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Black mother comforting her son

George Floyd: Before I Talk to My Kids About...

I weep in response to the hashtags I see. George Floyd’s life mattered. But how do we talk to our kids about another black man's death ... again?
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Should We Talk to our Kids About Ahmaud Arbe...

Ahmaud Arbery's death isn't just about politics. It's a chance to teach our kids to think and act with Christian minds in areas we’d rather avoid.
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quarantine

What Has “Quarantine Hell” Taugh...

What started out like a nice extended weekend has mutated into a family siege. After the initial quarantine shock though, many have found the best of times.
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Anxiety About the Consequences of Quarantine: How to Deal

How to Deal with Anxiety and Consequences of...

We need some clear, concrete directions about how to operate in the era of a global pandemic and deal with anxiety about the consequences of quarantine.
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Grieve From a Distance

When a Pandemic Forces You to Grieve From a...

As the coronavirus claims lives, we wonder how to grieve from a distance. Usually we find comfort in community. What do you do when you face death alone?
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reduce stress

How to Reduce Stress While Stuck at Home: 7...

Being shut-in during the pandemic only intensifies the anxiety we feel. Here are a few tips on how to reduce stress while you’re stuck at home.
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new normal

My Family’s New Normal Is Anything But Nor...

Since the coronavirus quarantine hijacked our lives, I feel frazzled. It's hard to focus on anything when everything is on me in this new normal.
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5 Ways My Husband Supports My Mental Health

5 Ways My Husband Supports My Mental Health

My husband supporting me through my mental health wasn’t in our plans when we got married, but it was in our wedding vows. 
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Grieving the Quarantine Life

As I sit at the beginning of another week, grieving the quarantine, it’s clear: we don’t like feeling out of control. This new normal comes with loss.
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family meal

8 Ways to Embrace the New Norm of Family Din...

With more COVID-19 closures, families are gathering at home and around the table again. If it’s been awhile, here's insight on making family dinners work.
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Hurricane

5 Ways to Offer Help After a Natural Disaste...

Families and communities go through a long process to put pieces back together after a natural disaster. We can play a vital part of the recovery effort.
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killing the children

It’s About More Than Killing the Child...

When he recommended abortion, I finally understood. That choice is for when the fear is suffocating. Sometimes scared moms want an easier way.
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The Other Great Royal Exit (Besides Harry and Meghan)

The Other Great Royal Exit (Besides Harry an...

Leaving heaven and coming to earth was part of God’s plan for Jesus—and all of humanity—all along.
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man sitting in chair near window looking sad

How to Help a Spouse Struggling with Depress...

Your spouse might find openness struggling with depression. But mental health issues don’t just impact the lives of those who have them.
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postpartum depression

Postpartum Depression: Admitting It to Mysel...

"Even good moms have scary thoughts sometimes," my husband reassured. I didn’t want to admit it. But I knew deep inside I was facing postpartum depression.
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Go Home

Why “Go Home” is a Bigger Offense Th...

John MacArthur told Beth Moore to “Go home." Male and female opinions on both sides erupted. But there’s a bigger offense at play that no one is outing.
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understand kids' emotions

I Feel You: 4 Ways to Understand our Kids...

I know my kids’ emotions are complex. I'm learning that rather than the disease, those emotions are symptoms. So I'm seeking understanding and solutions.
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Enneagram 8

How Being an Enneagram 8 Does and Doesn̵...

I am the dreaded Enneagram 8—the challenger. Self-confident, decisive, willful, and confrontational. But I also stand for what is right in an unmoving way.
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José Altuve

5 Reasons We Love José Altuve’s Big Game...

It’s easy for Astros fans to love José Altuve's series clenching 2 run walk-off sending Houston to the World Series. But we all cheer his poise and class.
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Casual Sex: What’s in it for Her?

Casual sex boasts the benefits of being a modern woman: freedom, confidence, independence. But how is hooking up good for girls if 83% prefer commitment?
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When A Pastor Takes His Life

People say talking about depression will make it better. Jarrid Wilson‘s suicide shows you can talk about it and not be okay.
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enneagram 3

Why Your Enneagram 3 Theology Will Fail You

An Enneagram 3 to the core, I know I can change the world. Feeding hungry children, slashing divorce rates, and housing homeless: bring it on!
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How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable i...

