Family

Six Pillars of Parenting for Fathers

The first Father’s Day in the United States was observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. The day was proposed by Mrs. John B. Dodd, who wanted to honor her father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran who raised six children alone after his wife died in childbirth. Clearly, Mrs. Dodd took seriously the […]

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Has Your Family Altar Altered Your Family?

Members of our congregation often ask me about how to have family times of prayer, Bible study, and worship in the home. What they are inquiring about comes under the heading of “family altar,” which is a “spiritual” way of referring to family devotions—Bible study, prayer and worship in the home. As a pastor I […]

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A Second Chance

Daniel’s Story Not everyone believes in second chances. But Daniel Cadorette and Theresa Gold know they exist after the family’s loss eventually led to new hope for life. Cadorette, a 22-year-old Palm Beach Atlantic University student, from Snellville, Georgia, was raised in a loving home. “My mom was always very involved in my life,” Cadorette […]

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Regain Control of Your Child’s Education

Looking for a way to regain control of your family and put God back at the center of your child’s education? Home education may be the solution. With a focus on common core curriculum, crime in schools and the removal of God in the classroom, Mary Hood, Ph.D., author of The Relaxed Homeschooler, said she […]

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Tell Mom How Much She Means To You

“For Mother’s Day this year, I want . . . .” If you’ve ever heard your mom utter these words, consider yourself among the fortunate. For the rest of us, Mother’s Day can be a somewhat stressful holiday filled with indecision and confusion as to what to buy for the woman who gave us birth. […]

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Ripped Apart By Suicide

By: Julie Woodley A couple of months ago, a friend came to me and told me that his 74 year-old father-in-law committed suicide. This man was an upstanding Christian and of course, it shocked the whole family. As I reached out to his daughters, I began to reflect how suicide had impacted my own life […]

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God is Great. God is Good.

God is great. God is good. And we thank him for our food. By his hands, we are fed. Thank you, Lord, for daily bread. It’s a simple blessing, a prayer of thankfulness we teach our children to recite before eating food. Many children have memorized this blessing or maybe one that is similar. But […]

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Is College Worth It?

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, 40 percent of collegiate students never graduate. If they graduate, 13.5 will not be able to find work. If they manage to graduate and find work, 44 percent will work jobs that do not require college degrees. Nevertheless, even if they graduate, escape unemployment, and find meaningful jobs, then they will […]

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A Tale of Two Lunches

Below is an excerpt from my forthcoming book One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World (David C. Cook, October 2013) I was sixteen when my parents kicked me out of the house. What started out as run-of-the-mill adolescent rebellion in my early teens had, over the course of a few short years, blossomed […]

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9 Million Dollar Wedding

  Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker, who was also the co-founder of NAPSTER, recently got married in Big Sur, California. The 300-guest wedding cost about $9 million. That is astounding. I was driving through Big Sur recently on vacation. (We just happened to have a mini-family vacation there). We stopped for gas, and I was […]

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