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Category Archives: Family

Beware the Siren Call of Perfect Parenting

By Jim Daly So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12 In his book Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” With all due respect to Tolstoy, I doubt that’s true. While every family […]

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Being the Strong Father Your Children Need: An Interview with Meg Meeker, MD

Does society undervalue fatherhood? When men are defined primarily by their professional accomplishments, where does that leave their approach to parenting? How can being a strong, active dad be a man’s greatest triumph? In time for Father’s Day, Bible Gateway interviewed Meg Meeker, MD (@megmeekermd) about her book, Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children […]

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More Than Beautiful Poetry

By Shauna Shanks Editor’s Note: Wrecked by the news from her husband of an affair and a request for a divorce, Shauna Shanks shares the beginnings of her courageous journey to save her marriage in this except from her new book, A Fierce Love. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the […]

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Perfect for Visual Learners: the NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible

The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible (Zonderkidz, 2017) (@Zonderkidz), for ages 8–12, brings the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps on every page that visually represent key Bible information. Each page also features important facts located near the […]

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3 Tips for Setting Boundaries Around Technology Use

by Nicole Johnson “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV) Our dependence on technology can be crazy-making. Many people have been trying to sound the alarm for years, but it doesn’t appear to be working […]

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Your Marriage Vows—in Sickness and in Health

by Dr. Les Parrott Leslie had the flu a week ago. I can’t stand it when she’s sick. I feel so helpless, like I can’t do a thing in the world to make her feel any better. I run to the store and pick up a bottle of 7-Up and some soda crackers. This last […]

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The Jesus Storybook Bible: An Interview with Sally Lloyd-Jones

The Jesus Storybook Bible has reached a milestone of two million copies sold. A Bible like no other, it invites children (and adults) to join in the greatest of all adventures: to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their own story too! […]

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The Dangers of Social Media on Self Worth: An Interview with Kari Kampakis

Would you rather be liked online—or loved in person? Social media can be great. But for girls growing up in a generation saturated with social media, getting enough “likes,” comments, and online friends can become an unhealthy obsession. Bible Gateway interviewed Kari Kampakis (@KariKampakis) about her book, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For? (Thomas […]

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See God in the Midst of Your Adversity: An Interview with Lacey Buchanan

What happens when things don’t go as planned? How do you handle storms you face that are completely out of your control? Do you trust God in the face of adversity? How can God turn tragic circumstances into something beautiful for his glory and cause you to love more, complain less, and see God at […]

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Helping Kids Love the Bible: An Interview with Sheila Walsh

Teaching children to love God’s Word is an important part of parenting. Kids need to see for themselves how God worked in people’s lives through the stories of the Bible and how Jesus infuses all of Scripture. In the following question-and-answer, Sheila Walsh (@SheilaWalsh) talks about her books, Where Do I Find Jesus? (B&H Kids, […]

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