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toxic people

Toxic People and How to Respond

Having fantasy arguments in your head or Facebook fights with toxic people? It's tiring! But defending your reputation might not be worth your time.
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women

What God Really Thinks about Women

"I think the bottom line is that God just doesn’t like women," my friend shared her frustration. But is that the truth about us?
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The allure of Rachel Hollis

Girl, You Can Be Fierce: The Allure of Rache...

What is it about Rachel Hollis that makes her so appealing to hundreds and thousands of women? I get why she satisfies and why she doesn't.
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Beauty

Ladies, Find Your Beauty in God’s Eyes

Society tells women they are not naturally beautiful. But what does God say?
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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...

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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Grandparents

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

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Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents: Heeding the Fifth...

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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Stepgrandparent

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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Caregiving

Realities of the Caregiving Journey

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

The Art of a Loving Rebuke

When it’s necessary to confront and correct someone, do it in a way that puts a priority on the relationship.
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Grandparent boundaries

Grandparent Boundaries

We live in an age when the role of grandparents isn’t clearly defined.
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Fear

A Woman’s Greatest Fear?

It’s hard not to have control, and one thing that we can’t ever determine is what lies ahead.
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Remarriage affecting adult children

4 Steps Grandparents Can Take When Relations...

Your grandchildren need you. Do not abandon them.
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Grandparents

Passing on a Heritage of Faith to Your Grand...

We need to be grandparents who focus on what matters, on what lasts.
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Grandparenting

The Incredible Importance of Grandparenting

As a grandparent, do you realize you are second only to the parents in your potential to impact your grandchildren spiritually?
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Mission using Stepping Up

From Homelessness to Hope

At the Atlanta Mission, men are learning from the Stepping Up video series that the first step to transformation is a willingness to change.
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Grandparents spiritual legacy

14 Ways to Leave a Spiritual Legacy to Your...

How will your grandchildren remember you?
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Role as men

5 Assignments God Gives to Men

When a man lives up to his role, life-giving things start to happen.
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Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy

Remembering Truett Cathy

Chick-fil-A’s founder was a true patriarch for Jesus Christ.
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Grandparenting

Creative Ways to Teach Your Grandchildren Ab...

As grandparents, we’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to influence our grandchildren.
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Declaration of Independence

The Courage of America’s Founding Fath...

On July 4, 1776, 56 men stepped up to pass a resolution that would cost many of them greatly in the years to come.
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Mothers

My Two Incredible Mothers

Hardly a day goes by when I don't think of my mother and my mother-in-law and the influence they had on my life.
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Honoring mom on Mother's Day

He Changed His Last Name

Thirty years after his mother's death, Rob Smith found an unusual way to honor her.
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Men

Manly Men Guard Their Territory

The key to powerful manhood is taking responsibility for the field assigned to you.
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Honoring my parents

The Amazing Power of Honoring Your Parents

When I hear stories like this, I realize that the commandment to honor our parents is far more important, and far more powerful, than most of us realize.
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Community

Men Encouraging Men

I know the power of community and I know the emotions of walking this journey alone.
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Daughter-in-law

My Daughter-in-Law, My Best Friend

Three essentials to sharing the kind of covenant love that Ruth and Naomi had.
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Women

What Makes a Woman Significant?

The story of Mary of Nazareth illustrates that true identity is not found in a job, a spouse, a child, a position, or a possession.
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Grateful woman

Obsessed With Being Thin?

Our culture today has influenced many women to see themselves solely in the context of how they look.
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Godly man, manly man

Manly Men and Unmanly Men

Something good that God has placed within every male remains unreleased in most men.
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Mothers and Mother-in-laws

12 Things Your Mother-in-Law Wants to Tell Y...

I am not perfect. Let's both assume that the other is doing the best she can.
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Honoring parents

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Parents

Have you honored your parents for what they've done well?
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daughter-in-law

14 Things Your Daughter-in-Law Wants to Tell...

Good mamas want their kids to have good marriages.
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Women

6 Benefits of Wise Living

Modern women face tremendous challenges, and we need the same wisdom the book of Proverbs offered to ancient women.
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Pornography

How Sexual Sin Emasculates Men

Jesus wants you to discover in Him what will truly satisfy your soul.
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Honor my parents

4 Practical Ways to Honor Your Parents

Consider how you can honor your parents with more than just a store-bought card or gift.
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Praying to God

A Guy’s Guide to Hanging Out With Jesu...

