Time Together — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation

By Bill Arbuckle Photo by cottonbro from Pexels There is no secret formula to a lifelong love. It takes commitment. It takes work. And it takes time. Time spent together. Getting Started Read today’s marriage devotion.Share today’s question with your spouse. Today’s Video https://www.youtube.com/embed/M6YmTMf4ODY?feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.focusonthefamily.com Today’s Devotion On a scale of one to 10 — with 10 … Continue reading Time Together — A Perfect 10 Marriage Meditation

Parenting a Child Affected by a Traumatic Event

By Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT Photo by Kat Jayne from Pexels While it’s hard to reconcile the image of a loving, righteous God in the midst of tragic loss, we parents need to stay focused on the sovereignty of God. Earlier in my career, I was a first responder on a crisis response team, … Continue reading Parenting a Child Affected by a Traumatic Event

Letting Go of Holiday Expectations

By Jill Savage Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Sometimes the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving isn’t the traditional way Several years ago, my husband and I didn’t spend Thanksgiving with a single one of our five adult children. Did letting go of our holiday expectations feel odd? Yes. Was it best for everyone? We think … Continue reading Letting Go of Holiday Expectations

Why Friendship is Important for Children

By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW Photo by Pragyan Bezbaruah from Pexels “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’” – C.S. Lewis I don’t know about you, but I can still vividly remember playing sports with friends, laughing, playing video … Continue reading Why Friendship is Important for Children

Little Big Dreamers — Nurture Their Talents

By Shelia Erwin Do you know how to nurture your kids in their God-given talents so even when they're little, they can be big dreamers? One morning in 2014, my husband, Hank, and I were standing together and looking out our hotel window at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. It was one of the big “worth … Continue reading Little Big Dreamers — Nurture Their Talents

6 Ways To Create a Culture of Responsibility With Our Kids

By John Trent Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels To create a healthy culture of responsibility, it begins with us as parents modeling a willingness to do those small things. Our children will pick up on our actions and will begin to live them out later in life. Watching them do this is in itself … Continue reading 6 Ways To Create a Culture of Responsibility With Our Kids

Talking With Your Kids About the TikTok Suicide Video

By Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We must be aware of what our kids are watching online and how it may impact them, especially in the case of the recent TikTok suicide video that has gone viral. The latest of numerous shocking videos to show up on social media is … Continue reading Talking With Your Kids About the TikTok Suicide Video

Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline

By Chip Ingram Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels Sometimes it's hard to know if you're disciplining your children effectively. Try using these five measures from the Bible. In This Series: 1. 4 Parenting Styles and Effective Child Discipline2. What the Bible Says About Discipline3. Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline4. Discipline is Worth the … Continue reading Five Characteristics of Biblical Discipline