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  • God's Peace

    4 Days

    God’s Word tells us that He offers peace “which transcends all understanding” (Philippians 4:7 NIV). In this four-day study, you and your children will take a close look at the areas in our lives where we can experience that peace. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Teaching Tolerance

    4 Days

    Our world is becoming increasingly complex, and it’s difficult to discern opinion from truth. This four-day plan is designed to remind you and your children that what we believe—especially about God—is important. You’ll also engage with Scripture to help you develop both compassion and courage in conversations with people who have different beliefs. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Spirit of Gentleness

    4 Days

    How might your family dynamics shift if interactions and conversations were gentle? In this four-day plan, you and your children will engage with teaching about how we can model God’s gentleness—in our families and among our friends. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Infidelity: Obstacles to Recovery

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    Recovering from infidelity and building a thriving marriage is possible, but it’s not easy. Along the way, there will be obstacles. Learning to overcome those challenges is key to rebuilding your marriage and moving forward with hope.

  • Living Out God's Goodness

    4 Days

    “Be good!” is something children hear over and over again—from their parents, teachers, and even bossy older siblings. But what does “goodness” actually look like? In this four-day plan, you and your children will explore together the difference between merely behaving well and truly being good. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Freedom in Christ

    4 Days

    In each of the four days of this plan, you and your children will explore God’s gift of freedom. You’ll learn that we’re not only saved from death, fear, and sin, but also that we’re saved for love. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Infidelity: How to Face the Crisis

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    Discovering your spouse has had an affair can be life-shattering. The emotional upheaval is so overwhelming the offended spouse often becomes erratic and makes hasty or irrational decisions. Many even wonder, “How will I survive this?” It’s a long journey, but there are some crucial beginning steps to consider. So take a deep breath, and let’s discuss how to get moving forward through this problem with courage and purpose.

  • Growing Patience

    4 Days

    In this four-day plan, you and your children will learn the importance of being patient with ourselves, with one another, and with God and His timing. In addition, through your exploration of God’s Word, each member of your family will begin to actually appreciate opportunities to exercise patience. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Showing Hospitality

    4 Days

    Sharing isn’t exactly easy for children (or adults, for that matter). In this four-day study, your family will begin to view your “stuff”—from the extra space in your home to your children’s favorite toys—as gifts from God that He expects you to use in the care of His people. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • The Kindess of God

    4 Days

    Kindness is a part of God’s nature, and as people made in His image, it’s part of ours, too. But sometimes we just don’t feel like being kind. In this four-day study, you and your children will be reminded of God’s kindness toward us and explore practical ways to reflect His kindness in our everyday relationships. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Learning Spiritual Discipline

    4 Days

    In this plan, you and your children will explore four spiritual disciplines: fasting, meditation, studying Scripture, and worship. You’ll be encouraged to have honest conversations about the challenges of practicing these disciplines, and through engaging, thought-provoking activities, you’ll begin to view them as privileges rather than chores. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • How to Love a Friend

    4 Days

    Learning how to be a good friend is a significant part of growing up. Over the four days of this plan, you’ll engage in conversations and activities with your children about the essential component of biblical friendships: love. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Talking With God In Prayer

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    Family life can be busy, and we may not always take the time to pray—let alone remember to help our children develop the habit of including God in their day. In this plan, your family will see how much God wants to hear from us and how prayer strengthens our relationship with Him and one another. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • God's Faithfulness

    5 Days

    This five-day plan is designed to help you and your children explore faithfulness - both as an element of God’s character and as a response to God’s goodness toward us. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • The Ultimate Hope

    5 Days

    In this five-day plan, you and your children will be challenged to view difficulties and disappointments from God’s perspective—as small pieces of a much larger story that God is writing. You’ll discover how God’s power and love can be a source of hope, and how God’s Word can bring light to our dark moments. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Who Controls You?

    5 Days

    Although we may agree that self-control is a positive character trait, learning to temper our cravings and control our behavior can be difficult and, frankly, not much fun. In this five-day plan, you and your children will be challenged to consider how God’s desire is not to deny us, but to protect us. Each day includes a prayer prompt, brief Scripture reading and explanation, hands-on activity, and discussion questions.

  • Infidelity: Protecting Your Marriage, Pornography

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    If you’ve been married for a while, then you already know how challenging it can be to keep your romance alive. That’s why many couples look for creative ways to get a spark of intimacy going. It’s a great idea. But don’t be fooled: Pornography is never a positive ingredient of a healthy marriage. It is powerfully addicting and will eventually cause a severe breakdown in your relationship.

  • Infidelity: Road To Recover, Next Steps

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    Once you’ve captured a new vision for the future of your marriage, you’re ready for the nuts and bolts of bringing it back to life. The tools you’ll use are things like forgiveness, trust, and restoration. Much of that work will be between you and your spouse. But it’s crucial to start with God. It’s His grace that’ll transform your efforts into reconciliation and healing in your relationship.

  • Infidelity: Road To Recovery, Where To Start

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    Once the shock of an affair subsides and life begins to stabilize, there’s room to think more clearly about the future of your relationship. Recovery can be a slow journey. It’s about forgiveness and gaining a new perspective about your marriage. And, some days, it will simply come down to the willingness and determination to keep moving forward. With the Lord’s guidance, however, there is hope for recovery.

  • Walking With Others Through Life’s Valleys

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    Think of the people around you – family, friends, co-workers. Many of them may be suffering great pain in life and could use a special touch from the Lord. That’s where you come in. God often extends His healing hand through the loving compassion of His people. We weren’t designed to journey alone, but to walk hand-in-hand through life’s valleys with each other, strengthened by the love and support of a community. This week, let’s explore how you can be the hands and feet of Christ in the lives of those around you.

  • Living On Purpose

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    Think of your favorite song. Boil it down, and it’s really just a collection of single notes. But allow the hands of a master to string those notes together, and they swell into a majestic rhythm. Likewise, a life lived well is a parade of individual days, which only Christ can orchestrate into eternal significance. It’s through this daily walk with the Lord that we learn how to live out the virtues of our Christian faith. It’s a moment by moment journey that transforms us into people of strength, character, and integrity.

  • Planting Lifelong Skills in Your Kids

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    Each generation of parents faces new and daunting challenges. But underneath it all, the fundamental needs of children have never changed. They need loving instruction that will one day enable them to manage their own lives and chart a course that will honor God and bless others. Because, someday, they’ll have to do more than just tie their own shoes. They’ll need the ability to maintain healthy relationships and to handle the responsibilities of the adult world all on their own.

  • Helping Your Child Thrive

    7 Days

    Being a kid can be confusing. The struggle to fit in; unnerving changes in the body; an awakening to profound ideals, like love and faith... It’s a lot to handle. That’s why God created parents, to teach children about life and God on their journey toward adulthood. It’s a challenging, yet sacred, role. So this week, let’s discuss ways to help kids understand themselves and discover their identity in Christ.

  • Launching Your Kids Into Adulthood

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    Do parents ever stop being parents? Well, yes and no. You’ll never stop loving your children. But once they’re adults, everything changes. Your influence in their lives, the complexion of your relationship, even the dynamics in your marriage will be impacted by the empty nest. But change doesn’t have to mean chaos. With a little preparation, parents can smooth out the bumps that crop up when kids transition into adulthood.

  • Growing Through Perseverance

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    Our paths through life are rarely straight. Setbacks will come. What matters is how we handle those moments. Do we get discouraged and lose heart for our journey with God? A better choice is to seek strength for our weaknesses. Growth isn’t easy, but as we submit to Him, He’ll empower us to live for Him right where we are – in our city, in our neighborhood, and in our homes.