My First Christmas Without Laurie
On July 8, 2009, my wife Laurie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost three long years later, she died on April 4, 2012. Soon my two sons and I will have our first Christmas without Mom. Although it hasn’t been easy, I am filled with hope. Like lots of other people I know, Laurie and […]
An Extra Reason for Rejoicing
by Abraham Lara As Christmas day approaches many of you will be finishing last-minute details at work, or driving to Grandma’s house, or shopping for groceries before the big meal. As we gather with friends and family to celebrate Christmas, I am reminded of couples who have an extra reason for rejoicing this year. Couples […]
Editor’s Note: Here are three recipes mentioned on the July 12, 2014, broadcast of FamilyLife This Week®. The bon bon recipe is very old; if you try to make it, we hope that you are successful and have fun! Bon Bons (Dalcie Rainey) 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup white corn syrup 1/2 cup whipping cream […]
Is Marriage All About You
In 2007 the Pew Research Center surveyed over 2,000 Americans for a study on attitudes about marriage and family. In one of the questions, participants were asked: Here is a list of things which some people think make for a successful marriage. Please tell me, for each one, whether you think it is very important, […]
Reader Responses What Wives Appreciate About...
We asked wives, “What is one thing you most appreciate about your husband this Thanksgiving?” Here are the replies we received by email. 1. Terry loves me no matter what my faults are. —Barbara Robinson 2. Well… to be honest… for quite a few years I wondered and struggled with how my husband could […]
Reader Responses What Husbands Appreciate Ab...
We asked husbands, “What is one thing you most appreciate about your wives this Thanksgiving?” Here are the replies we received by email. 1. I love the insight into our children’s’ hearts that my wife, Karla, brings into our marriage. She is a wonderful household manager who performs miracles of joyous memories, sometimes with very […]
Habits Grooves and Ruts
When Tommy Nelson began his teaching series from an Old Testament book, his church in Denton, Tex., had about 700 people. Within a few weeks, attendance was up to 1,400. His service for college students grew from 300 to over 700. And what Old Testament book was the focus of this pastor’s messages? Would you […]
Reader comments date night
In a Marriage Memo on the value of date nights in marriage, we asked readers to share comments and ideas. Here are their responses. 1. Oh I am so, so, so very sad to hear that so many couples are not finding a way to create regular date nights … and by regular I really […]
Weekend to Remember Stories
Stories of resurrected marriages Stories of good marriages strengthened Stories of couples who got married after living together Salvation stories At FamilyLife, we love to tell stories about what God does in families. He saves marriages. He strengthens homes. He changes lives for eternity through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope that you will […]
Reader Responses: How Do You Change a Bad At...
In his article, “How Do You Change a Bad Attitude?” Dave Boehi asked for ideas for readers. Below find the second group of emails we received. Want to read the first 50? Find them here. 51. I’ve always thought that attitude is a choice. You can choose to be let a bad situation get you […]