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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.

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.

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.

How to Write a Four-Part Testimony

communicating how God has worked in your life
No one else has had the unique set of experiences that God has given to you. However, many people have had similar experiences and will identify with your problems, because “there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man” (I Corinthians 10:13).

Combating Temptation With Accountability

how a father and sons banded together against the lure of sin
There was a time when I gave in to temptations often. I couldn’t find a way to resist them. This pattern continued for a few years, until my dad suggested that each son in our family become an accountability partner for a brother during the week.

Living Demonstrations of God’s Love

learning to minister through God’s strength
Do you ever look back over the years and find yourself marveling at something amazing that God has done? If so, you’ll understand where our family now stands as we look back and see a special work God has done, and is still doing, despite our inadequacy.

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.

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.

There are reasons why a parent has ceased caring about what his child does. In most cases, the child has had a strong will and rebelled against his parents. At some point, the parents just decided to stop arguing with him and gave up.

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