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  • Family Matters

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    What does God’s Word have to say about raising a healthy family? Discover a plan for your family that not only follows God’s design, but also brings joy, contentment, and a sense of purpose. Learn how to develop confidence and character in your child while helping him or her grow into a competent adult. 

  • Blended Family: Becoming Stepfamily Smart

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    The Blended Family: Becoming Stepfamily Smart reading plan provides practical, realistic solutions to the unique issues that stepfamilies face. Integrating a stepfamily is rewarding and at times challenging; but the odds of your success increase dramatically when you see a picture of how a healthy blended family looks and acts. Each day starts with a video clip of stepfamily expert Ron Deal speaking and includes scripture and written content.

  • 7 Keys To A Great Family

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    Each day, learn a new biblically-grounded concept that you can begin applying immediately in your family. And when you lead your family by living out love, mutual respect, intentionality, and service, you’ll see their relationships with you and with each other radically transformed.

  • Faith, Family And Football Challenge

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    This 7-day reading plan is a follow-up to the Faith, Family and Football Celebration event broadcast from Super Bowl 51.

  • Family Devotion

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    Sit down and join together with your family over God's Word. This set of video devotions is especially geared toward teenagers but applies to all ages as well. 

  • Living With Integrity

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    What comes to mind when you think of integrity? Good morals? Honesty? Trustworthiness? Integrity includes each of those values but transcends them all. Our English equivalent for “integrity” is derived from the Latin word meaning “to be integrated, complete.” It’s the idea that an individual’s outward behavior is consistent with his or her deeply held values. And that’s a character trait that improves every area of life – from our relationships and career, to personal and spiritual growth.

  • How To Adopt Without Ruining Your Family

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    If you’re thinking about adoption, one of the greatest fears is not knowing how it will impact your family. For those already participating, learning to navigate the dynamics adoption adds without your family imploding remains on the mental front burner. Having two biological and six adopted children, I understand. You can navigate adoption without ruining your family. The endeavor can be priceless. Here are my top ten strategies for success.

  • The Forty-Day Word Fast

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    God wants His people to walk in unity. But that unity is hindered when we judge, criticize, complain, gossip, or use sarcasm or negative words. This kind of speech brings death to our fellowship with other believers. In this seven-day devotional, author Tim Cameron encourages readers to fast from these kinds of words. In so doing, they can break chains of the past, restore relationships, and become offense-proof.

  • Healthy Conflict in Marriage

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    It’s not a matter of if you and your spouse will disagree – it’s a matter of when. So how you handle conflict is important. Approach your differences with the right perspective, and not only will you resolve problems more easily, you’ll do it with greater love and grace. It’ll take some guidance from God’s Word and a little hard work, but disputes can become opportunities to build connection and intimacy, rather than tear them down.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Advent | A Family Reflection

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    Advent comes from the Latin adventus , meaning “arrival, approach.” During this season leading up to Christmas, we reflect on the longing of God’s people for the Messiah, which was fulfilled in the arrival of Jesus—God made flesh, Light from Light, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. Advent has another purpose, too: drawing our spiritual gaze toward the future when, as we affirm in the Nicene Creed, Jesus “will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.” This resource will guide you through both aspects of Advent reflection.

  • Marriage: A Lifelong Journey

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    When we speak of marriage, words like “commitment” and “hard work” don’t exactly ring with fairy tale-like charm. After all, love should be easy, right? Well, the truth is, relationships that stand the test of time take a little effort. But “work” doesn’t have to equate to “drudgery.” In fact, it’s the little things couples do for each other every day that God uses to enrich a marriage. As one writer put it: “Marriage is a journey, not a destination – its treasures are found, not just at the end, but all along the way.”

  • 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.

  • Parenting with Wisdom

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    Parenting isn’t all nuts and bolts. Children thrive when there’s an atmosphere of God’s love and grace in the home. It’s that sense of belonging a child feels in knowing who they are is more important than what they do. And you don’t communicate that in a single moment through a lecture. It’s instilled into a child’s heart subtly over time by a mom and dad who undergird biblical values and expectations with the nurture and support of relationship.

  • Faith Family Football Challenge #2

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    F.A.M.I.L.Y. ® = Forget About Me, I Love You!  Join us in this 7 day journey for learning how to "walk in faith" in following Jesus' great commandments; Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind, AND love your neighbor as yourself.  Presented by The Faith and Family Sports Programming Network. Written by Jess Stainbrook. 

  • 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.

  • Spirit of Gentleness

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    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.

  • 30 Ways To Strengthen Your Family

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    Media and cultural expert Rebecca Hagelin offers practical strategies for raising children of character in today’s morally toxic environment. Taken from her new book "30 Ways in 30 Days to Strengthen Your Family"

  • Learning Spiritual Discipline

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    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.

  • The Ultimate Hope

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    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.

  • Growing Patience

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    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.

  • God's Peace

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    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.

  • Kong Hee: God's Great Family

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    It is crucial for every Christian to be rooted in a community of believers because growth in your spiritual walk only takes place through a combination of prayer, the study of His Word, and fellowship with other Christians. Discover what it means to be in God's family and find out God’s plan and purpose for your life!

  • Teaching Tolerance

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    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.