Family & Relationships

  • Why touch matters
    Why touch matters

    Vanessa Pizzuto

    Vanessa Pizzuto says that humans—even muscular athletes—have a deep psychological need to be touched by other humans.

  • First chances
    First chances

    Maritza Brunt

    Maritza Brunt reflects on one thing marriage has taught her.

  • The ultimate Valentine’s gift
    The ultimate Valentine’s gift

    Charissa Fong

    Each February we set aside a day to celebrate romantic love. And Charissa Fong says God has also set aside a day when we celebrate His love for us and ours for Him.

  • Adultery and Moral Collapse
    Adultery and Moral Collapse

    Kim Peckham

    Adultery is listed by God as one of His Top 10 no-nos. To have a website that involves millions in betraying their most intimate relationship must indicate some sort of moral watershed, right?

  • Is sharing caring?
    Is sharing caring?

    Candice Jaques

    Do the promises of the “new economy” of a better community and a gentler impact on the environment stand up?

  • The Very Worst Experience
    The Very Worst Experience

    Trafford Fischer

    A strong and resilient marriage isn’t something a couple receives at their wedding along with all the other gifts.

  • Father time
    Father time

    Nick Mattiske

    This fatherhood classic has good intentions, but ultimately misses the mark.

  • I'm not a PK
    I'm not a PK

    Maritza Brunt

    "You’re a pastor’s kid, so you should really start behaving like one." Newsflash: having a parent as a pastor doesn't make someone a PK.

  • A mother with whiskers
    A mother with whiskers

    Scott Wegener

    A father is not just a mother with whiskers. In addition to all the parallel responsibilities there is actually a lot more pressure on being a father than being a mother.

  • I am your Father
    I am your Father

    Kent Kingston

    Star Wars. Thor. Back to the Future. Finding Nemo. It's amazing how the emotional tone of a movie—and a life—is often determined by the kind of father involved.

  • Where were the angels?
    Where were the angels?

    James Standish

    A miracle saved James Standish's father from certain death in war-torn Laos. Yet many years later he was killed in a car accident in rural Victoria. Why are God's interventions so inconsistent?

  • Life lessons
    Life lessons

    Jarrod Stackelroth

    “It is the religious practice of the father of the family that, above all, determines the future attendance at or absence from church of the children.” Never underestimate the impact of our dads.

  • Save our girls!
    Save our girls!

    Melinda Tankard Reist

    A salutary warning about the effects of our increasing porn-infiltrated world on young women.

  • When Kids Take Charge
    When Kids Take Charge

    Karen Holford

    Many believe that today's children live in an age of entitlement. But we may only have ourselves to blame for that.

  • Mother-in-law Troubles
    Mother-in-law Troubles

    Terrell Bowers

    Patience and kindness can heal a difficult relationship.

  • Rhyme Time
    Rhyme Time

    Suvi Mahonen

    Moving to a different state with a new baby was taking its toll—then she slapped her husband in the heat of an argument . . .

  • Mastering Your Marriage
    Mastering Your Marriage

    Trafford Fischer

    A psychologist has discovered some fool-proof techniques for a successful marriage.

  • More Than a Piece of Paper
    More Than a Piece of Paper

    Errol Webster

    Bible Discovery with Errol Webster

  • 27 Ways to Make Your Marriage Happier
    27 Ways to Make Your Marriage Happier

    Jay Sheen

    Jay Sheen shares tips on how to make sure your marriage brings you and your spouse more delight.

  • Fifty Shades or Just Plain Shady?
    Fifty Shades or Just Plain Shady?

    Omar Miranda

    Hollywood's latest flick and its implications for our relationships

  • Raising Contented Kids
    Raising Contented Kids

    Karen Holford

    Some tips on how to help your children grow up thankful for what they have.

  • Something to Celebrate
    Something to Celebrate

    Nancy Canwell

    The little house looked dark compared to all the others. There were no festive decorations in the yard and only a single string of lights decorated the front windows. It didn’t seem like the owners were doing much celebrating.

  • The Reason for the Season
    The Reason for the Season

    Jay Sheen

    Do you sometimes feel that Christmas has become an insane season of too much expense, too many parties and too much food?

  • The Marriage Advantage
    The Marriage Advantage

    Bryan Craig

    Compelling research says that being married (and staying that way) is good for you.

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