Disagreement usually sparks hatred. But when did disagreeing equate hating?  We, as a whole, have forgotten how to respectfully disagree.
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response to tragedy

10 ‘Somethings’ I Can Do in Resp...

In the wake of tragic events, it’s tempting to feel hopeless or point fingers at others. Here are some practical ways I can respond now.
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perspective

Ed Sheeran’s Beautiful Perspective

Whether or not Ed Sheeran recognizes it, his lyrics communicate the truth that the things of this world will never satisfy.
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masculinity

The Best a Man Can Get: Warring over Masculi...

The ad is surfacing yet again, as Gillette attempts to explain billion-dollar losses this quarter. The public wonders if we need more or less masculinity.
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protest

Showing Our Kids How to Love in a Culture Fi...

"Close-minded. Unaccepting. Judgmental." Many in our society label Christians as the most hateful people of all in a world fighting for love to win.
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wedding cake destroyed

What Miley Cyrus Teaches Us About Marriage

A catchy new song by Miley reveals a view on love that may not last a lifetime.
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I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Joshua Harris’s Heartbreaking Downfall

A millennial’s perspective on Joshua Harris's “falling away” from the Christian faith: "I am among the generation that was shaped, both good and bad."
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Does single equal happy?

Single Women Are Happiest and Healthiest?

Women who have never married or had children are the happiest and healthiest, I heard. I'm an unmarried woman with no children. Does single equal happy?
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Josh Harris and the Erosion of His Faith

Even the mighty fall. To some, Josh Harris was mighty. He had great influence on their spiritual formation. I hope and pray they know that the Almighty still stands.
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teens and video games

Why Your Kid Is Obsessed With Video Games

Video games offer a world for your kids where they are the ones with power. The lure is easy to see. But clearly gaming can’t satisfy these deep desires.
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kids' sports pressure

8 Ways to Destroy Your Kid Through Sports

We just want our kids to win at sports! But often in the process, we ruin their fun and train them to despise our approach to life and worldview.  
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kids and sports

5 Things Coco’s Parents Teach Us About...

Besides her obvious talent on the tennis court, Coco demonstrated what it looks like when parents teach that there’s more going on than just the game.
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part time marriage

Why Gwyneth Paltrow’s Part-Time Marriage O...

Eight months into their marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk live in separate houses much of the time. Friends say it's ideal. But what's up?
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Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue Fashionably Frames Sex as Suitabl...

As the dad of a 13-year-old girl, when Teen Vogue moves from popping pimples to pushing pimps, I need to raise my hand and say, "I’m not for this.”
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freedom

Finding Freedom From Pornography

Most men would swim through shark-infested waters rather than admit our failures and weaknesses.
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a birthday wish

The Petty Prayer I Was Embarrassed to Pray

Tickets to JoJo Siwa's sold out D.R.E.A.M. tour is all my eleven-year-old daughter wanted for her birthday. I was determined to find a way to take her.
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family

When Everything Is Family Nothing Is

What happens when society redefines family?  Our teenagers are sorting through the wounds of a generation’s idea that family is whatever you want it to be.
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women and respect

Should Boys and Girls Play on the Same Team?

High school wrestler Brendan Johnston explained, “I’m not really comfortable wrestling a girl." Is this a sign of his narrow-mindedness and ego? Or respect?
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self worth

Ayesha Curry Said it For Women Everywhere

Does anybody notice me? Am I pretty enough? Good enough? Ayesha Curry's open interview voiced concerns that most women aren't brave enough to express.
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Self esteem and prayer

When Life Gets Tough, Self-Esteem Is Not the...

“Trust your heart. Believe in you." Yet with the constant encouragement to pat ourselves on the back, the result isn’t all sunshine and cupcakes.
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second marriages

Why would Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez...

This will be J. Lo's fourth and A-Rod's second marriage. What makes them think that this one will be the one that sticks? (We hope it does.)
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Preachers

Preachers in Sneakers

Does it really matter if preachers wear hip clothes or live expensive lifestyles?
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Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All

Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All

Tiger Woods’ emotional grip on his son culminated a journey back from the sports-dead. We see a man experience professional victory and personal redemption.
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Rainbow Baby

The Gift of a Rainbow Baby

For parents who have lost a child, nothing will ever be able to replace that baby. But sometimes out of sorrow is the gift of a “rainbow baby," the healthy baby who follows loss.
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Children of Divorce

5 Ways I’d Like to Thank My Divorced Paren...

Despite their decision to divorce, both of my parents made sacrifices along the way that kept my brother and me as their priorities.
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Taylor Swift 30th birthday

5 Things Taylor Swift Gets Right on Her 30 B...

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 Cha...

