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I Want My Child to Be an ‘Alien’
Respecting Your Son’s Desire to Provide and Protect
God put inside every boy something that stirs him to be brave and protective.
Billy Graham’s Incredible Ministry … and His Incredible Marriage
In the wake of Billy Graham’s death at age 99, the media is naturally focusing on the unparalleled impact the evangelist had around the world. As the Billy Graham Evangelistic…
Don’t Do Motherhood Alone
Having another mom who’s already been through both the calm and rough waters of your current stage in life can be a beautiful gift from God. Here are some suggestions for finding that kind of mentor.
Parenting Is Not About Raising Well-Behaved Kids
If you view your kids as sinners who need salvation, you’ll see parenting as a rescue mission.
25 Things a Dad Should Teach a Boy
Use this helpful list as a springboard for spending quality time with your sons.
Discipline for the Strong Willed Child
My son, Aaron, taught me valuable lessons on how to choose my battles … and win them.
Establishing Dating Guidelines for Your Teen
In the fading twilight, the headlights of an approaching car reminded Bill to reach for the dashboard and turn on his lights. As the horde of rush-hour cars streamed by,…
50 Things You Can Say to Make Your Child Feel Great
A list for parents who want their children to know their love and God’s love.
11 Best Practices for Dating as a Single Parent
Dating for two is difficult; dating in a crowd is downright complicated.
A List of Scriptures From the Book of Proverbs to Teach Your Children
These verses can become the centerpiece of kitchen table discussions and a tour guide for difficult conversations.
Becoming a Mom A Process of New Discovery
Facing the upcoming birth of our first baby has caused me to struggle with my change in identity … but perhaps it isn’t a “new” identity after all.
Can a Mom Be Too Close to her Daughter?
We all want connection with our daughters, but when we become overly close, it can hinder their transition to adulthood.
A Surprising Antidote for Sibling Rivalry
Teaching your children to help others is a lifetime gift to them and to everyone they encounter.
Q&A: How do I stop my child from cursing and using inappropriate speech?
Lately my 11-year-old son has been repeating words he heard at school. Sometimes they are curse words, and other times they are just inappropriate. What can I do to stop…
3 Truths We Need to Teach Our Kids About Being Satisfied
Filling our hearts and minds with the things of God will quench the hunger that the world cannot.
They Didn’t Know How to Have ‘The Talk’ With Their Kids
How Doug and Deb Gulbranson used Passport2Purity® to teach their children about the pressures they would face as teenagers.
Talking to Your Kids About Transgender Issues
Your kids will encounter this issue someday. How will you handle their questions?
Training Our Children to Pray
Rather than only teaching them simple prayers they can memorize and recite, we need to intentionally educate our children about what prayer should look like.
5 Reasons to Make Family Worship a Priority
The practice of family worship is a crucial discipline for spiritually healthy families.
5 Ways My Parents Shaped My Spiritual Life
My parents showed me how to walk as a believer and honor Christ in all things.
Teaching Children About Having A Heart That Follows God
Here’s a ‘game’ I developed to help my kids understand spiritual priorities as they begin to face the pressures and temptations of their world.
Stories of Changed Lives and Transformed Legacies
Stories of resurrected marriages Stories of good marriages strengthened Stories of lifelong marriages Premarriage stories Stories of parenting challenges Salvation stories At FamilyLife, we love to tell stories about what…
10 Tips for Leading Marriage Small Groups
Significant life change can happen in the context of small groups. In this setting, group members can feel safe to discuss issues and share experiences on a more personal level….
4 Reasons You Should Intentionally Disciple Your Children
If you don’t shape your children, with God’s help, the world will.
5 Things We Can Do to Build Up Marriage
“I sat down to type a scathing rant about gay marriage,” wrote blogger Matt Walsh. “I sat down to tell the world that gay marriage is the greatest threat to…
Not Every Mom Must Be a Natural Homemaker
Sincere love and an emotional haven are worth so much more than a perfect house and a gourmet meal.
What Is Your Family’s ‘Brand’?
An important part of parenting is determining who you are, what things you stand for, and how you’ll pass those values on to your children.
Stories of HomeBuilders
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Keeping Your Family Stable in an Unstable World
Four practical suggestions for facing uncertain times with faith and courage.