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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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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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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 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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infertility

Broken Womb, Broken Heart: Facing Infertilit...

It's sobering hearing that your body will never carry a child. That because of infertility you’ll never know the kicks of a baby growing inside you.
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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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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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Marie Kondo helped

How Marie Kondo Helped My Tupperware Drawer...

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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Toxic masculinity

Lose the Toxic, Not the Masculinity

The Gillette ad is just the latest in a series of negative narratives featuring men.
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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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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

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Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents: Heeding the Fifth...

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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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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Stepgrandparent

The Role of a Stepgrandparent

As a stepgrandparent, you can be an important and influential role in the family with a little grace and wisdom.
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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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Caregiving

Realities of the Caregiving Journey

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

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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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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Grandparent boundaries

Grandparent Boundaries

We live in an age when the role of grandparents isn’t clearly defined.
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Fear

A Woman’s Greatest Fear?

It’s hard not to have control, and one thing that we can’t ever determine is what lies ahead.
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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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Remarriage affecting adult children

4 Steps Grandparents Can Take When Relations...

Your grandchildren need you. Do not abandon them.
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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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Grandparents

Passing on a Heritage of Faith to Your Grand...

We need to be grandparents who focus on what matters, on what lasts.
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Grandparenting

The Incredible Importance of Grandparenting

As a grandparent, do you realize you are second only to the parents in your potential to impact your grandchildren spiritually?
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Mission using Stepping Up

From Homelessness to Hope

At the Atlanta Mission, men are learning from the Stepping Up video series that the first step to transformation is a willingness to change.
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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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Hurricane

After a Hurricane: Offering Help and Hope

How you can be involved in the aftermath of disasters like Irma and Harvey.
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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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Grandparents spiritual legacy

14 Ways to Leave a Spiritual Legacy to Your...

How will your grandchildren remember you?
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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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Wellness

True Wellness

If wellness requires us to complete a marathon at 100 years old, most of us won’t make it.
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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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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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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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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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Role as men

5 Assignments God Gives to Men

When a man lives up to his role, life-giving things start to happen.
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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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Social media and marriage

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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Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy

Remembering Truett Cathy

Chick-fil-A’s founder was a true patriarch for Jesus Christ.
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Grandparenting

Creative Ways to Teach Your Grandchildren Ab...

As grandparents, we’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to influence our grandchildren.
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Declaration of Independence

The Courage of America’s Founding Fath...

On July 4, 1776, 56 men stepped up to pass a resolution that would cost many of them greatly in the years to come.
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Mothers

My Two Incredible Mothers

Hardly a day goes by when I don't think of my mother and my mother-in-law and the influence they had on my life.
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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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Honoring mom on Mother's Day

He Changed His Last Name

Thirty years after his mother's death, Rob Smith found an unusual way to honor her.
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Men

Manly Men Guard Their Territory

The key to powerful manhood is taking responsibility for the field assigned to you.
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Honoring my parents

The Amazing Power of Honoring Your Parents

When I hear stories like this, I realize that the commandment to honor our parents is far more important, and far more powerful, than most of us realize.
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Community

Men Encouraging Men

I know the power of community and I know the emotions of walking this journey alone.
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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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Daughter-in-law

My Daughter-in-Law, My Best Friend

Three essentials to sharing the kind of covenant love that Ruth and Naomi had.
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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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Women

What Makes a Woman Significant?

The story of Mary of Nazareth illustrates that true identity is not found in a job, a spouse, a child, a position, or a possession.
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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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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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Christmas

My Favorite Christmas Music

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

Obsessed With Being Thin?

Our culture today has influenced many women to see themselves solely in the context of how they look.
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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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Godly man, manly man

Manly Men and Unmanly Men

Something good that God has placed within every male remains unreleased in most men.
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Mothers and Mother-in-laws

12 Things Your Mother-in-Law Wants to Tell Y...

I am not perfect. Let's both assume that the other is doing the best she can.
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daughter-in-law

14 Things Your Daughter-in-Law Wants to Tell...

Good mamas want their kids to have good marriages.
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Honoring parents

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Parents

Have you honored your parents for what they've done well?
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Dealing with depression

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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Women

6 Benefits of Wise Living

Modern women face tremendous challenges, and we need the same wisdom the book of Proverbs offered to ancient women.
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Pornography

How Sexual Sin Emasculates Men

Jesus wants you to discover in Him what will truly satisfy your soul.
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Honor my parents

4 Practical Ways to Honor Your Parents

Consider how you can honor your parents with more than just a store-bought card or gift.
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Freed From the Scars of Abuse

An interview with Josh McDowell about his life and his difficult childhood years.
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Praying to God

A Guy’s Guide to Hanging Out With Jesu...

It really is possible to have a personal, consistent relationship with God by making these three practices a priority.
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Mentor

Men Should Be Investors, Not Consumers

Let’s call men to being relationship investors—guys who protect the weak, bring out the best in others, and love unconditionally.
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What My Parents Taught Me About Generosity

It seemed my folks were always helping someone.
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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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Tribute to Alan Nagel

Tribute to Alan Nagel from his son, Todd.
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Tribute to Art and June Lindstrom

Tribute to Art and June Lindstrom, written by their daughter, Janet Logan.
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Tribute to Barney and Mardeen Berta

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Tribute to Bill and Edith White

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Tribute to Carl Tull

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Tribute to Clyde Cooper

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Honor my parents

Tribute to Don and Carol Kurtz

Tribute to my parents
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Tribute to Eileen Butler

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Tribute to Gene and Betty Eckerson

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Tribute to James and Catherine Quady

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Tribute to John and Brenda Salyer

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Tribute to Robert and Willena Joyce

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Tribute to Stanley Overby Jr

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Mothers and Mother-in-laws

Women Encouraging Women

How do you find an "older woman" to encourage you?
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Men

The Masculine Mandate

God’s call to men can be boiled down to two basic directives.
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Family

What Breed of Man Are You?