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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Robert Kraft solicitation charge

What Should We Say to Our Sons About the Rob...

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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Parenting

The Digital Dirty Dozen: 12 Apps for Parents...

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

I’m Not Panicking About the Election—And...

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 Throug...

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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Romance

Can ‘The Bachelorette’ Teach Us Anything...

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

The Real Cost of Keeping Up With the Kardash...

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

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

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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Like Arrows movie

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 Movie

‘Like Arrows’ Is an Unlikely Win...

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, ...

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

‘This is Us’ Is All of Us

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story.
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Dealing with death

“Without God There Is No Hope”

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

Ten Urgent Steps for for Keeping Your Family...

Ten ways for families to stay spiritually strong in today’s culture.
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Parenting

Parents Today Say Their Job Is Harder Than E...

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

Social Media and the Comparison Trap

Too often what we see on social media, at a party, or even on Sunday at church in no way reflects what's really going on in someone's life.
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Christian perspective on homosexuality

Letting Jesus Love Through You

Don’t let fear cause you to mistreat those who are different from you.
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Christian perspective on homosexuality

4 Hard Questions About Homosexuality

We all need to live lives of constant repentance, recognizing that the entire Christian life is one of constant temptation to sin and simultaneous call to obey Christ.
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Christian view of sexuality

Is the Christian View of Sexuality Harmful?

The gospel liberates us from the mindset that sex is intrinsic to human fulfillment.
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Hero

An Unlikely Hero in a Time of War

The same faith that led Alvin York to be a pacifist also led him to become the most decorated soldier in World War I and a post-war philanthropist.
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Protect children

9 Ways to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

Here are some practical things you can do to guard your children.
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#MeToo

Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment

Something has shifted in our culture the last few months as hidden sexual sins—especially in the workplace—are brought into the light. Why has this happened so suddenly?
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#MeToo Movement

Fifty Shades in the Age of #MeToo

In the wake of the current outcry against sexual mistreatment of women, what reception will the film Fifty Shades Freed receive?
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Sexual abuse

Sexual Abuse and the Nature of Evil

My counseling experience leads me to conclude that evil is very much at work in the world, in our mind, and in our body.
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Responding biblically to racism

Responding Biblically to Racism

Events in Charlottesville remind us that ultimately the solution to racism comes when hearts are transformed.
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Tragedy

The Las Vegas Shootings: Asking the ‘Why?...

Three truths to remember when incomprehensible tragedies occur.
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Biblical teaching

The Scandal of Biblical Ignorance

It's up to this generation of Christians to reverse course, and it starts at home.
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Thoughts and Prayers

What’s So Bad About Offering ‘Thoughts a...

Cynics are ‘prayer shaming’ Christians after shootings or disasters. But are there times when we use that phrase as little more than a platitude?
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When Your Child Is Sexually Abused

Looking for signs that something is amiss … and helping your child heal.
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Unplug for focused time with family

Put Down Your Smartphone

Your kids deserve your whole-hearted attention.
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Pornography

4 Common Delusions About Pornography

My addiction was a vicious cycle. I’d sin, feel guilty, repent, feel better. How could I break free?
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Families in America

Family Values and the Way We Never Were

The "crisis in the American family" isn't downstream from Woodstock or the Pill, but downstream from the wreckage of Eden.
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Parenting teens

The Ultimate Connectivity

In this wireless, tech world, parents need to be proactive in connecting with their teens through real conversation.
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Read to my children

Why It’s Important to Read With Your C...

Well-written books can reinforce the values and morals you want to impart to your children. They can help you parent well.
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YouTube

YouTube or MeTube?

The proliferation of internet stars should cause us to question their focus—and ours.
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Power of prayer

5 Things to Know About ‘War Room,’ a Fil...

This movie about the power of prayer may be unlike anything else you’ve seen.
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Prayer

Prayer Is the Foundation of Our Nation’...

To return our nation to its feet, we must first return to our knees.
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God's truth

Three Issues That Grieve Me More Than the Su...

