All Articles for Reaching Out

Talk to a friend about suicide

How Do I Help a Friend Who Talks About Suici...

When you have a friend who talks about suicide, it's scary. Not knowing what to do, we often do very little. But doing nothing isn’t helpful. Try this.
Read More
suffering

Unless You’re Weeping for This, the Ch...

What's the answer for the many who suffer quietly in the supposed safe place for the hurting--the church--yet go without the comfort of others?
Read More
student mission trips

5 Reasons Your Student Shouldn’t Go On a M...

The nations are in desperate need of the gospel. The" least of these" are hurting, hungry, thirsty, unclothed, and homeless. The solution? Not my teen!
Read More
What Singles Want Marrieds to Know

What Singles Want Marrieds to Know

Here are some tips for engaging with and loving the singles around you well.
Read More

9 Tips for Leading a Small-Group Study

Facilitating a small group study enhances your own embracing of the material, your relationship with God, and your heart for ministering to others.
Read More
The people in my neighborhood

The People in My Neighborhood

My morning strolls did more than help me lose weight; they helped me learn valuable lessons about life.
Read More
Moms ministry

The Importance of a Moms’ Ministry in Your...

Ministering to this group can be instrumental in reaching everyone in the home.
Read More
Ministering to parents

Ministering to Parents in Your Church

A creative way to connect with couples early in their parenting journey and establish a loving, caring relationship.
Read More
Share the Gospel

10 Ways to Share the Gospel Without Being Pu...

Here are a few ideas that can help you share your faith by using your home as a hub for Christ.
Read More
Weekend to Remember marriage retreat

A Life-Changing Weekend Marriage Retreat

At the Weekend to Remember, I got to see how God was at work in the lives of married couples.
Read More
Sharing the Gospel

2 Simple Questions to Start a Life-Changing...

These simple but profound questions changed the way I talk to people about Christ.
Read More
Reaching out to others

Reaching the World From Your Own Home

If you look for the opportunities to be a missionary in your sphere of influence, they are easy to find.
Read More
Words of encouragement

20 Ideas for Encouraging Others

Your words can have a profound impact on the people in your life.
Read More
Couples

A Legacy of Spiritual Multiplication

If you want a stronger, healthier church, help couples grow in their relationship with Christ and with each other.
Read More
Legacy

A Mighty Legacy

Rather than giving in to the cultural pressures and divorcing his wife, Skip Leffler left a very different legacy.
Read More
Mentoring

Are You Ready to be a Mentor?

Teaching younger couples to have a great marriage may not be as hard as you think.
Read More
Can God Use Us?

Can God Use Us?

Jeff and Sheila Brawley wondered if God could work through them to help others.
Read More
Confronting a friend

Confronting a Friend

Talking to someone about her sin isn't easy, but I found that it's beneficial when done in a God-honoring way.
Read More
Divine appointments

Divine Appointments

Are you listening to the nudge of the Holy Spirit to talk to those around you?
Read More
Helping engaged couples

Equipping Couples for Lifelong Love

Bill and Geri Masuzzo are committed to helping engaged couples learn how to be married.
Read More
Families Change Families

Families Change Families

One of the most exciting things for me to see is the influence that one family who is completely God's can have on others.
Read More
Starting a Marriage Ministry

7 Steps for Starting a Marriage Ministry

If you want a stronger, healthier church, help couples grow in their relationship with Christ and with each other.
Read More
Sunday school classes

Small Groups, Large Groups, or One-to-One Mi...

Here are two things to consider when trying to decide what delivery method to use for discipleship content.
Read More
Starting a new ministry

2 Keys to Ministry Success

Practical steps to take to turn your vision for ministry into reality.
Read More
Reaching out to others

Recruiting and Equipping a Marriage Ministry...

Suggestions for creating a strong foundation for marriage ministry in your church.
Read More
Reaching out to others

18 Ways to Use Your Home as an Outreach of C...

How can friends and strangers feel loved and accepted in your house?
Read More
Reaching out

Did You Know Your Home Is an Embassy of the...

In a weary and wavering land, your home can be a place of love, encouragement, and comfort.
Read More
using Stepping Up in prison

Why Prison Is the Highlight of My Week

Many of the concepts communicated in Stepping Up resonate immediately with the prisoners in our group.
Read More

The Dynamic Duo of Baltimore

Bonita and Tazwell Thornton are leaving a priceless legacy to untold generations.
Read More
The Art of Marriage

Surprised by The Art of Marriage

The new Sunday school class had 30 or more people each week instead of the usual 6-8.
Read More
Launching a marriage ministry

Launching a Marriage Ministry: A First Perso...

