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  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 31 Days Of Building Your Family's Values

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    One of the first steps in determining the legacy you want to leave for future generations is establishing the values that are most important to pass on. In this reading plan, you will explore 31 potential values for your family to pray through together. Having a strong understanding of your family’s values helps you chart a course for the future and helps you in daily decisions.

  • Family Matters

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    Who is in my family? Why did God give me a family, anyway? What does God expect me to do for my family? God’s words in the Bible to answer all these questions and more! Find out why family matters! For Parents: Read this plan with your child. Each week includes four readings, with one weekly game to play for verse memorization. You may want to supervise use of materials.

  • 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.

  • God’s Got This: Prayer Guide For Foster Families

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    Families called to foster at-risk children are answering an important God-calling. It may be hard, and it can get messy, but you are doing kingdom work by changing the trajectory of a child's life one moment at a time! This 7-day devotional plan was created to be an encouragement in the hard moments and to honor the everyday victories you experience while walking out the call to foster. It was written with gratitude for you and prayer over you!

  • 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"

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Experience Christmas: A Family Devotional

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    Discover who God is this Christmas through experiencing His word in song, in text, in what you say and how you share it with each other. Each devotion features a Hear It, Read it, Say It, Share It section where the family can interact with the devotion and apply it to their lives in a fun and meaningful way.

  • Marriage and Family Life Reading Plan

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    This 14-day reading plan focuses on ways to help you build and strengthen your marriage and your family. Topics include building character, growing in faith, teaching children the value of excellence, and training them to walk with God. These reflections come from the Family Life Marriage Bible.

  • Creating Compassionate Families

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    We all have hopes for our kids. We want our children to be kind to others, to love Jesus, to be thankful for what we have. What if there were a way to plant the seeds of compassion in our kids’ hearts? And what if that journey started in your car, in the carpool line — and continued at the dinner table, in your home?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.