We live in a culture that is steadily moving away from God’s truth. Our families are in serious trouble and need help now.
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The Bible

Does the Bible Say Much About Homosexuality?

Some suggest that Christians talk too much about something the Bible hardly addresses. But the Scriptures are clear and consistent on this issue.
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Christian perspective on homosexuality

Explaining Your Convictions About Homosexual...

Are you ready to answer the tough questions your friends are asking you about your beliefs?
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Unbroken

After ‘Unbroken’: The Rest of the Story

The irony of this film is that it leaves out Louie Zamperini’s experiences after World War II—when he became a broken man.
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Kids using social media

Helping Your Kids Think Straight About Socia...

While your kids may know more than you about technology, they need your wisdom and guidance.
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Parenting teens

What Are You or Your Children Watching?

A college student examines the impact of the shows today’s youth are watching on YouTube.
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5 Ways to Use ‘Like Arrows’ to I...

We need your help to spread the new film's message about godly parenting.
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Kids and technology

Helping Your Kids Use Technology Wisely

No matter how tech savvy you are as a parent, your kids will always know more. Here are some ideas on how to engage with them.
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Like Arrows: FamilyLife’s First Film Comin...

The movie centers on the joys and trials of parenting and the power of family to shape the next generation.
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Fifty Shades of Grey

Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Danger...

Two questions that will help you discern if the 'Fifty Shades' book and film presents a treacherous deception.
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woman with her chin in her hand looking at her computer.

4 Ways to Avoid Being a Social Media Marriag...

Are you devoting enough time to deepening your relationship with your spouse offline?
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Husband is a workaholic

If We Packed Up and Left, Would He Even Noti...

My husband was working more hours than he or I wanted … and I was turning into a shrew.
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Grieving

The Lord Gives, the Lord Takes Away

After the recent tornado in central Arkansas, this is a time of extreme emotions here at FamilyLife.
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Turn off TV

10 Ideas: Things to Do When You’re Not...

Even if turning your television off completely is an unbearable thought, consider these ideas for replacing a portion of your television-watching time.
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Is It True That Jesus Never Addressed Same-S...

That Jesus was committed to heterosexual marriage could not be more evident. He was just as committed to the permanence and fidelity of marriage.
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Marriage

Surprising Response to our Broadcast

Response to a special edition of FamilyLife Today on the topic of the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding same-sex marriage.
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God's purpose for marriage

Why We Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

A clear understanding of God's purposes for marriage helps us understand what's at stake if our culture redefines what He originally created.
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Christmas

My Favorite Christmas Music

Here’s a list of holiday CDs with songs that focus on Christ’s birth.
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Definition of success

How to Succeed the Biblical Way

Are you successful? Take a moment and reflect on the question. What is your answer?
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God, Holy Spirit

Is My Eating Sinful? 12 Words to Help You De...

A guide to help you make your eating habits more pleasing to God.
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Regarding Homosexuality

Here are seven propositions that I believe should shape how Christians think about and respond to homosexuality.
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God's design for sex

We’re All Sexually Broken

What happens when we don't follow God's design for sex? Broken sex.
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black and white photo of the back of a woman with her head down.

Depression: God Is Not Silent When We Suffer

If we know anything about God, we know that He comes close to those who suffer, so keep your eyes open for Him.
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Dealing with guilt

How Do I Deal with My Guilt?

You can devise all kinds of ways to try to get rid of your guilty feelings. But your guilt is not just a feeling or a personal problem.
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Dealing with past sexual abuse

Dealing With Past Sexual Abuse

Bringing up the memories is the first step in fighting the battle.
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Real manhood

Common Questions About a Husband’s Sex...

A recovering sexual addict answers questions common to the wives of men who struggle with the same sin.
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Parents, in-laws, and others

She Thought Christians Were Dangerous

An English professor and committed lesbian, Dr. Rosaria Champagne was intrigued by a local pastor who invited her to dinner.
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God's design for sex

Why Did God Invent Sex?

