Life Issues


Preachers in Sneakers

Does it really matter if preachers wear hip clothes or live expensive lifestyles?

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Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All

Why Tiger Woods Wins For Us All

Tiger Woods’ emotional grip on his son culminated a journey back from the sports-dead. We see a man experience professional victory and personal redemption.

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Rainbow Baby

The Gift of a Rainbow Baby

For parents who have lost a child, nothing will ever be able to replace that baby. But sometimes out of sorrow is the gift of a “rainbow baby,” the healthy baby who follows loss.

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Children of Divorce

5 Ways I’d Like to Thank My Divorced Parents

Despite their decision to divorce, both of my parents made sacrifices along the way that kept my brother and me as their priorities.

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Taylor Swift 30th birthday

5 Things Taylor Swift Gets Right on Her 30 Birthday Lessons

The pop music star is about to turn 30, and her list of life lessons beautifully blends heart with humor, plus practicality and purpose.

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What parents need to know about the Momo Challenge

What Parents Need to Know About the Momo Challenge + 5 Ways to Respond

What’s a level-headed but vigilant parent to do with this information? Here are five ways to respond to the unsettling Momo Challenge.

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Robert Kraft solicitation charge

What Should We Say to Our Sons About the Robert Kraft Solicitation Charge?

Your sons have already heard about the owner of the New England Patriots charged with solicitation of prostitution. What will they hear from you?

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Masculinity is not toxic

Words Can Be Toxic; Masculinity Is Not

Toxic masculinity, the new term in vogue powering today’s cultural discussion, is concerning. The answer certainly cannot be vilifying masculinity.

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Marie Kondo helped

How Marie Kondo Helped My Tupperware Drawer … and My Marriage

At first I found the KonMari tidying method to be humorous. But my husband says it’s attractive to him when I clean and organize our home.

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Toxic masculinity

Lose the Toxic, Not the Masculinity

The Gillette ad is just the latest in a series of negative narratives featuring men.

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The Digital Dirty Dozen: 12 Apps for Parents to Watch Out For

My limited experience has taught me to be vigilant in what I allow before my children’s eyes.

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Political election

I’m Not Panicking About the Election—And Neither Should You

Political leaders might have their own agendas, but those cannot thwart God’s.

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Russ Taff I Still Believe: Singing through shame and alcoholism

Christian Musician Russ Taff: Singing Through the Shame

The award-winning artist’s music inspired others to bask in God’s love, but he had to overcome shame and alcoholism to hear God’s love song to him.

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Why Do So Many Love This is Us?

The popular television show tells us there is romance and redemption lying wait in our days, breathless not with passion, but with the hard work of love.

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An Open Letter to #Whyididntreport

I saw a hashtag on Twitter this week about why people who have been sexually abused might choose not to report it.

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Can ‘The Bachelorette’ Teach Us Anything About Marriage?

A few positive lessons from my guilty pleasure over the last few months.

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Father and son

The Real Cost of Keeping Up With the Kardashians

NBA star Blake Griffin may be able to afford a huge child support payment, but kids need more than that.

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70 Things We Love About Grandpa

Donna Reish wanted to make her father’s seventieth birthday extra special.

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Tribute to Ron and Cleve Boehi

Following is an example of a tribute.

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Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents: Heeding the Fifth Commandment

Whatever problems may develop, my commitment is to do whatever it takes to help my parents, respect them, and honor them.

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Miss America Pageant

There She Is: Miss America, #MeToo, and Your Kids

Brava, Miss America, for eliminating a bit of the external from the ideal. And let’s not stop there. What does it look like for each of us to disregard the bigger “swimsuit competition” far deeper within?

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Like Arrows movie

It’s Showtime!

FamilyLife’s first feature film, Like Arrows, is coming to a theater near you, but this week only!

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Like Arrows Movie

‘Like Arrows’ Is an Unlikely Winner

FamilyLife’s first film is meant to be a glimpse into a path that can take you deeper into parenting the heart of your children.

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The Story Behind FamilyLife’s New Film, ‘Like Arrows’

Bob Lepine answers behind-the-scenes questions about the movie.

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‘This is Us’ Is All of Us

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story.

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The Role of a Stepgrandparent

As a stepgrandparent, you can be an important and influential role in the family with a little grace and wisdom.

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“Just Get Used to It”

Over 25 years of marriage have taught my husband and me how to adjust to each other’s families.

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Families and faith

Ten Urgent Steps for for Keeping Your Family Spiritually Strong

Ten ways for families to stay spiritually strong in today’s culture.

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Tribute to mom

“We Will Be a Family”

How six adult children honored the single mother who raised them.

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Realities of the Caregiving Journey

Taking care of our elderly parents is a journey into the character of Christ.

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