We need men who will say "no" to more bucks when it means sacrificing our families. A new breed who will ask the question, "How will this affect my family?"
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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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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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Thanks Dad: Letters From War

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, "FamilyLife Today" co-host recalls his father's service and sacrifice in World War II.
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Honor my parents

Not a Hallmark Dad

The process of forgiving my dad wasn't easy, but our relationship is now a trophy of grace and reconciliation.
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Remembering My Mom

When I think of Dalcie Rainey, I hear her contagious laughter and smell cheeseburgers sizzling in the kitchen.
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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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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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Grandparenting

Grandchildren: Our Crowning Achievement

As grandparents we don't just have to sit around hoping that our grandchildren will receive a spiritual inheritance.
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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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Men who act like boys

Men Who Act Like Boys

Manhood requires us to put the lure of adolescence behind us, face upward, and step up.
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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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Grandparenting

You Never Forget a Birth Day

Some of the best memories of a marriage are made when your children are born.
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Honoring parents and in-laws

How Can You Honor Parents When You Feel They...

It's not easy to honor someone who has hurt you so deeply. The natural tendency is to repay evil for evil and seek retribution.
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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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Pixar Animation Studios

In Pixar Films, True Adventure Is Found in R...

I’m glad that the folks at Pixar have their priorities clear.
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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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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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Grief

Jesus Was in This Room

God handed this mother's little boy the key to set her free.
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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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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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Getting along with adult siblings

Getting Along With Adult Siblings

If you have a difficult relationship with an adult brother or sister, you are not alone.
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Forgive parents

Healing From the Scars of Childhood

Marriage can reveal the damage of the past, but these biblical steps can help you change your heart and forgive your parents.
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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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Parenting music choices

Children and Music

What types of music will you allow your children to listen to?
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Pixar movie Up

Pixar Film is ‘Up’ on Marriage

The thing that sets 'Up' apart from its earlier predecessors are the tender moments that come out of the marriage relationship between the main character and his wife.
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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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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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Role as men

Man Laws

Dennis Rainey and co-host Bob Lepine interviewed Byron Yawn about his new book What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him.
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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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Myths about change

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Only God can change a heart

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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Myths about change

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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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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Dr. Howard Hendricks legacy

Remembering the Legacy of ‘Prof’...

Dr. Howard Hendricks had a tremendous worldwide influence during a lifetime of serving Christ.
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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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Tribute to Dalcie Rainey

Following is an example of a tribute.
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Tribute to Eileen S Lepine

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Tribute to HD and Elizabeth Helvey

Following is an example of a tribute.
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Tribute to Hook Rainey

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A Tribute to Ron and Cleve Boehi

 
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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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Tribute to Bob and Jean Peterson

Following is an example of a tribute.
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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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Fireproof: A Powerful Film About a Crumbling...

The Kendricks brothers' pastoral experience working with real-life couples in marital distress enables them to bring authenticity to the screen. 
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In-laws

5 Ideas for Loving Your In-Laws

Many couples start off wrong and are then burdened with poor in-law relationships for years. It will take faith to develop positive in-law relationships.
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Honoring parents and in-laws

Honoring Your Parents: Are You Helping or Hi...

Make a commitment to help your spouse honor his or her parents.
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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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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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Dangers of pornography

Helping Your Child Avoid the Pornography Tra...

Start by teaching your children to embrace these personal convictions.
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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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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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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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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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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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Parenting media choices

Media Entertainment and Your Family

We need convictions and a personal, proactive plan for handling media wisely.
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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Families in America

America’s Number One Problem

Our nation suffers from a sickness in its soul.
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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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Real manhood

Saved From a Life of Sexual Addiction

How FamilyLife Today helped reprogram my wrong views of family.
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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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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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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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Parents, in-laws, and others

Strengthening Friendships With Parents and I...

Six suggestions that will help you nurture these delicate relationships.
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Parents, in-laws, and others

You Form a Family, and You Join a Family

Having in-laws is not always the easiest part of marriage, but it’s one of the best and most unexpected blessings.
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God's Word

40 Lies Women Believe

A key to experiencing freedom and joy is to replace lies with the truth of God's Word.
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Women

“I’m Not Worth Anything”

Women often end up in bondage to a lie they believe about themselves.
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Slander

The Sinister Nature of Slander

Our unleashed words can be every bit as damaging and destructive as any other kind of aggressive outburst.
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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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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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God answered prayer

You Won’t Believe How God Answered This ...

The story of an imperfect family, and how God stepped in to bring healing, forgiveness, and honor.
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Men

5 Ways Men Need to Step Up as Husbands and F...

Like soldiers, we are called to do our duty even when the storms of life tempt us to abandon our posts.
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Men

Courage and Fear

What it means for a man to be the spiritual protector of his family.
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Men who won't grow up

Men Who Won’t Grow Up

My father showed me that being a man involves taking responsibility for your choices, for your family, for your community, and for the next generation.
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Birth of Jesus

Portrait of a Real Man

A real man knows where he is going.
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