Passport2Purity by Dennis and Barbara Rainey Teaching kids about the facts of life is so much more than just “the birds and the bees.” It is surely one of the most awkward parts of parenting—especially in today’s permissive society. FamilyLife® founders Dennis and Barbara Rainey have created a fun, non-threatening way to connect with your […]
Purity for a Lifetime
by Karen Winkleman So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22 ESV) Twenty-one years ago, we first heard “It’s a girl!”—and our lives changed forever! After three more girls, our days became full of fairy tales, dress-up […]
by Jim Mitchell My wife and I are both Christians, but we’re not always spiritually matched. Let me explain. No, we’re not what you would typically call a “spiritually mismatched” couple, where one spouse loves the Lord and yearns for his/her unbelieving spouse to embrace the truth of the Gospel. Many Christians are facing this […]
My Growth as a Step-Mom
Alimony. Child support. Family court. Custody issues. Shared holidays. Messy relationships. Boundaries. Division. Are you reaching for the antacid yet? Sorry. I’ll stop there. None of this is what I had in mind as I lovingly said, “I do” over 16 years ago. We came to know Christ individually after we were married. I am […]
Why Hasn’t Anyone Ever Told Us This Be...
by Glenda Lesher That question was my husband’s first reaction to the first FamilyLife Weekend to Remember we attended. As we sat through the speaking sessions, laughed at the common problems husbands and wives have, studied our workbook, and did our homework, our eyes had been opened to God’s wonderful and exact plan and purpose […]
10 Things to Know Before You Remarry
10 Things to Know Before You Remarry by Ron Deal Specializing in stepfamily therapy and education for over a decade has taught me one thing: Couples should be highly educated about remarriage and the process of becoming a stepfamily before they ever step down the aisle. Remarriage—particularly when children are involved—is much more challenging than […]
Do You Remember Where You Were September 9,...
by Suzanne Thomas We all remember where we were that day, September 11, 2001. But, do you remember where you were September 9, 2001? My friend, Cindy does, because she was attending Worship Services in the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York, New York, listening to a sermon by Jim Cymbala. What the pastor could not […]