Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year.
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year. It's been a helpful way for our family to slow down, take a step back, and recognize the deep meaning behind the Christmas tradition.
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas.
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless. An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas. Esau McCaulley
Christmas, Christ, and Tamales
Tamales are the vivid recollection of our family’s unity during Christmas time.
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Español. Tamales are the vivid recollection of our family's unity during Christmas time. room. Family members greeted one another with kisses and hugs.
Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made
Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years.
Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years. Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made. A Family Affair.
I’m a White Mom of Beautiful ‘Colored’ Boys
As a bi-racial family, how should we raise our children?
As a bi-racial family, how should we raise our children? We are both olive. Until our second son was born—the black son—no one ever saw our family as bi-racial.
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Opinion | Family. Your Spouse Doesn't Need Your Unconditional Support. “He'll come in [to my home office] and stop me and ask me to spend time with family,” she said.
How to Be Busy but in Balance
Work is good; too much good can be bad.
There are times when my work encroaches upon my time with my family. For others, they need to rest more. They need to find more time for family, friends, and more.
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
Opinion | Family. Personality changes, constant criticism, and angry outbursts can be common for PTSD sufferers—and can be frightening and devastating for the entire family.
Cover Story: Blessed Are the Handouts
Why some Christian poverty experts believe we should give cash to the poor, no strings attached.
He loved the goat, mainly because it was not for him but given in his name to an impoverished family in Kenya. That Kenyan goat launched a Christmas tradition for my family.
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
In his book, Mending the Soul, Steven Tracy writes that “an incident in King David's family gives a remarkable picture of dynamics of families in which abuse takes place.
Three Reasons You Should Go Trick or Treating
Halloween can be a time to be on mission and build relationships that will deepen throughout the year.
And it's just that—your family's decision. My family does not promote holiday myths (as in, our kids did not believe in Santa Claus), but we do participate in trick or treating.