Your stepfamily may have another river to cross and a few more battles to face, but don’t give up—significant rewards lie ahead.
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Grafting: A Painful but Beautiful Process for Blended Families
Stepparenting and the Law
Even though the legal rights of a stepparent over his or her stepchildren is limited, love is not limited.
Extending Love and Grace to Outsiders in Blended Families
God showed His love for us by bringing the outsider in, and that’s how Christians should love the “extended” members of stepfamilies.
‘Like Arrows’ Is an Unlikely Winner
Director Kevin Peeples explains that the project didn’t even start out as a movie.
I Want My Child to Be an ‘Alien’
Helping a child understand this world is not our home.
Honoring Your Father Through Your Senses
Creative ways to celebrate Father’s Day.
Applauding Dads for What They Do Well
We asked our readers to tell us about the fathers in their lives.
Ministering to Parents in Your Church
A creative way to connect with couples early in their parenting journey and establish a loving, caring relationship.
5 Ways to Use ‘Like Arrows’ to Impact Families
We need your help to spread the new film’s message about godly parenting.
Respecting Your Son’s Desire to Provide and Protect
God put inside every boy something that stirs him to be brave and protective.
The Story Behind FamilyLife’s New Film, ‘Like Arrows’
Bob Lepine answers behind-the-scenes questions about the movie.
‘This is Us’ Is All of Us
Everyone has a family. And every family has a story.
Easter: What’s Your Story?
The day we celebrate Christ’s resurrection is the day we celebrate our own.
Does Prayer Really Do Any Good?
It’s easy to become cynical or weary about the act of prayer.
They Were Living in Survival Mode
For Dusk and Amy Bennett, the early years of marriage started like they do for most couples: They learned to adjust to each other’s habits and preferences. They shared their…
7 Things the Easter Story Teaches Us About Marriage
The purpose of your marriage is to reflect the fullness of God in an increasingly empty world.
Divorced Parents Can Co-Parent Peacefully
Divorced parents should constantly evaluate themselves and ask if their behavior is helping or hurting their children.
10 Creative Ways to Celebrate Easter
How can you make Easter more meaningful?
9 Ways to Create a Meaningful Easter
Rediscover the beauty of this important holiday.
What Makes an Unforgettable Wedding?
Why is God so often absent from our ceremonies, except as a token prayer or Scripture reading?
Counterfeit Hopes Five Myths About Change
We live in a culture of false promises—a world that promises us we can avoid chaos, live in freedom, and keep our own agenda and pride intact. When you are…
My Cure for Easter Apathy
Remembering what God has done in my life helped me to recapture my awe of the meaning of Easter.
Beating Depression as a Stay-at-Home Mom
A friend of mine has worked almost her whole life. Even in elementary school she helped her parents keep their restaurant going. So it was quite a shock to her…
Reaching Out Through a Dozen Plastic Eggs
Resurrection Eggs helped families in our inner-city ministry really understand what Jesus had done.
Depression: God Is Not Silent When We Suffer
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Never has so much been crammed into one word. Depression feels terrifying. Your world is dark, heavy, and painful. Physical pain, you think, would be…
When It Seems Like God Has Abandoned You
You have heard it said that there are no atheists in foxholes. During times of intense crisis, many people who have never had a religious thought are suddenly, with all…
Easter should be much more joyous than Christmas because of what Christ did for us on the cross.
Helping Your Child Avoid the Pornography Trap
Dennis and Barbara Rainey Developing your child’s convictions about pornography will take many different forms. We’ve gone to junior high and high school to talk to teachers who have asked…
Feeling Lost in the Middle of Your Life
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW When we are young, we think like an astronaut; we are always looking up and out. With the majority of life before us, we act…
Where Is God When You Hurt?
1997 was a difficult year for us. Life plowed into us and hit us broadside, gradually taking its toll over a matter of months. In 1996 Gary’s dad died. Processing…