Considering Others (part 2)
July 22nd, 2019
Christ’s commandment is clear. We’re to love people like he’s loved us! In what ways could you love your neighbors the way Christ has loved you? In what ways could you extend Christ’s love to your com...
Family Fun in the Sun
July 2nd, 2019
Experience 1 John 4:7 together Start with a warm-up by getting a beach ball and sitting or standing in a circle. Throw the ball to one person in the circle. While they are holding the ball everyone el...
Asking the Right Questions
June 3rd, 2019
Initiating a conversation might start with:How has your day been? What’s been the best part?What do you and your family like to do for fun?It sure is hot outside. Summer is definitely here.What’s your...
Family, Food, and Real Relationships
May 2nd, 2019
But what is it that we need from other people? How about attention?God has created us with many important needs that can only be met within the context of relationships. One of those relational needs...
Helping Kids Deal With Conflict
April 2nd, 2019
Be a magnifying glass: Help them identify and express their feelings. Save your advice until after your children have explained how and what they feel. They may need your help identifying their true e...
March 6th, 2019
Hurts are inevitable in all relationships. And oddly enough, we often hurt those we love the most. One obvious reason is that we spend more time with family members than we do others.Has your family e...
The ABC's of Anger
February 5th, 2019
“Don’t sin by letting anger control you…” (Ephesians 4:26).“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander…” (Ephesians 4:31). Anger is an emotion that is often misunderstood and mis...
Marriage Staff Meetings: A Meeting of Minds and Hearts
January 15th, 2019
In healthy marriages, couples make it a priority to schedule time to communicate. Some couples even call them their Marriage Staff Meetings! ...
Considering Others (part 1)
December 27th, 2018
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another even as I have loved you” (John 13:35). Gather together as a family or with a friend and take some time to consider the people around you wh...
Special Christmas Gift
December 3rd, 2018
This Christmas idea will bring a lot of joy as parents surprise their children with a unique gift. Here’s how it works:Locate individual pictures of each of your children and frame themWrap the pictur...
Things Dedication Day
November 1st, 2018
In our society, one of the pressures most families face is materialism. Teenagers insisting on just the right labels on clothing, kids throwing temper tantrums over the latest toys, adults yielding to...
September 28th, 2018
What does it sound like? Here are some interesting questions you can use to enliven any conversation. Use them during Family Nights or Marriage Staff Meetings. What is one event in the future that you...