Monday, June 27, 2022

Family retreat vs. family vacation

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We often talk about the challenges faced when getting caught up in the fast pace of today’s world. It can be hard to find...

When prodigal children don’t return

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A younger son demands his inheritance, then “sets off for a distant country”—severing himself from his father’s beliefs, values, and spiritual legacy—with no intention of...

Three things not to do

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The social media site Pinterest is famous for presenting visions of craft projects designed to look flawless and easy. As a growing collection of...

Stepparenting with the mind of Christ

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If I’m honest, the thought of being a stepmother has long terrified me. Disney movies are indeed formative, for at the age of 5,...

The gift of God

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“That every man may eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God” (Eccl. 3:13). This verse is easily...

Relating to adult children

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Just as a wedding is only the beginning of a marriage, your child leaving the nest is just the beginning of a new relationship....

Parenting children with mental health disorders

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We were completely devastated the first time we took our son to the mental health crisis stabilization unit. It was the culmination of a...

Defining family

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When was the last sermon you heard that included the blessings of being childless or the joys of single adulthood? There are few positive...