We live in a culture that is moving farther and farther away from the clear teaching of Scripture about God's purpose and design for human sexuality.
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Child of divorce

It Hurts to Be a Child of Divorce

The best thing you can do for yourself, for your children, and for our culture is to make your marriage work—and encourage others to do the same.
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Hollywood sign

What Does Hollywood Teach Us About Love

The film and television industry promotes the same views—over and over again.
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Children and media

How Children Respond to Media

An opportunity for you and your children to better understand the workings of the mass media of entertainment together.
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The New Addiction Video Games

Parents can keep their children safe from video game addiction by avoiding these five common mistakes.
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The Power of the Selfless Unemployed

At a recent speaking engagement, I received a lesson far more profound than the one I was giving.
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Internet and online media

Our Growing Relationship with our Computers

As much as we enjoy the Internet, it’s time for many of us to realize how easily this relatively new medium can consume us.
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Temptation

Our Daily Temptations

I think we would be shocked if we could count the number of times we are tempted each day.
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Applying the gospel to parenting

No TV for a Year

How a sacrificial "anniversary gift" revolutionized one home.
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Help child with media choices

Teaching Your Child to Make Wise Media Enter...

How to help your child make wise media entertainment choices.
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Parenting

Taking A Stand Against Pornography in Your H...

Three core convictions related to the trap of pornography that every parent should hold.
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Read to my children

The Williams Children’s Favorite Books

Selected readings from children ages 6 to 19.
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Parents of an addict

Learning to Detach from a Loved One on Drugs

Three practical steps on how to let go.
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Grief

Jesus Was in This Room

God handed this mother's little boy the key to set her free.
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Suffering

In Her Darkest Season

Lisa Beamer's witness after 9/11 exemplifies what it means to be salt of the earth.
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Stop physical abuse

Responding to Physical Abuse

Abusive behavior was never and can never be a part of God's plan for a marriage or a family.
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Escape trap of pornography

How Do I Escape the Trap of Pornography in M...

These five steps will help you break free.
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Pornography

How to Lose Your Wife

My addiction to pornography cost me my marriage.
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Aging parents

Helping Our Mother Finish Well

As a Christian family, we should help our aging parents finish life well--as a lasting testimony to us, to our children, and to anyone who might be watching.
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Parenting music choices

Children and Music

What types of music will you allow your children to listen to?
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Coming to terms with my past

Casualties of the Sexual Revolution

Many adults today need to come to grips with their sexual past.
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Media habits

Are You Believing Lies About Media

Our constant consumption of television, movies, internet, cell phones, etc., affects us in more ways than we realize.
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Face-to-Face communication

Setting Boundaries for Mobile Technology

Promoting face-to-face communication in your marriage and family.
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Technology affects relationships

Technology Drives Me Crazy

Readers sound off on how mobile technology is affecting their relationships.
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Married to cell phone

Replacing Conversation With Connectivity

A behind-the-scenes glimpse into our mailbag.
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Asperger Syndrome from a biblical perspective

Asperger Syndrome: How Can You Help?

Here are some basic principles for anyone who wants to understand Asperger Syndrome from a biblical perspective.
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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder: Mood Swings, Mania, and Ma...

Mania can’t keep you from the most important task of human life: becoming more and more like your Heavenly Father.
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Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (O...

To understand your struggles with OCD you need to take into account both components.
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young woman praying with her head down.

Counterfeit Hopes: Five Myths About Change

Our culture abounds with hollow and deceptive theories of change that masquerade as biblical wisdom.
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Men

A Film Calling for ‘Courageous’...

The new movie from the creators of Fireproof is a powerful story of renewal and recommitment.
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Married to cell phone

Are We Replacing Conversation With Connectiv...

Technology is changing so quickly that most of us are barely aware of how our behavior is changing.
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Grief

Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief

No matter how unexpected or predictable, death shakes us to the core. The pain is inescapable.
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Grieving after a tragedy

Help for Those Grieving a Suicide

How do you come to terms with the suicide of someone you know and love?
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Midlife issues

Feeling Lost in the Middle of Your Life

When facing midlife issues, it's time to ask, "What is God doing in my life?"
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Rape recovery

Rape Recovery

Every time you remember, every time you struggle, every time you feel that your heart is breaking under the weight of what happened to you, ask Him to help you.
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Help for the suicidal

Help for the Suicidal

God offers you true, living hope--not a false hope based on your death.
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Living with angry or abusive spouse

Living With an Angry, Abusive, or Violent Sp...

God’s ears are finely tuned to tears. Like a mother who wakes at the sound of her child, God hears the cries of the oppressed.
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Caregiver

Help for the Caregiver

God is doing His transforming work in the person you are caring for and He also transforms.
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Fatigue

Living with Debilitating Fatigue

Extreme fatigue strips life down to the bare basics of human need and God’s grace.
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Dealing with your anger

Dealing With Your Anger

If you don't learn how to handle anger, you will constantly hurt others.
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young woman praying with her head down.

