This summer's pink-splashed 'Barbie' movie reminds this writer of the catch-22 many women feel in this "be anything" world.
You know your wife comes first. But that doesn’t mean Mom doesn’t matter. Here are four ways to honor your mother as a married man.
Wondering what you’d even tell your kids to do if you managed to pry their devices away? Here are four tips to get your kids to play outside.
If you’re a father, you are of greater importance to your child than you know. Here are six roles of a father you may not have realized.
A lot of people underestimate the impact premarital counseling can have on a relationship. Here, we answer some of the most common questions.
Soon after the wedding, we learn marriage communication is less about how much we talk and more about what we talk about.
I’ve always wanted to get married, but when fear of commitment takes hold of me, I find myself wondering if it’s worth the risk.
Considering a Weekend to Remember but feel selfish for taking a parents getaway? Please don’t. Leaving them behind is likely worse for you than it is for them.
As a single mom, you may never find the perfect work-life balance, but you can be free from the burden of trying to do it all.
Maybe fostering isn't for you, but there's something each of us can do to support foster families. Here are five ideas to get started.
We all desire to teach our children to be better siblings, friends, and someday, adults. But how do we raise compassionate kids?
Want to get married on a tight budget but still plan an unforgettable wedding? Here are three tips for planning a cheap wedding.
Raising a special-needs child has an ongoing effect on your marriage. Be sure not to let it override your marriage in a way that causes it to crumble.
As I start another new year without my husband, I will strive to live in light of what grief has taught me about the fleeting nature of life.
If you're looking to take your next date-night convo to the next level, try out these 25 questions to ask your spouse.
One of the most stressful aspects of blended family life is the relationship between a stepparent and stepkids. Here are four tips to help you manage the emotions you feel.
From "I do," there will be forces trying to pull you and your spouse apart. Fight the drift by focusing on intentional, quality time.
In FamilyLife’s newest Christian podcast, Shelby Abbott discusses music, Scripture, and raising the bar for his young-adult listeners.
After finding out your wife is pregnant, it’s normal to ask, “Am I ready to be a dad?” And where do you find guidance for what’s ahead?
Still looking for a gift for dad? Try something that offers appreciation, forgiveness, and grace. Trust me, he’ll love it.
Abuse is a far-ranging collection of behaviors designed to maintain power and control. But how do you know if you’re in an abusive relationship?
Leaving an abusive relationship is not a decision any woman should take lightly. If you're making this life-altering decision, take the following into consideration.
If you are a woman recovering from domestic abuse, how do you heal and reclaim your life to become the person God designed you to be?
Time and space for soul care feels impossible for parents. But what if you could have your break-cake and eat it too?
Our marriage proves “opposites attract” to be true, but it doesn’t come easy. Thankfully, we've learned we also complement each other well.
Most of us dream of deeper emotional intimacy with our spouse but have no idea how to achieve it. Instead, we tend numb or fix what we feel.
When a couple's gotten to the point of asking “Should We Stay Together for the Kids?”—it’s hard to know where to go...especially when you're wondering if it's an abusive situation. Help them begin with questions like these.
We can’t control who our kids marry, but there are things we can do to steer them in a godly direction before the engagement announcement.
If lust, porn, and fantasies are men’s issues, women who struggle in these areas may wonder, "What in the world is wrong with us?"
In thin, exhausted places, it’s oh-so-easy for sex to freefall down the priority list. But could our marriages need sex more than we think?