It really is possible to have a personal, consistent relationship with God by making these three practices a priority.
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Mentor

Men Should Be Investors, Not Consumers

Let’s call men to being relationship investors—guys who protect the weak, bring out the best in others, and love unconditionally.
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What My Parents Taught Me About Generosity

It seemed my folks were always helping someone.
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Mothers and Mother-in-laws

Women Encouraging Women

How do you find an "older woman" to encourage you?
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Family

What Breed of Man Are You?

We need men who will say "no" to more bucks when it means sacrificing our families. A new breed who will ask the question, "How will this affect my family?"
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Tribute to Robert and Willena Joyce

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Tribute to Stanley Overby Jr

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Honor my parents

Tribute to Don and Carol Kurtz

Tribute to my parents
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Tribute to Eileen Butler

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Tribute to Clyde Cooper

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Tribute to James and Catherine Quady

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Tribute to Carl Tull

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Tribute to John and Brenda Salyer

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Tribute to Bill and Edith White

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Tribute to Gene and Betty Eckerson

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Tribute to Barney and Mardeen Berta

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Tribute to Art and June Lindstrom

Tribute to Art and June Lindstrom, written by their daughter, Janet Logan.
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Tribute to Alan Nagel

Tribute to Alan Nagel from his son, Todd.
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Men

The Masculine Mandate

God’s call to men can be boiled down to two basic directives.
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Thanks Dad: Letters From War

On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, "FamilyLife Today" co-host recalls his father's service and sacrifice in World War II.
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Remembering My Mom

When I think of Dalcie Rainey, I hear her contagious laughter and smell cheeseburgers sizzling in the kitchen.
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Honor my parents

Not a Hallmark Dad

The process of forgiving my dad wasn't easy, but our relationship is now a trophy of grace and reconciliation.
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Grandparenting

Grandchildren: Our Crowning Achievement

As grandparents we don't just have to sit around hoping that our grandchildren will receive a spiritual inheritance.
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Men who act like boys

Men Who Act Like Boys

Manhood requires us to put the lure of adolescence behind us, face upward, and step up.
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Grandparenting

You Never Forget a Birth Day

Some of the best memories of a marriage are made when your children are born.
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Honoring parents and in-laws

How Can You Honor Parents When You Feel They...

It's not easy to honor someone who has hurt you so deeply. The natural tendency is to repay evil for evil and seek retribution.
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Forgive parents

Healing From the Scars of Childhood

Marriage can reveal the damage of the past, but these biblical steps can help you change your heart and forgive your parents.
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Getting along with adult siblings

Getting Along With Adult Siblings

If you have a difficult relationship with an adult brother or sister, you are not alone.
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Role as men

Man Laws

Dennis Rainey and co-host Bob Lepine interviewed Byron Yawn about his new book What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him.
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Dr. Howard Hendricks legacy

Remembering the Legacy of ‘Prof’...

Dr. Howard Hendricks had a tremendous worldwide influence during a lifetime of serving Christ.
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Tribute to HD and Elizabeth Helvey

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A Tribute to Ron and Cleve Boehi

 
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Tribute to Eileen S Lepine

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Tribute to Hook Rainey

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Tribute to Dalcie Rainey

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Tribute to Bob and Jean Peterson

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In-laws

5 Ideas for Loving Your In-Laws

Many couples start off wrong and are then burdened with poor in-law relationships for years. It will take faith to develop positive in-law relationships.
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Honoring parents and in-laws

Honoring Your Parents: Are You Helping or Hi...

Make a commitment to help your spouse honor his or her parents.
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God's Word

40 Lies Women Believe

A key to experiencing freedom and joy is to replace lies with the truth of God's Word.
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Slander

The Sinister Nature of Slander

Our unleashed words can be every bit as damaging and destructive as any other kind of aggressive outburst.
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Women

“I’m Not Worth Anything”

Women often end up in bondage to a lie they believe about themselves.
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Parents, in-laws, and others

You Form a Family, and You Join a Family

Having in-laws is not always the easiest part of marriage, but it’s one of the best and most unexpected blessings.
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Parents, in-laws, and others

Strengthening Friendships With Parents and I...

Six suggestions that will help you nurture these delicate relationships.
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Men

5 Ways Men Need to Step Up as Husbands and F...

Like soldiers, we are called to do our duty even when the storms of life tempt us to abandon our posts.
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Birth of Jesus

Portrait of a Real Man

A real man knows where he is going.
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Men who won't grow up

Men Who Won’t Grow Up

My father showed me that being a man involves taking responsibility for your choices, for your family, for your community, and for the next generation.
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Men

Courage and Fear

What it means for a man to be the spiritual protector of his family.
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God answered prayer

You Won’t Believe How God Answered This ...

The story of an imperfect family, and how God stepped in to bring healing, forgiveness, and honor.
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