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Category Archives: Family

The Year without a Purchase: An Interview with Scott Dannemiller

Consumerism has a pesky way of leading to stress. Can shopping less really contribute to living more? And what does the Bible say about how to find true joy apart from the acquisition of things? Bible Gateway interviewed Scott Dannemiller (@sdannemiller) about his humorously-serious book, The Year without a Purchase: One Family’s Quest to Stop […]

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International Network of Children’s Ministry Adopts the International Children’s Bible® as Its Official Bible Translation

The International Network of Children’s Ministry (INCM) (@INCM) has adopted the International Children’s Bible® (ICB™) as its official translation, the result of a partnership with Thomas Nelson Publishers (@ThomasNelson). This partnership coincides with Thomas Nelson’s upcoming new product releases that feature the ICB translation, the first version of the Bible translated specifically for children. [Read […]

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Joseph: The Father of Jesus

Father’s Day is an annual occasion to help us take stock of what it means to be a father (or, in its broader context, a man in some kind of leadership role with another). We have several previous blogposts we encourage you to read: ⇨ What Makes a Good Dad? ⇨ Fathers & Faith: New […]

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Connecting with Disconnected Tech-Savvy Teens: An Interview with Dr. Kathy Koch

Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily—including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly,” according to a new study from Pew Research Center. Technology is a non-negotiable for success in our educational, vocational, and social cultures. Yet, with all the advantages […]

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Four Biblical Mothers to Remember on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a few days away! We hope you’ll take some time this weekend to pay respects to your mother—or if that isn’t possible, to somebody in your life who embodies the grace and wisdom we associate with godly mothers. The Bible speaks highly of mothers who raise children and guide their families […]

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How We Read the Bible: Bible Gateway’s 2014 Year in Review

Bible Gateway has published its 2014 Year in Review. Based on over 1.5 billion pageviews and over 150 million unique visitors to Bible Gateway from December 2013 through November 2014, the data we’ve gathered provides a glimpse at how people engaged with the Bible in 2014. You can view our findings here. Our Year in […]

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Bitter Becomes Sweet: An Interview with Sara Hagerty

Where is God when life stops working for you? When you become mired in spiritual busyness and doubt? When your heart-felt longing is not met? What does it mean to receive God’s life when earthly life remains barren? How can God turn your bitterness of unmet desire into new flavors of joy? Bible Gateway interviewed […]

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Laban and True Love: Parenting Lessons From a Bad Dad

If you were to make a list of the best fathers in the Bible, who would make the cut? One name that almost certainly won’t make the list is Laban, uncle of the hero and trickster Jacob. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn something about fatherhood from Laban’s example, dysfunctional as it may be. […]

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New Family Email Devotional Newsletter – Sign Up Today

Retaining your children’s attention during family devotions can sometimes be a challenge. But Bible Gateway provides a rescue for that. We’re launching a new email devotional intended to be read together as a family: Adventure Bible Family Devotions. Every Monday, you’ll receive an exciting story (drawn from the Adventure Bible Book of Devotions) suitable for […]

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Tell Your Family History (Guest Post by Bruce Feiler)

How well do you know your family history? How far back can you trace it? Is there practical value in knowing your family’s story? One of my family members has been delving into our family’s history, and compiling the stories and information she finds. It’s fascinating in itself—but beyond just being interesting, exploring family history […]

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