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Category Archives: Family

Sacred Marriage: An Interview with Gary Thomas

What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy, but holy? How should you consider your marriage to be more than a sacred covenant with another person? How is it that marriage is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more […]

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Dad—Invite Your Children to Watch You: Guest Post by Joe Carter

Father’s Day will be June 18, 2017 in the USA.Browse the Gifts for Dads section in the Bible Gateway Store. [Also see our Blog post, The NIV Lifehacks Bible: An Interview with Joe Carter] “Watch me, dad. Watch me.” There are few imperatives a father hears more often from his children than “watch me.” It’s […]

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Prayers That Changed History: An Interview with Tricia Goyer

The Global Day of Prayer is May 15, 2016.Browse resources in the Prayer section in the Bible Gateway Store. We read stories of world-changing leaders in history books and hear about the amazing things they did. But one part of the story is often left out: the role of prayer in their lives and the […]

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The Berenstain Bears and the Bible: An Interview with Mike Berenstain

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced their first Berenstain Bear book in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to draw and write about this lovable bear family. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them, too, and today, more than 200 books later, he continues to create the delightful Berenstain Bear adventures. […]

Filed under Books, Easter, Family, Interviews

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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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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