Tips we’ve implemented during our time leading marriage ministry in our church.
Read More
Opportunities to give

The Only Life Worth Living

Jesus was right: It really is more blessed to give than to receive.
Read More
Helping marriages

Passionate About Helping Marriages in Our Ch...

I believe that the more churches do to strengthen marriages, the more we will bring glory to God.
Read More

‘As Long as You’re Breathing, There’s...

If we don’t tell couples that no marriage is too broken, how will they know?
Read More

Strengthening Marriages in Our Church

It's time for the church to call people back to God's design for marriage.
Read More
helping others

We Started by Checking a Box

When we indicated we wanted to help other people grow in their faith and in their marriage the way we had, we had absolutely no idea of what God had in store for us.
Read More
Legacy of an ordinary woman

The Legacy of an Ordinary Woman

What difference can one person make in a world filled with seven billion people?
Read More
mentoring

Young Couples Need Your Help

Through mentoring you can pass on your wisdom to the next generation of married couples.
Read More
troubled man with his head in his hands

Only God Can Change a Heart

When people claim to be saved and on fire for God, it's hard to see some of them crash.
Read More
fatherless families

What About the Fatherless Families?

Thinking through family shepherding in the context of a single-parent home.
Read More
passport2purity weekend

Reaching Out Through Passport2Purity®

A "chance encounter" reveals how God is extending FamilyLife's outreach.
Read More
Reaching out with compassion

Reaching Out with Compassion

As we interact with homosexuals, we need to balance truth with love and compassion.
Read More
Reaching out to other couples

Reaching the Divorce Generation

FamilyLife is making a greater effort than ever before to encourage and equip people to become HomeBuilders.
Read More
change the life of a child

Will You Make a Difference in the Life of a...

Let God use you to change the life of a child, then experience the blessing of your own transformation.
Read More
Become a HomeBuilder

Will You Become a HomeBuilder?

I believe the solution to the marriage and family crisis in our nation is found in equipping and unleashing a movement of men and women in marriage and family ministry.
Read More
connecting with others

Three Ways to Improve Your Connection Capaci...

How could you more effectively impact the others within your circle of influence?
Read More
humility

What Are You Wearing?

Six suggestions for clothing yourself with humility by serving others.
Read More
Sharing the gospel

The Lived-Out Gospel

We must show the gospel to people even as we tell them the truth.
Read More
Mentoring

The Dos and Don’ts of Mentoring

A list of helpful hints when meeting with younger couples.
Read More
Mentoring engaged couples

The Right Tool at the Right Time

Preparing for Marriage was the resource that helped one couple help people build a foundation for marriage as God designed it.
Read More
Share the Gospel

The 87-year-old Missionary

Widow Margie Rich sees her retirement home as a mission field, finding unique ways to point people to Christ.
Read More
Reaching out Passport2Purity

Reaching Out – With the Love of Christ

FamilyLife is making a greater effort than ever before to encourage and equip people to become HomeBuilders.
Read More
Reaching out

Now Hiring

God calls us to make a good impression for Him and to do a great job of representing Him to a world longing for love.
Read More
Reaching out to others

Is Your Home Open to Others?

In a culture of isolation, most people are honored when you open your home to them. God can use us when we practice "heavenly hospitality."
Read More
Living according to God's Word

Hanging by a Thread

Our nation will change only when our families begin to reform.
Read More
Reaching out to others

My Stubborn, Rude, Mean, Loving Friend Named...

Loving her has taught me what it means to wait on the Lord.
Read More
The Art of Marriage

The Impact of The Art of Marriage

Three stories of couples who wanted to help marriages.
Read More
Talking to others about Christ

Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ Throug...

Jesus Christ didn't go to the cross just so we could have happy homes and fulfill the American dream.
Read More
Reaching out to others

My Favorite Compliment

There’s one kind of accolade that really lights my fire.
Read More
Mentoring

Mentoring is Not a Luxury But a Necessity

Many churches are missing a key ingredient to seeing marriages and families restored.
Read More
couples helping other couples

You Can’t Help but Be Changed

The story of two couples who are having an impact on marriages in their community.
Read More