What Does it Take to Change?

No matter what issue you are facing, you can have a clear sense of where change is needed in your life and what that change should look like.
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troubled man with his head in his hands

Can People Really Change?

How does the gospel bring real and lasting change into people's lives? A Q&A with Paul David Tripp and Tim Lane.
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Anxiety

Anxiety: How Can I Cope?

God's Word is filled with many good, useful, and true things that are meant to help you in your struggle with worry and fear.
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Teaching my child

Encouraging Children to Love the Written Wor...

Instilling a love for reading is a gift that keeps giving.
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Godly legacy

10 Ideas: Its Easy Being Green

Care for the environment takes our commitment to a godly legacy to a new level of responsibility and conscientiousness.
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Real manhood

Help for Addicts

When your allegiance is to something other than God, you will simultaneously feel both in control and out of control.
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The Secret to Marriage

Fireproof: A Movie That Makes a Difference

A report on how the film is changing lives with its challenge to apply biblical principles of love to your marriage.
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Isolation in marriage

Pornography Was Killing Our Marriage

We learned how to talk about my sexual addiction at a Weekend to Remember®.
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Pornography

Pornography and the Integrity of Marriage

A man’s decision about pornography is a decision about his soul, his marriage, and his wife.
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Hugh Hefner

What Is Hugh Hefner’s Legacy?

Through his Playboy empire he said it’s okay to indulge sexual sin.
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Dangers of pornography

Helping Your Child Avoid the Pornography Tra...

Start by teaching your children to embrace these personal convictions.
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Husband is a workaholic

I Was a Workaholic

Over time, God began to reveal why I was choosing work over my family.
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Husband is a workaholic

Climbing the Ladder of Success … Succe...

You must know what ladder you are on and where it is leading.
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Parenting media choices

Media Entertainment and Your Family

We need convictions and a personal, proactive plan for handling media wisely.
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Read to my children

Is Reading a Lost Art?

A big shift may be occurring in the way we gather and process information, but we must summon the discipline to slow down enough to focus on what’s important.
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Children and media

Five Ideas to Keep Technology From Replacing...

How can you master technology rather than letting it master you?
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Famous last words

Famous Last Words

A man's last words reflect the life that he lived. What will yours be?
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Legacy

A Tragic Death … and a Lasting Impact

The legacy of a 16-year-old girl in New Zealand who lived for God.
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Grief

Remembering Baby Molly

My granddaughter's life may have been short in terms of days, but her life was mighty.
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Grief

Mighty Molly’s Amazing Life

As this tiny baby's short life drew to a close, we heard God's voice in our time of grief.
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Grieving parents

10 Ways to Help Parents With Grieving Hearts

How to help friends or family when they lose a child.
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Suffering

Where Is God When You Hurt?

My husband's depression left both of us feeling helpless and out of control.
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Suffering

When It Seems Like God Has Abandoned You

Suffering nags us with questions about God in a way that comfort never could.
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stay-at-home mom

Beating Depression as a Stay-at-Home Mom

As a mom it's easy to feel useless, isolated, boxed in or imprisoned at home.
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Attend the Weekend to Remember marriage getaway

Will Our Children Say We Believed in Marriag...

Observations from my 100th Weekend to Remember marriage getaway.
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Families in America

America’s Number One Problem

Our nation suffers from a sickness in its soul.
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Teens

What to Do If You Suspect or Catch Your Chil...

Unfortunately, many parents deny symptoms of drug or alcohol abuse or simply look the other way.
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Teens and drugs

What Can I Do if My Teen Is Using Drugs?

It is never too late to be a positive influence in the life of your child.
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Parenting teens

The Spread of Substance Abuse Among Teens

Substance abuse is frighteningly widespread among our nation's youth.
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Real manhood

Saved From a Life of Sexual Addiction

How FamilyLife Today helped reprogram my wrong views of family.
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Child of divorce

How Well Do Kids Bounce Back From Divorce?

The best thing you can do for yourself, for your children, and for our culture is to make your marriage work—and encourage others to do the same.
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Breaking the cycle of divorce

Breaking the Cycle of Divorce

Kids may be resilient, but divorce does serious damage to them.
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