Challenges

Preachers

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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Parenting

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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#whyididntreport

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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Romance

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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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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Family

‘This is Us’ Is All of Us

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

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Dealing with death

“Without God There Is No Hope”

Rick and Judy Taylor talk about recovering from the death of their son, Kyle.

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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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Parenting

Parents Today Say Their Job Is Harder Than Ever

Many parents today feel overwhelmed by the pace at which technology is changing the American home.

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What Do the Politics of Jesus Look Like?

In a divisive political season, here are thoughts on what it means to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

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Social media comparison trap

Social Media and the Comparison Trap

Too often what we see on social media, at a party, or even on Sunday at church in no way reflects what’s really going on in someone’s life.

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Christian perspective on homosexuality

Letting Jesus Love Through You

Don’t let fear cause you to mistreat those who are different from you.

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Christian perspective on homosexuality

4 Hard Questions About Homosexuality

We all need to live lives of constant repentance, recognizing that the entire Christian life is one of constant temptation to sin and simultaneous call to obey Christ.

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Christian view of sexuality

Is the Christian View of Sexuality Harmful?

The gospel liberates us from the mindset that sex is intrinsic to human fulfillment.

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Hero

An Unlikely Hero in a Time of War

The same faith that led Alvin York to be a pacifist also led him to become the most decorated soldier in World War I and a post-war philanthropist.

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#MeToo Movement

Fifty Shades in the Age of #MeToo

In the wake of the current outcry against sexual mistreatment of women, what reception will the film Fifty Shades Freed receive?

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Protect children

9 Ways to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

Here are some practical things you can do to guard your children.

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