What Should I Do After an Angry Outburst?

By Mike Bechtle Photo by Alex Green from Pexels Imagine that your spouse hit one of your “buttons,” and you had an angry outburst. How do you repair the relationship? Read on to learn more about anger control. “[The children of Israel] made [Moses’] spirit bitter, and he spoke rashly with his lips” (Psalm 106:33). … Continue reading What Should I Do After an Angry Outburst?

Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

by Beth Nyhart Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels Christian parents have a lot on their plate. There’s the everyday responsibilities of keeping a child alive, loved, educated, and set up for adulthood. But above all, we carry the weight of responsibility to make sure they know the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading Teaching Your Kids to UNDERSTAND (Rather Than Fear) Sin

Recovering From an Affair

By Erin and Greg Smalley Photo by Alex Green from Pexels Whether you or your spouse recently confessed extramarital affair, we want to help you recover from the affair amid this overwhelming pain. Note to the reader: Over the years we’ve counseled hundreds of couples who are grappling with the aftermath of marital infidelity. While … Continue reading Recovering From an Affair

Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

by Amy Davison Photo by Dick Scholten from Pexels A few weeks back, our Facebook page had a flurry of comments suggesting great sources to use when you have “the talk” with your kiddos. (And our executive director, Lindsey, just had this exact conversation with her oldest girls, so trust us when we at Team … Continue reading Forget “The Talk,” Mama Bears. It’s all about Discipleship

How to Write a Love Note to Your Spouse

By Dr. Mike Bechtle Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels A love note doesn't have to be flowery or sappy. It's just a way to express your love for your spouse in a way they'll understand. My wife, Diane picked up her three friends and drove to the restaurant where they were having lunch.  I … Continue reading How to Write a Love Note to Your Spouse

5 Ways to Kill Warmth in Your Family (and how to rebuild it) by Kara Powell

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Math homework. It’s normally not a battleground in our family, but last week, it was. Our youngest’s fifth grade teacher had been a bit rushed in her math explanation that day, so Jessica came home not fully understanding how to do her homework. Normally I can calmly teach my … Continue reading 5 Ways to Kill Warmth in Your Family (and how to rebuild it) by Kara Powell

Going on a Romantic Date with a Baby in Tow

By Ashley Durand Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels If you don’t have anyone to watch your baby when on a romantic date with each other, don’t give up — all you need is a little creativity and intentionality. Two months after our first child was born, my husband’s career led us to move far … Continue reading Going on a Romantic Date with a Baby in Tow

What Should I Do When My Kid Says, “I’m Not Going to Church?” by Brad M. Griffin

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels “I’m not going to church.” Perhaps you’ve heard those words in your own home, from the mouth of your teenager. Or maybe you’re a leader who’s heard it from a young person declaring that they’re done with church. We often hear from parents that they aren’t sure what … Continue reading What Should I Do When My Kid Says, “I’m Not Going to Church?” by Brad M. Griffin

Giving Your Spouse the Gift of Self-Care

By Suzanne Gosselin Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels Self-care is an act of stewardship, or caring well for the life God has given you. Rightly understood, self-care in marriage becomes a gift to your spouse. Like many couples, my husband, Kevin, and I are busy. Between work, raising four children, and myriad extracurricular activities, … Continue reading Giving Your Spouse the Gift of Self-Care