It’s easy for Astros fans to love José Altuve's series clenching 2 run walk-off sending Houston to the World Series. But we all cheer his poise and class.
We've all wondered the long-echoed question: how often should we have sex? Likely you and your spouse don't agree, but there's no magic number.
Casual sex boasts the benefits of being a modern woman: freedom, confidence, independence. But how is hooking up good for girls if 83% prefer commitment?
Ten questions guys commonly ask and our best answers to these often tricky (and awkward-to-talk-about) situations.
Americans choose sides as if the entire country is getting a divorce. Shouting in ALL CAPS. Colorful @#$% thrown in. Outrage culture is our world today.
Advice on seeing both the stepmom’s and biological mom’s perspectives.
I spent most of my 20’s trying to be someone else. Finally marriage, motherhood, depression, and my 30’s forged my self-discovery and acceptance.
The move from New York to Arkansas was painful for our family, but the journey taught us a few things.
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.
Mike Pence, among many men, committed to not being alone with a woman in the workplace. Is this offensive to working women who don't have the same option in the male-dominant workforce?
Suddenly I knew it was true. He may not be listening, but I finally understood I wasn’t either.
People say talking about depression will make it better. Jarrid Wilson‘s suicide shows you can talk about it and not be okay.
In year one of marriage, we did a lot of right things to be good spouses. But for marriage to last, it has to be based on more than a few early habits.
Blended family couples avoid many problems when they communicate and discuss money matters mutually.
These practical strategies will give you tools for a peaceful and effective interchange.
An Enneagram 3 to the core, I know I can change the world. Feeding hungry children, slashing divorce rates, and housing homeless: bring it on!
How do we know in the middle of deep despair if it’s time to throw the house key in his face? Or if we can check our emotions and reevaluate?
I’m Jenn. I’m a 9. If you’re a 6, like my husband, you’re waiting to decide if I’m knowledgeable about the Enneagram until after you hear what I say.
Disagreement usually sparks hatred. But when did disagreeing equate hating? We, as a whole, have forgotten how to respectfully disagree.
Sure, social media has been known to ruin a marriage or two. But if used in appropriate ways, it's a tool to actually strengthen your bond.
In the wake of tragic events, it’s tempting to feel hopeless or point fingers at others. Here are some practical ways I can respond now.
Whether or not Ed Sheeran recognizes it, his lyrics communicate the truth that the things of this world will never satisfy.
Josh and Tracey Devine barely survived their blended family turmoil, but with God’s grace and the help of resources like FamilyLife Blended®, they are now helping other stepfamilies survive and thrive.
The college years can be a tricky transition not just for students, but for their parents as well.
Society tells women they are not naturally beautiful. But what does God say?
Fun and laughter can illuminate our world by reminding us life is not supposed to be so serious.
It’s your billionth fight about the same thing. Your go-to conversations throw out divorce as a threat. What should you do if your marriage is dying?
The ad is surfacing yet again, as Gillette attempts to explain billion-dollar losses this quarter. The public wonders if we need more or less masculinity.
"Close-minded. Unaccepting. Judgmental." Many in our society label Christians as the most hateful people of all in a world fighting for love to win.
I don’t just want to connect with him just for me. I want to both know him and be known by him. I want my husband to join in our conversation too.
My daughter Sam is 12, but I’ve only known her for a year. No one’s story is as straightforward as it may seem. Families are made in many ways.
Their teachers have encouraged their strengths (and helped them find them), instilled confidence, prayed for them, praised them, and lovingly disciplined them when necessary. “Thanks” just doesn’t seem enough.
A catchy new song by Miley reveals a view on love that may not last a lifetime.
That’s when the crying turned ugly. The early tears were sadness. But these were regret. I was lamenting a missed opportunity.
Later that night I told my husband thank you. “What you did this afternoon changed our whole day. Thanks for saying what you said and doing what you did.”
On the fourth night of the honeymoon, I was like, “Babe, I’m spent. Can we just cuddle?” You ever been there? Turning down the lady’s advances?
A millennial’s perspective on Joshua Harris's “falling away” from the Christian faith: "I am among the generation that was shaped, both good and bad."
Women who have never married or had children are the happiest and healthiest, I heard. I'm an unmarried woman with no children. Does single equal happy?
Even the mighty fall. To some, Josh Harris was mighty. He had great influence on their spiritual formation. I hope and pray they know that the Almighty still stands.
Christian college isn't a guarantee that students will keep the faith. A thriving relationship with God doesn't happen simply by immersion.
More stuff means more bills. More bills require more work.The work life balance cycle is as paralyzing as it is addictive. And it is luring every American family.
Meghan McCain's version of marriage counseling is "drinking Jack Daniels, shooting some guns and hanging out." Is that what you should expect?
'Should I be shielding him? Pretend he’s just tired? I feel like I'm on damage control for his decision.' Tips to respond when your spouse isn't into it.
