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Category Archives: Family

A Blessing For a Bride

By Shauna Niequist That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. —Genesis 2:24 People refer to your wedding day as the best day of your life. I understand why entirely. I remember my wedding day so absolutely clearly. I remember putting on […]

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Escaping the Comparison Parent Trap

By Ann Wilson Have you ever thought to yourself, This world is so big and so dark and they’ll face so many challenges, so what do I know? What if I don’t get everything right that my kids need to learn? The training stage reveals our perceived deficiencies. We want to impart everything our kids […]

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Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens: An Interview with Jodie Berndt

How can parents’ prayers be their greatest asset and source of wisdom in raising teenagers in today’s world; especially when teens are confronted with such daunting issues as pornography, addiction, self-harm, anxiety, rebellion, technology use, dealing with disappointment, and more? It’s never been tougher to be a teen—or the parent of one. How can the […]

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God’s Purpose for Your Marriage

By Aaron & Jennifer Smith It is God’s Word and his Word alone that we, as faithful men and women, stand on. In fact, without the Bible, there can be no faith, salvation, maturity, wisdom, or knowledge of the Holy One, let alone a marriage after God. The Bible is and must always remain our […]

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How a Biblical View of Money Changed Our Marriage

By Aaron and Jennifer Smith A survey done by Ramsey Solutions published in February 2018 reported that money is the number one issue married couples argue about. We have definitely had our moments of arguing about money problems. However, as God transformed our hearts and minds toward money, not only did we get out of […]

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How and Why to Pray the Scriptures for Your Children: An Interview with Jodie Berndt

How can using the Bible to shape your desires and requests open the door to God’s provision to free you from worry and fear in your parenting? How can you pray the Bible for developing your children’s faith, character, safety, relationships, and their future? Bible Gateway interviewed Jodie Berndt (@jodieberndt), author of Praying the Scriptures […]

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Know Your Identity: Don’t Let Labels Define You

By Rebekah Lyons “Mom, what is Down syndrome?” Pierce asked with tear-stained, chubby cheeks after exiting the bus one autumn day in second grade. The term for his brother’s medical diagnosis had yet to surface in our home. We weren’t in denial as parents; we simply wanted our younger two to know their brother for […]

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Popular Children’s Adventure Bible Available in NRSV Translation

With more than 10 million copies sold, the Adventure Bible (Zonderkidz) brand is beloved by Christian schools, churches, and families alike. The bestselling Bible for children is now available in the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). [Read the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible translation on Bible Gateway] Commissioned by the National Council of Churches, […]

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With Children Home, Have Them Join the 10 Million Others Reading the Adventure Bible

The Adventure Bible, published by Zonderkidz, has surpassed 10 million units sold since first appearing 31 years ago. [Grab your spyglass and compass and sign up to receive the Adventure Bible Family Devotions free once-a-week email devotional from Zonderkidz and Bible Gateway] Created in 1989 by Dr. Larry Richards, the Adventure Bible is the bestselling […]

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Are Millennials Afraid of Marriage?

By Jimmy Evans The 2020 census is underway, and I suspect one of the most interesting findings will be related to millennials and marriage. If the trends bear out, we’ll soon know precisely how much the idea of marriage has declined among the generation of young adults born in the 1980s and early 1990s. These […]

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