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5 Things Taylor Swift Gets Right on Her 30 Birthday Lessons

The pop music star is about to turn 30, and her list of life lessons beautifully blends heart with humor, plus practicality and purpose.

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What parents need to know about the Momo Challenge

What Parents Need to Know About the Momo Challenge + 5 Ways to Respond

What’s a level-headed but vigilant parent to do with this information? Here are five ways to respond to the unsettling Momo Challenge.

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What We Should Say to Our Sons About the Robert Kraft Solicitation Charge

What Should We Say to Our Sons About the Robert Kraft Solicitation Charge?

Your sons have already heard about the owner of the New England Patriots charged with solicitation of prostitution. What will they hear from you?

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Masculinity is not toxic

Words Can Be Toxic; Masculinity Is Not

Toxic masculinity, the new term in vogue powering today’s cultural discussion, is concerning. The answer certainly cannot be vilifying masculinity.

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How Marie Kondo Helped My Tupperware Drawer … and My Marriage

At first I found the KonMari tidying method to be humorous. But my husband says it’s attractive to him when I clean and organize our home.

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Lose the Toxic, Not the Masculinity – picture is man showing his son how to shave

Lose the Toxic, Not the Masculinity

If our hearts chafe at this whole line of thinking, our issue is with the gospel, not the cultural narrative.

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The Digital Dirty Dozen: 12 Apps for Parents to Watch Out For

My limited experience has taught me to be vigilant in what I allow before my children’s eyes.

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I’m Not Panicking About the Election

I’m Not Panicking About the Election—And Neither Should You

Political leaders might have their own agendas, but those cannot thwart God’s.

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Russ Taff I Still Believe: Singing through shame and alcoholism

Christian Musician Russ Taff: Singing Through the Shame

The award-winning artist’s music inspired others to bask in God’s love, but he had to overcome shame and alcoholism to hear God’s love song to him.

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Why Do So Many Love This is Us?

The popular television show tells us there is romance and redemption lying wait in our days, breathless not with passion, but with the hard work of love.

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#whyididntreport

An Open Letter to #Whyididntreport

I saw a hashtag on Twitter this week about why people who have been sexually abused might choose not to report it.

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Can ‘The Bachelorette’ Teach Us Anything About Marriage?

A few positive lessons from my guilty pleasure over the last few months.

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The Real Cost of Keeping Up With the Kardashians

NBA star Blake Griffin may be able to afford a huge child support payment, but kids need more than that.

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Grandparents

70 Things We Love About Grandpa

Donna Reish wanted to make her father’s seventieth birthday extra special.

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Tribute to Ron and Cleve Boehi

Following is an example of a tribute.

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Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents: Heeding the Fifth Commandment

Whatever problems may develop, my commitment is to do whatever it takes to help my parents, respect them, and honor them.

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There She Is: Miss America, #MeToo, and Your Kids

Brava, Miss America, for eliminating a bit of the external from the ideal. And let’s not stop there. What does it look like for each of us to disregard the bigger “swimsuit competition” far deeper within?

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It’s Showtime!

FamilyLife’s first feature film, Like Arrows, is coming to a theater near you, but this week only!

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‘Like Arrows’ Is an Unlikely Winner

FamilyLife’s first film is meant to be a glimpse into a path that can take you deeper into parenting the heart of your children.

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The Story Behind FamilyLife’s New Film, ‘Like Arrows’

Bob Lepine answers behind-the-scenes questions about the movie.

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‘This is Us’ Is All of Us

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story.

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The Role of a Stepgrandparent

You can be an important and influential role in the family with a little grace and wisdom.

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“Without God There Is No Hope”

Rick and Judy Taylor talk about recovering from the death of their son, Kyle.

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“Just Get Used to It”

Over 25 years of marriage have taught my husband and me how to adjust to each other’s families.

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Ten Urgent Steps for for Keeping Your Family Spiritually Strong

Editor’s Note: On the December 10-11, 2012, FamilyLife Today® broadcasts, host Dennis Rainey suggested the following ways for families to stay spiritually strong in today’s culture.

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Tribute to mom

“We Will Be a Family”

How six adult children honored the single mother who raised them.

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Realities of the Caregiving Journey

Taking care of our elderly parents is a journey into the character of Christ.

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Parents Today Say Their Job Is Harder Than Ever

Many parents today feel overwhelmed by the pace at which technology is changing the American home.

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The Art of a Loving Rebuke

When it’s necessary to confront and correct someone, do it in a way that puts a priority on the relationship.

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What Do the Politics of Jesus Look Like?

In a divisive political season, here are thoughts on what it means to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

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