Research shows millennials may be the most family-oriented generation in the last 50 years. Millennial parents are changing the norm to raise healthy kids.
Video games offer a world for your kids where they are the ones with power. The lure is easy to see. But clearly gaming can’t satisfy these deep desires.
We just want our kids to win at sports! But often in the process, we ruin their fun and train them to despise our approach to life and worldview.
I’ve been a high achiever all my life. I didn’t expect a kid with meltdowns, dismal spelling tests, embarrassing social skills. I had to get over myself.
Besides her obvious talent on the tennis court, Coco demonstrated what it looks like when parents teach that there’s more going on than just the game.
As a mom, I am guilty of saying no too often simply out of laziness. Even though saying yes would delight my kids, I let my selfishness get in the way.
When you’re picking out little baby outfits, you don’t anticipate someone telling you, years later, your teenager may have lymphoma.
The nations are in desperate need of the gospel. The" least of these" are hurting, hungry, thirsty, unclothed, and homeless. The solution? Not my teen!
As a kid, I identified with the boy in the song who wanted more of his Dad’s attention. 30 years later, I was the dad leaving my son wanting more.
I didn’t want to work hard to hand my paycheck over to cover his debt. I wanted to spend my money my way. He is the one who went to college and accrued it!
You can be intentional with your kids over the summer. Here are 3 ways (+ a printable) to help you pull off a meaningful summer.
I polled other women on ways to be a better wife. Because I never want to assume that I have all the right wife answers. Let's see if our husbands agree.
Requiring respect is a gift we give our kids (and ourselves!). But in a parenting age aiming to be gentler and more aware of kids’ emotions, it's not easy.
Eight months into their marriage, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk live in separate houses much of the time. Friends say it's ideal. But what's up?
Unlike the advice of Teen Vogue that robs teenage girls of their value, true advocacy and social responsibility should be in God-glorifying ways.
I struggled with a lot of fear when it came to sex after baby! I avoided telling my husband that I was wrestling with a lack of desire for quite awhile.
When and how do you get back into physical intimacy with each other after a new baby? As the husband, I have learned 3 nonnegotiables for sex after baby.
As the dad of a 13-year-old girl, when Teen Vogue moves from popping pimples to pushing pimps, I need to raise my hand and say, "I’m not for this.”
My son's first day of first grade introduction worksheet: What do you like to do with your friends? His answer, in wonderfully legible pencil: Chase girls.
Facing Father's Day as a single mom brings difficult questions.How can I help my kids on this day? What is expected of me? Am I required to honor him too?
Right now there’s a mom whose 18 summers are up with her child.18 sounded plenty when empty sippy cups scattered the backseat. Now 18 doesn't feel enough.
We asked kids what they think about their dads. Turns out, they think they’re pretty darn special.
I no longer felt anything for my husband. That thought terrified me--I don’t love him anymore. "Would I be happier with someone else?" I wondered.
The first two years of widowhood, God seemed distant and silent. Then I discovered the problem.
There is endless capacity for a loving relationship between a stepdad and his stepchildren.
When you must decide between siding with your child or your spouse in a blended family, choose your spouse.
Most men would swim through shark-infested waters rather than admit our failures and weaknesses.
Tickets to JoJo Siwa's sold out D.R.E.A.M. tour is all my eleven-year-old daughter wanted for her birthday. I was determined to find a way to take her.
The following list is a great way to start loving your wife in a way that makes her flourish.
Another friend called to tell me his wife filed for divorce. He’s devastated, yet ready to move on. I listened and wondered what my divorcing friend needs.
You've detected trends that are leading your kids away from church in college. But, let's be honest. Kids do what they like. Why can't that be church?
When fear and anxiety threaten to take control of how I parent my children, I remind myself of four truths.
Changes in educational costs and in the job market should prompt teens and their parents to consider some great alternatives to college.
Spending the night with friends seems like a normal part of growing up. But my wife and I wonder: should we let our kids go to a sleepover?
My Pop-pop told stories. About how my Mom-mom fell in love with him. About the Marines. Later I found out there were some secrets he didn't recite.
Our Passport2Purity® weekend didn’t go anything like I had planned, but what came out of it was even better.
For 18 years, you have parented through a maze of joys, laughter, confusion, and even bruises. Now your child is a graduate. You have big changes ahead.
Here are some tips for engaging with and loving the singles around you well.
I have three sons. My oldest still wets the bed. My youngest says two words. They're just boys. How do I start this whole "man-thing"?
My kids need to see that their value isn’t tied to their grades or what school accepts them. I need to encourage them to follow God’s design and purpose for their lives and not insist they conform to a specific formula for success.
I wish I could speak to that fresh-faced, 22-year-old newlywed. She needed some of the wisdom that God has deposited in me over the last decade of marriage.
In the wake of porn and an affair, a pastor’s family is transformed
Facilitating a small group study enhances your own embracing of the material, your relationship with God, and your heart for ministering to others.
