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Category Archives: Family

The Most Important Thing for Our Children

By Gary Thomas Our natural (but not necessarily holy) inclination to make life as easy as possible for our children, coupled with our focus on what we really want them to achieve, ultimately tells us parents what we value most about life. In what we stress with our children, we reveal the true passion of […]

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Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Children: An Interview with Jean Thomason (Miss PattyCake)

The psalmist’s admonition to “rejoice and be glad” extends to everyone. How can that concept best be taught to young children? What are age-appropriate teaching tools that center on communicating the love of God and help kids see that praising God is a game changer in life? Bible Gateway interviewed Jean Thomason (aka Miss PattyCake) […]

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The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible: An Interview with Sara Bierling

The NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible (Zonderkidz, 2017), 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 relevant […]

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One Woman’s Courageous Journey to Save Her Marriage: An Interview with Shauna Shanks

In marriage, love is easy to give when you’re getting it back. Are we still called to God’s plan of how to love when we’re getting none in return? What’s the outcome when we dare to follow God’s audacious outline for love as described in 1 Corinthians 13 even in the face of adultery and […]

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NIV Revolution Bible and NIV True Images Bible Updated for a New Teen Generation

Trusted Resources for Teen Girls and Guys Packed with Tools and Insights to Help Teens Navigate Today’s Contemporary Cultural Issues For 15 years, the bestselling NIV True Images Bible and the bestselling NIV Revolution Bible have been trusted resources guiding teen girls and guys towards a closer relationship with God. [Read the New International (NIV) […]

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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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