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Home: A Worship Center

caring for the spiritual needs of your family
We often think of the home as a place in which basic needs are met, especially the physical needs of food, rest, and shelter. Your home can also be a place where your family’s foundational spiritual needs are met through devotional times, discussions, and other activities.

Receiving Precious Gifts

learning to rejoice in God’s gift of children
In 2003, our home was filled with growing children. Things were always in motion—children playing, fighting, enjoying the freshness of life, and getting into mischief. Our oldest daughter was nine while the youngest of our seven children was still nursing.

Build Loving Family Relationships

nuturing acceptance and understanding within the family
One of the major struggles that most families experience is in the area of family relationships.

Ideas for Family Devotions

tailor devotional routines to meet your family’s needs
Many parents wonder what they should do during family devotional times. There are no simple answers, since endless options allow each family to customize their time together.

Courtship: A Father’s Role

guiding children through the journey of finding a life partner
God has given my wife and I four lovely daughters. When the time was right, they each learned about the concepts of courtship, and they signed a commitment to uphold Biblical concepts of courtship in relationships.

How a Young Girl Chose to “Stand Alone”

a nine-year-old wisely rejected exposure to the occult
Ashley* was invited to a friend’s home for a slumber party, along with eighteen other nine-year-old girls. She joyfully accepted the invitation and then went to the party.

Home: A Hospitality Center

welcoming family, friends, and neighbors
In Scripture, we are challenged to be “given to hospitality” (Romans 12:13). This focus begins with an attitude of welcome and generosity in the heart, which affects how we interact with people in every setting, including when we have guests in our homes.

Making Scripture a Priority

tips for family wisdom searches
A father who makes the Word of God a true priority in his life and his family establishes a foundation for success in his home.

A father and mother’s jurisdiction ends when they transfer authority in marriage or when they release an adult son or daughter for training, work, or ministry.

Encountering the Unexpected: Physical Challenges

facing ongoing medical needs and finding God in the midst of pain
My wife and I began our marriage with excitement, looking forward to serving together through an evangelistic ministry in prisons. All options seemed wide open, and with the birth of our first child, things seemed to get better all the time.

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