What happens when society redefines family? Our teenagers are sorting through the wounds of a generation’s idea that family is whatever you want it to be.
High school wrestler Brendan Johnston explained, “I’m not really comfortable wrestling a girl." Is this a sign of his narrow-mindedness and ego? Or respect?
One woman says her upbringing was based in fear and shame because of the concept of sin. God was a megaphone in my head: “You’re bad, you’re bad!”
When my 6-year-old daughter with long, lanky legs called her thighs fat, I knew something had to change. I didn't know body image issues would come so early.
One in five women have the higher sex drive. But when our husbands decline—or rarely initiate sex—it leaves us sexually frustrated.
Does anybody notice me? Am I pretty enough? Good enough? Ayesha Curry's open interview voiced concerns that most women aren't brave enough to express.
We give words of affirmation to someone shortly before or after their death. But why wait? Learn to speak life giving affirmations today.
Here are 10 ways to bless a hurting mom in your life.
In a first world country, our kids know that everything they could ever want to buy is accessible. How do we teach them the value of things and money?
Every day is Mother’s Day in our little household. Because you do so much. But I want this day to be a reminder of my commitment to you.
When dads share the household responsibilities, it’s a win-win for the family and a win-win for society. Bill Gates, tech guru, and wife Melinda proved it.
Following a Major League Baseball career, my husband's work led to a new demanding position. So, I came home to an empty house and had dinner alone again.
Here’s to our mothers. Thanks for letting us see you struggle, ask for help, and never give up on the ones you love.
For one couple, becoming foster parents happened in a really unexpected way.
I see you, single mom. I know you’re out there and you may be struggling today on Mother's Day. You deserve this day the most.
While we might relate to the laundry list of women pressures, we have to be honest about why working moms and our husbands believe them.
“Trust your heart. Believe in you." Yet with the constant encouragement to pat ourselves on the back, the result isn’t all sunshine and cupcakes.
It's sobering hearing that your body will never carry a child. That because of infertility you’ll never know the kicks of a baby growing inside you.
This will be J. Lo's fourth and A-Rod's second marriage. What makes them think that this one will be the one that sticks? (We hope it does.)
There are benefits to abstaining from sex while engaged. Here are five reasons to say “I won’t” until you say “I do.”
Invest time in your marriage so your family will have a firm foundation.
Children this age are unique because they still invite participation and closeness with parents—an attitude that will be changing soon.
Adding a little tenderness to your marriage is easier than you think.
Attending FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® early in our marriage gave us the tools we needed to build a healthy and sustainable union.
You can make your home a place of peace and safety for you and your spouse and kids. Here are some ways to create the setting.
Marriage is a big deal. It makes sense to work through the hard questions together so you're equipped to keep the lifetime commitment you're about to make.
Is it ever okay to deny his advances? Everybody needs an occasional raincheck, right?
Does it really matter if preachers wear hip clothes or live expensive lifestyles?
I shudder at the times I’ve acted irritably toward my kids because I was still stressed from work. How do we come home as the loving parents we want to be?
Who is responsible for making ends meet when a new baby joins a family – the new parents, their employers, or the government?
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.
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.
I’m hosting an Easter party. You should too. Use these menu ideas and activities for a fun, easy way to share the Easter season together.
Many parents fall into the well-meaning mishap of clearing an easy path for their kids, regardless of the cost. Have you?
How much should you tell your kids about the mistakes you've made in the past? Pastor Drew Hill believes parents should unveil some of the ugliness in our lives ... to show what God has done.
This guide will help you reflect on the days leading up to the Cross, Jesus' death, His burial, and the empty tomb. One Scripture. One brief reflection. Once a day, for 12 days.
She searched her home for something she could take to end the pain, instead, she found God’s protection.
Many married couples are putting off the decision on whether to have children ... and an increasing number choose to not have any.
Despite their decision to divorce, both of my parents made sacrifices along the way that kept my brother and me as their priorities.
Togetherness is virtually impossible if one or both spouses feel disgust toward each other.
Most kids on today’s campuses probably fall into the category of “bystander.” They know they should probably do something, but they don’t.
After we'd been married awhile, I realized I had gone from Dave's biggest cheerleader to his biggest critic.
The sex talk and gender conversations in your home don’t have to be big, awkward productions. But they do need to happen. The sooner the better.
Making responsible, though not always fun, parenting decisions pays dividends and yields goodness that lasts well beyond the moment.
Making memories, passing on our faith to the next generation, is what our moments are made of. I try to focus on fully living in every single one.
These parents wanted the best for their children. But is any college worth what those families are facing now?
Staycation or vacation? Either way spring break is a time to take advantage of for having fun and creating family memories.
As a single mom turned stepmom, I look to the church for help to heal. But it’s challenging to feel accepted in a place where my family isn’t reflected.
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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