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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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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

Director Kevin Peeples explains that the project didn’t even start out as a movie.

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5 Ways to Use ‘Like Arrows’ to Impact Families

We need your help to spread the new film’s message about godly parenting.

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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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Bipolar Disorder Mood Swings Mania and Manic-Depression

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW We all have mood swings. Sometimes on rainy days we may feel gloomy, and on bright cloudless mornings we often wake up with energy and…

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What Does it Take to Change?

How does God grow and change us while we live here on earth? What has Christ given to help me with that tough conversation with my spouse last Tuesday night?…

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Can People Really Change

Can people really change—not just on the surface, but deep down? Paul Tripp: Not only can people change, they do. Jesus came so that human beings who were stuck would…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How Do I Escape the Trap of Pornography in My Life?

Pornography has become one of the most destructive forces in our culture today. Never has it been so widespread … and never has it been so easy to find. What…

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Grief Finding Hope in the Darkness

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Nothing is more shocking, emotional, or final than the death of a loved one. Facing the death of someone you love—a child, a spouse, a…

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How to Lose Your Wife

by Anonymous   Note: FamilyLife received the following e-mail, and we were so moved by this story (written by a man who will remain anonymous) that we wanted to pass…

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Help for Addicts

When your allegiance is to something other than God, you will simultaneously feel both in control and out of control.

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Our Daily Temptations

Our culture has become so sexualized over the past few decades that it’s easy to become hardened by the number of images and temptations that bombard us each day. Walk…

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Help for the Caregiver

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW George is not the same man he used to be. A year ago he had a stroke that partially paralyzed him. Not only did the…

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Pornography and the Integrity of Marriage

R. Albert Mohler, Jr. Rightly understood and rightly ordered, marriage is a picture of God’s own covenantal faithfulness. Marriage is to display God’s glory, reveal God’s good gifts to His creatures,…

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Pornography Was Killing Our Marriage

I found my dad’s stash of pornographic magazines in the basement of our home. I was only 7 years old. Like any kid, I was curious. But that initial curiosity…

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Help for Those Grieving a Suicide

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Someone you know has committed suicide. And now you are facing a very hard, dark reality. You feel rocked, hurt, betrayed, and confused. You are…

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Self Centered Sex

Editor’s Note: On the October 26, 2003 “FamilyLife Today” web-only audio Dennis Rainey mentions that Joshua Harris’ book Not Even a Hint gives practical ideas for dealing with masturbation. Following…

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How Do I Deal with My Guilt

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Do you ever feel guilty? Guilt feels terrible. What you did keeps playing and replaying in your mind, and you are filled with regret and…

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Taking A Stand Against Pornography in Your Home

It is extremely important for you as a parent to discover and disarm the pornography traps that await your child. But the ultimate and best action we can take against…

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Living With an Angry Abusive or Violent Spouse

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW It shouldn’t happen. You married someone you trusted, and you gave yourself to that person. How could it be that the person you once trusted with…

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What Is Hugh Hefner’s Legacy?

I confess that my first impulse on learning about the death of Hugh Hefner was neither sympathetic nor merciful.  The day of a man’s death is not the day for…

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Living with Debilitating Fatigue

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW After my heart surgery, I told my wife, “I feel like someone who took his car in for repairs. The car I got back turned…

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Anxiety: How Can I Cope?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW You know the feeling—the same thoughts keep spinning around and around in your mind. You feel like a frenzied juggler. Your worries, problems, and fears…

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Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Do you repeatedly check your door to make sure it’s really locked? Do you worry about germs and contamination even though you mop and wipe…

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