jesus Told a Secret about the Heart that Helps us Parent More Effectively
It's amazing how transparent children can be when you take time to actively hear what they have to say. After listening for a while, it’s often possible to identify some key thinking errors Read More

Columns

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Kids Need to Learn to Work Hard
Although parents need to be careful not to focus on behavior alone, it’s important to realize that sometimes a change in behavior can change the

News

Children and the Bible - Staying motivated
Just as good health and physical activity stimulates our appetite, our desire for God's Word comes from a healthy relationship with Him, and the application of His Word to our lives
True Love: How Do You Know When You Find It?
How do you know it is true love when you find it? How can you be sure it is true love or just infatuation? What are the differences between lust and love?
Children and the Bible - Getting started
The Bible is a big book, and we are blessed to have such a collection of inspired writing—the Word of God—literally at our fingertips.
IT’S MORE THAN JUST A CHOIR CONCERT
It was Angela’s spring choir concert. I have to tell you, these choir concerts are bitter sweet for me. I waffle from loving all she is doing, then moments I’m in tears.

Media

Books

Creating True Oneness to Transform Your Marriage
Bestselling author Larry Crabb cuts to the heart of the biblical view of marriage: the "one-flesh" relationship.
The meaning of Marriage
Renowned pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of The Songs of Jesus, Timothy Keller with his wife of 36 years
Fight your way to a better marriage: How healthy conflict can take you to deeper levels of intimacy

A Guide for Christian Marriage

  1. 1Receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, serve at a local church and receive faith training in order to mature in your walk with Jesus.
  2. 2Get educated about Biblical marriage to help set the right priorities and viewpoint about marriage.
  3. 3Seek advice and guidance from Christian parents, pastors, elders, and/or friends in church regarding marriage and how to choose a godly spouse.
  4. 4A couple should begin courtship with the sincere intention of marriage.
  5. 5Before marriage, hold a church service where the couple can make a vow before God to build a faithful family centered on Jesus Christ.
  6. 6Hold a wedding ceremony with parents, relatives and friends, and register the marriage legally.