All Articles for Christmas

shame and brokenness

Misfits Welcome Here

Christmas is for the broken, the lonely and forgotten, and the misfits.
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Christmas stress

5 Common Christmastime Temptations

As much as we hope we’ll become idyllic people during this idyllic season, our struggles refuse to take a holiday.
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If Your Prodigal Won’t Come Home for Chris...

The Christmas season didn’t kick off quite how we had planned after receiving the text from our son … “I’m not coming.”
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12 Ways to Sneak in Sex Over the Holidays

It’s hard to get romantic in your mother-in-law's living room, kids snoring around you on sleeping bags. Still, sneaking in sex over the holidays is doable.
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2 Ideas to Focus on Christmas Gifts That Really Matter

2 Ideas to Focus on Christmas Gifts That Rea...

God gives us eternal treasures, so let’s take time to notice during the season of stuff.
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Christmas Shopping For Your Wife (She Really...

I have a hard time Christmas shopping for my wife. It's not because I don't enjoy giving her gifts. I do. It's just that I don't want to mess it up.
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Holiday Stress

Ease the Stress This Christmas

Seven ways to make the holy days peaceful days.
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What Your Wife Really Wants for Christmas

Forget perfume and diamonds … give your wife something that speaks to her heart.
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The Unexpected Christmas Gift

The real unexpected gift wasn’t the money or groceries, but an increase in our faith.
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Is Santa Claus Stopping at Your House?

What’s a family—one that desires to teach their kids the REAL meaning of Christmas—to do about St. Nick?
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Work Smarter, Not Harder This Christmas

A mom’s guide to managing all that the holiday season throws her way.
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Christmas Gifts from Grandparents

Help Grandma Calm Down on Christmas Gift-Giv...

Sometimes, Grandpa and Grandma Warbucks create unintended challenges by “blessing the grandkids” with so many gifts.
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5 Radical Ways to Purge Commercialism From C...

If you find yourself longing for a purer, less commercialized version of Christmas, then you might want to try our experiment yourself.
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7 Lessons I’ve Learned Through Waiting

During this season of Advent, I’m reflecting on how our hope must rest in the fact that God is with us in the waiting.
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10 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Christmas

Slow down and truly experience this special season centered around family, joy, giving, and most importantly—Jesus.
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Using Christmas Music to Help Your Family Fo...

Listening to traditional Christmas hymns is one way to remind your children of the beautiful, gospel-centered purpose of Christmas.
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What Your Husband Really Wants for Christmas

Forget the ties and BBQ apron, your man would much rather see these gifts wrapped up on Christmas Day.
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When Christmas Isn’t Merry

When my aunt and uncle divorced, I had a difficult time adjusting to new holiday celebrations.
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5 Ways Your Blended Family Can Find Peace Ov...

This time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the emotions of “how we used to do it.”
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10 Ways to Talk About Christ This Christmas

Is this your year to make a change and replace some time-stealing activities with something more meaningful?
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Christmas traditions

14 Ideas for New Christmas Traditions

Is it time to consider doing something different this year?
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Birth of Jesus

Immanuel: God With Us!

The wonder of Christmas is that Jesus became a baby and lived on earth. To understand and know Jesus is to understand and know God.
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Keeping Christ the Center of Christmas

Ten ideas that can help connect hearts and homes to Him.
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7 Ideas for Making Your Holidays ‘Holy...

Here are seven ideas for traditions you can begin to draw your family closer to God.
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A Christmas Love Song

They thought Connor Deal couldn’t handle a solo in the church Christmas production. They were wrong.
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Our Most Meaningful Christmas Gift

In our first Christmas together, we gave the most valued gift we possessed.
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The Wonderful Names of Christ

Focusing on the names of Christ during the Christmas season can provide many opportunities for you and your children to learn more about Him.
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Nothing Is Impossible with God

The Christmas season reminds us that the God who made it possible for a virgin to conceive can heal any marriage and any family problem.
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10 Ideas to Focus on What Really Matters at...

Here are some ways you and your family can put the spotlight on Christ.
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Christmas gifts

Don’t Give Them Everything They Ask Fo...

We don't do our kids any favors by encouraging entitlement.
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8 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Christ...

Before unwrapping gifts this year, take time to ponder the eternal truths found in Scripture about Jesus' birth.
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Unhappy Holidays

God eagerly waits to meet us when we come with our losses and broken hearts to His welcoming embrace.
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Christmas traditions

10 Great Ideas for Christmas Traditions

Traditions remind us to stop the busy cycle of life long enough to reconnect and build bonds.
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Christmas movies

Bob Lepine’s Favorite Christmas Movies

FamilyLife Today co-host lists seven great movies to view with your family during the holidays.
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How to Have the ‘Perfect ChristmasR...

I decided to put away my expectations for the “perfect” Christmas—no more hope placed in conditions or gifts or decorations.
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Christmas gifts from the heart

15 Christmas Presents From the Heart

Give meaningful gifts this Christmas — Christmas gifts to pass on to future generations
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My Favorite Religious Christmas Music

Here’s a list of holiday CDs with songs that focus on Christ’s birth.
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Teaching the Meaning of Christmas to Young C...

Four ideas for telling very young children the truth in a way they will understand.
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Christmas with family

4 Tips for Enjoying Christmas with Parents a...

Formulating a strategy for dealing with the stress of that accompanies holidays with loved ones.
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ideas for helping others at Christmas

20 Ideas For Serving Others as a Family This...

Teaching children how to focus their hearts and minds outward on others during the holiday season.
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The Bells of Hope

A beloved Christmas carol, written by a man lost in despair, directs us to remember the living God who sent His Son.
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Real Stories of Meaningful Christmas Gifts

In the November 2004 issue of The Family Room, we asked our readers to send us stories of their most meaningful Christmas gifts.
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Let’s Take Christ Out of the Manger

Use the names of Christ to teach your kids who He is and how to relate to Him.
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Hosting Evangelistic Christmas Gatherings

Our homes can be a tool to introduce Christ to those around us, especially during Christmas.
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Hope to the grieving

Giving Holiday Hope to the Grieving

Encouraging those who have lost a loved one.
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Experiencing Christmas with the Five Senses

If ever there were a truth that needed to be internalized, it is the amazing story of a God who came as a helpless baby to touch us at our point of need.
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Enjoying the Trappings of Christmas Without...

After several less than "merry" Christmas celebrations, I decided my future Christmases were going to be different.
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Christmas traditions

10 Ideas for Christmas Legacies That Knit th...

These activities can become treasured long-standing traditions for your family.
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Christmas Is About Love

God invites us to Himself every year at Christmas.
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Christmas Films to Watch With Your Family

Here are a few movies that I never get tired of watching.
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How a Christmas Ornament Helped Our Son Come...

When we came to the Savior ornament, God’s Spirit did something wonderful and miraculous.
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Avoiding That Holiday Burnout

So you're planning your Christmas schedule? Perhaps it looks something like this...
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O Come, O Come Immanuel

When was the last time you really listened to the joyful and hope-filled words of this song?
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Establishing Christmas Traditions

Establishing Your Family’s Own Christm...

At some point most married couples need to create their own holiday plans while also honoring their parents and extended families.
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